This proposed panel for the 2018 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of tourism in nineteenth-century American culture. The panel aims to explore the relationship between tourism and the American landscape. This might refer to tourism’s impact on the American landscape, or how tourists and touristic writers understood and depicted the environment. Papers might also consider how touristic writers grappled with the cultural or political “landscape” of the nineteenth century.
Cities occupy physical, psychological, and cultural spaces that function, as Henri Lefebvre argues in The Production of Space, “in the establishment, on the basis of an underlying logic and with the help of knowledge and technical expertise, of a ‘system’” (11). More recently, Stephen Graham’s Vertical (2016) proposes a multi-layered matrix of spatial effects that examines how inequality is built, reinforced, and exhibited in the modern city space. American writers as disparate as Ralph Ellison and Herman Melville have explored urban spaces as psychologically daunting.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
In collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program, Richland College will host a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Convening on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. The theme of these annual convenings is “Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change.” Whether you attended last year or are hearing about this conference for the first time, we are contacting you to request that you help us make this year’s convening a success by submitting a proposal before the upcoming June 5th deadline.
Françoise Lionnet and Shumei Shi define transnational “as a space of exchange and participation wherever processes of hybridization occur and where it is still possible for cultures to be produced and performed without necessary mediation by center” (Minor Transnationalism 5). Yogita Goyal sees transnationalism “as a replacement for the outdated category of multicultural literature, and as an acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of the United States with the rest of the world through circuits of capital and culture” (Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature 7).
A Place To Call Our Own: Contesting and Constructing the Home in Independent Film and
An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:
Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
November 1-November 5, 2017
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 2017
"Border Crossers and Crossings: Taking Risks in Writing Fiction" (Creative Writing) This creative writing panel invites writers to read from and discuss moments in their literary fiction where they or their characters have dared to cross some kind of border. This border might include portraying the life of someone very unlike themselves or outside the spheres of their own world, as in crossing boundaries of race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism, work-life, point-of-view, etc. Or the border crossing might pertain to disrupting traditional forms. Or it might pertain to writing un-p.c. moments or despicable characters or speaking truths that normally don’t get spoken. Or. Or. Or. This panel is not interested in gratuitous violence, porn, or erotica.
The Transnational American Periodical
A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies
British Library, London – 15 December 2017
Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)
The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
February 22 - 24, 2018
The 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 22-24, 2018. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.
Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Submissions will be considered if received by 11:59 P.M. EST September 11, 2017.
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club is an organization committed to helping blues and jazz music and dance enthusiasts learn more of the history and culture behind the music and dances. Our organization provides reading lists, interactive opportunities with organizers and fellow book club members through Facebook, and a quarterly book to read and discuss. As of 2016, we successfully launched a bi-annual live event, featuring a scholar discussing one of the books or authors we have read during the year.
Back in 1983, M.L. Rosenthal and Sally Gall identified the poetic sequence as a kind of invented genre, and a notable, even defining achievement of the first half of the twentieth century (or first half plus a few years: Robert Lowell’s Life Studies was one of their important examples). They saw the sequence as a form a number of poets converged on, largely independently, but ultimately one that offers, according to their Foreword, “an inner history of modern poetry written in English.”