First AISNA Graduate Forum – October 27-28, Rome. Report

 The first AISNA Graduate Forum Conference, held on September 28, 2018 at the Center for American Studies in Rome, was dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the protests of 1968, and aimed at investigating the legacies of the social movements that emerged during the1960s to fight against discriminations of race, class, gender and sexuality. Leggi tutto “First AISNA Graduate Forum – October 27-28, Rome. Report”

01/12/18 – Pennsylvania University, Senior Scholar in African American literature and/or African American rhetoric

Application for distinguished senior scholar of African American literature and/or African American rhetoric. This particular named chair is in fields committed to social justice.

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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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31/07/18 – CFC ” American Women’s Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”

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.

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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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01/06/18 – CFP (Re-)Mobilizing voters: electoral strategies and practices in the English-speaking world, 1867-2017″

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

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