01/06/2018 – CFG: Premi Agostino Lombardo e Caterina Gullì 2018

PREMIO AGOSTINO LOMBARDO

Per commemorare la figura del grande studioso scomparso, l’AISNA (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) bandisce il Premio Agostino Lombardo, assegnato alla migliore tesi di laurea di argomento americanistico discussa nel corso dell’anno precedente in un’università italiana. Leggi tutto “01/06/2018 – CFG: Premi Agostino Lombardo e Caterina Gullì 2018”

15/05/2018 – CFP “The Past, Present, and Future of Libraries”

In commemoration of the American Philosophical Society’s 275th anniversary, the Society’s Library, along with the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), is hosting an interdisciplinary and international conference that explores the history of libraries, the present opportunities for libraries (especially independent research libraries and those with special collections), and the potential future for libraries as they continue to evolve in the 21st century.

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30/06/2018 – CFA: Master of Arts in American Studies at Heidelberg (Germany)

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)”

1/07/2018 – CFP: Avenging Nature: A Survey of the Role of Nature in Modern and Contemporary Art and Literature

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”

31/05/2018 – call for papers “Negotiating, subverting, reconfiguring borders in the English-speaking world”

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31/07/2018 – CFP: Third Issue of The New Americanist/ Special Feature Section: “Hobgoblins of Fantasy: American Fantasy Fiction in Theory”

Deadline: July 31, 2018
Location: Poland
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.”

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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

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01/12/2018 – CFP: Monuments, Museums and Murals: Preservation, Commemoration and American Identity

American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
39th International American Studies Conference

Monuments, Museums and Murals: Preservation, Commemoration and American Identity
Hosted By:

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Department of English Language and Literature
Çanakkale, Turkey
May 15–17, 2019 Leggi tutto “01/12/2018 – CFP: Monuments, Museums and Murals: Preservation, Commemoration and American Identity”

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”