Contributors are invited to submit chapters for a book project on Afrofuturism, an emerging and increasingly relevant area in Africana/Africanist fields. The scholarly essays will analyze, discuss, or examine Afrofuturism. The purpose of the book project is to gather in one volume current research that both outlines the academic field and conceptualizes it as a growing site of interdisciplinary exploration. We encourage essays that assess and re-assess Afrofuturism from a variety of perspectives, including notably the polemical, historical, esthetic, academic, and cultural. Contributors are also encourage to share in their essays the analytical and comparative dimensions of Afrofuturism.
Scholars in Africana Studies, Area Studies, Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial studies and more will be particularly interested. Up and coming scholars are strongly encouraged to submit essays.
Essays will reflect and revolve (broadly) around the following themes/topics:
- Elements of Afrofuturism: History, Definitions, Methodologies?
- Afrofuturism Ontologies: Race, the Afropolitan, Identity Fluidity
- Afrofuturism: Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
- Internet Technology, Popular Media, and Afrofuturism
- Afrofuturism and the Perfomance Arts: Hip Hop/Music
- Afrofuturism in the Academy
- Language and Afrofuturism: Vocabularies and Grammars
- Diasporic Afrofuturisms: Theory and Practice
- The Commodity and Consumption of Afrofuturism
- Politics and Economics of Afrofuturism
- Afrofuturism and Black Science Fiction