During the Persian Gulf War, the American military debuted smart-bombing that quickly eliminated Iraqi infrastructure. The Persian Gulf War was known as a “clean” war, as targets were efficiently acquired and destroyed. The War in Iraq further exemplified the American military prowess in aerial assault: Predator and Reaper drones acquired targets and enabled surveillance. Although weaponized drones are an efficient means of acquiring and destroying targets, we should contemplate how the American military conducts war in foreign countries, the ethical stakes, and how the combatant’s experience of war has transformed in the age of technology. An especially important facet of drone warfare to consider is the civilian impact.
In the world of television—whether on regular network TV, prestige TV, or streaming service exclusives—the period piece is currently en vogue. Increasingly, contemporary period shows are focusing on the recent past, and moments the audience may have experienced firsthand, from the 1960s of Mad Men andthe 1970s of The Get Down, to the 1980s of Stranger Things and The Goldbergs and the 1990s of True Detective and Fresh off the Boat.
Subject: Call for Papers: GRAPHIC NOVELS at CEA 2018
Call for Papers, GRAPHIC NOVELS at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://cea-web.org/
Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting
Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018
UPDATE: Call for Panel proposals for the 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference
4 – 7 April 2018, King’s College London, University College London, and the British Library
“Fictional Representations of North American Ideological Environment/ Space
and Place Divisions”
CFP: African-American Literature at the College English Association Conference, April 5-7, 2018
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Address: 333 1st St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The College English Association (CEA)—a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, now welcomes proposals for presentations in the area of African-American literature for our 49th annual conference. Interested participations should submit a proposal at cea-web.org.
CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture in Literature and Other Media
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, 9—10 March 2018
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Heidelberg Center for American Studies 15th Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, 19-23 March, 2018
/Call for Papers/
The fifteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion will be held from March 19-23, 2018. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.
Where does one draw the line between madness and badness when it comes to women’s misbehavior? In some cases, a woman who defies social convention is considered bad, exhibiting a kind of failed femininity. In others, her actions are, in fact, so bad that she must be mad to have committed them. This panel seeks to unpack the concepts of madness and badness in contemporary American literature and visual arts to determine when these terms are worth resisting, and when they might be worth embracing.
42nd Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
April 5-7, 2018
2018 Keynote Event
April 6, 2017 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017