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Call For Papers (CFP): This Is Not Your Grandfather's Black Studies: Centering Pleasure and Anti-Respectability as Methodology

Call For Papers (CFP): This Is Not Your Grandfather's Black Studies: Centering Pleasure and Anti-Respectability as Methodology

 

University of Missouri, Columbia

October 13-14 2017

 

Please submit a detailed abstract of your paper or panel to blackstudies@missouri.edu by April 29, 2017

 

Author: 
Zeb Tortorici, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mackenzie Cooley

Cooley on Tortorici, 'Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America'


Zeb Tortorici, ed. Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 256 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28814-0.

Reviewed by Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Call for Papers - Happiness - A special issue of Writing from Below

Emergent research into happiness is still largely situated in fields such as sociology, psychology, and neuroscience. Traditionally the uncontested domain of the Humanities, the question of “How should we live?” is too rarely approached in contemporary literary and cultural studies. Indeed, even in a thriving field such as affect studies, research still largely focuses on negative emotions, ugly feelings (Ngai), shame (Probyn), paranoia (Sedgwick), failure (Halberstam), and the cruelty of optimism (Berlant). But perhaps the critical tide is turning.

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