A decade of Black Atlantic studies: a re-view from both sides of the Atlantic.
Papers are sought for a special interdisciplinary issue of "Current Writing" commemorating Gilroy's work on the Black Atlantic as well as his more recent global approach to post-racial humanism. Whilst Gilroy's notion of the Black Atlantic constitutes a broad frame of reference for this special issue, the editors welcome contributions which critically engage with his theses or refine, develop and extend them into new directions.
Contributions may also deal with larger theoretical issues pertaining to Black Atlanticism, black modernity, and double consciousness, as well as readings and rereadings of specific texts within the Black Atlantic and the post-racial humanist paradigms. Submissions that emphasise African and especially southern African literatures, cultures and histories from these perspectives are especially encouraged.
Possible topics could include
Theoretical issues in Black Atlanticism and/or post-racial global humanism
Black Atlanticism from an African perspective
Southern Africa and the Black Atlantic
Gender and the Black Atlantic
Methodologies of the Black Atlantic
Other aspects of Gilroy's writing
Abstracts of about 500 words should be submitted to the editors by 1 October 2003. Final submissions in the Harvard style, double spaced and not exceeding 7000 words in total (about 45 000 characters including spaces) should be received by 31 January 2004.
Zentrum Gender Studies
University of Basel
Bernoulli Str 28
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