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.
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
The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control. Leggi tutto “01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America””
International conference “Fifty Years and Counting: The Global Memory and Legacy of Martin Luther King” organized by Centro di studi Americani e Transatlantici Bairati.
April, 12-13, 2018 – Campus Luigi Einaudi
Lungo Dora Siena 100 – Torino
For any info:
Federica Morelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Simone Cinotto, email@example.com
The conference is organized with the support of:
- UCEBI – Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d’Italia
- U.S. Consulate in Italy in Milan
- Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne
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.
“How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money, to safety and sex for an entire nation?”
The Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS) is promoting the 4th Symposium lead by students about the consequences and the future of America based on Leggi tutto “CFP: Visions of the Future Student Symposium”
Ever since the rise of mass politics in Western societies, the slow historical movement characterized by clashes, confrontations and negotiations between heterogeneous parties has been occasionally stirred by the deflagration of regional, national and transnational uprisings that rapidly altered the established status quo. Leggi tutto “CFP – 3rd Sapienza Graduate Forum, “Sapienza” University of Rome. “The times, are they a-changing? Shifting paradigms of protest.””