CFP: HOTCUS Winter Symposium 2018 (27 October)

HOTCUS Winter Symposium 2018 Dear colleagues, Please find attached details of the 2018 HOTCUS winter symposium, taking place at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 17thFebruary 2018. We are particularly interested in using the symposium to showcase examples of the latest historical research in twentieth century American political history. This includes (but is not limited…

Exhibition: Not as it is Written: Black Pittsburgh in Voice and Image (7 October – 1 December 2017)

Newcastle University is pleased to announce a new civil rights themed exhibition and app as part of Freedom City 2017 (freedomcity2017.com), the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s honorary degree from the university. Please circulate the news of the app especially to interested colleagues and students, and consider using it…

Funding: PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism), Nottingham Trent University

PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism) Overview Applications are welcomed from prospective students to research under the supervision of Professor Sharon Monteith, a Leverhulme Fellow writing a literary history of the US civil rights movement who has supervised c. 30 PhD students to successful completion. Proposals should focus on literary history in the cultural context…

CFP: Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches (21 September)

“Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches”, University of Sheffield, 26-27 January 2018 Call for Papers For four decades after the end of the Second World War, competition between the socialist and capitalist blocs shaped international relations on a global scale. For the main protagonists, the USA, USSR, and their near neighbours in Europe, it was a deferred…

CFP: HOTCUS Winter Symposium (21 August)

Call for Papers We hold these truths to be self-evident: Post-Truth & American Myths A BAAS/CHASE Postgraduate Conference Hosted by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex 25-26 November 2017 “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it”- Jonathan Swift When we approach the concept of truth, we are confronted with a minefield of epistemological…

Time Machines: The Past, the Future and How Stories Take Us There (27 May – 3 September)

Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there 27 May – 3 September 2017 Palace Green Library, Durham University How big is time? And what will the future be like? Time is something humans have always tried to measure, conceptualise and understand. Visitors to a new exhibition at Durham University’s…

Lecturer in American Literature in English to 1900, University College London (30 June)

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a full-time, open-ended Lectureship in American Literature in English to 1900. The successful candidate will have a proven record of high-quality research and publication in some field of pre-twentieth-century American literature in English.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the Department’s second…

Lecturer in American Literature (Fixed Term), University of Kent (25 June)

The School of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in American Literature for one year and are seeking a colleague with experience in teaching at University level and someone who will contribute to the School’s undergraduate curriculum in American Literature by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, and acting as a module convener for our Stage…

REGISTRATION: The American New Wave: A Retrospective (June 27)

Registration still open until June 27! The American New Wave: A Retrospective Bangor University 4-6 July 2017 Sponsored by the British Association for American Studies and US Embassy Keynote speakers Professor Robert Kolker (University of Maryland) Professor I.Q. Hunter (De Montfort University) Professor Linda Ruth Williams (University of Southampton) Peter Krämer (University of East Anglia)…

CFP: Cold War Counterculture: 1968 and Further (15 May)

Cold War Counterculture: 1968, and Further The Sixties saw a florescence of countercultural dissentient operations, happenings, activist movements, thought experiments and challenges to status quo in mind and body. What is often neglected is how energized the protest movements were not only by resistance to specific conflicts like the Vietnam War, but by active dismantling of Cold War ideology.…