Reconfiguring Black Europe

Reconfiguring Black Europe
5 November 2016, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Valerie Anishchenkova , University of Maryland Alessandro Buffa , Naples Orientele Jean Beaman , Purdue University Nile Davies, Columbia University Enza de Francisci , University College London Paul J. Edwards , Boston University Carmen Fracchia, Birkbeck, University of London Stuart Green,  University of Leeds Charles Leavitt , University of Reading Julia Prest , University of St Andrews

Organisers: Emma Bond (St Andrews/IMLR) and S.A. Smythe (California/IMLR)

Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory Workshop

How can we dislocate European Blackness (as ontology, identity, or ideology) from its implicit racial-historical point of departure in order to arrive at as-yet undefined conceptualizations of subjectivity, belonging, and aesthetics? What does Blackness mean in/for Europe? What elements of Blackness or Black diasporic identity are privileged in European discourses and how do these configurations solidify hegemonic expectations of racial/gendered/classed normativity? This event aims to foreground less explored/familiar paradigms of Blackness throughout Europe with the intention of unsettling what has become taken for granted in contemporary discussions of 'Black Europe'.


Attendance free of charge, but places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a place, or for more information, please email (Registration closes on 21 October 2016)


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