CFP: ASEEES 55th Annual Convention on Theme Decolonization

Calls for Submissions

The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association [SEEFA], an ASEEES affiliate, is issuing an annual call for papers for the ASEEES convention to be held in Philadelphia, in-person November 30 – December 3 and online October 19-20, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Decolonization”.

Decolonization can be explored on one level as a contemporary and historical force within the region. What does one mean by decolonization, what sparks decolonization processes, and under what circumstances do these processes succeed or fail over time? What does decolonization entail in linguistic, cultural, historical, spatial, social, political, and economic terms? How does decolonization in one realm affect its prospects in others? Understanding decolonization requires inquiry into the nature of imperial and colonial relationships as well. Such relationships are established, transformed, and destroyed through political, military, and economic levers, through the privileging and subjugation of languages and cultures, across space and time. As an interdisciplinary gathering, the ASEEES annual convention provides an exceptional opportunity to grapple collectively with these dynamics.

They welcome papers from an intersection of areas including folklore, literature, anthropology, and history.

The ASEEES deadline for submission of panels is March 15, 2023. SEEFA will accept proposals until 17:00 EST on March 1, 2023. SEEFA will notify recipients of inclusion on a panel/roundtable by March 5, 2023.

Please send your queries and proposals to Dorian Jurić:

[email protected]

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