Call for Individual Paper Proposals 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference in Tulsa, OK (March 2-4, 2017)https://sea2017.wordpress.com/Submission deadline: August 30th Experimental Panel: "Doing Undergraduate Research in Early American Studies" Think about when and how you first became excited about early America and early American studies. Was the spark your own reading, an inspiring teacher or professor, or a research paper that gripped your attention? As teachers and research
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
Depression-era literature is often regarded in stark contrast to the periods that frame it—the 1920s and the postwar—which have been deemed altogether more compatible with each other both thematically and stylistically. American writers of the Thirties, as the story goes, tended to immerse themselves in the political culture of the period, eschewing modernist concerns in favor of deterministic narratives that offered scathing social criticism and echoed a leftist agenda. Indeed, the period has been critically defined by the work of writers like John Steinbeck, Jack Conroy, James Agee, Michael Gold, and Richard Wright and more generally by the mode of the proletarian genre.
Issue 13 of Alphaville will focus on the renewed interest in race and identity on screen and in the media. These topics have received increasing attention in recent years, including a spate of films and mini-series chronicling episodes in black history from the past two hundred years, and are at the core of a growing public engagement with questions of civil rights and social justice, which most recently has sparked movements like Black Lives Matters in the aftermath of numerous deaths of black citizens at the hands of American police.
We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles for an edited anthology under contract, entitled “Transgressing the Limit: Borders and Liminality in Philosophy and Literature.” This article will serve as a substitute piece for an author who has dropped out of the process.
Many faculty came of age in the Post-Vietnam War era. This time period was shaped by the writings of Tim O’Brien in The Things They Carried and the films Platoon directed by Oliver Stone, Full Metal Jacket directed by Stanley Kubrick, and The Deer Hunter directed by Michael Cimino. These stories challenged the image of the United States as a land of righteous warriors protecting the world from oppression. Instead, soldiers were the pawns of forces they didn’t understand, forces that were bent on a neo-colonial domination of the world. Then came 9/11 and everything changed. Or did it?
“Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people…” (Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIX). This quote from Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) represents an attitude towards agriculture and specifically the family farm that remains influential in the United States today. Connection to the land is still viewed as sacred even as less people work on the land as farmers and ranchers (two percent according to the last census) and environmentalists struggle to reclaim the “soul” of agriculture from the industrial interests that have reshaped farming and the American farmer.
Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA
March 2-4, 2017
EXTENDED Deadline for submissions: Saturday, October 8, 2016 Please note the updated Submittable link below.
The College of Health and Social Sciences and the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality cordially invite you to:
Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”
September 23-24, 2016
San Francisco State University
“The Never-Yet-Forever U.S. South: Migrations and Circulations of Contemporary Southern Media”
(Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference, March 2-4, 2017, The College of William & Mary)
2017 Biennial Conference of the Southern American Studies Association
The College of William & Mary
March 2-4, 2017
Call for Papers: “Migrations and Circulations”