“Spatial immensity beggars designation. Immensity itself fails, vastness and other common terms
fail... Five hundred years into the settlement of…America by Europeans and Africans,
intellectuals, and designers especially, lack words for bigger than big. An unwholesome, stubborn
refusal to confront the immensities of the continent, indeed the immensity of the continent
itself...” –John R. Stilgoe, “Wuthering Immensity”
This special topics session slated for the 2016 RMMLA Convention will explore monsters in culture, literature, and media. Monster Studies is a growing sub-discipline within English and Cultural Studies. Some scholars have been incorporating monsters into their classrooms as a way to not only teach tenuous topics in a college classroom (e.g. sexism, racism, classism) but to engage students through a new, innovative topic.
An international symposium organized by the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris, and the Terra Foundation for American Art (Paris, 19-20 May 2016)
North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
April 1-2, 2016
Call for Papers
The Program Committee of the North Carolina Association of Historians invites submissions of one-page proposals for papers to be presented at its April 2016 meeting:
Pennsylvania Historical Association
2016 Annual Meeting
Call for Proposals
The Pennsylvania Historical Association invites proposals for its 2016 Annual Meeting to be hosted by Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, October 6-8, 2016.
Urban Humanities Convergence
March 16-18, 2016
The "East Coast/West Coast" rivalry, distinction, feud, or romance is a recurrent theme in American music and popular culture, most famously in hip hop, but also in rock, jazz, and other genres. How does this dynamic play out in other forms of popular culture, politics, and literature? This panel will enlarge on the East Coast/West Coast theme in relation to this year's conference topic, "Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are." We will enlarge on the motif through interdisciplinary conversation, exploring it in relation to multiple genres and modes in U.S.
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