The 2018 conference theme, “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring Louisiana’s long and continued relationship with narrative. Presentation proposals on any aspect of Louisiana narratives, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.
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.
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.
The Museum Ludwig—a museum of the City of Cologne, Germany—is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Leggi tutto “11/04/18 – Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow in American Art, Koln, Germany”
In the 1993 inaugural issue of Southern Cultures Harry Watson and John Shelton Reed claimed in “The Front Porch” that “although it may be said that there is one South, there are also many Souths, and many cultural traditions among them … There is one South spawned by its many cultures”
The Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS) is promoting a Conference about Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics, held and hosted by the Department of American Studies and Mass Media. Leggi tutto “31/03 – CFP: Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics. University of Poland”
What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then.
Vi mancano i climi da musica Jazz e locali affollati? Volete rivivere quelle atmosfere rievocando le figure di Kerouac, Ginsberg & co.? La Mostra Beat Generation – Viaggio in Italia presso la Galleria Nazionale di Roma (Villa Borghese) fa al caso vostro! A cura di Enzo Eric Toccaceli, Leggi tutto “Report – “Beat Generation. Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti. Viaggio in Italia”: mostra dalle atmosfere Jazz.”
Very few television shows have been as intimately connected to the fears and anxieties of the global age as Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4, 2011-14, Netflix, 2014-) A variety of directors and writers have taken aim at what Brooker described as ‘the side effects’ of contemporary culture in the course of the nineteen episodes across four seasons. Leggi tutto “January 31, 2018. Call for contributions “Edited collection on Black Mirror”.”