Conflictual and Toxic Environment in American Intellectual Life and Education since 1990

deadline for submissions: 
September 17, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Aristi TRENDEL LE Mans University
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Conflictual and Toxic Environment in American Intellectual Life and Education

since 1990

 

Panel organized within the framework of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and British Association for American Studies (BAAS) conference

Environment, Place and Protest”

King’s College London, University College London, and the British Library, LONDON

4-7 April 2018

 

Deadline for abstracts: September 17, 2017.

 

 

In his article, “The Cultural Wars: American Intellectual Life, 1965-1992,” Daniel Bell puts forward a decaying intellectual environment characterized by an “attention inward,” cultural wars and the splintering of cultures. This panel aims to discuss the evolution of American intellectual life since the 90s, the ideas of public intellectuals or prominent scholars, developments in American education (the “new moral culture,” the rise of microaggressions, trigger warnings, and safe spaces, political polarization, the rise of social media...) and their representation in literature (the campus novel or short story), film or plastic arts.

Please send an abstract (250 words) for a 20-minute paper and a short bio note by September 17, 2017 to the panel organizer: Aristi Trendel, Le Mans University, aristi.trendel@sfr.fr