CFP: ‘Foreign Bodies and Native Sons’ (University College Dublin)

The Annual Conference of the Irish Association for American Studies
April 27-28, 2018
University College Dublin

IAAS Annual Conference

Although the relationship between the ‘native’ and the ‘foreign’ has been a longstanding, evolving site of contention in American cultural history, the Trump presidency has brought both terms (and their histories) to a new level of exposure and debate. The assumptions about ‘foreign bodies’ that fuelled the recent election and its aftermath—from the ‘wall’ to the travel ban— invite sustained analysis, especially in relation to the construction of a seemingly antithetical body of ‘native sons’ that invokes superficial concepts of white working-class masculinity. Leggi tutto “CFP: ‘Foreign Bodies and Native Sons’ (University College Dublin)”