International Pynchon Week 2019 Sapienza University of Rome Dipartimento di Studi europei, americani e inter-culturali June 10-14, 2019 Official Website https://teacher835.wixsite.com/ipw2019
Pynchon in Rome: it could sound like a provocation, since we cannot be sure whether Pynchon ever visited the capital of Italy, nor does the Eternal City qualify as a Pynchonian location the way other Italian cities, such as Florence or Venice, do. And yet a remarkably striking scene from one of Pynchon’s earliest works, the short story “Under the Rose”, takes place in Rome, where the spy Moldweorp attacks and almost kills a streetwalker, in a way reminiscent of a scene in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Moreover, Rome is often mentioned in the novels and stories, thus appearing in absentia, as an inescapable and vital cultural reference point: Rome as a symbol, more than a city. Leggi tutto “CFP: International Pynchon Week @ Sapienza Università di Roma”
The New Americanist would like to announce a call for papers for its second issue (Spring 2019). The New Americanist is an interdisciplinary journal publishing scholarly work on the United States and the Americas broadly considered. We are especially interested in work which includes a global perspective, introduces new critical approaches, and proposes theoretical frameworks to the study of the US. We welcome contributions from scholars from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences.
If you are interested in contributing, please submit a 350-word abstract and 200-word biographical note by 31 January 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed articles of a 6000-8000 word length based on accepted abstracts by 30 June 2018.
The New Americanist comes out twice yearly in association with the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. Please submit previously unpublished work only. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind peer review.
The New Americanist is always seeking book reviews and commentary. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing.
The New Americanist
c/o Matthew Chambers
American Studies Center
Al. Niepodleglosci 22
02-653 Warsaw POLAND
In the 1993 inaugural issue of Southern Cultures Harry Watson and John Shelton Reed claimed in “The Front Porch” that “although it may be said that there is one South, there are also many Souths, and many cultural traditions among them … There is one South spawned by its many cultures” (1993). Leggi tutto “CFP: Polish Journal for American Studies (PJAS) Special Issue: “Other Souths on page and screen.””
Announcing the fourth year of “OASIS-Orientale American Studies International School,” a one-week school that will take place at Università Orientale’s conference center on the island of Procida, off the coast of Naples, May 27-June 1, 2018.
Leggi tutto “CFA: OASIS Summer School 2018”
RSA Journal, the journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA), invites submissions for its 2018 issue on “Post-racial America Exploded: #BlackLivesMatter Between Social Activism, Academic Discourse, and Cultural Representation.” Leggi tutto “CFP: RSAJournal 29”
Please find attached the CFP for the international conference Traditions and Transitions dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Department of English and American Studies and the 130th anniversary of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The conference will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on September 28-30, 2018. Leggi tutto “CFP: 90th anniversary of the Department of English and American Studies at St. Kliment Ohridski University”
Very few television shows have been as intimately connected to the fears and anxieties of the global age as Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4, 2011-14, Netflix, 2014-) A variety of directors and writers have taken aim at what Brooker described as ‘the side effects’ of contemporary culture in the course of the nineteen episodes across four seasons. Leggi tutto “January 31, 2018. Call for contributions “Edited collection on Black Mirror”.”
Coloro che sono interessati a far recensire le loro pubblicazioni del 2017 su American Literary Scholarship possono inviare il materiale a Giulia Iannuzzi. Leggi tutto “CFP: American Literary Scholarship”
Recovering May Alcott Nieriker’s Life and Work | A One Day Conference. June 28, 2018, Université Paris Diderot https://mayalcottnieriker.com/
Keynote Speaker | Dr Daniel Shealy (UNC, Charlotte) Deadline 31st January 2018
May Alcott Nieriker was a nineteenth-century American painter who lived as a single woman in Paris between the years of 1870-1879. At a time when women were not admitted to the beaux arts and were forced to pay double in tuition at the private ateliers, May daringly travelled alone to pursue a career at the age of thirty. Leggi tutto “CFP: Recovering May Alcott Nieriker’s Life and Work”
June 26-28, 2018 University of Rome, “La Sapienza”
In 1992 Gunter Demnig, a German artist born after the end of WWII, starts the Stolperstein project, the world’s largest decentralized memorial, consisting of small, cobblestone-sized brass plaques set in the pavement in front of the buildings where the victims of National Socialism lived. Leggi tutto “CFP: Past (Im)Perfect Continuous. Trans-Cultural Articulations of the Postmemory of WWII”