CFP: Feminism, Gender and Temporal Belongings

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Tanya Kennedy (Women’s Studies, Univ. of Maine at Farmington) has issued this call for papers/panelists for a conference on “The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation,” sponsored by the Temporal Belongings network June 7-8, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland:

In her essay, The Times We’re In: Queer Feminist Criticism and the Reparative “Turn,” Robyn Wiegman discusses recent feminist theorizations of affect and time: “with so much in flux and with governments, like people, finding themselves awash in everyday attrition, scholarship that seeks to analyse the condition of the present – both its political comportment and its historical theorisation – has proliferated under a different set of terms: debt, crisis, precarity, bare life, biopolitics, neoliberalism, and empire.” Wiegman states that much of this “scholarship attends to the condition of the present through the converging analytics of affect and time.” I am seeking papers for a proposed panel for the 1st International Temporal Belongings Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland that engage this analytic in recent feminist theory by examining gender, affect, and time in contemporary U.S. culture. Possible approaches include:

*Discussions of feminist temporal logics and affects in feminist criticism and history

*Utopian time of capital and affective communities

*Feminist approaches to the temporal geographies of U.S capital (the Rust Belt, approaches to ideas of obsolescence, the Wall, border politics)

*Gender and the care economy

*Race, gender and feminist temporalities of belonging and resistance

*Temporal affects of resistance in the Trump era

*Feminist imaginaries of time (e.g. science fiction, historical fiction)

*The temporal logics of social media and feminism (e.g. feminist labor/community building)

*U.S. feminism, war, imperialism

Deadline for 200-word abstracts and 100-word bios is September 30, 2017 to tanya.kennedy@maine.edu

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