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Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora (Re)Writings of Race and Space An International Conference April 12-14, 2013
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR: AFROEUROPE@NS IV: BLACK CULTURES AND IDENTITIES IN EUROPE Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception London, UK 1-4 October 2013

Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora (Re)Writings of Race and Space
An International Conference
April 12-14, 2013

CENTER FOR BLACK DIASPORA

The conference is designed to provide a critical space to remap the Black Atlantic beyond Paul GIlroy's original framework (1993) of the Black Atlantic anchored in the Anglophone Atlantic or the American branch of the African Diaspora in light of changing discourses regarding African and Black Diaspora studies and related fields, taking into account history, contemporary contexts, location, movement, displacement, globalization, migration, and the circulation of Black bodies and their experiences across time and space in a transnational framework.

The conference goal is to broaden and deepen comparative discussions on the state of current knowledge production in the African Diaspora around the world and consider innovative ways of strengthening the field through new literary, performative, historical and theoretical interventions.

Conference Themes
  • Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity
  • Migration and Entangled Networks
  • Gendering  and Queering Black Diaspora Identities
  • Governmentality and Transnational Black Politics
  • Popular Culture and Mass Media
  • The Internet: On and off the Grid - Texting, Tweeting, Social Networks, the Archives and Access
  • Performing and Translating Africa - Music, Dance, Rituals, Language and Style
  • The Arts and Literature: Black Diaspora Subjectivities

Confirmed Keynote and Plenary Speakers

  • Tina Campt, Barnard College
  • Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University
  • Danny Glover, Actor and Chairman of the Board, TransAfrica (Invited)
  • J. Lorand Matory, Duke University
  • Tyler Stovall, University of California, Berkeley

Contact Information

 

Center for Black Diaspora

DePaul University

2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, SAC 551

Chicago, IL 60614-3250

 

TEL: (773) 325-7511

FAX: (773) 325-7514

EMAIL: diaspora2013@gmail.com 

facebook.com/ReMappingTheBlackAtlantic 

 

The Organizing Committee

  • Fassil Demissie
  • Sandra Jackson
  • Shiera Malik
  • Julie Moody-Freeman
  • Chernoh Sesay, Jr.  

Sponsors

  • The Center for Black Diaspora
  • African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Routledge)

Visit the Conference Website

go.depaul.edu/theblackatlantic2013  

 

 


NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR: AFROEUROPE@NS IV: BLACK CULTURES AND
IDENTITIES IN EUROPE
Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception
London, UK 1-4 October 2013
 
Announcing confirmed keynote speakers: Caryl Phillips, Anna Rastas, Sibhatu,

Dominic Thomas and Ngugi wa Thiong'o

 
Afroeurope@s/Afroeurope@ns is an international research and development group funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation [Ref. FFI2009-08948]. The group is holding its fourth international conference in London from 1-4 October 2013 at Senate House, Malet House, London WC1E 7HU. The conference is supported by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, and by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, Department of English at The Open University.

The fourth conference will be a focus for the many strands of this dynamic field of study, and aims to include presentations on both established and emerging research areas of a trans- and multidisciplinary nature. We recognise that this field cannot be confined to traditional textual representations and forms of expression and so encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines. These may cover not only literature, history or sociology, but also music, the visual arts, popular culture(s), sports, religion, film etc. We welcome submissions dealing with topics that are cross-genre in nature and use different expressive media, which may tackle the following: 

  • Tomorrow's Generations Examining policies relating to AfroEuropean young people, work on and by AfroEuropean youth, the depiction and perceptions of these groups
  • Embracing 'Others' Exploring work by AfroEuropean artists and writers which breaks stereotypes, from science fiction to crime writing, from art to opera
  • Tongue Twisters Highlighting issues across the world of translation, such as how work is chosen to be translated or how translators surmount linguistic barriers
  • North Africa's 'Arab Spring'; Western constructs deconstructed Interrogating European depictions of North Africa's recent civil uprisings
  • All Gods in the New World? Reflecting on the clash and convergences of religions in the AfroEuropean arena
  • Going for Gold Analysing how Africa has changed the face of European sport 

Submissions that do not directly deal with the aforementioned topics will also be considered. Presentations, which are not restricted to written academic texts, should be planned to last for no more than twenty minutes. The language of the conference for presentations will be English, French or Spanish. We require an abstract of 400 words, which must be written in the language of the presentation.

Abstracts for AfroEurope@ns IV should in the first instance be sent to the following email address - sharmilla.beezmohun@speaking-volumes.org.uk - and should be submitted no later than 5 April 2013. The scientific committee will reply to all abstracts no later than 30 April 2013. A full programme, including plenary speakers and all other participants, will be published in early June 2013. A selection of papers and other presentations will be published after the conference.

Note: October is Black History Month in London with a number of key cultural events taking place then

In Association with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions

 

 

 

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