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.
Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. (October 8-11, 2015. Toronto, Canada.)
Panel: "North of Misery: Migration, Affect, and Action"
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
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
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY
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.
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.
The Gertrude Stein Society seeks proposals for papers dealing with Stein's work in relation to race studies and/or transnational modernism/s. Please send abstract of 250 words, together with current cv, to Amy Moorman Robbins at Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu. Deadline for submissions is January 20th.
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: The Cybernetic Public Intellectual
Submission Deadline: December 19th, 2014
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its seventh annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Graduate Symposium on March 6th and 7th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Organized by and for graduate students, RAW's goal is to continue to expand the scope of the humanities to all those interested.
"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)