Miscellaneous News

Miscellaneous News

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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Beyond the White House: The First Lady in Film, Fiction, and Culture. 

Beyond the White House: The First Lady in Film, Fiction, and Culture. 

This edited collection seeks to explore the representation of the First Lady in a range of different texts and media. The collection aims to examine the President’s wife in a purely cultural context by investigating the ways in which she has been represented, embodied, characterised and commemorated in film, fiction, memoir, photography and portraiture, television, theatre, education, museum studies, fashion, and social media.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts, a short bio to Dr Anne-Marie Evans (a.evans@yorksj.ac.uk) and Dr Sarah Trott (s.trott@yorksj.ac.uk ) by 16th July 2021.  

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HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.


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Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

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