SPECULATIVE BLACKNESS event at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference with André M. Carrington
Nov 03, 2016
from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
|Where||Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303|
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André M. Carrington, author of Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction, will be at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m. for a roundtable discussion entitled "Rethinking the Technosocial Imaginary, Decolonizing Futurities," featuring his book.
André M. Carrington analyzes the highly racialized genre of speculative fiction—including science fiction, fantasy, and utopian works, along with their fan cultures—to illustrate the relationship between genre conventions in media and the meanings ascribed to blackness in the popular imagination. Speculative Blackness reveals new understandings of the significance of blackness in twentieth-century American literature and culture.
"André M. Carrington takes readers on a voyage that beautifully maps gendered and sexualized articulations of Blackness across different speculative genres and media... Speculative Blackness is a wonderful book that makes indispensable contributions to Black studies, literary studies, studies science fiction fan fiction and fandom, and Afrofuturism." —Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern University