CFP: Digital Blackness Conference, Rutgers University

Rutgers University issued a call for papers for the Digital Blackness Conference to be held on April 22-23, 2016 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

What we might call the digital turn also has significant implications for how we study Blackness within and across fields and disciplines. What does Digital Black Studies mean? What are its methodological proclivities and its analytic investments? What are thepossibilities of Digital Blackness? What are its limits? This two-day conference Digital Blackness will bring together scholars, students, activists, and artists from a range of fields and disciplines to interrogate the many new modes, customs, and arrangements of racial identity as they are mediated through digital technologies.

Proposals are invited for individual papers and complete panels and are due December 15, 2015. Suggested topics include:

  • Digital Blackness and Social Media
  • Digital Blackness on Film
  • Black Television in the Digital Age
  • Digital Black Histories
  • Digital Archives
  • Digital Black Studies
  • Digital Black Feminisms
  • Digital Diasporas
  • Digital Black Politics and Social Movements
  • Digital Blackness and Musical Cultures
  • Digital Blackness and Visual Culture
  • Blackness in the Digital Humanities
  • Black Code Studies

More information is available in the complete call [pdf].

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