Harriet’s Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in Canada.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Following an interdisciplinary conference at Brock University in October 2015, we invite submissions for a publication that would expand and continue conversations about Black historical presence in Canada, African Canadian production, legacies and praxis in areas of the arts, literature, performance, politics, research and pedagogy as well as writing which explore questions of community and futures.
Papers may consider the recovery, popularization, and the mobilization of local, provincial and national stories of Black experiences in Canada, especially more local community concerns and future opportunities; Blackness in suburban and rural spaces; Gender and Sexuality; Blackface in Canada; Black Canadian artistic production; Gospel music and radio in Ontario; cross-cultural collaborations; Black youth movements; Race, Borders and Movement; Public Memory and Monuments; Intimate Archives of Blackness; The history and legacies of Black Feminisms including contributions to or conflicts with other feminisms and or other human interest groups; Africville; digital archives; Development pressures and Black heritage sites; Blackness and Indigenous Relations.
We welcome works from all disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. We are also interested in creative essays which explore the limits and possibilities of the essay as a genre (critical-creative works such as Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and M.Nourbese Philip’s essays in A Genealogy of Resistance, might serve as models)
Deadline: 20 March, 2016
Word Count: 4000-6000 words
Format: Essays must be typed and double-spaced. Please include your address, phone number, email address, and a short bio on the last page of the manuscript. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published essays will not be considered.
Submitting: Finished works may be sent to Ronald Cummings, Department of English Language & Literature, Brock University (by email: firstname.lastname@example.org) before 20 March 2016.