19/01/2020. Call for papers Capital, Migration and the Left

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15/12/2019 – call for papers Occidentalism: The West since 1945

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02/12/2019 – 4 research grants BAAS for american studies

What, when & where

The awards are offered to scholars in the UK who need to travel to conduct research, or who have been invited to read papers at conferences on American Studies topics. It is intended that the grants be awarded for the study of subjects where the principle aim is the study of American history, politics, society, literature, art, culture, etc., and not subjects with other aims, the data for which happen to be located in the USA.

Up to four awards of £1000 are available. Although there is no specific time limit for the duration of the awards, and it is recognised that awards under the scheme may need to be supplemented, it is not intended that they should be used to supplement or extend much longer-term awards.
British Association for American Studies, BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards

The duration of the award would typically expect to be twelve weeks. Applications are invited from persons normally resident in the UK, and from scholars currently working at UK universities and institutions of higher education.

BAAS is committed to promoting best practice in matters of equality and diversity, and will be attentive to issues of equality and diversity when judging applications.

Deadline & how to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday 2 December 2019. Travel must take place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021. Awards for travel will not be made retrospectively.

The application form can be downloaded here.

You can view the Submission Guidelines here.

Other info, Links & conditions

Successful candidates are required to provide a brief report of their research trip for publication in American Studies in Britain, and they are requested to acknowledge the assistance of BAAS in any other publication that results from research carried out during the tenure of the award. Membership of BAAS is mandatory in order to be eligible to receive one of these awards. Applicants will need to supply their membership number, which can be found by logging into the BAAS website and navigating to Member-BAAS Community-Profile.

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02/12/19 – Call for papers “Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond”

15/11/19 – CFP Canadian Association of American Studies at Congress 2020

30/11/19 – 6 doctoral scholarships in North American Studies (all fields)

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30/9/2019 – CFP: HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality

What, when & where

As we approach the third decade of the current century and the initial years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic become more deeply confined to the annals of history, scholarly and artistic interest in the virus appears to be thriving.

Initiatives such as the ACT UP oral history project, the 25th anniversary and revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in London and New York, and countless documentary films from David Weissman’s We Were Here (2011) to Jim Hubbard’s United in Anger (2012), have all contributed to a renewed interest in the early days of the epidemic and, indeed, a fascination with the ways in which subsequent generations of gay and queer-identified youth have processed and negotiated its legacy. As such, questions have arisen regarding the representation of HIV/AIDS in contemporary culture.

In what ways has the introduction of protease inhibitors affected the output of artists confronting HIV/AIDS? What are the ethical issues surrounding the depiction of the early years of the epidemic in film, art and theatre? What are some of the political questions surrounding the historicisation of HIV/AIDS in the twenty-first century? And does a traceable genealogy or heritage exist when it comes to HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy?

These are just some of the questions our conference aims to address by encouraging interdisciplinary discussion surrounding the memorialisation, representation and temporality of HIV/AIDS in the twenty-first century. Themes may include, but are by no means limited to:

The politics of representation
Archiving HIV/AIDS
Historicising HIV/AIDS beyond the white, male experience
HIV/AIDS activism from past to present
HIV/AIDS and intergenerational discourses
Representing HIV/AIDS after the ‘protease moment’
Representing trauma
HIV/AIDS and temporality

Deadline & how to apply

To apply, please send a paper proposal of 300-400 words and a 150-word bio to hivhumanities@gmail.com by 30 September, 2019. Any enquiries can also be directed to this email address.

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31/8/2019 – CFP: Histories and Cultures of Latinas: Suffrage, Activism and Women’s Rights

What, when & where

The XV Recovery conference will convene in Houston from February 20 to 22, 2020 to continue the legacy of scholars meeting to discuss and present their research. The conference theme invites scholars—including archivists, librarians, linguists, historians, critics, theorists and community members–to share examples of the cultural legacy they are recovering, preserving and making available about the culture of the Hispanic world whose peoples resided here, immigrated to or were exiled in the United States over the past centuries. This conference foregrounds the work of Latinas that focuses on women’s rights, suffrage and education as we usher in a new phase of feminist critical genealogies. We seek papers, panels and posters in either English or Spanish that highlight these many contributions, but also offer us critical ways to rethink issues of agency, gender, sexualities, race/ethnicity, class and power. Of particular interest are presentations about digital humanities scholarship, methods and practices on these themes.

The end date for Recovery research and themes will now be 1980 in order to give scholars, archivists, linguists and librarians the stimulus needed to begin recovering the documentary legacy of the 1960s and 1970s, which is fast disappearing. We encourage papers or panels that make use of archival research that provokes a revision of established literary interpretations and/or historiographies. Papers or posters on locating, preserving and making accessible movement(s) documents generated by Latinas and Latinos in those two decades will be welcome. Studies on the following themes, as manifested before 1960, will be welcome:

Digital Humanities
Analytical studies of recovered authors and/or texts
Critical, historical and theoretical approaches to recovered texts
Curriculum development: Integrating recovered texts into teaching at university and K-12 levels
Religious thought and practice
Folklore/oral histories
Historiography
Language, translation, bilingualism and linguistics
Library and information science
Social implications, cultural analyses
Collections and archives: accessioning and critical archive studies
Documenting the long road/struggle toward equality
1960-1980 only movement(s)-related research

Deadline & how to apply

Submit your 250-word paper/poster abstract and vitae by email to recovery@uh.edu by August 31, 2019.

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15/10/19 – call for papers “Women’s Resistance to Feminism(s) in the United States since the 19th century”

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