Contributors are invited to submit chapters for a book project on Afrofuturism, an emerging and increasingly relevant area in Africana/Africanist fields.The scholarly essays will analyze, discuss, or examine Afrofuturism. The purpose of the book project is to gather in one volume current researchthat both outlines the academic field and conceptualizes it as a growing site of interdisciplinary exploration.We encourage essays that assess and re-assess Afrofuturism from a variety of perspectives, including notably the polemical, historical, esthetic, academic, and cultural. Contributors are also encourage to share in their essays the analytical and comparative dimensions of Afrofuturism.
Scholars of history, literary studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcoloniality, environmental studies, anthropology, film and media studies, art, pop-culture, and lingusitics will be particularly interested. Up and coming scholars are encouraged to submit essays.
The book project will revolve around and address (broadly) the following:
1. Elements of Afrofuturism: History, Definitions, Methodologies?
2. Afrofuturism Ontologies: Race and Identity Fluidity
3. Gender, Sexuality, and Afrofuturism
4. Internet Technology, Popular Media, and Afrofuturism
5. Afrofuturism and the Perfomance Arts: Hip Hop/Music
6. Is there an Afrofuturist Generation?
7. Afrofuturism in the Academy
8. Language and Afrofuturism: Vocabularies and Grammars
9. Diasporic Afrofuturisms: Theory and Practice
10. The Commodity and Consumption of Afrofuturism
11. Politics and Economics of Afrofuturism