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Heritage Tourism and Race in the early Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Cathy Rex for Society of Early Americanists (Tulsa, March 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dear colleagues,

Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions. 

 

Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas

Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

REXCJ@uwec.edu

This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,

and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often

ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:38pm
NANO: New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.

 

World Pictures: Rethinking Encyclopaedic Fictions (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Kiron Ward (University of Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America - ACIS-West, U of Montana, Oct. 20-22

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
American Conference for Irish Studies - West
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

 “Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”

 Missoula, Montana

 October 20 – 22, 2016

 Submissions due August 26 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Charles Brockden Brown Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation 

October 5-7, 2017

University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies

Dublin, Ireland

A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society

(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu

1980s Nostalgia in 21st Century Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Douglas A. Cunningham / Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2016

This is a call for proposals on 1980s nostalgia in 21st-century film and television.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, films and programs such as TRON: LEGACY, SUPER 8, STRANGER THINGS, CREED, and THE EXPENDABLES series, among many others.  A variety of disciplinary approaches is welcome.  Please send a 300-word proposal, a 50-word bio, and a list of at least five relevant sources to Dr. Doug Cunningham at dcunningham@westminstercollege.edu.  The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference will be held in Chicago between March 22 and March 26, 2017.

Acting Age in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
NEMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Recent work in performance studies have trenchantly analyzed constructs of identity, gender, and race in the Long Eighteenth Century. In Rival Queens, for example, Felicity Nussbaum explores how actresses of the eighteenth century embodied and challenged femininity through their roles on and off the stage, roles that blended together in the mind of a public audience. But enlightening performance studies such as Nussbaum's do not often, however, account for age. Age cuts across gender, race, and class.

Bring Out Your Undead: Undead South/Undead Nation

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

This proposed session for SASA 2017 pushes and pulls beyond traditional notions of the “gothic,” horror, and hauntings, instead engaging with more expansive ideas enabled by recent theorizations of undeadness. Special attention will be given to proposals that link forms of undeadness associated in some way with the American South to formulations in or across other regions and nations. What is "undead nation," and how might we understand it in relation to undead Souths? How does undeadness migrate and circulate across regional and national frames and at the same time backlight gender, sexuality, race, settler colonialism, and more?

Children in American Television: A Changing Landscape

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Adrian Schober/Monash University, Debbie Olson/Missouri Valley College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for submissions to a collection that interrogates the child image in popular post-WWII American television programming.  This collection seeks to trace the American cultural landscape and its impact on the ways popular television (re) imagined childhood and children during each decade.  We invite submissions that examine either children’s programming or programs that prominently feature children. These submissions will explore how US television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in American television programs.

Children of the Enlightenment

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
ASECS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conference: ASECS 2017 (Minneapolis, MN)

Panel Title: Children of the Enlightenment

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