31/05/2018 – call for papers “Negotiating, subverting, reconfiguring borders in the English-speaking world”

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01/08/18. CFP “Symposium on North American Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century”

From its beginnings in the Naturalism of Dreiser and Wharton, through the Modernism of William Faulkner and the Lost Generation, the emergence of new voices in African-American, Native, and other minority writing, to more recent developments in the commercialisation of publishing houses, the growth of creative writing departments in colleges across North  America, and the giving way of Hugh Kenner’s Pound Era to Mark McGurl’s Program Era, the dramatic history of North America in the twentieth century has been reflected in its literature.

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31/07/18 – CFC ” American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”

In print since 1984, Legacy is the only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writing, broadly defined, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. We are interested in projects that examine the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works; and myriad other topics.

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31/05/18 – CFP “Relational Forms 4 – Literature and the Arts since the 1960s: Protest, Identity and the Imagination”

1968 is a momentous year in the global socio-political memory: it has come to be seen as the culmination and epitome of a series of processes involving protest, and the affirmation of previously silent or subaltern causes. Such processes and causes were predicated on challenges to established powers and mindsets, and hence on demands for change, that have had rich consequences in literature and the arts.

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01/06/18 – CFP (Re-)Mobilizing voters: electoral strategies and practices in the English-speaking world, 1867-2017″

The enfranchisement process throughout the English-speaking world has all but been a simultaneous one. In addition to the repeal of religious bans in the early 19th c., no less than six electoral reforms (Representation of the People Acts) were passed by the British Parliament between the mid-19th c. and the late 1960s, first enlarging the electorate on a property basis − but still within the confines of an exclusively male electorate −, then extending the right to vote to women

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01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America”

The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control. Leggi tutto “01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America””

27/04/18. AHA Summer Blogger

A key skill for 21st-century historians, whether they work in the professoriate, public history, government, publishing, or beyond, is the ability to communicate through a variety of media to different audiences. Many historians have turned to blogging to reach a broad public audience, and the success of historical writing online demonstrates a hunger for historians’ point of view.  Leggi tutto “27/04/18. AHA Summer Blogger”

13-14/04/18, Turin (IT). International conference “Fifty Years and Counting: The Global Memory and Legacy of Martin Luther King”

International conference “Fifty Years and Counting: The Global Memory and Legacy of Martin Luther King” organized by Centro di studi Americani e Transatlantici Bairati.

April, 12-13, 2018 – Campus Luigi Einaudi
Lungo Dora Siena 100 – Torino

If you’d like to read more about MLK heritage, here’s a post serie by Robert Greene II on Society for U.S. Intellectual History‘s blog

For any info:

Federica Morelli, federica.morelli@unito.it
Simone Cinotto, s.cinotto@unisg.it

The conference is organized with the support of:

  • UCEBI – Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d’Italia
  • U.S. Consulate in Italy in Milan
  • Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne

11/04/18 – Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow in American Art, Koln, Germany

The Museum Ludwig—a museum of the City of Cologne, Germany—is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe.  Leggi tutto “11/04/18 – Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow in American Art, Koln, Germany”

30/04/18 – CFP “Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America, 1520-1900”

Call for papers for a three-day workshop on anti-Catholicism in Europe and America. The aims of the workshop are Leggi tutto “30/04/18 – CFP “Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America, 1520-1900””