30/10/18 – Call for contributions “American Literary Naturalism in the World”

Call for papers for a forthcoming special issue of The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP):

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15/09/2018 – CFP: Avant-garde and Popular Forms Between Music and Visual Media. Transhistorical and Intermedial Investigations

This issue of Cinéma&Cie aims to address the context made up of works of art in music, film and video by tracing the ongoing exchange between avant-garde and popular forms from trans-historical and intermedial perspectives.

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30/06/2018 – call for papers “Blues in the 21st Century: Myth, Social Expression and Transculturalism”.

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.

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30/06/2018 – Call for papers “Things have changed. XXI century Dylan international conference”.

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.

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30/07/2018 – CFP: 1st AISNA Graduate Forum Conference 2018

AISNA GRADUATE FORUM 2018
1st AISNA Graduate Forum Conference

September 28, 2018
Centro Studi Americani
Roma, Italy

keynote speaker: Jeffrey C. Stewart.

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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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31/05/18 – CFP “Relational Forms 4 – Literature and the Arts since the 1960s: Protest, Identity and the Imagination”

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.

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15/06/2018 – Deadline Extended! 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”