The "Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture" area for the 2016 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Seattle invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture. Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, history, literature, visual arts), social sciences (e.g., anthropology, cultural studies, sociology), and mass media (e.g., print or electronic journalism) in historical or contemporary contexts are welcome.
Seeking chapter contributions for an edited book collection on Youth and Civil Rights Activism (USA)
There has been a growth in literature on youth and civil rights in the last few years but much of it is focused on certain organizations or specific regions or cities. This edited collection seeks to bring together a broad range of essays covering the wide range of research currently available and make it available in one volume and by doing so showing the trends currently in scholarship.
In Cindi Katz's "On the Grounds of Globalization" she argues for a counter-topographic approach that facilitates a practice of sharpening one’s ability to see interpersonal and interplace-based webs of relation in an era of globalization; i.e. a conceptual framework for mapping the interdependencies and intersections between one’s own subject position and the global processes that forge unlikely connections between seemingly disconnected spaces and people.
The Wisconsin Labor History Society (WLHS) is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual Frank Zeidler Academic Awards for original research papers about Wisconsin labor and working-class history. Two awards are available annually--one for work by an undergraduate student and one for work by a graduate student.
The awards honor former Milwaukee mayor Frank Zeidler (in office 1948-1960), for his lifelong efforts toward the advancement of Wisconsin's citizens.
We are looking for the following submissions:
This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States. While authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Hannah Rosin focus on women in the professional ranks to argue for women’s prominence in U.S. culture and stories of professional women dominate the media, few stories of working-class women have emerged to challenge the symbolic dominance of the white male worker and breadwinner. As work, families, and genders have changed, how has this symbolism been reinforced or challenged in literature and film?
Dressing Global Bodies: Clothing Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s
7-9 July 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Co-Organized with the Pasold Research Fund, UK
This lecture will discuss, in general, former slaves' adaptations to the social, economic, and educational transitions from enslavement to freedom In the American South. Specific attention will focus on freedwomen and the importance of education. While a young slave child in Savannah, Susie King Taylor attended a series of clandestine, or secret, schools risking life and limb if caught by her slave owner.