Date: 05/11/2016 – 09:00 – 18:00
Institute: Institute of Modern Languages Research
Venue: Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Organisers: Emma Bond (St Andrews/IMLR) and S.A. Smythe (California/IMLR)
Speakers include: Valerie Anishchenkova (Maryland), Alessandro Buffa (Naples Orientale), Jean Beaman (Purdue), Nile Davies (Columbia), Enza de Francisci (University College London), Paul J. Edwards (Boston), Carmen Fracchia (Birkbeck, London), Stuart Green (Leeds), Charles Leavitt (Reading), Julia Prest (St Andrews)
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory Workshop
How can we dislocate European Blackness (as ontology, identity, or ideology) from its implicit racial-historical point of departure in order to arrive at as-yet undefined conceptualizations of subjectivity, belonging, and aesthetics? What does Blackness mean in/for Europe? What elements of Blackness or Black diasporic identity are privileged in European discourses and how do these configurations solidify hegemonic expectations of racial/gendered/classed normativity? This event aims to foreground less explored/familiar paradigms of Blackness throughout Europe with the intention of unsettling what has become taken for granted in contemporary discussions of ‘Black Europe’.
Attendance free of charge, but places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a place, or for more information, please email email@example.com (Registration closes on 21 October 2016)