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Call for Papers | The Many Worlds of Mainland “British Latin America”

Presented by the Rutgers British Studies Center and the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

Friday, May 6, 2022
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Abstracts and Proposals Due Friday, December 17, 2021
Further information and submission instructions here.

The organizers hope to conduct the gathering entirely in person, but depending on the state of the ongoing pandemic, the workshop may have hybrid Zoom components or may go online entirely.

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Event | Langston Hughes Festival 2021 Celebrates Jamaica Kincaid

The 2021 Langston Hughes Festival will be celebrating the legacy of Langston Hughes and Jamaica Kincaid’s original and essential work across two events on November 18, 2021:

Talking Stories: Celebrating the Legacy of Jamaica Kincaid
Award-winning Caribbean authors and students celebrate Jamaica Kincaid.
Thursday, November 18th.
12:30 PM EST
Register here.

CCNY’s Langston Hughes Festival Honors Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid will be presented with the Langston Hughes Medal, as well as a creative performance in tribute to the honoree and an interview of and reading by the honoree.
Thursday, November 18th.
6:00 PM EST
Register here.

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Job Postings | Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Black Literature and Culture (Three Positions)

Positions at Amherst College
Applications due by November 1st
Full posting can be found here.

From the posting:
The Departments of English and Black Studies at Amherst College invite applications for multiple full-time appointments in the field of Black literature and culture, to begin on July 1, 2022. We define this field broadly to include work in any genre or medium produced by people from Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other centers of Black Anglophone culture around the world. This is an open-rank search that may include one or more tenure-track appointments at the rank of assistant professor and at least one tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
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Event | Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism at the End of Empire

October 27, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
Join the Zoom Meeting Here.
Meeting ID: 955 5851 762
Passcode: 462383

This talk draws from James Cantres’s Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization, a capacious investigation into politics of resistance and novel ingenious epistemologies expressed through Caribbean activism, cultural production, and knowledge-making across the decolonizing Black Atlantic world. Exploring notions of “unbelonging”,” Cantres considers the way radical Caribbean artist-intellectuals and organizers agitated to critique racialism in metropolitan Britain while creating spaces, ideas, and institutions grounded in Caribbean and African sensibilities. The radicalism of these post-national Caribbean mobilizations in Britain extended beyond the limits of the structures of post-coloniality in the West Indies. Yardies, Rastafarians, and calypsonians in the capital were responding directly to conditions of in the metropole and informed by networks linking them to anticolonial, antiracist projects across the world. Part of the Global Critical Caribbean Thought series at Rowman-Littlefield International, Blackening Britain demonstrates the unique diasporic formations rendered through Caribbean historical actors’ reckoning between histories, citizenships, privileges destroyed or taken away and the emergence of new modes of liberatory thinking. Afro-Caribbean political negotiations and innovative imaginaries reflect tensions of the unique historical moment out of which they emerged in the context of Black Atlantic upheavals.

James Cantres is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College. Visit him online at jamescantres.com.

Event | Finding Repair in a Small Place: The Decommissioning of Lord Horatio Nelson in Barbados

October 28, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
RSVP Here.

CLACS Working Group on Racisms in Comparative Perspective presents Finding Repair in a Small Place: The Decommissioning of Lord Horatio Nelson in Barbados by Zaira Simone-Thompson.


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Event | #MotherTonguesUnited – Kilti pye bwa: A Journey through Earth Stewardship in the Dyaspora Ayisyen

October 22, 2021
4:00pm – 6:00pm EDT
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CLACS and the Haitian Creole Language of New York present the annual Mother Tongues United, featuring a workshop with Well Fed Apothecary CEO Wilnise Francois and a conversation with professor Wynnie Lamour (Kreyòl at NYU).


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Call for Book Chapters | “Men and Masculinities in the Global South: A Southern Perspective”

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 10, 2021
Acceptance of abstracts sent out: January 10, 2022
Manuscript submission: May 10, 2022

Although Masculinities Studies have also flourished in the Global South, most southern research in this field remains unknown to the rest of the world, mainly due to language barriers, lack of incentive in publications and lack of interaction with scholars and publishers of the Global North. In other words, research and scholarship from the southern hemisphere barely circulate in the Global North; and those that do, are mostly written/interpreted from a northern point of view.

The main objective of this book project is to bring together native/global south authors working in the field of masculinities, with empirical and theoretical research, in the humanities and social sciences. The project will excel in bringing together a varied range of methodologies and theories that express works that open other paradigms beyond the long known and exalted theories of the Global North. Principally, the aim is to create a climate of exchange of knowledge, bringing us closer to research and the creation of new theories from our regions, at present little, or even unknown.

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Virtual Talk | Puerto Ricans at the Fault Lines: A Conversation with Yarimar Bonilla

Wednesday, September 29th, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Register here for the Webex link.
This event will be closed captioned.

The UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities’ Humanities Forum presents “Puerto Ricans at the Fault Lines,” a conversation between Yarimar Bonilla, one of the foremost scholars on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and UMBC’s Fernando Tormos-Aponte, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy.


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