As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust survivors. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.
cultural studies and historical approaches
This is a last minute call for contributors to the Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema.
This volume is set to go into press this year, but due to a number of contributors dropping out at the last minute, I really need to have some entries covered.
The deadline for these is 2 June--FIRM AND NO EXCEPTIONS or EXTENSIONS.
As there is no time for multiple editing rounds, the entries will have to be submitted in exceptional form.
If you have the time and know you can really turn out a 450-750 word entry in under 2.5 weeks, please contact me. After that, I'll send you a list of last-minute entries to be filled and some detailed instructions for completing your entry.
The digital realm has reconfigured the ways in which production and consumption of games happen. Consider some prominent examples:
In May 2011, self-taught game developer Andrew Spinks released his own world-building game after only five months of production. The game, Terraria, now available on all major computing and gaming platforms, has sold over 20.5 million units, but is still only available through Spinks’s own publishing firm, Re-Logic.
Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017
Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Television Studies, a standing session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), is now accepting proposals for the organization’s 115th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” All proposals in the realm of television studies are welcome, with a particular interest in the following focus issues as well:
Call for Papers
[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed American studies journal. It is indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, and CEEOL. Oour next deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2017. All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process. All accepted submissions will be included in [Inter]sections No. 20 (2017).
Call for paper
Myths, Folklore and Indian Culture
Plur·al·ity Press seeks unpublished short essays and scholarly articles for the inaugural issue of its interdisciplinary journal Con·course. The broad theme is Public Modes of Transportation.
Guest editors include: Rachel Robles-Saeger, MA in Psychology and Creative Writing, University at Buffalo. John A. Bateman, MA in English and Innovative Writing, University at Buffalo.
Journal "Lindes. Estudios Sociales del Arte y la Cultura"
Invites to participate to issue N°13 to be published in June 2017.
Collaborations will be accepted until May 21, 2017, in the form of articles, reviews and interviews.
Please submit your manuscripts online:
The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.
More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.
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?”[i] 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 on his finger, symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.