The objective of this session is to consider transnational writers of various cultures and languages both past and present. In so doing, one must think critically and creatively about voices of the past in a comparative analysis with voices of the present. It is said that “history repeats itself.” How, then, do particular writers of the past (or recent past) and writers of the present treat matters of race, cultural divide or unity, politics, gender, feminism, social and societal views, separatism, oppression version privilege, strength of a people, empowerment, hope, freedoms, despair, and triumphs? Are these issues expressed with the same concern, depth, pause, or insight today as they were a century ago? Reflect upon reception, inception, and dece
ethnicity and national identity
"Violence: Of the Idiom"
Seminar organizers: D. J. S. Cross (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University)
This is a guaranteed session that considers representations of travel in English Renaissance literature. Given the regular movement of persons and merchandise between England and Continental Europe and the incipient development of English interests in the New World, travel is central to the evolution of an English national identity. At the same time, an idea of travel profoundly subtends humanist models of education, which generally present their material as objects of translatio across time and place. This panel aims to explore how early modern writers conceptualize travel, and how they respond to travel’s capacity to register both physical and imaginative experiences.
A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.
The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity | 28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.
Fashion studies’ move toward non-Western, non-traditional modes of exploring sartorial history (cf. The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, Riello and McNeil, 2010) and the rise of critical luxury studies (cf. Luxury. A Rich History, Riello and McNeil, 2016; Critical Luxury Studies. Art, Media, Design, Armitage and Roberts, eds., 2016) indicates a renewed interest in the ways that objects interact with the body and vice versa. Scholars have begun to study how luxury and fashion objects interact with consumers, designers, and manufacturers in a new light, focusing, for example, on non-hegemonic fashion makers and consumers.
This is a session sponsored by the International Layamon's Brut Society for the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-12, 2019, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
March 7 – 10, 2019
Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism
Ryanson Alessandro Ku, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
[Inter]sections is an annual double-blind peer reviewed journal of American Studies (ISSN 2068 – 3472) indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, CEEOL, and EBSCO. [Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods.
The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.