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)”

1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium

Call for Symposium: Permanent Impact of Transient Documents: 1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium
The symposium will be organized on 25th-27th April 2018 at VEKAM (Ankara) under the auspices of Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM), and with the contributions of Middle East Technical University’s (METU) Department of History. Leggi tutto “1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium”

CFP: Making Culture With/Out Uncle Sam: Public-Private Patronage in the 1960s

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Annual Conference,
Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge, England, 13-15 June 2018

The 1960s saw the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the expansion and transformation of philanthropic spending priorities in the cultural arena, and also the exposure of covert CIA funding for a range of Cold War cultural projects, all against the backdrop of this contentious decade. Leggi tutto “CFP: Making Culture With/Out Uncle Sam: Public-Private Patronage in the 1960s”

Call for proposals (2nd call) ALA 2018, San Francisco

‘A Shake Down’: Reassessing the just-posthumous James

To mark the hundredth anniversary of the ‘Henry James Number’ of The Little Review (August 1918), papers are invited on any aspect of response to James’s life and writing in the decade immediately following his death. What might the Little Review’s eclectic, opinionated commemorative number (with contributions by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Theodora Bosanquet and others) have to offer to modern James criticism? What have been the legacies of other early assessments and interventions, critical, biographical or editorial? What has been forgotten or sidelined from this phase of his reception history? Leggi tutto “Call for proposals (2nd call) ALA 2018, San Francisco”

CFP for our FAAAM conference Writing her/self in Text and Image in Anglophone Women’s Life Writing

Writing her/self in Text and Image in Anglophone Women’s Life Writing – international conference on women’s life writing organized by Paris Nanterre’s FAAAM group to be held at Paris Nanterre on 28-29 September 2018 Leggi tutto “CFP for our FAAAM conference Writing her/self in Text and Image in Anglophone Women’s Life Writing”

Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic

Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic
21-22 June 2018
Dublin, Ireland

The Transatlantic Women 3 conference invites scholars representing various countries and disciplines to present on any topic related to nineteenth-century transatlantic women but are especially interested in those dealing with women of the Irish-American nexus. Leggi tutto “Transatlantic Women 3: Women of the Green Atlantic”

CFP: Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West

Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West (American University in Dubai).

The goal of the conference is to examine works of literature and other forms of creative expression that try to move beyond the stereotypes of Orientalist and Occidentalist imagination to construct a more authentic rapport between the two regions. Leggi tutto “CFP: Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West”

CFP: Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference

The Canadian Society for Italian Studies is holding a conference at the University of Ottawa from May 11-13, 2018. Attached is the Call for Papers for the conference. The deadline to submit session proposals is January 31, 2018. Leggi tutto “CFP: Canadian Society for Italian Studies Conference”