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Afrofuturisms: Re-Imagining Contemporary Blackness in History, Art, Technology, and Culture

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Categories: Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, African-American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas
Event Date: 2020-05-31 Abstract Due: 2019-12-31

Afrofuturisms: Re-Imagining Contemporary Blackness in History, Art, Technology, and Culture

Contributors are invited to submit chapters for a book project on Afrofuturism, an emerging and increasingly relevant area in Africana/Africanist fields. The scholarly essays will analyze, discuss, or examine Afrofuturism. The purpose of the book project is to gather in one volume current research that both outlines the academic field and conceptualizes it as a growing site of interdisciplinary exploration. We encourage essays that assess and re-assess Afrofuturism from a variety of perspectives, including notably the polemical, historical, esthetic, academic, and cultural. Contributors are also encouraged to share in their essays the analytical and comparative dimensions of Afrofuturism.

Scholars of history, literary studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcoloniality, environmental studies, anthropology, film and media studies, art, pop-culture, and linguistics will be particularly interested. Up and coming scholars are welcome to submit essays.

The book project will revolve around and address (broadly) the following:
1.    Elements of Afrofuturism: History, Definitions, Methodologies?
2.    Afrofuturism Ontologies: Race and Identity Fluidity
3.    Gender, Sexuality, and Afrofuturism
4.    Internet Technology, Popular Media, and Afrofuturism
5.    Afrofuturism and the Performance Arts: Hip Hop/Music
6.    Is there an Afrofuturist Generation?
7.    Afrofuturism in the Academy
8.    Language and Afrofuturism: Vocabularies and Grammars
9.    Diasporic Afrofuturisms: Theory and Practice
10.  The Commodity and Consumption of Afrofuturism
11.   Politics and Economics of Afrofuturism
 
Abstracts are due Dec. 31, 2019 with complete manuscripts due May 31,2020.

Contact Info: 
Dr. ‘BioDun J. Ogundayo
University of Pittsburgh
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
ogundayo@pitt.edu  
 
Dr. Tracee L. Howell
University of Pittsburgh
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
tlh35@pitt.edu
 
Contact Email: 
ogundayo@pitt.edu

ogundayo@pitt.mail

'BioDun Ogundayo