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”
SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.
Submissions are invited for a special issue of Popular Music and Society on the musical and cultural impact of Beyoncé
A symposium hosted by the University of Alabama Department of English
April 21-22, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete’s achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines.
Abstract Due Dates: Preference will be given to abstracts received by October 15, 2016 and should be no longer than 300 words. Please also include a brief biographical statement and a CV.