01/06/2018 – CFP Annual Louisiana Studies Conference “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana”

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.

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01/06/2018 – CFP: JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

Nationalism: Hyper and Post

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

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31/03/17 – CFC “Other Souths on page and screen”

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”

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Alieni a Stelle e Strisce: Marte nella recensione di Caterina Belli

LA PRIMA Enciclopedia di marTE vista dagli U.s.a.

Cosa ha rappresentato Marte per la Terra? Cosa significa parlare di Marte in prospettiva letteraria e culturale? Queste ed altre domande trovano una risposta in Alieni a stelle e strisce: Marte e i Marziani nell’immaginario USA, scritto da Alessandra Calanchi ed edito per Aras nel 2015. Leggi tutto “Alieni a Stelle e Strisce: Marte nella recensione di Caterina Belli”

21/03/18 – MLA2019. CFP “Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature”

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.

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January 31, 2018. Call for contributions “Edited collection on Black Mirror”.

call for contributions black mirror

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”.”

Premio “Paolo Zanotti” per tesi magistrali su letteratura

What: Il Premio di laurea «Paolo Zanotti» è patrocinato dall’Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia comparata della Letteratura (Compalit) e ha lo scopo di ricordare e promuovere l’opera di Paolo Zanotti, scrittore, ricercatore e critico letterario, scomparso prematuramente nel 2012. Viene conferito annualmente a una tesi di laurea magistrale (o equiparata) in studi letterari in uno dei seguenti ambiti: letteratura giovanile (fiaba, racconto d’avventure, romanzo di formazione); identità di genere nell’immaginario letterario; narrativa nell’età della globalizzazione.

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