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Indigenous futurism

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Indigenous futurism

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Call for Papers: Extrapolation special issue on Indigenous Futurism

Extrapolation special issue on Indigenous Futurism, edited by Grace L. Dillon, (Anishinaabe), Michael Levy, and John Rieder.

In the last decade and a half, a number of scholars have explored the way that SF throughout the last century and a half  has borne a close relationship to colonial, and later postcolonial history, discourses, and ideologies. One of the most prominent features of colonial ideology in SF has been the widespread assumption that the future will be determined by the technological and cultural dominance of the West, the “progress” of which often entails the assumption that non-Western cultures will either disappear or  assimilate themselves to Western norms. Indigenous Futurism designates a growing movement of writing, both fictional and critical, that envisions the future from the point of view of Indigenous histories, traditions, and knowledges—and in so doing situates the present and the past in ways that challenge (neo/post)colonial ideologies of progress. This special issue of Extrapolation aims to bring together critical and scholarly explorations of and responses to fictional or theoretical and critical work in or on Indigenous SF, where SF is broadly conceived of as including science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and slipstream.
Topics might include but are not limited to:
  •        fictional and theoretical confrontations of Western science and Indigenous knowledges
  •       use of Indigenous traditions in fiction or theory to envision a sustainable future
  •       responses to and evaluation of Indigenously-inflected SF in any medium from any geographic location
  •       representation and use of Indigenous traditions in classic SF texts
  •       Indigeneity and SF adventure fiction, Indigeneity and space opera, Indigeneity and the New Weird
  •       challenges of publishing and distributing Indigenous Futurism
 We invite submissions of 5,000-12,000 words to John Rieder (rieder@hawaii.edu) by April 1, 2015. Submissions should conform to the usual requirements of Extrapolation
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BK Nation Call for Submission of Short Videos of Native Women & Girls of All Ages for Women’s History Month

lastrealindians:

“Today a female will give birth, a female will be raped, a female will laugh, a female will awake. In light of Women’s History Month in March, we are here to honor the female, women and girls on this planet–in all their hardships, triumphs, and successes. The females who hold our hands and who replenish our mental ache. The females who continue to love in spite of it all, and the females who paved the way for equality and for belief in the greatness of woman and of girl power. Please join us throughout this month as we listen and engage with the voices of both males and females, as we analyze what it would be like if women and girls ruled the world.”—The BK Nation Editorial Team

BK Nation (“BK” stands for “Building Knowledge”) is a new national organization based in New York City. It is a movement of people from all backgrounds, combining grassroots activism, pop culture, technology, and social media to spark projects and campaigns led by the people, for the people. BK Nation embraces the motto “The leadership is us” to convey that “any real and lasting change in our America, and on our planet, will happen because of our voices, our ideas, and our actions.”

My brilliant and powerful women friends:

BK Nation, via our website www.bknation.org, is doing a special Women’s History Month package throughout March. We are asking women and girls of all backgrounds and ages to use your cellphone or computer video camera and make a short video no longer than 30-60 seconds. Say your first and last name, where you are from, and then complete this sentence: “If women and girls ruled the world….” Once done please email your video to mia@bknation.org and kevin@kevinpowell.net. Thank you so much!

We would love to get Native sister voices of all ages and humbly request submissions. Please send by March 15th, 2014.

Kevin Powell

BK Nation, President & Cofounder
Website: www.bknation.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BKNationPage
Twitter: @kevin_powell
Twitter: @BKNationOrg
“The leadership is us.”

http://lastrealindians.com/bk-nation-call-for-submission-of-short-videos-of-native-women-girls-of-all-ages-for-womens-history-month/

Missive: a Transfeminist Journal. Call for Submissions!

missivejournal:

Missive Journal, a new publication of original transfeminist thought, is calling for submissions for it’s first issue! We’re looking for essays, poetry, short fiction, visual art, and memoir written by trans women.

Most of the discourse surrounding trans women has almost nothing to do with our lived experiences, or is perpetually stuck in a state of Trans 101. The transfeminist writings which have most inspired us are ephemeral and scattered, situated as they are in various internet communities. And far too often, these conversations are derailed by an interloper almost as soon as they begin.

Our aim in starting Missive is to foster a different type of conversation about our bodies and our lives. It is a place to move beyond the politics of apologism; it is a place to collect and record transfeminist works.

We plan on distributing Missive as a digital file on a pay-what-you-can model, with proceeds split evenly amongst contributors.

Please send submissions to
missive.journal@gmail.com by December 31st, 2013.

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