What, when & where
Call for papers for the 25th AISNA Biennial Conference
Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond
SDS of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ragusa, September 26-28, 2019
See the complete description of panels (AISNA_RAGUSA CALL FOR PAPERS per sito (30 panels)) to apply :
- Panel # 1 Photography and American Culture Within and Beyond Walls
- Panel # 2 Supernatural Passages Across Enclosures in Science Fiction Literature
- Panel # 3 Blue-Collars: Racial and Economic Boundaries Inside America’s Working Class
- Panel # 4 Space, Security, Control, and Containment: Tales of Hope and Despair
- Panel # 5 Urban Borders: Relocating the boundary to the urban milieu in American Literature and Culture
- Panel # 6 Contested belongings, border identities, and theNation-State: Arab and Muslim Americans in the 20th and 21st century
- Panel # 7 Gates(d)ways in “Pre-occupied Spaces”: Exploring Signs of Ethnicity in American Cities
- Panel # 8 Considering Violence Within Domestic Walls to Pursue An Ethics and Politics of Nonviolence
- Panel # 9 Decolonizing the Digital Archive
- Panel # 10 Beyond Bricks and Concrete: Regenerating Walls and Barriers
- Panel # 11 “There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me”: American music across the wall.
- Panel # 12 From Gatekeeping to Border Crossing: Translating Americanness for Italian Readers
- Panel # 13 Milestones in Italian Americana: di Donato’s Christ in Concrete and Puzo’s The Godfather
- Panel # 14 Dissent: from Walls to Breaches to Bridges of Knowledge and Resistance.
- Panel # 15 Living in The Shadow of No Towers: Conceptualizing Americans’ experiences and responses in Post 9/11 Trauma Narratives
- Panel # 16 Walls as Tropes of Separation and Contact in American Literature
- Panel # 17 The Politics of Walled Geographies/Communities in Contemporary US Cinema.
- Panel # 18 US Encounters with the Maghreb and the Mashreq: Inclusions, Interactions, Turn Aways
- Panel # 19 Narratives across borders: generic and epistemological breaches in 21stCentury North-American Literature
- Panel # 20 The Political and Socio-Cultural Relevance of Frontiers
- Panel # 21 Children on the Move: Under-Age Migrants and Refugees in the Age of National Security
- Panel # 22 Crossing borders, challenging America: political space and women’s authorship as an act of resistance
- Panel # 23 Dwelling on thresholds: exploring, trespassing liminal places.
- Panel # 24 “Beyond Walls and Enclosures: Social Justice and Literary Experimentalism in Early Black Speculative Fiction”
- Panel # 25 Tearing Through the Fabric of Things: What lies outside, beyond, beneath the page and the screen
- Panel # 26 “Cracks in the wall”: the circulation of people and ideas during the Cold War.
- Panel # 27 Breaking the Wall of Secrecy: the present and future of the Freedom of Information Act
- Panel # 28 Borders, Mobilities, Minorities
- Panel # 29 Gateways and Gatekeepers: American Institutions Abroad
- Panel # 30 Walls and Breaches: Gender, Race and Class within American Society and Politics in the XIX and XX century
Deadline & how to apply
Paper proposals (max. 300 words) should be submitted, together with a brief biographical note, to the Panel Coordinator(s), to the Conference Organizer Gigliola Nocera (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the Aisna Secretary Simone Francescato (email@example.com) by June 15, 2019. Successful proponents will be notified by June 30, 2019. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.
Other info, Links & conditions
See the complete call here: AISNA_RAGUSA CALL FOR PAPERS per sito (30 panels)