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
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
More information about the event and participants below.
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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.
Continue reading Job Postings | Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Black Literature and Culture (Three Positions)
October 27, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
Join the Zoom Meeting Here.
Meeting ID: 955 5851 762
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.
October 28, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
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.
Continue reading Event | Finding Repair in a Small Place: The Decommissioning of Lord Horatio Nelson in Barbados
October 22, 2021
4:00pm – 6:00pm EDT
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).
Continue reading Event | #MotherTonguesUnited – Kilti pye bwa: A Journey through Earth Stewardship in the Dyaspora Ayisyen
Performing Afrolatinidad: The Arts, Identity, and Social Justice
Virtual talk with Pablo D. Herrera, Jade Cintrón Báez, Zuly Inirio, Jason Méndez
Co-Moderated by Michele Reid-Vazquez and Luana Reis
Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:15-1:30 PM EDT
Register for the event here.
Continue reading Event | Transnational Dialogues in AfroLatinidad
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.
Continue reading Call for Book Chapters | “Men and Masculinities in the Global South: A Southern Perspective”
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.
Continue reading Virtual Talk | Puerto Ricans at the Fault Lines: A Conversation with Yarimar Bonilla
The Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seek to hire a nationally recognized scholar in the field of the politics of race at the Associate or Full Professor level, to begin September 1, 2022. We welcome candidates with an outstanding and sustained record of research, teaching, and mentorship. Research and teaching interests should include African American engagements with political institutions such as Congress, the presidency, state and local government, urban politics, and political parties; political rhetoric; social movements; and African American politics. We particularly welcome candidates specializing in the diverse factors shifting the landscape for African American politics in recent decades. We encourage candidates who engage in public discourse of their research beyond formal academic circles, though this is not required. The successful candidate’s tenure home will be in Africana Studies, with a partial appointment in Political Science, and with teaching and service responsibilities divided between the two Departments. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the general field of the politics of race. PhD degree in Africana Studies, Political Science or related field required by position start date of September 1, 2022.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: http//jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/140961. Review of applicants will begin on October 30, 2021 and will continue until the job is filled. All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment.
The Digital Dead Yard: Articulating Caribbean Loss and Mourning Online
Virtual talk by Kelly Baker Josephs, CUNY
Moderated by Minoo Moallem, Director of Media Studies, UC Berkeley
Thursday, 30 September 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM PDT (3:00PM – 4:30PM EDT)
Virtual event. Register here.
Continue reading Virtual Talk | The Digital Dead Yard
Join El Museo del Barrio and invited curators, scholars, and participating artists for an online symposium to mark the conclusion of ESTAMOS BIEN—LA TRIENAL 20/21.
Friday, September 24
Virtual event. Register here.
Continue reading Online Symposium | Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21
Join Richard Fung, Kamala Kempadoo, Jillian Ollivierre, and Andil Gosine in conversation for the launch of Gosine’s award-winning new book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean on its international day of publication.
Thursday, September 23rd
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual event. Register here.
Continue reading Book Talk | Nature’s Wild North America Book Tour Fall 2021