CALL FOR PAPERS

Friday November 4th, 2016
New York Metro American Studies Association & the CUNY Institute for Research on the African Diaspora and Caribbean
 
What can CLR James tell us NOW?
We invite proposals (300 words maximum) for presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Can every cook govern? Revolutionary possibilities past and present
- CLR James and “friends”: overlaps, influences, and influenced: Trotsky, Gramsci, Luxemburg, Hall, Spivak, Said, Davis, and more
- James and his “enemies”: conflict, opposition, surveillance, suppression
- James at the margins; James at the center
- Migration, diaspora, deportation, flight
- From the USSR to Cuba to the Chinese Communist Party: James’s critique of state socialism
- James and the “studies”: postcolonial, (post)Marxist, transnational, gender, sexuality
- Critiquing James

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* 2. We invite abstracts (300 words maximum) for presentations on (but not limited to) the topics listed above

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