Symposium Concept Note and Call for Papers
TEMPER: A Women and Gender Studies Graduate Journal
The Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto is pleased to introduce TEMPER, a new journal featuring interdisciplinary scholarship by graduate students.
TEMPER is a space where graduate students and their work can shine. We strive to provide greater opportunities in graduate professional development, scholarship, and community development within the feminist university community.
4th Ventana Conference on Latin America:
Decolonial Dialogues from, within and beyond the Global Margins
5th-7th October 2022
University of York, United Kingdom
This special issue centers Blackness in fandom studies. Fandom studies has gestured toward race generally, and Blackness in particular, from its alleged white center while always keeping race at its margin. It has largely co-opted the language of race, difference, and diversity from the margins and recentered it around white geeks and white women. Indeed, fandom studies has done lots of things—except deal with its race problem. But as Toni Morrison (1975) asserts, that is the work of racism: it keeps those at the margins busy, trying to prove that they deserve a seat at the center table.