SASA will be holding our 2023 conference in late September in Atlanta and we have just extended the submission deadline to May 5th, 2023
Here is the brief description of the conference theme:
In Hamlet’s soliloquy, the phrase “undiscovered country” refers to “death, The undiscovered country, from whose bourn / No traveler returns.” In this light, the phrase speaks to the urgency of global climate change as the earth passes benchmarks on the way to “irreversible” transformation, making significant parts of the globe uninhabitable by humans and other species. The recognition of this reality has spurred greater action at local, national and international levels to slow down or halt the process, generating new visions of the world economy. It is also particularly resonant in a moment when decolonial frameworks have become more prominent, facilitating conversations about how the residue of the past affects our present and future. “Undiscovered Country” is a utopian concept resonant with creators of speculative fictions and alternate histories who evoke places beyond our reckoning. The phrase can be read either as an invitation to colonial “exploration” or as a space where colonialism never happened.
For the 2023 conference of the Southeastern American Studies Association, to be held Sept 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia, we call for papers addressing any aspect of the theme, “undiscovered country”: colonial, decolonial, catastrophic, utopian, and/or speculative. We also encourage papers and panels grounded in the study of place, space, and environment, including both natural and built environments. Finally, interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary explorations of climate change and climate activism are also welcomed.
Follow this link to the submission site and the rest of the CFP: https://southeasternasa.org/atlanta2023/
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