We invite abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:
- Forms enslavement across time from Antiquity to today.
- Figuration and representation of enslaved people and/or slavery and more broadly subjugation in the arts (music, visual and performing arts, film, tv and media studies, theatre and drama, literature and graphic novels, etc.)
- (Hi)Stories of slavery and oppression as well as emancipation and liberation, memory studies.
- Comparative (Hi)Stories of forced labour and modern-day precariousness.
- Philosophers’ views on slavery as well as the philosophical significance of the concept of enslavement and subjugation in the history and practice of philosophy.
- Philosophical accounts of servitude as a condition.
- (Political) Ethics of enslavement and/or subjugation.
- Traces of slavery and enslavement in our time, structural racism, #BlackLivesMatter, minority activism movement and social (in)justice.
- Gendered and reproductive enslavement and labour, housewifization and women’s emancipation movements and activism, #NiUnaMenos, #Metoo.
- The role of colonisation and slavery in building Europe and the United States and its economy as well as debates surrounding restitution and reparation.
- Movements on decolonising the University and the syllabus.
- Movements toward slavery reparation and economic (in)justice.
- The evolution of slavery, indentured labour and forced migration.
- Modern slavery and human and animal trafficking.
- Contemporary economies of tourism and/or neo-liberal practices of extractivism as forms of enslavement and subjugation.
- The commodification of bodies and lands and their intertwined relations.
- Traces of slavery on the environment, plantationocene, climate change, uneven developments and environmental justice.
- Human-Animal relations, animal ethics and their exploitation and rights.
- Extinction as a result of exploitation and subjugation.
- Decolonisation and critical indigenous studies.
We invite individual proposals for 20-minute papers, as well as proposals for panels (three 20-minute papers), for roundtables, jam sessions, or any other format to present artistic production or to address activism, etc. Please send an abstract (200-300 words) and a brief biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th April 2020.
We strongly encourage submissions going beyond Western scholarship and from scholars at any stage of their careers.