As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.
journals and collections of essays
The JRAAS (Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies) team is a research group based at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) in the University of Porto, Portugal. Apart from the many activities we organize, we also send out a monthly newsletter.
We welcome submissions of short articles, essays, poems, short stories or any academic or creative object within the general scope of Anglo-American Studies for our monthly newsletter. The submissions can be sent year-round.
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading 'JRAAS Newsletter Submission'
Literature Film Quarterly (LFQ) invites you to submit an article to our journal, now available as an open access publication at https://lfq.salisbury.edu/
As the longest-standing journal of adaptation studies, LFQ has blazed a trail in the field since 1973. Our past issues are now archived through JSTOR, and therefore accessible in over 9,000 institutions worldwide. And our readership that was in over 30 counties in print is now expanding through our new online presence. We invite you to be part of this growth.
“Kinship as Critical Idiom in Oceanic Studies”
Special thematic issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Katharina Fackler and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)
Call for Chapters: New Critical Approaches to the Giallo Film.
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns.
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Argentina
Cathedra of Film and Literature
The inexpressible does not reside in an over there, in another word, or another time, but in this: in that (something) happens.
—Jean-François Lyotard, ‘The Sublime and the Avant-Garde’
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 07, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2019 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.
Call for Articles: Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, IX (2019)
Postclassical Narratology: Twenty Years Later
Guest Editors: Biwu Shang, Arleen Ionescu and Laurent Milesi
Call for Papers
Volume IV Number ii (July 2019 issue)
Special Issue on
Transnational and Transcultural Spaces
Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>
Call for Contributions Geo-political Conflict in Emergent Genres and Forms: Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East after the Second Intifada