CFP: Anthology/Edited collection on Disney theme parks and performance

We are seeking interested scholars to join an anthology/edited collection of essays focused on performance and Disney theme parks, tentatively titled Carousel of Performance: The Tourist as Actor in the Mouse’s Kingdom. Several authors have already contributed work to this collection in progress, and discussions have begun with an interested academic publisher. Leggi tutto “CFP: Anthology/Edited collection on Disney theme parks and performance”

CFP: Convegno CRISA 28-30 maggio 2018

Circolazione di persone e di idee: integrazione ed esclusione tra Europa e Americhe

Il CRISA, in linea con una tradizione di convegni biennali, propone l’organizzazione di un evento incentrato sul tema delle migrazioni storiche e contemporanee da e verso le Americhe, considerato come argomento centrale nel dibattito politico, sociale e culturale del momento. Leggi tutto “CFP: Convegno CRISA 28-30 maggio 2018”

CFP: Edited Collection Preserving U.S. History–Memorializing Contested Events

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2017

full name / name of organization: Melissa M. Bender, University Writing Program, University of California, Davis; Klara Stephanie Szlezák, American Studies, University of Passau, Germany

contact email: preservingushistory@gmail.com Leggi tutto “CFP: Edited Collection Preserving U.S. History–Memorializing Contested Events”

CFP: American Art Economics Questionnaire

American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press, invites historians of American art to answer the question, “What do we talk about when we talk about economics, money, and the art market?Leggi tutto “CFP: American Art Economics Questionnaire”

Call For Papers: “Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies”

A Workshop Jointly Sponsored and Organized by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and the Society of Early Americanists October 4-6, 2018
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany Leggi tutto “Call For Papers: “Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies””

2018 AFEA Conference – Magnifying America: The Poetics and Politics of details

Nice May 22-25, 2018
“MAGNIFYING AMERICA: THE POETICS AND POLITICS OF DETAILS”
Please note that the deadline is January 15, 2018.

AFEA 2018 – LGBTQ+ workshop
The Devil is in the Details: the Perpetual Quest for LGBTQ+ Equality
Chaired by
Anthony Castet (Associate Professor, University of Tours) and Georges-Claude Guilbert (Professor, University of Le Havre) Leggi tutto “2018 AFEA Conference – Magnifying America: The Poetics and Politics of details”

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)”