CfP for MLA 2022 “Mattering in the 19thC and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"
“Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"
Roundtable organized by the Margaret Fuller Society
MLA 2022: Washington, DC, 6 to 9 January
Submission deadline: 20 March 2021
How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):
- constructions of race
- systemic racism
- Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions
- Black writers/speakers
- queer/trans of color critiques
- conversation as method
- critiques and revisionist readings of "transcendentalism"
- social institutions (labor, incarceration, education, politics)
Early-career scholars are encouraged to submit. Send 200-word abstracts to Jana Argersinger (firstname.lastname@example.org).