European Perspectives on Afrofuturism

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

Call for Papers (CFP)

Ethnofuturisms: European Perspectives on Afrofuturism

Contributors are invited to submit previously unpublished scholarly essays on the topic: Ethnofuturism: European Perspectives on Afrofuturism. This volume of essays will be a thematic perspectives on this emerging field of Black/Africana Studies. The purpose is to explore Afrofuturism across cultural, literary, artistic, internet technology, and feminisms in a specifically European context. The goal is to expand the scholarship on Afrofuturism beyond its American (US) iteration and understandings. This volume is specifically focused on, and will engage, the following themes:

  1. The Decolonial in Afrofuturism (postcolonial theory and relevance)
  2. Beyond the Tropes of Afrofuturism (ethnofuturisms)
  3. The Enlightenment, Blackness, and Eurofuturism (historical perspectives)
  4. The Pedagogy of Afrofuturism in European Academies
  5. Blackness, Sexuality, and Gendered Afrofuturism
  6. Black Techno-Identities and Ideologies of Resistance
  7. European Cosplays and Afrofuturism
  8. European Social Media and Afrofuturism
  9. Cultural (mis)Appropriations of Afrofuturism
  10. The Business of Afrofuturism in Europe
  11. Bibliographies of Afrofuturism

Contributors must focus on European perspectives in any thematic discussion/analysis/polemics of Afrofuturism, especially as it manifests in specific cultural, ideological, or geographic contexts. Up and coming (and unpublished) scholars are encouraged to submit essays.

 

  1. Submit an abstract of 300 words
  2. Essay length of 7500 words
  3. Chicago Manual of Style formatting for all submissions
  4. Submission deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2021
  5. Submission deadline for final drafts is March 31, 2022

 

 

 

ogundayo@pitt.edu

 

sebastian.urbaniak@phd.usz.edu.pl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Info: 

’BioDun J. Ogundayo, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Bradford

300 Campus Drive

Bradford, PA 16701

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