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CFP: Trump’s America

Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin
5-6 May 2017 (CFP Deadline: March 10, 2017)

This conference will examine the political and cultural significance of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and consider the first 100 days of his administration.

Speakers include: Robert Brigham (Vassar College), Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham/EAWorldview), Diane Negra (University College Dublin), Inderjeet Parmar (City, University of London), Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College).

Topics may include but are not confined to:  

“Make America Great Again” – American exceptionalism, nostalgia

“America First” – foreign policy and diplomacy

“Protect our borders” – immigration and terrorism

“Drain the swamp” - Washington elites, lobbying and corruption

“A historic movement” – white nationalism, identity politics, protest

“American carnage” – dystopian visions of the US, narratives of decline

“Crime and gangs and guns” – race and the cities, gun violence, civic anxiety

“Fake news” – politics in the new media age, post-truth, alternative facts

“I have great respect for women” – gender and politics, misogyny, civility

“I am very rich” – inequality, wealth, class

“I’ll be so presidential” – celebrity, reality tv, satire

“Bing, bing, bong, bong” - Trump’s language, rhetoric

“Buy American and hire American” – trade, protectionism

“Brexit’s a great thing” – transatlantic relations, populism, ethnonationalism

We welcome individual papers but also proposals for panels, workshops or alternative sessions for presentation and discussion. Please send a brief CV and summary proposal (300 words max.) by 10th March 2017 to Prof. Liam Kennedy at liam.kennedy@ucd.ie

www.ucdclinton.ie

This conference will examine the political and cultural significance of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and consider the first 100 days of his administration.

 

Speakers include: Robert Brigham (Vassar College), Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham/EAWorldview), Diane Negra (University College Dublin), Inderjeet Parmar (City, University of London), Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College).

 

Topics may include but are not confined to:  

 

“Make America Great Again” – American exceptionalism, nostalgia

“America First” – foreign policy and diplomacy

“Protect our borders” – immigration and terrorism

“Drain the swamp” - Washington elites, lobbying and corruption

A historic movement” – white nationalism, identity politics, protest

“American carnage” – dystopian visions of the US, narratives of decline

“Crime and gangs and guns” – race and the cities, gun violence, civic anxiety

“Fake news” – politics in the new media age, post-truth, alternative facts

“I have great respect for women” – gender and politics, misogyny, civility

“I am very rich” – inequality, wealth, class

I’ll be so presidential” – celebrity, reality tv, satire

Bing, bing, bong, bong” - Trump’s language, rhetoric

Buy American and hire American” – trade, protectionism

“Brexit’s a great thing” – transatlantic relations, populism, ethnonationalism

 

We welcome individual papers but also proposals for panels, workshops or alternative sessions for presentation and discussion. Please send a brief CV and summary proposal (300 words max.) by 10th March 2017 to Prof. Liam Kennedy at liam.kennedy@ucd.ie

 

 

www.ucdclinton.ie

 

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