“The Image and the Word: Interactions between American Literature, Media, Visual Arts and Film”
University of Salamanca (Spain)
10-12 April, 2019
Word and image play an important role in perception. Under the landslide of innovation in the domain of communication and representation in the last half-century, the visual turn of culture enhanced by the postmodern digital turn has fundamentally changed traditional means of understanding culture and the expression of literature, image, film, and photography. Various philosophers and theoreticians, such as James Heffernan, Wendy Steiner, Barbara Stafford, W.J.T. Mitchell, have analyzed the “pictorial turn” of our present, claiming that the long dominance of the written book is giving way to the visual image —cinema, video, photography, and other forms of pictorial and digital representation.
Aftermath: The Fall and the Rise after the Event is an international conference which wishes to explore the notion and representation of aftermath, , understood as a consequence/result/after-effect of a seminal event (to an individual, a community, society, regions and nations) whose nature is not necessarily unfortunate and disastrous but certainly transformative and life-changing.
The conference is jointly organised by the Institute of English Studies (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), Institute of Art History (University of Warsaw) and Region and Nation Literature Association.
The Middle East Studies Forum is pleased to announce its biannual Middle East studies conference, which this year will focus on Trump and the Middle East. The conference will take place from 29 – 31 October 2018 at Deakin University Burwood.
29 October – PhD workshop
30 – 31 October – Full conference
4th Summer School 2018
27 June-3 July 2018
Discussing Gender: Confrontations and Challenges
This is the 4th Summer School program to take place at the Faculty of Philosophy, AUTh. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, IB students, secondary education teachers, and the general public.
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its distinguished Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program.
The MAS is an interdisciplinary program taught in English and aimed at qualified graduate students from around the world. It offers inside knowledge of the United States from an outside perspective. Admission is competitive and depends on quality and academic merits of the candidates. MAS participants benefit both from excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and from an interdisciplinary approach which meets the needs of future leaders. The MAS is a four-semester program.Leggi tutto “30/06/2018 – CFA: Master of Arts in American Studies at Heidelberg (Germany)”
Editors: Eduardo Valls Oyarzun, Rebeca Gualberto Valverde, Noelia Malla
García, María Colom Jiménez and Rebeca Cordero Sánchez.
Call for Papers
At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities,
Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world. Exposing the logic of domination that articulates the very power relationships that both connect and separate human culture and natural life, recent trends in ecocriticism have raised awareness of the ‘otherisation’ of nature (Huggan and Tiffin, 2015), pointing out the need of assessing insurgent discourses that—converging with counter-discourses of race, gender or class—realize the empowerment of nature from its subaltern position. Leggi tutto “1/07/2018 – CFP: Avenging Nature: A Survey of the Role of Nature in Modern and Contemporary Art and Literature”
Subject Fields: American History / Studies, World History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Literature, Cultural History / Studies
The New Americanist would like to announce a general call for papers for its third issue (Fall 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.
The New Americanist is pleased to announce a call for our first special feature section: “Hobgoblins of Fantasy: American Fantasy Fiction in Theory.”