In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.
gender studies and sexuality
Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance
Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019
The fool's journey has been characterized as one that opens the seeker to the "infinite but self-disclosing mystery" of the soul (Wolf-Salin 2005). Current social discourse propelling discussions and enactments of gender fluidity and feminine empowerment coupled with the ubiquitous, problematic, and potential-filled documentation of the self on social media forms a situation where the most private of enterprises (interior discovery) is rendered a perpetual public act, surveilled, critiqued, and disseminated potentially by the entire world.
Sport / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art
14-15 September, Kings College London, Strand Campus
Day 1, Keynote and Screening with Jennifer Doyle, 14 September, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Nash Lecture Theatre
Day 2, Papers, Workshops, and Performances, 15 September, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Anatomy Museum. Reception to follow.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction
DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: September 1, 2018)
I need four more proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
--Rachel as a Jewish actress
--Rachel as a tragedienne
--Rachel’s impact on the French theater
--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses
--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution
--Rachel as a national and international celebrity
--Rachel’s private and public lives
CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of West Indian Literature Special Issue on Marlon James
Action : Arrest
Performance, protest, and the law
A one-day symposium
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Doyle (University of California, Riverside)
Join us in exploring the role of action and arrest in protest, law, and performance. Taking place during the year of the Suffragette centenary, the fifty-year anniversary of the Paris ‘68 uprisings, and a period of burgeoning civil unrest and political uncertainty in the UK and worldwide, Action: Arrest looks to assess and reassess the relationship between performance, protest, and the law. Inspired by their compelling dualities, the symposium aims to open up a new set of questions that may further complicate the relationship between these terms.
This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
CFP: Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King