01/06/2018 – CFP: LGBT and Parenting: an emerging theme?

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?”

08/09/2018 – CFP: Dikies of courage: Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement and the aesthetic of protest

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”

30/04/2018 – CFP: Methods and Practice in American Studies: Postgraduate Symposium

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”

18/05/2018 – The 2018 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College

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”

30/06/2018 – CFP: ICIM 2019 International Conference on Interculturalism and Multiculturalism Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI)

ICIM 2019
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)”

Bando e Brochure XIV Summer School CISPEA

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 TrumpLa 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

19/04/2018 – Seminario American Studies Italy, Università degli studi di Trento

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.

American Studies Symposium 2018 at Salzburg Global Seminar

Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics

Convened by the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association
Salzburg Global Seminar, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria

Friday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Leggi tutto “American Studies Symposium 2018 at Salzburg Global Seminar”