cultural studies and historical approaches
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.
In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking
Special Issue (2019): Call for Papers
The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered
Guest editors: Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan
Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:
Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?
In den Blick geraten dabei
Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?” The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.
Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable
Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 2018
The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley
Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham
Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
John McWhorter, Columbia University
Theo Vennemann, University of Munich
Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse approaches, synchrony and/or diachrony, historical and/or contemporary language are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a twenty minute paper by January 31, 2018 to the conference organizer:
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought
CALL FOR PAPERS: Vol 7, No 1 (2018): “Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene”
“Progress means: humanity emerges from its spellbound state no longer under the spell of progress as well, itself nature, by becoming aware of its own indigenousness to nature and by halting the mastery over nature through which nature continues its mastery.” — Theodor Adorno, “Progress” (p. 62)
“This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it.” — Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology (p. 1)
Submissions are invited for a special issue of Adaptation; ‘Adaptations and History’.
These might include:
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.