The 2020 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College http://www.dartmouth.edu/~futureshttp://www.facebook.com/futures.of.american.studies MONDAY JUNE 22 - SUNDAY JUNE 28 2020 DIRECTOR: Professor Donald E.
The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse
September 11-13, 2020
A confluence is the place where two rivers meet. It is a place of not only great energy but great power and creativity. Located at one of the great confluences, the Twin Cities occupy this place called Bdote – “where two waters come together” – that is sacred to the Dakota people. The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society invites you to join us at this sacred place of power and creativity for the third biennial conference where we will feature work honoring Butler. Our host is St. Catherine University in St. Paul MN.
Annual English Graduate Conference April 25th, 2020
Surveillance and Discipline in the Age of Trump
Call for Papers
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29 MAY 2020.
President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building
Wed., May 27
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.
Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24
Notification of acceptance: Early March
Call for Papers: Racecraft and Speculative Culture
Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.
The Bavarian American Academy in Munich
12th International Summer Academyfor Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on“Cultural Narratives of the State in a Comparative Perspective”May 16 – 24, 2020, Lexington, Kentucky
Directors: Alan Nadel (U of Kentucky), Heike Paul (FAU), and Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm (BAA)
Co-Director: Martha Schoolman (Florida International U, Miami)
Coordinator: Holly Fulton Osborn (U of Kentucky)