Black (Inter)Nationalism, Identity, and Art at ASA 2012
The ASA’s 2012 annual meeting will be held November 15-18 in San Juan,
Puerto Rico. We are seeking PANELISTS and a CHAIRPERSON/COMMENTER to join
in an exploration of the manner in which arts, letters, and activism have
communicated various ideas of black identity across global/local
trajectories. In keeping with the American Studies Association’s 2012
theme, “Dimensions of Empire and Resistance,” we wish to probe the use of
cultural production and racial identity toward political ends—whether to
project regional racial issues onto the global stage on the one hand or to
harness transnational racial identities to local struggles on the other.
Through this conversation, we hope to further an investigation of the role
of art and race in both perpetuating and resisting manifestations of
empire, capitalism, and white supremacy at the global and local levels.
This call is open to projects which explore black self-fashioning of racial
identity as well as investigations of the manner in which others have
sought to thrust identity upon black Americans. We invite submissions
examining art, cultural production/practice, and all modes of
expression—whether aural, visual, or written. Additionally, while we are
particularly interested in the global/local transmission of racial identity
during the Jim Crow-era, we are open to projects dealing with any
historical time period.
Panelists: please send a 1 page CV and brief project proposal by December
Chairperson/Commenter: please send a 1 page CV by December 27, 2011.
All proposals and inquiries should be sent to Robert Hawkins at
Notifications will be made before the 1st of the year.