Call for papers for the Callaloo Postgraduate/Early Career Workshop: “Britain, Europe and the African Diaspora”.
Submitted by Professor Janet Wilson.
On 27-30 November 2013, Callaloo will be hosting its annual conference in Europe for the first time, at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). To mark the occasion, Oxford’s newly established Race and Resistance Network will be hosting a postgraduate/early career workshop on the 27 November.
The workshop will assess the related fields of diasporic, global and transnational African and African American studies by focusing on the multivalent roles of Britain and Europe. Many of the most recent developments in the field have taken the U.S. or Africa as the starting point and/or key frame of reference. This workshop will seek to explore how the story of any given transnational topic changes when Europe, including Britain becomes a central focus of the story.
Applications on any topic that fit this framework are welcomed: such as (but not limited to) antislavery, church based and religious movements, intellectual and literary networks, emigration and immigration, anti-imperialism, civil rights, citizenship and identity, Black Power, women’s movements, cultural transfer, white supremacy and anti-immigration, hip hop, global justice movements and so forth.
The workshop will include up to 12 papers. To ensure maximum participation, the papers (which can be in draft form) will be circulated ten days ahead of the workshop, and presentations will be 8 minutes “speaking to the paper” rather than the usual conference style, followed by commentators and group discussion. Some of the papers may be included in a forthcoming special issue of Callaloo on this theme.
If you would like to offer a paper, please email a 250-300 word summary, and details of your institution and career stage, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20th September 2013. Papers are welcomed from postgraduates and scholars who have completed their doctoral thesis within the last eight years.
For more details on the Race and Resistance network, this workshop and the Callaloo conference, please go to www.torch.ox.ac.uk/raceresist.