Literary Childhoods: Growing Up in British and American Literature – Šárka Bubíková, et al.:

Long gone is the time when studying childhood was seen as a marginal subject for serious scholarly research; on the contrary, there is a growing interest in the phenomenon of childhood in cultural and literary studies. Covering a wide range of themes as well as possible approaches to the ways childhood and coming of age are represented in British and American literature, Literary Childhoods is a contribution to this current debate. While the focus of the essays moves between two centuries and two countries, they are intrinsically linked by a shared point of view as they explore how different authors and literary texts depict childhood and the process of growing… Read More

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21st International Colloquium of American Studies

21st International Colloquium of American Studies Place and Emplacement June 22-24, 2017 Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic The conference is organized by Palacký University Olomouc in cooperation with The Czech and Slovak Association for American Studies, and Embassy of the United States in Prague. TOPICS AND ISSUES: – How does literature, film, television, art, history and cultural geography reflect the notion of the human body/subject/identity or objects as being situated or emplaced; place as an event? – How does literature respond to Yi-Fu Tuan’s notion of place as a field of care? – Does the identification of place have to involve an “us/them distinction in which the other is devalued”… Read More

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