CFP: International Spanish Association for American Studies Conference (15 October 2016)

I am pleased to inform you about the “13th International Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) Conference. Understanding (Human) Nature” which will be held at the University of Extremadura. Cáceres (Spain), 5 – 7 April 2017. I would be very grateful if you could forward this information to scholars, researchers and colleagues who might be…

EVENT: Negotiated Territories: Rethinking America’s Borders (23 June)

Negotiated Territories: Rethinking America’s Borders York St. John University, 23 June 2016 Recent debates over immigration in the United States, and elsewhere, have led to renewed interest in the meaning of borders, frontiers, regions, and the spaces and places in-between. The study of borderlands has become of crucial intellectual concern to scholars in the humanities…

Registration open: Freedom After Neoliberalism (9-10 June)

Freedom After Neoliberalism 9-10 June 2017 University of York, UK Keynote speakers: Nikolas Rose (KCL), Paul Crosthwaite (Edinburgh), Jane Elliott (KCL) This conference seeks to explore the idea of freedom beyond its limited economic function in neoliberal theory, and to consider perspectives on a future beyond neoliberalism and perhaps beyond capitalism. Panels will focus on…

CFP: Fictions of Management (15 June)

Call for Papers: “Fictions of Management,” an international conference held at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, December 8-10, 2016 Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2016. The theory and practice of modern business management arose in the late nineteenth century in the United States as a response to unstable markets, labor unrest, and…

CFP: Sound and Vision: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the 1950s (10 May)

Sound and Vision: interdisciplinary approaches to the 1950s School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex, 9th-10th June 2016 Call for Papers This two-day workshop will draw together early career researchers and more established scholars working on aspects of the 1950s. The workshop is open to all those who work on the period,…

CFP: Scarcity in American Culture (31 May)

Scarcity in American Culture Conceptions of abundance are a quintessential theme in the United States cultural narrative, inextricably linked to the idea of the ‘good life.’ Unforeseen shifts toward conditions of scarcity invariably disrupt this sense of cultural wellbeing. Simultaneously, scarcity has an intrinsic value, where rarity and exclusivity accord unique dimensions of value and…

EVENT: Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s (24-26 May)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:  BRITISH ACADEMY LANDMARK CONFERENCE Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights The British Academy, London 24-26 May 2016 This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Leicester and the University…

REGISTRATION: American Topographics Conference (10 June)

AMERICAN TOPOGRAPHICS Photography and the American Landscape Conference June 10, 2016, Goldsmith’s University Details about registration can be found at: https://americantopographics.wordpress.com/registration/ Programme 9.00-9.30: Registration and coffee 9.30-10.45: AMERICAN AESTHETICS Chair: Christopher Lloyd Nicolas Brinded (Goldsmiths) – ‘Utopian Dreaming and the Sublime Aesthetic in Joel Sternfeld’s Sweet Earth and Terrence Malick’s Badlands’ Nicoló Giudice (University of…

CFP: Remediating Images (15 June)

WHAT DO PICTURES DO? “REMEDIATING IMAGES/ L’IMAGE REMÉDIATISÉE” International conference June 1 and 2, 2017 Université de Bordeaux Montaigne Organizing Committee Mathilde Arrivé (EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) Nicolas Labarre (CLIMAS, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) Héléna Lamouliatte-Schmitt (CLIMAS, Université de Bordeaux) Richard Phelan (LERMA, Université Aix-Marseille) Keynote speakers Jan Baetens (Professor of Cultural Studies/Literary Studies, University…