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"Chia-Hsu; Jessica Chang" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 Oct 2020 16:48:08 -0400
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Dear all,

This is a call for submission for the seminar titled "*Reverse: Impure
Mediascapes and Epistemic Resistance*" in the American Comparative
Literature Association (ACLA) 2021 Annual Conference. Please kindly
circulate this seminar info. The conference will be held online on
April 8-11 2021. The ACLA portal submission is now open and will close on
Oct 31. If you are interested in submission or have any questions, feel
free to contact Chia-Hsu Chang at [log in to unmask]

Please find the seminar description here as well as via the attached link:


What do media and technologies mean for the colonized, racialized, and
dehumanized? How do we interpret, use, or embody them in ways that go
against the grain of colonial logic? How do we rewrite our histories
decolonially by taking a close look at their materiality, representation,
aesthetic form, and ontological structures? This seminar looks for media
and technologies that reverse modern/colonial agencies and explore
resistant subjectivity. We think of Leanne Simpson’s keen perception on the
maps of “two-dimensional representations”: one is the colonial map that
represents the colonial reality; another is the map that records
alternative realities of pain, loss, and survival “alongside” the colonial
one, embodied by the Nishnaabeg elders. We ask, how and what are the
possibilities to subvert borders through mapping practices? How do border
dwellers, liminal creatures, and transgressors challenge colonial
identities to unveil complex colonial realities? We think of Maria
Lugones’s ideas of mestizaje and multiplicity in rejecting the
fragmentation that turns us into pure parts serving colonial control. We
join Raka Shome’s manifesto to engage in differently situated

- Mobility, geographical significance, and border-crossing

- Mediascapes and literary/visual/sonic/tentacular technologies

- Impure/doubled identities under the intermeshed oppression

- Forms of epistemic disobedience and resurgence

- Decolonial futurisms

- Intercultural and transcultural flux



*Chia-Hsu Jessica Chang*
*Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature*
*Binghamton University - State University of New York*

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