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    CFP: 19th International Conference on Contemporary Narratives in English, May 21-23, 2025

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    19th International Conference on Contemporary Narratives in English: "The Relational Turn in the Literary Anglosphere: Writing Connection and Interdependence" (University of Zaragoza, Spain, May 21-23, 2025). CFP is open until October 31, 2024. More information at https://limlit.unizar.es/about/

    Introducing “The New American Antiquarian”

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    Soliciting submissions to "The New American Antiquarian", a new double-blind peer-reviewed (and fully indexed) journal in the field of early American studies

    Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War by Simon Miles

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    Cornell University Press

    King Al: How Sharpton Took the Throne by Ron Howell

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    The incredible story of the man and legend who has come to symbolize the continuing pursuit of justice for Blacks in the United States

    Buffalo Bill and the Mormons by Brent M. Rogers

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    Brent M. Rogers connects the histories of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the Mormons, highlighting two pillars of the American West to better understand cultural and political perceptions, image-making, and performance from the 1840s through the early 1900s.

    Disruption: The Global Economic Shocks of the 1970s and the End of the Cold War by Michael De Groot

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    Cornell University Press

    CfP: Special Issue on American Vulnerability

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    We invite submissions for a special issue of Comparative American Studies on American Vulnerability: Narratives of Risk, Refusal, and Resistance.

    Call for Contributions (Young Scholars) to Edited Volume, E-Connections: The Humanities in a Time of Climate Change (deadline extension to July 15)

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    The volume, (E-co)nnections: The Humanities in a Time of Climate Change, seeks to bring together Young Scholars and Early-Career Researchers from different Associations of American Studies in Europe, and provide a platform for their research on the pressing issue of climate change. The Editor, Dr. Thomas Mantzaris (HELAAS Young Scholar Representative) invites contributions that will expand the workings of the 4th HELAAS YS Symposium (March 2, 2024) and shape an interdisciplinary and insightful scholarly volume on American Studies and climate change.

    Call for Applications: Partial Funding for Salzburg Global Seminar American Studies Program (18-22 September, 2024)

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    We are pleased to announce the following funding opportunity. EAAS was officially founded at Schloss Leopoldskron in April 1954. This year marks our 70th anniversary, and we are proud to be able to offer this funding opportunity. Excellent early career researchers may apply for partial funding (1000 Euros) for the 2024 Salzburg Global Seminar American Studies Program “Crossing the Pacific: The Asian American Experience in U.S. Society and Discourse.”

    Pop Culture and Democracy Conference Freiburg, Oct. 24-26, 2024

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    The conference aims to examine how pop culture approaches democracy through diverse fields and forms of media, as well as the effects of those approaches, including how pop culture can be used to undermine or strengthen democratic ideas

    Meltdown Expected: Crisis, Disorder, and Upheaval at the end of the 1970 by Aaron J. Leonard

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    In January 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that “There is all across our land a growing sense of peace and a sense of common purpose.” Yet in the ensuing months, a series of crises disturbed that fragile sense of peace, ultimately setting the stage for Reagan’s decisive victory in 1980 and ushering in the final phase of the Cold War.

    This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments by McKenzie Long

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    One woman’s enlightening trek through the natural histories, cultural stories, and present perils of thirteen national monuments, from Maine to Hawaii—now available in paperback.

    Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America by Dayna Bowen Matthew

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    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2023

    The Abortionist of Howard Street: Medicine and Crime in Nineteenth-Century New York by R.E. Fulton

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    Josephine McCarty had many identities. But in Albany, New York, she was known as "Dr. Emma Burleigh," the abortionist of Howard Street.

    Conference CfP: Enfreakment in (Transnational) North American Culture

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    Conference at Leipzig University, Germany Institute for American Studies 22-23 May 2025 The conference aims to shine a light on enfreakment as a performative practice and a conceptual tool to examine depictions of non-normativity, deviance, and extraordinariness as negative as well as positive signifiers of difference. We are interested in contributions that provide North American but also transnational perspectives, from literary and cultural studies, history, media studies, theater and performance studies, or related disciplines.

    Rolling CFP – Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

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    The open access, Scopus-indexed Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) invites articles, interviews, review essays, and reviews in English and American Studies (including Canadian, Australian, Irish, South African, and Caribbean topics) on such varied fields as literature, theater, visual culture, film, music, art, culture, philosophy, history, religion, and theory. https://sciendo.com/journal/HJEAS

    Call for Papers: Special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies (2026)

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    We invite contributions from American scholars and academics to submit their original research articles that explore the complex relationship between the ecological eye/I and sustainability in contemporary North American non-fiction to be published in the special issue of the Polish Journal for American Studies (2026).

    “Under Western Eyes. Central and Eastern Europe(ans) in North American Literature, Culture, and History,” University of Wrocław, May 15-16, 2025

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    The conference "Under Western Eyes. Central and Eastern Europe(ans) in North American Literature, Culture, and History" will focus on studying the various depictions of broadly-understood Central and Eastern Europe in works produced by émigré and diasporic authors and creators, as well as its mainstream representations. We are also interested in the changing historical and socio-political discourses regarding the place of Central and Eastern Europeans in North America.

    Culture Wars and Horror Movies: Social Fears and Ideology in post-2010 Horror Cinema. Noelia Gregorio-Fernández and Carmen M. Méndez-García (eds). Palgrave MacMillan, 2024.

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    In this volume, contributors explore the deep ideological polarization in US society as portrayed in horror narratives and tropes. By navigating this polarized society in their representation of social values, twenty[1]first-century horror films critically frame and engage conflicting and divisive ideological issues. Culture Wars and Horror Movies: Social Fears and Ideology in Post-2010 Horror Cinema analyses the ways in which these “culture wars” make their way into and through contemporary horror films, focusing on the post-2010 US context and its fundamental political divisions.

    EAAS Officer Elections 2024

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    Dear EAAS members I hope this message finds you well, and it was really great to see so many of you at our biennial conference in Munich.  It is my great pleasure to share with you exciting news about the Officers of our association.