Networks and Connections

Call for Papers


Black Fantastic Resources

MLA 2022

Afrosouthernfuturism and the Black Speculative Arts

We invite papers from scholars interested in working toward a critical definition of Afrosouthernfuturism in southern studies, African American studies, critical race and ethnic studies, studies of race and speculative fiction, and/or Anthropocene studies. Due March 15, 2021.

Afrofuturism Syllabus

See the Afrofuturism & the Hurston Legacy, a collection of open educational resources (OERs) and open-access course syllabi for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities and its 2020-2024 Afrofuturism Conference Cycle.

Lovecraft Country

Studies in the Fantastic seeks submissions for a special issue on  Lovecraft Country. Acknowledging that the series is new and that many conferences this year are cancelled due to the pandemic, we are accepting shorter essays (3500-6000 words) driven by scene analyses for this collection that seeks to gather together scholars’ “First Thoughts on Lovecraft Country.”  Submissions for this special issue should be received by June 1, 2021. Send to the editor at

Afrofuturism Libguide

See Dr. Clarissa West-White’s resource guide on Afrofuturism.

Who to Follow

Nettrice Gaskins

Digital artist, cultural critic, and renderer of the Afrofuturistic.

Julian Chambliss, Ph.D.

Val Berryman Curator of History at Michigan State University, comic book scholar, and organizer of the Afrofuturism Conference at the Zora! Festival.

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