Call for Papers 2019

W.W. leaders pause for a portrait during the Paterson Silk Strike, Paterson, New Jersey, 1913. Left to right: Pat Quinlan, Carlo Tresca, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Adolph Lessig and Big Bill Haywood.

We are now accepting paper and panel proposals for Radical Americas 2019. While as ever we welcome papers from a wide range of disciplines on all aspects of radicalism in the Western Hemisphere (as well as papers utilising radical methodologies or approaches), the conference will this year have two broad areas of focus. For the first, we encourage presenters to face current crises: we hope to have sessions on contemporary developments in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the United States, and Mexico, inter alia. But we would also like to reflect on some significant anniversaries, including: the Battle of Seattle WTO protests (20) / Chiapas Uprising (25) / Fall of the Berlin Wall (30) / Grenadian Revolution (40) / Nicaraguan Revolution (40) / Stonewall Riots (50) / Woodstock (50) / Weather Underground (50) / The Execution of Fred Hampton/Mark Clark (50) / Arpanet (50) / Murder of Zapata (100). Presenters of the best papers will be encouraged to submit to the Radical Americas Journal. []

Panels will run on the 12th, followed by plenary sessions and a drinks reception, then again on the afternoon of the 13th. We plan to set aside time on the morning of 13th for workshops with activist groups/networks on how academics can better integrate and assist with, for example, transnational solidarity networks, campaigns in support of migrant rights in the UK, and defending / promoting cultures of the Americas against gentrification. Please get in touch if you have ideas for sessions here. There are inspiring collaborations between artists, scholars, public intellectuals, political movements, and artistic communities that can provide models of resistance and refusal.

Deadline for Submissions: Extended to 1 May 2019 (250 word abstracts to
Slots are 20m. Individual papers or panels of three (no all-male panels) will all be considered.
Travel grants will be available to those most in need.
Two-day conference Cost: £25/£50/£75 – pay what you, or your department, can.