Contributions are invited for a collection of original essays that explore race and blackness in American comic books, comic strips, and editorial cartoons from the turn of the twentieth century through the industry’s Golden Age in the 1940s and 1950s. The historical perception of black people in comic art has long been tied to caricatured images of indecipherable minstrels, witch doctors, and brutal savages, yet archives reveal a more racially complex narrative and aesthetic landscape, one that was enriched by the debates among comics artists, writers, editors, and readers about how blackness could be expressed on the page.
https://www.luigiboccherini.org/2019/05/22/beethoven-the-european/ BEETHOVEN THE EUROPEANLUCCA, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto27-29 March 2020 Keynote Speakers:• Barry Cooper (University of Manchester)• William Kinderman (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) Beethoven’s impact is widely recognised as of seemingly universal, timeless significance; 250 years since his birth his music still communicates with and inspires people across the globe. Nevertheless his iconic, enduring oeuvre stems from a specific European cultural milieu and historical context.
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.
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Deadline for draft submissions: September 15th, 2019
What makes a man a man? How is masculinity shaped by spaces, times, languages, and cultures? How are men expected to behave in public and in private? In addition to addressing these questions, the panel would like to explore the concept of masculinity and how this is constructed by social contexts and human relationships. To this day, numerous men are profoundly impacted by adolescent experiences, peer pressure, and expectations based on “male gender roles.” This session invites contributions about literature, theater, film, and other symbolic productions in Italy as related to the complex topic of masculinity.
Doing Women’s Film and Television History V: Forming Histories/Histories in Formation
20th-22nd May, 2020, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Keynote: Kasandra O’Connell, Irish Film Archive
Abstract submissions invited - please submit and circulate widely!Concept, Gaze, Execution: Women Artists Interpret Male Subjects and Authors (Seminar)51st Annual NeMLA Convention: March 5-8, 2020 (Boston, MA) deadline for submissions: September 30, 2019 This session seeks to stage a conversation about the idea of adaptation, with a focus on how women writers and directors script performative interpretations of male subjects or texts by male authors. Papers can look at Shakespeare restaged by women playwrights and directors, modes of engagement, the continued debate about originality versus adaptation versus appropriation, the impact of contexts and audiences, or the hybridity of transcultural adaptations.
Abstract submissions invited - please submit and circulate widely!
Love, Happiness, Rage: Feelings and Feminism in the Social Media Age