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Digital Emerson

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:54pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

Digital Emerson, I and II

ASA 2015 (Oct 8-11): "Blackness and the Miseries of Law"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:32am
American Studies Association

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Aiyana Jones, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Price, Ezell Ford, and too many others, and the ostensible inability of the law or the legal system to provide something resembling "justice" in the aftermath of these deaths by police violence, it is impossible not to consider the implications of a legally imposed condition of misery on Black bodies in the U.S. This panel takes up the meeting's call to consider a "long and changing past" of misery by asking how the historical imbrication of U.S. law and race - most obvious and yet still most crucial to analyze in slavery - further structures conditions of misery for Black Americans.

Announcing the First Book Institute, June 7-13, 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:35am
Center for American Literary Studies

The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Conference "Language, Literature and Culture in the Context of Philosophy", 22-23 May 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:14pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of


Drawn from the Archive: Reorienting Landscapes at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 5:38pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)

Taking up the 2015 SSAWW conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," this panel will investigate work produced by women in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century for whom human interaction with the landscape was a central artistic concern. These women oriented themselves to the landscape through travel and exploration, desire and consumption, and through artistic representation reimagined the body, history, social-sexual formations, racial and gender categories, and sometimes humanness itself. Such reorienting encounters with landscape, meanwhile, formed part of late-nineteenth-century leisure class tourism and the romantic consumption of the natural world at a moment of expanded U.S. imperialism both at home and abroad.

Polish Journal for American Studies 9/2015 (Deadline: February 15, 2015)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:49pm
Polish Association for American Studies

The Polish Journal for American Studies (PJAS), a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal of the Polish Association for American Studies, welcomes submissions to vol. 9 (2015). We are interested in contributions from such fields of American Studies as literature, culture, the arts, the media, history, politics, foreign affairs, and social sciences. The PJAS is a joint publication of the Polish Association for American Studies and the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The deadline for vol. 9 (2015) is February 15, 2015. The publication will be out in the autumn. The articles should be between 5,000-8,000 words in length and should follow the MLA bibliographical format.