Registration open: BRANCH Conference 2017 (6-8 October)

Dear all, We are pleased to inform you that registration for BrANCH 2017 is now open. The conference will take place 6-8 October 2017, at the University of Warwick. For a full programme, and to register, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Lydia Plath & Tim Lockley Conference Organisers, BrANCH…

CFP: BRANCA Symposium (15 May 2017)

BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century U.S. November 17-18, 2017 Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Plenary speakers: ·         Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Professor of American Literature, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Author of The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Ashgate 2010). ·         Lloyd Pratt (Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature, University…

CFP: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks – Radicals Under the Radar (31 May)

Call for Papers for a special issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks: Radicals Under the Radar (1868-1968) Networks are the life-blood of many collaborative artistic and political movements. The aim of this special issue is to explore the confluence of American art and radicalism transnationally in the hundred-year lead up to 1968, a high-point…

CFP: BRANCH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop (17 February 2017)

BRANCH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop UCL Institute of the Americas 30th March 2017 We are pleased to invite papers for the BrANCH postgraduate and early career workshop, to be held at University College London on 30th March 2017. The Workshop provides a forum for the constructive consideration and discussion of thesis chapters, potential journal…

CFP: Panel – Technes of Happiness in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (12 January 2017)

Annual Conference of the French Association of American Studies (AFEA) University of Strasburg, France, 6-9 June 2017 Joint panel sponsored by A19 – L’Atelier xixe and BrANCA (British Association of Ninteenth-Century Americanists) Technès of Happiness in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction Thomas Constantinesco and Cécile Roudeau (Université Paris Diderot) The Declaration of Independence’s claim for the inalienable right of…

CFP: BrANCA Panel at BAAS Conference 2017 (25 October)

BrANCA Panel at BAAS Conference 2017 The British Association of American Studies (BrANCA) invites proposals for a special panel at the British Association for American Studies Conference, 6-8 April 2017 at Canterbury Christchurch University. Each year BrANCA hosts a special panel at BAAS showcasing progressive, interdisciplinary work on the United States in the long nineteenth…

JOB: Lecturer in American History, University of Hull (1 November)

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Hull seeks to appoint a Lecturer in American History who will contribute to the strong reputation for teaching and research in the American Studies programme at the University. The post commences January 2017. The appointment will complement our existing provision in American history, literature…

CFP: Thoreau From Across the Pond (1 October)

International Symposium October 19-20, 2017 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (France)  Thoreau from across the pond Organized by Julien Nègre (ENS de Lyon) François Specq (ENS de Lyon) and Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame) Guest speakers (confirmed): –        Professor Branka Arsić (Columbia University) –        Professor William Rossi (University of Oregon) In honor…

EVENT: Sixth BrANCA Reading Group: “The Ignorant Schoolroom” (1 October)

Sixth BrANCA Reading Group: “The Ignorant Schoolroom” North Lecture Room St John’s College, University of Oxford 14 October 2016, 1-5 pm For our Autumn 2016 Reading Group, BrANCA will address the role and representation of pedagogy in nineteenth-century American literature. The students who arrive at university do so after years of training in what were once called schoolrooms by…

JOB: Associate Professor in North American History, London School of Economics (31 October)

This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2017 The Department of International History at LSE is seeking to make an appointment in the history of North America and the World since 1776.  We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in North American history in an…