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Americanist Colloquium ‘Flash’ Conference:
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The Journal of American Studies: Eurasian Perspectives (JASEP) is an international peer-reviewed journal, published semi-annually. The Institute of Language and Communications Studies and the Macro World Publishing jointly edit the journal. It invites research on the topics of American literature, art and humanities including U.S. culture and literature, socio-linguistics, migration to U.S., feminism, socio-cultural approaches to American life, social problems and social changes, human rights, ethnic and racial studies, terrorism and public service. Its main focus, however, is on the various European and Asian perspectives on these issues.
JASEP seeks to open a debate on the legacy of Europeans and Asians to the Americas, and in turn examine the socio-political and cultural ways in which America shapes the continents of Europe and Asia. The journal aims to shape an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and to seek innovative research issues related to ethnic studies disciplines that critically examine the history, culture, politics, and experiences of the people of Eurasia in an encounter with the American continent.
JASEP also focuses on exploring American mind reflections in the people of Eurasia ancestry. Moreover, the journal centers on the reflections of history, culture, literature, etc. of USA in the mind of Asian and European people.
The Journal of American Studies: Eurasian Perspectives is an interdisciplinary platform that publishes articles representing a wide range of academic disciplines, including sociology, history, political science, literature, cultural and gender studies and a variety of research methods.
Submissions of paper proposals should be made to
South Asia Institute
Department of Political Science
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
Tel.: +49 6221 54-8825
Fax: +49 6221 54-4591
Conference on Language Revitalization:Sleeping and Awakened Languages New Orleans, LA, March 7-9, 2014 Submission Deadline: Jan 31st, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
April 11, 2014
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. Part of the impetus comes from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
The twenty-first century is a good century to think about American literature in the world. But other centuries are equally fertile ground, as the writings of Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Fuller, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and Elizabeth Bishop make abundantly clear. To study these and countless other authors is to see that the United States and the world are neither separate nor antithetical, but part of the same analytic fabric. Our conference explores these extended networks through many channels: from the cultural archives circulating across the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Caribbean, to the dynamic interactions between indigenous populations and those from other continents; from the institutions of print, to the tangled ecologies of literature, art, theater, music, and film, to the digital globalism of the present moment.
The conference is generously supported by the Beinecke Library, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The English Department, the American Studies Program, the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, the Comparative Literature Department, the Italian Department, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. We are offering a $300 travel stipend to those coming from outside the tri-state area. Conference participants are also invited to attend a research workshop with Melissa Barton, Curator at the Beinecke Library, and a publication workshop with Gordon Hutner, editor of American Literary History, who will be working closely with participants to develop individual essays.
Please send a 1-page abstract to Anusha Alles (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1.