Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.
twentieth century and beyond
With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short volume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making. But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read? If so, why? How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today? Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome. Abstrac
On February 25, 2017 at Fashion Week in Milan, over 40 statuesque women stalked Missoni’s runway in pink pussyhats. Was this a rebellious act of women’s defiance in a world they are systematically put down or a neoliberal opportunism to capitalize on a world in which feminism is a burgeoning trend? This trend didn’t begin with the Women’s March or Lady Gaga, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump’s “nasty” label. Women were “bad feminists” as early as the 1990s. Second wave feminists rejected third wave performers for the controversial way they used their bodies and spoke their minds to a public who didn’t want to hear or see them (Buszek). Today we hear and see them, labeling them and ourselves as “difficult”, “nasty”, and “bad” (Gay).
STROLLS ACROSS PAPER
CELEBRATING THE 140th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROBERT WALSER
Opole (Poland), October 22 – 24, 2018
Conference organized by the University of Opole and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Venue: University of Opole (Upper Silesia, Poland), with events held in the (Walserian) Dambrau castle.
Conference Committee: Prof. Adrian Gleń, Prof. Jacek Gutorow, Prof. Daniel Pietrek (Opole), and Prof. Łukasz Musiał (Poznań).
Adapt, Adopt, Adept: The Material Phenomenon
March 23rd and 24th 2018
Pacific Rim Conference
University of Anchorage Alaska: English Department
BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK
The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium
University of Chester, Friday 14th September 2018
The twentieth-century American author Patricia Highsmith is arguably experiencing a posthumous resurgence of popular interest (and, we would argue, not before time), owing, in part, to the recent success of Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Carol 2014, and Anthony Minghella’s earlier remake of The Talented Mr Ripley 1999. Many titles from her extensive repertoire have, thankfully, recently been republished, with tasteful matching jackets, by Bloomsbury and Sphere in the UK.
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special 2019 issue on Images of the Translator and Interpreter in Anglophone Literature, guest edited by Dr Adriana Neagu and Dr Alina Pelea, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj. The Special Issue will explore fictional representations of translation and interpretation roles across the centuries with emphasis on the dominant motifs, the myths, stereotypes, clichés and their reverberations in Anglophone translation and interpretation cultures.
American, British and Canadian Studies is now accepting submissions for its June 2018 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries. Guidelines for contributors are available below and on the journal’s website, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/abcsj#.
A biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies
Association of Turkey (ASAT), the Journal of American Studies of
Turkey (JAST) operates with a double-blind peer review system and
publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American
literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions,
politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board
welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic
disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other
cultures. The journal also publishes notes, comments, interviews, and