Bulletin Board

Hi, everyone. Some of you may know that American Studies is in the process of hiring an Asian Americanist. Our first job candidate, Wesley Attewell (Ph.D., Human Geography, University of British Columbia), will be giving a talk entitled  “The Lifelines of Empire: Logistical Life in the Decolonizing Pacific” right after Thanksgiving on Monday. Nov. 29, 2021, 4:30 p.m. in Schapiro, Room 129. Attewell is a political and historical geographer of imperialism, decolonization, and diaspora. His first book, Developing Violence: Disassembling the USAID Complex in Afghanistan, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. 
 
The other three talks will be held next week into the following week, at the same time and location:
 
Yuhe Faye Wang,  “Not Accounting for Race: Economic Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment from Yick Wo v. Hopkins to Plessy v. Ferguson,” on Wednesday, December 1. 
 
Natalia Duong, “Chemical Diasporas: The Kinships and Afterlives of Agent Orange,” on
Friday, December 3.
 
Rachel Kuo, “Movement Media and Feminist Solidarities,” on Monday, December 6.
 
Please come out and support the 30+-year-long effort to establish Asian American studies at Williams. 

Please join us for the 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, which will take place March 10-13, 2022, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

We are delighted to announce that Valeria Luiselli, author of the prize-winning Lost Children Archive (the 2022 novel for “NeMLA Reads Together”), will give our opening address and that Professor Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, has graciously agreed to be our 2022 keynote. The conference will be sponsored and hosted by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with NeMLA’s administrative host institution, the University at Buffalo.

Northeast Modern Language Association

View our current call for papers: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/home/cfp


Kaleido[scopes]: Diaspora Re-imagined, the Williams Africana student journal, is seeking journal submissions. This year’s journal issue will be shaped by the academic contributions of Williams students. For example, we welcome journal submissions from students who may have completed a creative or noncreative project or paper in any AFR classes last semester. However, as long as journal submissions fulfill the guidelines, any and all submissions, from any major, are welcome. 

Additionally, we are seeking student contributors for the Kaleido[scopes] student blog, Scopes, that will exist as a digital space to share and explore a wide range of topics at the heart of Africana Studies. Scopes is an open forum that welcomes not only ‘academic’ contributions but also social commentary (such as engagement with trending Twitter topics, campus life, or current events), artistry and music, and other forms of sharing that reflect an investment in Africana Studies and/or Black life. Contributors need not commit to regular submissions, we welcome both one-time and regular contributions. 

The submission guidelines are the following:
Journal submissions
    • All submissions should be on topics centered around Africana Studies
    • Submissions may be in various mediums. Written pieces, video projects, artwork, poetry, music and more are welcome
    • Critical pieces should be formatted in 12 pt. Times New Roman, single spaced with 1-inch margins (if applicable) and should be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 4000 words
  • Any external source material should be properly cited in MLA format
  • Submissions do not have to be in English
Submit to the journal here: https://forms.gle/y3DJ6xMbXmoxV6zt8
Blog submissions
    • All submissions should be on topics centered around Africana Studies 
    • Submissions may be in various mediums. Written pieces, video projects, artwork, poetry, music and more are welcome
    • Critical pieces should be formatted in 12 pt. Times New Roman, single spaced with 1-inch margins (if applicable) and should be approximately 250 words or more
  • Any external source material should be properly cited in MLA format
  • Submissions do not have to be in English

If interested, please see this short interest form: https://forms.gle/wV8yk2K5TNcNt7JU6

Students, faculty, and staff with any further questions can contact the editorial team at [email protected]
Blessings,
The Editorial Team