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15/08/2019 – Grants: 25th AISNA Conference – 8 BORSE PER GIOVANI STUDIOSI

In occasione della 25th AISNA Biennial Conference – Gate(d) Ways. Enclosured, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond, Ragusa, 26-28 settembre 2019 – il Graduate Forum dell’AISNA bandisce, grazie al sostegno del Public Affairs Office dell’Ambasciata USA in Italia, 6
borse rivolte a giovani studiosi/e che siano iscritti/e o abbiano completato un dottorato di ricerca, o abbiano terminato la laurea magistrale e/o un master. In aggiunta l’AISNA finanzia con fondi propri 2 ulteriori borse. Leggi tutto “15/08/2019 – Grants: 25th AISNA Conference – 8 BORSE PER GIOVANI STUDIOSI”

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15/06/19 – CFP 25th AISNA conference”Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond”

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EXT. Deadline 25/06/2019 – Call for Proposals: 25th AISNA Biennial Conference in Ragusa

This 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the universal genius, the twofold engineer of defense walls against the enemy as much as swing-bridges for overtaking them; of impenetrable dams for stopping natural waterways as much as artificial water-channels for the penetration of commerce and the mixing of peoples and cultures; of barricades for puzzling the enemy on the ground as much as flying machines and futuristic prototypes of inspection drones, anticipating our transcontinental connections.

08/09/2019 – CFP: BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2019

Throughout the history of the United States, various media have been employed as mediums of national and international communication. From presidents, to journalists, to civil rights organisations and beyond, visual, textual, and sound media have provided modes by which groups and individuals have conveyed their ideas, beliefs, and understandings about the U.S. Leggi tutto “08/09/2019 – CFP: BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2019”

15/09/2019 – CFP: special issue of American Studies in Scandinavia

The editors of American Studies in Scandinavia invite proposals for a special issue of the journal devoted to the study of the American Presidency and Presidential elections. Leggi tutto “15/09/2019 – CFP: special issue of American Studies in Scandinavia”

1/10/2019 – CFP: The Stage of War. Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts

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8/9/2019 – CFP: “O / sweet spontaneous / earth”: Ecological and Ecocritical Approaches to E. E. Cummings

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15/10/2019 – CFP: Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies

What, when & where

Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling. In the spirit of the environmental humanities which have called into question both boundaries between scholarly disciplines and the realms of the natural and the cultural, Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies invites scholars to meet and share from across a diverse array of disciplines for a symposium dedicated to exploring the myriad ways in which multitudinous actors and interactions conspire to make meanings, spaces, places, and landscapes. In an era of multi-scalar environmental crises, the humanities are re-conceptualizing the human relationship to its more-than-human world. In her book Environmental Culture: The Environmental Crisis of Reason, philosopher Val Plumwood called for an increased understanding of humanity as always existent “within the non-human sphere,” further noting our constant embeddedness and interconnectedness with landscapes and spaces.

Resisting anthropocentrism, we seek to understand humanity’s connection to the world itself, both in a cultural and physical sense. Because the environmental humanities refer to a plurality of positions, we welcome contributions from the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to, the fields of Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Film Studies, English, History, Sociology, Philosophy, and Urban Studies. We seek individual presentations and round table discussions that approach the concept of environment from a cultural lens and encourage submissions that broaden our understanding of environment, subject, and space.

Submissions may consider:

What is the role of environment as a fundamental category of historical, social, philosophical, and cultural analysis?

What is the relationship between social identities and material and digital ecologies?

How do these socio-ecological systems understand and navigate environmental challenges and eco-injustices?

What is the relationship between film, media, and environment?

How does late stage capitalism change our understanding of environment?

How can Queer ecologies and Eco-feminism(s) trouble or destabilize the concept of environment?

How does the concept of environment intersect with (neo)colonial regimes and regimes of white supremacy?

How can we deconstruct dichotomies between rural and urban landscapes as they relate to conceptions and constructions of environment?

How are artistic, aesthetic, and architectural practices being used to respond to spatial injustices in urban, rural, and digital communities?

Deadline & how to apply

Deadline: 15/10/2019

Click the link below to submit an abstract: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1Ho6dGCz77pNmh2C5TxgFsCyGvGdFYjxqcqZaeLP0URr7EQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

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23/8/2019 – CFP: Connections and dimensions of urban space

What, when & where

The FES Acatlán through the Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor of convene the 1st International Congress “Connections and dimensions of urban space” It will take place from October 23 to 25, 2019 on this university campus.

The city is a mainly cultural and human environment which concerns us in more specific ways than other spaces. In the context of urban space many aspects of our civilization, our history and imagination take shape; we interact and develop as individuals; our trajectories and social links get mapped and materialized. Thus, the I “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space” International Conference intends to open an interdisciplinary space where researchers whose work revolves around human and imaginary aspects of urban space can present their findings and be welcomed in an open discussion forum.

The call is addressed to all those researchers (teaching and research staff and students in the process of completing the thesis) both attached to the FES Acatlán and other institutions who are interested in getting in touch with researchers of their own and other disciplines in a critical and proactive dialogue. We welcome, among others, proposals that deal with the following issues:

a) Connected History and Urban Space

b) Urban Imaginaries

c) Linguistics and the city

d) Literature, cinema, music, art end the city

e) Historical Archaeology

f) Philosophy of the city

g) Urban sustainability

h) Urban identity

i) Urban aesthetics

j) City and technology

k) Intersectionality (gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class) and urban spaces

l) Gentrification

m) Migration

n) Borders

o) Urban design

p) Urban analysis

q) The right to the city

Deadline & how to apply

Send proposal’s title, 350 word abstract, author’s name and institutional adscription. Proposals will be received in the Spanish and English languages. All proposals for papers will be received via email by Dr. Elisa T. Di Biase, at the National University of Mexico (UNAM, FES Acatlán), in Mexico City, at conexionesydimensioneshumanas@gmail.com from April 1st and up to August the 23rd.

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30/9/2019 – CFP: HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality

What, when & where

As we approach the third decade of the current century and the initial years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic become more deeply confined to the annals of history, scholarly and artistic interest in the virus appears to be thriving.

Initiatives such as the ACT UP oral history project, the 25th anniversary and revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in London and New York, and countless documentary films from David Weissman’s We Were Here (2011) to Jim Hubbard’s United in Anger (2012), have all contributed to a renewed interest in the early days of the epidemic and, indeed, a fascination with the ways in which subsequent generations of gay and queer-identified youth have processed and negotiated its legacy. As such, questions have arisen regarding the representation of HIV/AIDS in contemporary culture.

In what ways has the introduction of protease inhibitors affected the output of artists confronting HIV/AIDS? What are the ethical issues surrounding the depiction of the early years of the epidemic in film, art and theatre? What are some of the political questions surrounding the historicisation of HIV/AIDS in the twenty-first century? And does a traceable genealogy or heritage exist when it comes to HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy?

These are just some of the questions our conference aims to address by encouraging interdisciplinary discussion surrounding the memorialisation, representation and temporality of HIV/AIDS in the twenty-first century. Themes may include, but are by no means limited to:

The politics of representation
Archiving HIV/AIDS
Historicising HIV/AIDS beyond the white, male experience
HIV/AIDS activism from past to present
HIV/AIDS and intergenerational discourses
Representing HIV/AIDS after the ‘protease moment’
Representing trauma
HIV/AIDS and temporality

Deadline & how to apply

To apply, please send a paper proposal of 300-400 words and a 150-word bio to hivhumanities@gmail.com by 30 September, 2019. Any enquiries can also be directed to this email address.

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