Since its beginnings in the late 19th century, the Blues has been more than a music style with a seminal impact on 20th century popular music. As a medium of social expression, it articulated the tribulations of an entire black culture, male and female.
Ever since the early 1960s, Bob Dylan has never ceased to evolve. His creativity remains as powerful as ever in the twenty-first century. Hence the international symposium “Things have changed: Twenty-First-Century Dylan” will focus primarily on contemporary Dylan.
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
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”.”
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”
Prima che il ricordo sbiadisca è bene fissare alcuni punti salienti della Conferenza AISNA 2017, organizzata all’Università di Milano dal 28 al 30 settembre. Leggi tutto “Cronache di un giovedì alla XXIV conferenza AISNA”
What: Media, Culture, and Society (Open Rank):
The Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one tenure-track or tenured position to complement and expand our strengths in qualitative media and critical-cultural studies.
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.