[Blackstudies-l] Call for Papers: “Imperial Islands”
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ivetteromero posted: " Here is a call for papers for an edited volume
entitled Imperial Islands: Vision and Experience in the American Empire
after 1898. The collection will focus on art, architecture, and US
imperialism in the Caribbean and Pacific. The deadline for submissi"
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<http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/> Call for Papers:
*Here is a call for papers for an edited volume entitled Imperial Islands:
Vision and Experience in the American Empire after 1898. The collection
will focus on art, architecture, and US imperialism in the Caribbean and
Pacific. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2018. (Selected
authors will be notified by February 5, 2018. First full drafts of essays
are due by March 20, 2018.)*
*Description*: The Empire of the United States began with a bang in 1898.
The U.S. Navy docked the *Maine* battleship in Havana’s bay to protect
Americans living in war-torn Cuba. It exploded mysteriously. The U.S.
blamed Spain and joined rebel forces to liberate the island. Three months
later, the U.S. (not Cuban) flag replaced Spain’s atop Havana’s Morro
Castle. Cubans found themselves under the power of a new American
Imperium. By the end of the so-called “Splendid Little War,” the United
States had taken possession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the
Philippines. Spurred by military successes and dreams of Empire, the U.S.
annexed Hawai’i that same year. Massive infrastructural investments and
bureaucratic overhauls from the United States redefined the ex-colonies of
Spain and the island cultures of the Caribbean and Pacific, creating a
visible confrontation between local indigenous, African, Asian, Spanish and
U.S. imperial expressions. This book seeks essays that reconsider how the
United States and the island nations of the Americas and Southeast Asia
were transformed through histories of visual, spatial, and material culture
after 1898; including, but not limited to, studies on photography, print
culture, popular media, performance, urbanism, and architecture.
I invite papers that engage with questions: How does Empire define vision
and experience? How might images, materials, and built objects serve as a
form of resistance to Empire? Do images and built environments reflect,
countersign, or challenge ideals of local and/or imperial cultures? Does
the cultural geography of islands factor into imperialism? Essays might
address, among other topics, forms of resistance to U.S. cultural presence;
the role of architecture in expressions of state power; visual regimes of
race and racism; or gendered representations of the United States and its
foreign holdings in the Pacific and Caribbean.
Papers examining the consumption and production of art in support or
critique of U.S. imperialism at the turn of the century in the major cities
of Cuba, Guam, Hawai’i, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico are encouraged.
Essays that telescope back to the nineteenth century, looking at the
imperialist rhetoric of the Monroe Doctrine, and project forward, thinking
of the ongoing significance of vision and experience in the U.S. Empire,
Latinx and Filipinx communities, and the islands of the Caribbean and
Pacific, are especially welcome. Queries concerning submission topics are
Essay abstracts (approximately 250 words) and a CV should be sent by
January 20, 2018 to Joseph R. Hartman at hartmanjr at umkc.edu
Selected authors will be notified by February 5, 2018. First full drafts of
essays are due by March 20, 2018.
For those invited to contribute to the book project, essays should be 6,000
to 8,000 words (author-date system in Chicago style with a list of
references, and minimal endnotes, are preferred.) The use of images is
critical. Authors should note which images are most important to include.
Image copyright is the responsibility of the author and should be
established prior to submitting the final version of the essay. When
submitting final essays, proof of copyright permission will be needed.
Contact: Joseph R. Hartman, University of Missouri-Kansas City,
hartmanjr at umkc.edu
[Image above: USS Maine in Havana harbor; from
*ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>* |
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