22nd Annual Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Страна: США

Город: Charlottesville

Тезисы до: 01.12.2019

Даты: 04.06.20 — 06.06.20

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: ch6sv@virginia.edu

Организаторы: Carmenita Higginbotham / The Space Between Society


In the Space Between Society, scholars who study literature, history, media, art, society, and culture between 1914 and 1945, or between and during the two world wars of the twentieth-century, exchange ideas about their approaches and their objects of study. This year’s conference addresses the key roles that race—including racial formation, racial ideologies and racialist practices—played in creative, intellectual, ideological, and political conversations from 1914-1945. Self-consciously or not, interwar and wartime authors, artists, political figures, public intellectuals, and public officials around the world invested in the concept of race. For some, race was a means to assert social identity (white, black, Asian, American Indian, Pacific Islander). For others, race informed concepts of modernity and/or modernism. For still others, race shaped views of time and place, structuring how interwar and wartime cultures were interpreted, received, deployed, and exchanged. 

We invite conference participants to consider:

-  What different cultural and scientific assumptions about race shape various sites during this period and our knowledge about it?

-  What methods can we utilize in our particular fields to analyze race as a component of cultural production?

-  What are the challenges of thinking about race and bringing such work into conversation with scholars in the wide range of fields represented in the Space Between Society?

We welcome paper and session proposals that engage with multiple forms, definitions, and investments in race in the space between and during the two world wars, across all disciplines and media, on research and/or pedagogy.

Possible presentations or panel topics include

Race, place, and regionalism 

Race and memory (monuments, storytelling, recollections)

Race and art, media, sound

Racial performance, racial spectacle

Race and science (Eugenics, technology, innovation)

Racial self-fashioning (passing)

Racism and racial hierarchies

Racial invisibility and absence

Language (slang, racialized vernacular)

Segregation, isolation, and confinement

Intersectionality (e.g. race and gender)

International and comparative contexts of race and movement (migration, immigration, relocation)

Interracialism and cross-racial cultural production

Race and the metropolis

International and comparative contexts of race and politics/political systems

Economies of race (labor, consumption, commercialism)

Race, violence, war, and social movements

The Holocaust


Racial genocide


Marginality and the “other”

Веб-сайт конференции: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/09/16/cfp-annual-meeting-of-the-space-between-race-in-the-space-between-1914%E2%80%931945-deadline