From its beginnings in the Naturalism of Dreiser and Wharton, through the Modernism of William Faulkner and the Lost Generation, the emergence of new voices in African-American, Native, and other minority writing, to more recent developments in the commercialisation of publishing houses, the growth of creative writing departments in colleges across North America, and the giving way of Hugh Kenner’s Pound Era to Mark McGurl’s Program Era, the dramatic history of North America in the twentieth century has been reflected in its literature.
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 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
International conference “Fifty Years and Counting: The Global Memory and Legacy of Martin Luther King” organized by Centro di studi Americani e Transatlantici Bairati.
April, 12-13, 2018 – Campus Luigi Einaudi
Lungo Dora Siena 100 – Torino
For any info:
Federica Morelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Simone Cinotto, email@example.com
The conference is organized with the support of:
- UCEBI – Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d’Italia
- U.S. Consulate in Italy in Milan
- Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne
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.
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”
Issues of identities and connections were as pertinent to the inhabitants of early America and the Atlantic World as they remain today. Up until the mid-nineteenth century, the geopolitics of the Americas were in constant flux Leggi tutto “15/04/18 – CFP “The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850”
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”
Noir come l’inchiostro: True Crime e Fake News sulla pagina e sullo schermo
“Il mondo è ciò che accade”, scriveva Wittgenstein: ma ciò che accade deve essere narrato, altrimenti non esiste. Se non viene narrato, c’è il vuoto. Le narrazioni danno vita alla cronaca, ai fatti, gli eventi, all’esistenza stessa della vita e della morte. Leggi tutto “30/05 – CFP: Urbinoir 2018”