Application Deadline: 16 February 2018
The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History centered on race and inequality in America, beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will contribute to our long tradition of engaging scholars on the intersections of race and ethnicity in comparative perspective.
Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance
23rd to 26th May 2018
Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
CFP Deadline: 15 February 2018
The University of the West Indies Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) invites proposals for papers; movement workshops; performances; site-specific works; academic posters; dance for the camera; theater, and multidisciplinary projects for the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination 3rd Biennial International Dance Conference, May 23rd to 26th, 2018.
We welcome dance professionals, practitioners and scholars across disciplines from around the world whose research focuses on decolonization to contribute to dynamic discussions and cultural encounters on the topic: “Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance”.
Book Launch: Katia D. Ulysse presents Mouths Don’t Speak
In conversation with Ibi Zoboi
Thursday, 11 January
Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens
632 Flatbush Ave
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Popular Culture, Entrepreneurship and the Saint Lucian Ethic
20th to 22nd June 2018
Castries, St. Lucia
CFP Deadline: 29 February 2018
Up from Enslavement
30 June, 2018
CFP Deadline: Abstract must be submitted on or before 8 June 2018
Professor Emeritus Dr. Ian Roberson of the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus), is the Keynote Speaker
Spring/Summer 2018 Issue
Theme: “Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art”
CFP Deadline: 19 January 2018
Cover and Table of Contents of Fall/Winter 2017 Killens Review
The theme of “Gathering at the Waters” connotes bringing together family and communities to
look at the ways in which we affect and are part of each other’s lives. For the upcoming issue of
the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Spring/Summer 2018, we want to continue that
exploration of “connecting family through literature and art” in the works of writers of the
African diaspora. We seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book
reviews, poetry, memoir, photography, and visual artwork on the subjects of family, community,
and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we
Gathering at the Waters:
Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature
22nd to 25th March 2018
Brooklyn, New York (USA)
CFP Deadline: 15 January 2018
The theme of the 14th National Black Writers Conference, “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature,” acknowledges our concern about the recent, and still continuing, issues of social inequality and injustices that challenge us and builds on the legacy of healing through activism. This timely theme centers on the ways in which Black writers use their writing to explore and convey messages that heal and restore our individual selves and collective community. The Conference will also examine the instrumental role that Black writers have played in building our cultural history; the imprint that this has left in Black literature; and how the literature of Black writers has impacted present-day and future generations.
CFP Deadline: 5 January 2018
We are seeking submissions for consideration for publication in the volume “BRAND JAMAICA”: Re-Imagining Jamaica’s National Image & Identity (under contract with University of Nebraska Press).
The volume offers a critique of the existing models within which Jamaica’s global image is framed. As Jamaica recognizes more than half a century as an independent nation, the time is apt for Jamaican authorities to interrogate, deconstruct and re-imagine how they constitute the nation’s public image, and the way they project the nation in the world. The volume offers such a rethinking. It problematizes the current tourism model of “sun, sand and sea”, particularly within the context of post-coloniality, and examines the ways in which it excludes and obscures other crucial aspects of Jamaica’s public international image and ignores the unintentional images, vistas, and stereotypes it creates. The primary aim of the volume is to highlight some of the problematic aspects of Jamaica’s nation branding project and advocate for a paradigmatic shift in the model of nation branding Jamaica undertakes – one which is more comprehensive, complete, and offers a critical articulation of the nation that locates the Jamaican people at the center and acknowledges, if not addresses, the realities of Jamaica.
Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2018
The Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in African Studies (Sub-Saharan West Africa) or African Diaspora Studies (West Africa and some area, or areas, of the Atlantic World, excluding the US) to begin July 1, 2018. The field is open to applicants from any academic discipline. Fellows are expected to teach three courses, that include a combination of introductory and intermediate lectures and seminars, and to participate in the life of the program.
7:00pm – 8:30pm
1 December 2017
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Admission: $20 at the door or online
My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn takes audiences on a journey through the music of the Caribbean diaspora in Brooklyn, with a focus on the music of Trinidad and Tobago. A musical adaptation of and ode to her recently published ethnographic memoir, East of Flatbush, North of Love, artist-scholar Danielle Brown, Ph.D. teaches the audience about the history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago the same way that she was taught—through song. Accompanied by a 4-piece band, Brown interweaves the music of the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, and the larger Caribbean region to tell an immigrant story—made more poignant by the times in which we are living—and reveal how the legacy of colonialism and imperialism continues to impact people of color today.
Above text and images adapted from email.
6:00pm – 6:00pm
30 November – 1 December 2017
University of Virginia
In our evening keynote conversation and over the course of our day of multiform panel presentations, participants engage critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that evermore intensely reconfigure the social, historical, and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. Presenters consider the affordances and limitations of the digital with respect to a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. Discussions pick up themes addressed in our 2014 inaugural event and, subsequently, during our 2015 and 2016 events – many of which currently feature in our first and second issues of sx archipelagos, the peer-reviewed Small Axe Project publishing platform dedicated to Caribbean digital scholarship and scholarship of the Caribbean digital.
ROSAMOND S. KING is a creative and critical writer, performer, and artist. She is the author of the critical book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination. She is an associate professor of English at CUNY Brooklyn College and a scholar of African and Caribbean
sexuality, literature, and performance.
Rosamond King, photo by Arnold Adler
King will be reading from her latest book, Rock | Salt | Stone. All readings are free and open to the public. Copies of Rock | Salt | Stone will be available for purchase at all of the readings, or at Small Press Distribution, Amazon, or your favorite neighborhood bookstore!
7pm – 9pm
14 November 2017
686 Fulton St., Brooklyn NY
Reading with Anne Lai, Celina Su, and Samantha Zighelboim.
Sponsored by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.
16 November 2017
Aaron Davis Hall
City College of New York, CUNY
The Langston Hughes Festival has been in existence since 1978. Its mission is to celebrate and expand upon the literary legacy of the poet laureate of Harlem, James Langston Hughes . We award the Langston Hughes Medal to the most distinguished writers associated with the African diaspora. The medal is presented as the culmination of a day of salons, scholarly conferences and symposia in celebration of the legacy of Langston Hughes, as well as a creative performance in tribute to the honoree and an interview of and reading by the honoree. We also sponsor a Choral Speaking Festival for students grade K through 12.
Part of The Distinguished Writers Series
7 November 2017
West Building – Faculty Dining Room
Hunter College, CUNY
Marlon James is the author of three novels, including the 2015 Man Brooker Prize winning A Brief History of Seven Killings. Born in Jamaica, James lives and teaches in Minneapolis, where they established “Marlon James Day” to honor his literary success. The Guardian called his second book, The Book of Night Women, “easily one of the best Jamaican novels ever written.”
This event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.
To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-772-4007.
Above image and text adapted from webpage.