From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Jan 21 2007 - 14:07:55 EST
Two CFPs below, both posted on the "Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List", via aut-op-sy. Note that the Marxist Literary Group meeting in Chicago (see the 2nd CFP below) will include an "intensive reading group on Capital I led by Nicholas Brown, Richard Daniels, Neil Larsen, and Ronald Strickland". In solidarity, Jerry > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org < > email@example.com> > Date: 11-Jan-2007 19:40 > Subject: CFP: Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship Issue (3/2/07; > journal issue) > To: CFP@english.upenn.edu > > Call for Papers > > Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the > Global Context > > Issue Two, Spring 2007 > "Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship" > > The editorial staff for the new peer-reviewed journal Ethnoscapes: An > Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context > invites submissions for its second issue on the subject of "Transnational > Migration, Race, and Citizenship." Ethnoscapes maps the development of > important themes in the field of race and ethnic studies by using a > "classic" piece as a point of departure for a reconsideration of critical > issues within the contemporary economic, political, and cultural terrain. > > While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue, > authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by > that work. > > Issue two explores the subject of "Transnational Migration, Race, and > Citizenship" with consideration of the chapter "The Shock of Alienation" > from Oscar Handlin's ground-breaking The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the > Great Migrations that Made the American People. In this chapter, Handlin > investigates the relationships between labor, cultural membership, > citizenship, and the production of racial difference. Citing violence > against Chinese and Filipino immigrants in the early 19th century, he > details the ways in which labor tensions in the US were integral to the > establishment of federal anti-immigration policy aimed at these > "unassimilable" groups. According to Handlin, cultural variation and > poverty status became the criteria used to infer an ostensibly inherent > racial inferiority that served as the basis for denying Chinese and > Filipino immigrants the rights and protections that accompanied > citizenship. > > While labor, cultural membership, and race remain central components of > the current complexities of immigration, new concerns have emerged since > the 1951 publication of Handlin's Pulitzer Prize-winning history. On one > hand, new signs of deterritorialization-the increasing incidence of dual > citizenship, home-country remittances, expatriate involvement in > home-country politics, and "diasporic" community-building-have led some to > assert the declining relevance of the nation-state as a primary attachment > and the declining significance of citizenship itself. On the other, > debates and policy developments around immigration and citizenship suggest > that the nation-state's power to regulate the movement of labor and > capital within and across borders is far from obsolete. In particular, > state power continues to have a profound impact on racialized disparities, > processes of racialization, and on the burdens and benefits of > citizenship. In this new context, we are compelled to reconsider the > nature of transnational migration, the nature of citizenship, the link > between the two, and the role of race in mediating that link. > > To this end, the "Transnational Migration, Race, and Citizenship" issue of > Ethnoscapes seeks manuscripts that investigate: > > A) Economic Flows, Migration, and Racialized Disparities > How is migration racialized/ethnicized and gendered? What is the > relationship between late capitalist economic operations, migration, and > racialized disparities in health, education, self determination and > representation, and wealth? In what ways do "citizenship gaps"-spaces in > which market participation forecloses political membership-re/produce > racialized disparities globally? > > B) Borders, Boundaries, and "The Nation" > How is immigration policy racialized? What is/should be the current role > of the nation-state in generating policy that regulates the movement of > wealth and people across borders and in regulating resultant disparities? > What forms of regulation/governance that exceed the nation-state can be > conceptualized? What role does cultural nationalism play in political > membership? What transnational forms of political and cultural membership > are/can be imagined? > > C) Processes of Racialization > In what ways are immigrant populations affecting domestic racial > hierarchies and racial identities? How are transnational cultural flows > affecting conceptualizations of race and ethnicity? Their relationship to > nation? > > The deadline for manuscript submission is March 2, 2007. Please send > submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and > email@example.com. See > http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/ethnoscapes/styleguide.html to prepare your > document in accordance with the style guidelines of Ethnoscapes. > > Melanie Maltry > Assistant Editor, Ethnoscapes > The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity > The Ohio State University > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Emilio Sauri <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: 11-Jan-2007 20:03 > Subject: CFP: Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society > (3/23/07; 6/20/07-6/24/07) > To: email@example.com > > CFP: Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society > (03/23/2007; 06/20/07-06/24/07) > > The Marxist Literary Group's annual Institute on Culture and Society > (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Chicago, June 20-24, on the > campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The five-day > Institute will host invited guests (Peter Hitchcock and Walter Benn > Michaels confirmed, others TBA); an intensive reading group on > Capital I led by Nicholas Brown, Richard Daniels, Neil Larsen, and > Ronald Strickland; and consecutive (as opposed to simultaneous) > panels. The organizing committee is now accepting submissions for > panel and paper proposals. As always, any work that engages seriously > with the Marxist tradition will be considered. This year's ICS will > draw its special topic from the occasion of the 200th anniversary of > the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. Therefore papers and > panels related to this occasion - the intersections of racial and > class solidarity, the legacy of Marxism in Africa, Black radicalism > in North America, world-systems and other economic accounts of the > slave trade and its abolition, Marxism in Caribbean letters, Left > responses to the reparations debate, and so on - are especially > welcome. Selected papers will be published in the online journal > _mediations_. Paper abstracts should be less than 500 words. Panel > proposals should include presenters' names, affiliations, paper > titles, and abstracts. Please send general submissions to > firstname.lastname@example.org and submissions related to this year's special topic > to email@example.com by March 23, 2007.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jan 31 2007 - 00:00:05 EST