According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015
FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture
Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but not limited to:
American Studies Association of Turkey
37th International American Studies Conference
Transnational American Studies
November 25–27, 2015
Faculty of Letters
Department of English Language and Literature
This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.
Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.
47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Session Proposal Deadline: May 29, 2015
Call for Papers Begins: June 15, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015
All submissions are online at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/cfp.html
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media
"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)
Contributions are invited for a critical anthology focusing on cyberpunk beyond its literary dimension, its presentation in visual/virtual media, and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century.
We regret to inform you that due to unexpected
circumstances, we are forced to cancel the International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, that was to be held in Málaga in May 25-27,2016.
In the previous conferences organized in Málaga, we had the financial support of several institutions, such as the American Embassy in Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Government.
Unfortunately, we have just been informed by these institutions that as a result of the severe budget cuts and the change in their funding policies, none of them will be able to grant us any financial aid with the costs of the conference, which means that we cannot move forward with this academic meeting.
Wealth in Transatlantic Realism and Naturalism
Call for Papers
Conference of the European Association for American Studies, Constanta, Romania, 22-25 April 2016
The Third Euroacademia International Conference
'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities'
Palazzo Bernardini, Lucca,Tuscany, Italy
19 – 20 June 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 May 2015
National University of Ireland, Galway, looks forward to welcoming you to the 13th ESSE Conference in Galway, Ireland, Monday 22 August – Friday 26 August 2016.
Conference website: http://www.esse2016.org