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 University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.
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”.”
Sei alla ricerca di un dottorato in Francia? Ecco un vademecum con le informazioni essenziali: burocrazia, procedure di ammissione e… Cosa succede dopo?
The “public sphere”—an idea with deep roots in the European enlightenment—has always been a contested concept in American culture and society. Almost by default, American intellectuals, artists, politicians, and activists have stressed the non-unitary, diversified, and oppositional dynamics of all things public. Leggi tutto “10/01/18 – CFP “American Counter/Publics” Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies”
The city in the United States is and has been etched with boundaries. Lines crisscross the map of the nation dividing states and cities and counties, and perhaps more importantly in recent years, suburban jurisdictions and their resources from urban areas. Gated communities and fortress like buildings inspired by modernist architecture cut off the flow of people and their access to goods, services, and each other. Leggi tutto “15/12/17, Washington. CFP “Bounded Democracy: Global Workshop on American Urbanisms””
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