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Resisting Identities: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

Binghamton, New York
Organization: Depart of English at Binghamton University
Categories: Graduate Conference, American, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2020-04-25 to 2020-04-25 Abstract Due: 2020-03-22

11th Annual Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Graduate Conference at Binghamton University. Hosted by the Department of English 

Deadline Extended! Resisting Identities:Possibilities of (Re)emergence

Keynote Speaker: Manu Karuka

Email for submissions:shiftingborders@gmail.com

Questions and Concerns: czhao24@binghamton.edu

New Deadline for submission: March 22, 2020

The political turmoil taking place on a global scale, such as Chile, Hongkong, Iraq, Myanmar, and the United States, calls for a close examination of the state apparatus and brings out the urgency of coalescing resisting identities against the tremendous neoliberal authoritarianism. Witnessing the increasing criminalization of migrants and immigrants, queer bodies, religious as well as other minority identities, we search for alternatives that are non-conforming to global capitalistic regimes. Contemplating resistant strategies against the stultifying identity politics as resembled by the U.S. official antiracist liberal-capitalist orders, this year’s STAB conference invites critical insights on the history and future of community forming. We encourage prospective participants to rethink American Studies as an unruly field from different approaches. How do we form a common ground that connects differences? How do we think beyond individualism not only at a contemporary moment but also through the history of abolition, suffrage, and reform? How do communities who are considered as “landless” through music, literature, religion, art, etc., construct their sense of reality?  How do we reconsider the notion of identity through different modes of belonging in relationalities? Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Decolonial Theory
  • Indigenous Studies  
  • Relationalities and Connectivities
  • Anthropocene and Capitalocene
  • Biomedicalization and Technoscience
  • Community Forming under Duress
  • Creative Artworks 
  • Critical Adoption Studies
  • Disabilities Studies
  • Environmental Activism
  • Familialism and Kinship 
  • Necropolitics
  • Queer Studies
  • Racial Capitalism
  • Social/Political Activism
  • Slavery and Emancipation 
  • Spatiality
  • State(less)ness
  • War on Drugs
  • War on Terror
  • Whiteness Studies
  • Women of Color Feminism

Please submit your proposal of 350- words to shiftingborders@gmail.com no later than March 22, 2020. With the proposal, include a  separate page with presenters’ bios, department affiliations, and technical requirements, if any. Questions or concerns should be directed to conference organizer Chenrui Zhao at czhao24@binghamton.edu.



Chenrui Zhao