Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Department of African Studies

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | Department of Asian and African Studies | Department of African Studies | Aktuelles | Approaching Blackness: 13th Annual Students and Graduates Conference, 13.-15.11.2014

Approaching Blackness: 13th Annual Students and Graduates Conference, 13.-15.11.2014

The main question that will be asked in this conference is how to find new ways of approaching blackness beyond the limits of representation.

In the consideration of this question, we call for a renewed investment in transdisciplinary practices. We invite a variety of topics and approaches, ranging from the aesthetic—which could include questions on the significance of the color ‘black’ in the visual arts, blackness as the absence of color, or the iconic and symbolic roles of blackness in art—, the transnational—which includes questions on the black Atlantic, or the more recent concerns of Afro-Pessimism and critical cosmopolitanism—, and the metacritical—which may include a critique of these new theoretical paradigms.

 

When 13.11.2014 um 10:20 bis
15.11.2014 um 10:20
 Where Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, American Studies

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