[Msa-discuss] CFP: “Labor Travels, Art Forms: Geopolitical Economies of Cultural Transformation”

LauraDoyle ldoyle at english.umass.edu
Fri Jul 4 12:33:06 EDT 2014

Please circulate this call to lists or colleagues who might be interested.
Thanks, Laura

Call for essays in literature and other arts for special issue on “Labor 
Travels, Art Forms: Geopolitical Economies of Cultural Transformation” 
in /Literature Compass/ (as part of “Global Circulation Project”//).By 
August 4 2014, send 300-400-word proposals to Laura Doyle 
(ldoyle at english.umass.edu) for essays on the 
transnational/transhemispheric formation of aesthetics or cultural 
styles via laborers or labor movements/discourses.Submissions should 
address the creation of cultural forms “from below” and across state 
boundaries, specifically as carried and shaped by migrating/diasporic 
workers or by labor histories, and as catalyzed by international, 
imperial, sexual, racial, capitalist or other geopolitical economies. We 
seek essays on diverse historical eras, including pre-1500 as well as 
post-1500 periods. Most essays will treat literary forms, with selected 
essays on other venues/arts. Interdisciplinary work including historical 
material is welcome; as are theorizations of the co-formation, via the 
movements of labor, of global/transnational and local/national aesthetic 

Laura Doyle
Professor of English
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
WEBSITE: http://people.umass.edu/ldoyle/index.htm

Co-director, World Studies Interdisciplinary Project (WSIP)

Series Co-editor, University of Edinburgh Press:
Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultures

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