SPECULATIVE BLACKNESS event at the Society for Utopian Studies conference with André M. Carrington
Oct 29, 2016
from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
|Where||Hilton Saint Petersburg, Bayfront, St. Petersburg, FL|
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André M. Carrington will be at the Society for Utopian Studies conference in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, October 29 at 8:30 a.m. for a roundtable discussion of his new book, Speculative Blackness.
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