31/07/18 – CFC ” American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”

In print since 1984, Legacy is the only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writing, broadly defined, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. We are interested in projects that examine the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works; and myriad other topics.

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15/06/2018 – CFP: Western Literature Association Conference 2018

2018 Western Literature Association Conference

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in StLouis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s StLouis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before StLouis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.” Leggi tutto “15/06/2018 – CFP: Western Literature Association Conference 2018”

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”

31/05/18 – CFP “Relational Forms 4 – Literature and the Arts since the 1960s: Protest, Identity and the Imagination”

1968 is a momentous year in the global socio-political memory: it has come to be seen as the culmination and epitome of a series of processes involving protest, and the affirmation of previously silent or subaltern causes. Such processes and causes were predicated on challenges to established powers and mindsets, and hence on demands for change, that have had rich consequences in literature and the arts.

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01/06/18 – CFP (Re-)Mobilizing voters: electoral strategies and practices in the English-speaking world, 1867-2017″

The enfranchisement process throughout the English-speaking world has all but been a simultaneous one. In addition to the repeal of religious bans in the early 19th c., no less than six electoral reforms (Representation of the People Acts) were passed by the British Parliament between the mid-19th c. and the late 1960s, first enlarging the electorate on a property basis − but still within the confines of an exclusively male electorate −, then extending the right to vote to women

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01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America”

The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control. Leggi tutto “01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America””

27/04/18. AHA Summer Blogger

A key skill for 21st-century historians, whether they work in the professoriate, public history, government, publishing, or beyond, is the ability to communicate through a variety of media to different audiences. Many historians have turned to blogging to reach a broad public audience, and the success of historical writing online demonstrates a hunger for historians’ point of view.  Leggi tutto “27/04/18. AHA Summer Blogger”

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
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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

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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.