Call for Papers—On Strikes and Critical Theory

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Abstracts (400 words) are due on October 15, 2020, and those invited to submit full papers for peer review will have a May 1, 2021 deadline for paper submission. Articles should be approximately 10,000 words, including notes; shorter contributions should be 2,000-5,000 words, including notes. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Susana Draper or Samera Esmeir at CFPcriticaltimes@berkeley.edu. — Modern labor strikes became a strategy of the working class with the onset of the industrial revolution, and they have been deployed since to both revolutionary and reformist ends. But much has changed in the practice of strikes since the period of their modern intertwinement …

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The Million Book Project: The Power of Freedom Libraries Special Event Featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts and Elizabeth Alexander

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Join Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet and legal scholar, in a conversation with Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on Thursday, July 30th at 5 pm EDT for the special event “The Million Book Project: The Power of Freedom Libraries” about the launch of The Million Book Project and the liberating power of literature. Please RSVP for this virtual event by clicking HERE.  (Registration required!) The Million Book Project, spearheaded by Mr. Betts, marks the first major grant since the announcement of the Foundation’s new strategic direction – one that grounds all its …

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[ConTactos] Verónica Gago, There Is No Fire Without Air / Sin aire no hay fuego / Sem ar não há fogo

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New from [ConTactos] In “There Is No Fire Without Air,” Verónica Gago maps transnational transfeminist struggles across the globe as they come into contact, creating lasting reverberations that not only make visible a shared political memory, but also prepare us to act together despite our current pandemic circumstances. Read the full article here. “There Is No Fire Without Air” is the eleventh installment of [ConTactos], an ongoing series of critical reflections on our pandemic times. [ConTactos] As communities across the world succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are placed in an exasperating bind between our desire to intervene, to do something in the …

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Art in Our Moment: A Conversation with Kiyan Williams and Gioncarlo Valentine

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July 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Join artists Kiyan Williams (they/them) and Gioncarlo Valentine (he/they) for a conversation about their aesthetic practice in our moment of explicit anti-black and anti-trans*, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming violence, threaded with—and refused by—collective action and care. Moderated by Isaac Jean-François (he/him) Please RSVP to irwgs@columbia.edu for Zoom Link. About the Speakers Gioncarlo Valentine (b. 1990) is an award winning American photographer and writer. Valentine hails from Baltimore City and attended Towson University, in Maryland. Backed by his seven years of social work experience, his work focuses on issues faced by marginalized populations, most often focusing his lens …

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British Academy Activities: Memories of Violence, Knowledge Frontiers & Writing Workshops

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The British Academy continues its efforts to sustain and further strengthen the UK’s engagement and research collaboration with partners overseas despite the challenges of the current pandemic. Following the announcement of seven new interdisciplinary projects exploring options for promoting societal resilience, we recently opened a new competition round under our Knowledge Frontiers programme. We are inviting applications from UK-based researchers in the humanities and the social sciences wishing to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and countries on topics at the intersection between technology, nature and humanity. In partnership with the Polish Academy of Sciences, we are also inviting applications to an international research collaboration …

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Conversations on The Black Register and Resolutely Black

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Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs on Zoom for two inaugural events in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. These events will put two recently published books on Blackness and decoloniality into timely conversation with our current political moment. Tuesday, June 16 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm SAST The Black Register, a conversation with Tendayi Sithole (University of South Africa), Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Thabang Monoa (University of Johannesburg), moderated by David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine). Tendayi Sithole’s The Black Register asks: how have Black thinkers confronted and made sense of a world structured by anti-Blackness, a world that militates …

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On Anti-Blackness in the United States

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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery—all were murdered by the police for being Black. Through their singular names, we also recall the names of all others who have been killed, or whose lives have been wrecked, by racist institutions. We stand in solidarity with Black communities, now and always, against all forms of racism and injustice …

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2021-22 Fellowship Announcement for IAS/School of Social Science: Political Mobilizations and Social Movements

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Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites around 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The 2021-2022 theme will be “Political Mobilizations and Social Movements.” Applications must be submitted through the Institute’s online application system, which opens in June and can be found on our application page. The application deadline is November 1, 2020. Political Mobilizations and Social Movements There has been, in recent years, a revival and renewal of political mobilizations and social movements across the world in terms of claims as well …

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Announcing New Critical Times Blog | In the Midst

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Greetings, On behalf of the Editorial Team of Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, I am writing to direct your attention to the new blog that we have just launched on the journal’s website. We have called the blog In the Midst in an effort to convey the difficulties of writing during critical times, and to register the importance of writing from within concrete, unfolding situations, of staying with the troubles of the moment, of thinking from particular grounds, and of allowing for responsive, experimental, and tentative interventions. Published online alongside the journal’s issues, the blog will allow us to respond to world events in a more immediate …

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HemiPress: [ConTactos] — New series/Nueva serie/Nova série

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[ConTactos] — New series With the trilingual publication of Vladimir Safatle’s “Welcome to the Suicide State,” translated into English by André Lepecki, HemiPress announces the launch of its new series [ConTactos]. As communities across the world succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are placed in an exasperating bind between our desire to intervene, to do something in the face of the current health / medical / political / economic / cultural / human rights catastrophe, and the seeming impossibility of doing so amidst a global lockdown that forecloses the very modes of contact upon which many of our abilities to intervene rely. …

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