Miscellaneous News

Miscellaneous News

Call for Papers for the upcoming essay collection (In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature, edited by Professor Pi-hua Ni

(In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature Collection

Editors: Pi-hua Ni and Mei-Chuen Wang Contact

Email: phni@mail.ncyu.edu.tw

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DICE Network

DICE Network

(Decolonial, Indigenous, and Critical Ethnic Studies Network of the European Association of American Studies)

Mission Statement

22 May 2021

The DICE Network (Decolonial, Indigenous, and Critical Ethnic Studies Network of the European Association of American Studies [EAAS]) is committed to creating discussions amongst, and connecting, scholars working in these fields. Inherent to the network's approach is an inclusive participation of our members in the direction of our network and critical a focus on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, non-whitestream, anti- and decolonial scholarship. We aim to create a multi-institutional platform which facilitates deliberations and exchanges on research in decolonial, Indigenous, and critical ethnic studies being undertaken in Europe, on methodological queries and considerations on working in these fields in a European context and / or as Europeans, as well as on increasing connections with our colleagues in North America who work in these and related fields.

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Job Opening: Post-doc in American Literary and Cultural Studies

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna

The Department of English and American Studies (Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies) at the University of Vienna announces the position of a university assistant (Post-doc). The successful candidate will be expected to hold an above-average PhD with a research specialization in North American Studies, and to teach courses in accordance with the Collective Agreement of the University of Vienna. The position offers the opportunity to write a post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation).

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aspeers calls for papers by MA students on "American Bodies"

General Call for Papers

For the general section of its fifteenth issue, aspeers seeks outstanding academic writing demonstrating the excellence of graduate scholarship, the range of concerns scrutinized in the field, and the diversity of perspectives employed. We thus explicitly invite revised versions of term papers or chapters from theses written by students of European Master (and equivalent) programs. For this section, there are no topical limitations. Contributions should be up to 7,500 words (including abstract and list of works cited). The submission deadline is October 17, 2021.

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Call for Papers - Conference: Flyover Fictions

Call for Papers
Conference: Flyover Fictions
Department of American Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria
May 27-28, 2022

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2021–2022 Fellowship Appointments and Residencies


June 23, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced the appointment of 16 fellows and the extension of nine others for the 2021–2022 academic year. The museum’s premier fellowship program is the oldest and largest program for the study of American art. The museum’s program hosts fellows appointed by the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships and also grants its own awards for scholars and students to pursue research at the museum, including senior, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

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Call for Papers for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies

Early Career Researchers' Perspectives on the Literatures and Cultures of Canada/Turtle Island

Call for Papers for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue 11, 2022)

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Workshop "Archipelagic Imperial Spaces and Mobilities"

“Archipelagic thinking: Anthropocene Islands and the Insular.” Public conversation with Prof. Michelle Ann Stephens (English Dept., Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ) and Prof. Jonathan Pugh (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University UK).

This public conversation is part of an exploratory workshop on Archipelagic Imperial Spaces and Mobilities at the University of Leipzig that is co-organized by members of the Collaborative Research Center Spatialization Processes under the Global Condition (Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez and Steffen Wöll, both University of Leipzig) and of the research platform  "Mobile Cultures and Societies" at the University of Vienna (Alexandra Ganser and Barbara Gföllner).

Michelle Ann Stephens and Jonathan Pugh will explore the role of archipelagic spaces and mobilities addressing key tropes and themes such as 'archipelagic thinking', 'archipelagic space,' 'imperial mobilities,' the intersections between archipelagic and mobilities studies, the complications of ‘mainland/island', and 'minor' traditions and the ways these are implicated in the generation of ontology, epistemology, research, and forms of praxis. In particular, they will focus to how recent thinking with  'Anthropocene Islands' updates, troubles and/or becomes generative, and they will  explore the notion of the "insular" and the 'island' itself as historical, discursive, ontological and epistemological objects.  The conversation will be followed by a discussion with the public.

Please go to https://enmma.org/workshop-archipelagic-imperial-spaces-and-mobilities for more information.
To register, please send an email signaling your interest to info@enmma.org no later than July 11.

Call for Papers for the 6th issue of Jam It – Journal of American Studies in Italy

The Fractured States of America


Guest Editors: Valentina Romanzi and Bruno Walter Renato Toscano

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