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.
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.
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.
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”
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”
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”
SASA’s annual one-day conference will take place in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday March 4, 2017. Keynote speaker will be Professor Daniel Kryder (Brandeis University), the 2016-17 Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar.
What, when & where
Fixed-term appointment from 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2019, with the possibility of extension.
Teaching and examination of a range of undergraduate and MA courses in English and American Literature and Culture, as well as supervision