Resisting Identities: Possibilities of (Re)emergence 2020 Conference

Країна: США

Місто: Binghamton

Тези до: 23.02.2020

Дати: 25.04.20 — 25.04.20

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Організатори: Department of English at Binghamton University


The political turmoil taking place on a global scale, such as Chile, Hongkong, Iraq, Myanmar, and the United States, calls for a close examination of the state apparatus and brings out the urgency of coalescing resisting identities against the tremendous neoliberal authoritarianism. Witnessing the increasing criminalization of migrants and immigrants, queer bodies, religious as well as other minority identities, we search for alternatives that are non-conforming to global capitalistic regimes. Contemplating resistant strategies against the stultifying identity politics as resembled by the U.S. official antiracist liberal-capitalist orders, this year’s Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders conference invites critical insights on the history and future of community forming. We encourage prospective participants to rethink American Studies as an unruly field from different approaches. How do we form a common ground that connects differences? How do we think beyond individualism not only at a contemporary moment but also through the history of abolition, suffrage, and reform? How do communities who are considered as “landless” through music, literature, religion, art, etc., construct their sense of reality?  How do we reconsider the notion of identity through different modes of belonging in relationalities? Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Decolonial Theory
  • Indigenous Studies  
  • Relationalities and Connectivities
  • Anthropocene and Capitalocene
  • Biomedicalization and Technoscience
  • Community Forming under Duress
  • Creative Artworks 
  • Critical Adoption Studies
  • Disabilities Studies
  • Environmental Activism
  • Familialism and Kinship 
  • Necropolitics
  • Queer Studies
  • Racial Capitalism
  • Social/Political Activism
  • Slavery and Emancipation 
  • Spatiality
  • State(less)ness
  • War on Drugs
  • War on Terror
  • Whiteness Studies
  • Women of Color Feminism

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