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GOTHIC MODERNISMS International Conference: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017

29 & 30 June, 2017, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL




GOTHIC MODERNISMS: 29 & 30 June, 2017, The Rijksmuseum: A two-day international conference exploring legacies, histories and contested identities of European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in (global) modernity, in particular in contexts of new fin-de-siècle cultural modernities, modernism, avant-gardes, nationalisms and cosmopolitanisms.

More information here; registration here.


Conference fee (two days): 125€; 40€ for students – includes conference, access to the Rijksmuseum Collections on both days, guided visit to the exhibition Small Wonders, coffee, tea, lunch, snacks and drinks. For enquiries please contact both: Professor Juliet Simpson (Coventry University): juliet.simpson@coventry.ac.uk and dr. Tessel M. Bauduin (University of Amsterdam): t.m.bauduin@uva.nl

Monday, May 08, 2017/Author: Maura Coughlin/Number of views (2986)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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"Art is a powerful canvas for Professor Coughlin" Article

Click here to read Bryant University's recognition of Maura Coughlin's NCSA's 2017 President's Award. Thanks again, Maura, for all you do for our association!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (722)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Q&A: Monica Carol Miller

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Dr. Monica Carol Miller is the Assistant Director of the Writing and Communication Program and a Marion L Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Her first monograph,  Being Ugly: Southern Women Writers and Social Rebellion will be published by Louisiana State University Press's Southern Literary Studies Series in May 2017. Her work focuses on the relationship between gender and region in American literature.

What is your favorite nineteenth-century indoor/outdoor activity?: Dancing, definitely—any kind of “country dances.” I especially love versions of reels and quadrilles—anything that involves . . .

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Friday, April 21, 2017/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (1590)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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NCSA Endorses 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure

NCSA is pleased to announce that our association's name has been added to the official list of those who endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure, whose "more than 240 endorsers include most of the major disciplinary societies in the United States. The historical strength and continued force of the 1940 Statement have been supported by a great number of institutional and independent studies and by numerous significant legal proceedings." 
Friday, April 21, 2017/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (667)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Q&A: Rafael Ocasio

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Rafael Ocasio, Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish, is a Latin Americanist and a specialist in revolutionary and counterrevolutionary Cuban literature.  He is the author of two books on the Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas:  Cuba's Political and Sexual Outlaw (University Press of Florida, 2003) and The Making of a Gay Activist (University Press of Florida, 2007).

His book Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums (University Press of Florida, 2012) examines the Costumbrista documentation of African and Black religious and musical folklore as part of the development of a national identity in Cuba.  Costumbrismo, a nineteenth-century literary movement associated with the recording of traditions, offers the earliest incorporation of Black themes, related to the booming sugarcane production in Cuba and to rich African traditions in major Cuban cities.

Ocasio is currently working on a book manuscript: Franz Boas in Porto Rico: Retention and Reinvention of Puerto Rican Folklore,” an edited, critical anthology of oral folklore documented by that reputable anthropologist in Puerto Rico in 1915.

He teaches courses on Latin American literature and film and Spanish-language courses at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia.

Have you ever had something happen to you professionally that you thought was bad but turned out to be for the best?: Experience has taught me to be more . . . 

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Monday, April 10, 2017/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (1011)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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