After the recent seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II and with new films centered on World War II emerging, the implications of these popular, contemporary representations in American culture seem pertinent to investigate. Several contemporary and popular films depict the sheer violence and implied heroism from this war: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), the mini-series Band of Brothers (2001), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Defiance (2008), Valkyrie (2008), and The Monuments Men (2014).
In The Program Era and “On The Period Formerly Known as Contemporary,” Mark McGurl and Amy Hungerford have offered compelling narratives for periodizing and framing the post-45 literary field. But despite Hungerford’s acknowledgment that global watershed events are difficult to perceive, it it simultaneously difficult not to think that, in the past two years, “everything has changed.” In fact, as cataloged by the Post45 group, over ¾ of the proposals for the recent Princeton conference “The Contemporary” involved “post-” as a concept. If these shifts are real, then an important new question emerges: In what ways has the post-2016 moment changed, revised, or even departed from these previously guiding understandings of post-45?
This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues.
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.
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University of Louisville
This critical panel or roundtable invites proposals from scholars working at the intersection of modernist and Anthropocene studies. Presentations might engage with the following quandaries and/or themes, as well as unlimited others:
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.
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 46th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). Taking up what Cummings means by “my specialty is living said,” this session explores Cummings’ various modernist/avant-gardist experiments with rhythm and sound that came to shape his new art and new poetry.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
Editors: Kimberly McKee, Grand Valley State University
Adrienne Winans, Utah Valley University
We are soliciting submissions for a special issue in Feminist Teacher focusing on pedagogies employed by women of color while in graduate school. Often, we do not critically engage with the formative processes and experiences that shape our future teaching praxis. This issue focuses on how we learn from our successes and failures in the classroom including women of color’s creation of supportive mentoring and peer networks. We envision these essays serving as touchstone in the ongoing conversations on how women of color survive and thrive in the academy.
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).