The Association will hold its 34th Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, 4-6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Paul Preston who will be speaking about the 'Spanish Holocaust' and Professor Ángel Viňas who will speak about the persistence of the myths of Francoism in democratic Spain.
The eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw the eruption of violent conflict in the French and American revolutions, an industrial revolution sweep Britain, the prolonged hostilities of the Napoleonic wars, as well as the economic catastrophe of the South Sea Bubble. The period was also a time of upheaval in literature: philosophically, stylistically, generically and in the changing nature of the literary marketplace. Recent scholarship has continued to highlight the importance of political and intellectual debate to British literary output, as well as the battles taking place within literary circles and texts themselves.
Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.
The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.
As Postmodernity has become the norm in culture, traditional boundaries among literary genres and other arts, technologies, and mass media have disappeared, infusing each other and blurring the boundaries that used to define them. This session explores this cross-discipline interaction through US or Canadian artistic and literary productions.
-A Performative Conference -
Sat 1 to Sun 2 September 2012
CFP Deadline: Saturday, 31st March 2012
What is the relationship between structures of dissemination and the environment that our (creative) practice is concerned with/seeks to convey? What is the relationship between the academic environment and the work we produce? How do we utter (repeat/recreate) our environment?
I have received wonderful proposals so far, but I still need a few more to complete my first screening. Below please find my original CFP:
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection), 05-01-2012
full name / name of organization:
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD
According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population. Constituted of several ethnicities and races, they are frequently lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to catch-all terms of "Asian" or "Chinese" or "Indian." Yet, in spite of the many stereotypes attached to them, Asian American children and adolescents are constructing unique identities within the intersections of several communities and making their presence felt within American public spaces.
Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012
A one day conference at Newman University College, Birmingham
Thurs 28th June 2012
Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton
This panel invites papers that explore the period's textual engagement with female notoriety. Defoe's Roxana (1724), for example, follows the earlier tradition of the whore biography, reimagined as a spiritual autobiography. These "histories" of whores, written about and by women from both poor and privileged families, are unsparing in their social critique; these women's grievances include the lack of proper education for girls, abuse, poverty, incest, and sexual predation. Yet, a few "high-profile" courtesan-celebrities like Nell Gwynn and Kitty Fisher relished the limelight, and whose lives became popular and profitable subjects in the print market.
UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Robert K. Martin Book Prize (1 May 2012)
The Canadian Association for American Studies is extending the deadline for this year's competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The new postmark deadline for submission is 1 May 2012.
All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website.