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[ecrea] Trump's America Call for Papers

Mon Jan 30 16:40:10 GMT 2017

    Call for Papers

This conference will examine the political and cultural significance of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, and consider the first 100 days of his administration.

*Speakers* include: *Robert Brigham* <> (Vassar College), *Diane Negra* <>(University College Dublin), *Inderjeet Parmar* <> (City, University of London), *Donald E. Pease* <> (Dartmouth College).*Scott Lucas <>* (University of Birmingham)

*Topics* may include but are not confined to:

“Make America Great Again” – American exceptionalism, nostalgia

“America First” – foreign policy and diplomacy

“Protect our borders” – immigration and terrorism

“Drain the swamp” - Washington elites, lobbying and corruption

“A historic movement” – white nationalism, identity politics, protest

“American carnage” – dystopian visions of the US, narratives of decline

“Crime and gangs and guns” – race and the cities, gun violence, civic anxiety

“Fake news” – politics in the new media age, post-truth, alternative facts

“I have great respect for women” – gender and politics

“Grab ‘em by the pussy” – misogyny, civility

“I am very rich” – inequality, wealth

“I’ll be so presidential” – celebrity, reality tv, satire

“Bing, bing, bong, bong” - Trump’s language, rhetoric

“Buy American and hire American” – trade, protectionism

“Brexit’s a great thing” – transatlantic relations, populism, ethnonationalism

We welcome individual papers but also proposals for panels, workshops or alternative sessions for presentation and discussion. Please send a brief CV and summary proposal (300 words max.) by *10^th March 2017* to Prof. Liam Kennedy at (liam.kennedy /at/ <mailto:(liam.kennedy /at/>

Please send all proposals to Professor Liam Kennedy at (liam.kennedy /at/ <mailto:(liam.kennedy /at/>

Registration and Fee details to follow <>

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