In June 2019, Stonewall 50 marked the largest LGBTQ+ event in history. Half a century ago, after the NYPD raids on the Stonewall Inn, a resistance movement that had loudly proclaimed ‘Gay Pride’ was born. The year before, James Brown had urged African Americans to “say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud.” Ever since, activists and scholars in these movements have welcomed the community-building that social formations rooted in pride have fostered, while, at the same time, backlash against the increased visibility of such disenfranchised groups has appropriated this terminology as well, for instance in the supremacist slogans ‘white pride’ or ‘straight pride.’
Afrofuturism has become increasingly central to critical conversations about Afro-pessimism, race relations, and cultural histories. This proposed panel draws from Benedict Anderson’s conception of “nation” in his pivotal text Imagined Communities as a generative starting point for thinking about black community formations, black futurity, and cultural histories represented in literature. Anderson claims that “since World War II every successful revolution has defined itself in national terms” (2). However, nations are merely “imagined political communities… as both inherently limited and sovereign” (6).
https://www.luigiboccherini.org/2018/12/10/music-cinema-and-modernism/ MUSIC, CINEMA, AND MODERNISM:The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America TORINO, , Università degli studi di Torino, Palazzo Nuovo22-24 May 2020 Keynote Speakers: • Nils Grosch (Universität Salzburg)• Stephen Hinton (Stanford University) The conference aims to address aspects of Kurt Weill’s works in relation to his contemporaries and his heritage to succeeding generations, both in the United States and in Europe.
To celebrate Cummings’ 125th birthday, the E. E.
Our age is one of refugee crises, of wars where the civilian population is more exposed than ever before, and of terrorist attacks that can produce more victims than organized combat. Today, information about all of these events circulates faster than ever, particularly outside of traditional media outlets. Witnessing and reporting about destruction has never been easier, and cultural memory and social responsibility are more mobile and more complicated as a consequence.
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020 / Boston, MA
The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.
4-6 June, 2020
Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow
American University of Paris
Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography: "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life".
Danielle Cofer (University of Rhode Island)
Caitlin Duffy (SUNY Stony Brook University)
For the C19 (Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) conference in Coral Gables Florida, April 2-5, 2020 (https://c19conference.wordpress.com), please consider submitting a proposal to this panel.
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego, California, May 21–24, 2020.