Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium
In collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)
Feminism and Technoscience
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture
April 6, 2019
In light of contemporary sociopolitical developments and prevailing technological practices, the EAAS Women’s Network Symposium will explore the connection between feminism andtechnoscience. In particular, it will examine feminist activism in relation to central notions such as the body, nature, and subjectivity within the context of current technoscientific discourses. Leggi tutto “15/12/2018 – CFP: Third Biennial European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Women’s Network Symposium”
14th SAAS Conference
“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.
Leggi tutto “15/11/2018 – CFP: 14th SAAS Conference “The Image and the Word: Interactions between American Literature, Media, Visual Arts and Film””
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 conference will be held in Kraków on 25-27 October 2018. Leggi tutto “31/05/2018 – CFP: Aftermath: The Fall and the Rise after the Event”
Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing
INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCH
School of Advanced Study • University of London
Call for Papers
LGBT and Parenting: an emerging theme?
Date: Friday 19 October 2018
CFP deadline: Friday 1 June 2018 Leggi tutto “01/06/2018 – CFP: LGBT and Parenting: an emerging theme?”
23/24 November 2018
Deadline: 8 September 2018
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon
Fifty year after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s is frequently memorialized as a moment of almost inevitable national redemption, when a call to the better angels of American consciousness brought the country together to overcome injustices that no longer plague the present. As historian Jeanne Theoharis argues in A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History (2018), this interpretative frame has frequently constructed a self-congratulatory discourse that whitewashes the immense obstacles and violence faced by the Civil Rights movement and its leaders, rather than soberly remember the “dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear” that, in Dr. King’s words, the movement demanded of its activists, and measure the incompleteness of what was then achieved. This process is seen in the yearly appeals to depoliticize Martin Luther King Day in the name of national unity and reconciliation, as well as in efforts to decouple the most successful social movement of the twentieth century from contemporary protests against lingering racial injustice (such as Black Lives Matter), often accused of distorting a sanitized version of its legacy. Leggi tutto “08/09/2018 – CFP: Dikies of courage: Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement and the aesthetic of protest”
The Centre for American Studies at the University of Kent invites postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit proposals for papers discussing, interrogating, analysing and advocating for innovative and creative approaches to American Studies scholarship in 2018. Leggi tutto “30/04/2018 – CFP: Methods and Practice in American Studies: Postgraduate Symposium”
Monday June 18, 2018 – Sunday June 24, 2018.
Director: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
Co-Directors: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale,”), Cindi Katz (CUNY Graduate Center), Eng-Beng Lim (Dartmouth College), Eric W. Lott (CUNY Graduate Center) Leggi tutto “18/05/2018 – The 2018 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College”
International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism
Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI)
ISCAP-P.PORTO, 28-29-30 March 2019
Call for Papers Leggi tutto “30/06/2018 – CFP: ICIM 2019 International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI)”
Si segnala la pubblicazione del bando per la XIV Summer School CISPEA (Centro Inter-universitario di Storia e Politica Euro-Americana) 1968-2018 – Dalla crisi dell’ordine newdealista all’America di Trump. La scuola si terrà dal 24 al 27 giugno presso l’Istituto Alcide Cervi di Reggio Emilia, in collaborazione con Istituto Banfi, Istituto Cervi e Cooperativa Boorea. Il bando mette a concorso 14 posti e scade il 10 maggio. È possibile scaricare bando e brochure informativa sul sito del Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali dell’Università di Bologna oppure sul sito del CISPEA
Brochure Summer School 2018 Bando Summer School CISPEA 2018
Si informa (si veda locandina allegata) che in data 19 aprile alle ore 10 al Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia dell’università di Trento, si terrà il seminario dal titolo “Narrative and Counter-narratives: The Stories Americans Tell About Race” condotto dalla Prof. a Jessica Maucione, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State.
Il seminario è offerto dall’Ambasciata USA nell’ambito del programma American Studies Italy.
La Prof.a Maucione si soffermerà su testi di letteratura, cinema e cultura popolare statunitense per interrogare il ruolo di personaggi e narrazioni che separano la specie umana lungo artefatte linee di razza, celebrare la presunta superiorità “bianca” e disumanizzare personaggi “neri”, “scuri” “gialli”.
Responsabile dell’incontro: Prof.a Giovanna Covi.
Il seminario è programmato per gli studenti di Letterature Angloamericane e aperto a chiunque abbia interesse.