Lecturer in English (American Literature), National University of Ireland Maynooth (27 April)

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in English (American Literature). The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage, and will have a demonstrable expertise in American Literature. The appointee will be expected to make a strong contribution to the…

Armed People of African Descent: Africa and the Americas: 1750-1900 (12-13 May)

‘Armed people of African descent: Africa and the Americas, 1750-1900’ Conference at the University of Warwick 12th-13th May 2017 This conference is concerned with the use of armed men of African descent by the European empires and American states of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This encompasses both those deliberately armed…

PhD Studentships in African-American Studies, Northumbria University (20 January 2017)

Northumbria University invites applicants wishing to complete PhD dissertations relating to African-American political, social, or cultural activism in the post-1945 period and/or the history and cultures of the modern (post-1900) US South. It is particularly interested in projects that propose to adopt inter- or multi-disciplinary approaches. Further information can be found here: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=81633&LID=1151 and here:…

CFP: The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic (31 January 2017)

Call for Papers: The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic Conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Keynote speaker: Professor Winston James, University of California, Irvine. With special…

JOB: Lecturer in American History and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University (3 October)

Canterbury Christ Church University is looking for an American Studies scholar with teaching and research specialisms in modern and contemporary American history and culture, and especially the Civil Rights Movement. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and module leadership on a number of our existing undergraduate modules and assist in delivering and supporting a…

REGISTRATION OPEN: Roll of Thunder Symposium (23-24 September)

Registration now open: Roll of Thunder symposium at Cambridge University Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016 (book for either or both days) Please join us for a special event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s classic children’s novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Michelle Martin, University of Washington…

ANNOUNCEMENT: Negro Anthology Republished

Subscription Negro Anthology – Facsimile Republished for the first time in its entirety and integrity Release on December 2016 99 € and free shipping until the 30th of November 1000 copies printed in 1934, scarcely distributed, and never before published in its entirety or integrity, the Negro Anthology, a comprehensive collage of informative documents, melds popular culture, sociology,…

CFP: Black Love: A Symposium (9 January 2017)

Black Love: A Symposium The 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God September 14-16, 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS On September 18, 1937, Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published. It initially received tepid praise, at best, along with needlessly harsh criticism from fellow fiction writer Richard…

JOB: Sessional Tutor in American History, Canterbury Christchurch University

SESSIONAL TEACHING OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY AT CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY The American Studies Programme at Canterbury Christ Church University is seeking a sessional lecturer to deliver two modules in 2016/17: The Modern Black Freedom Movement (Term 1, Level 6) Race and Racism in the United States, 1607 to the Present (Term 2, Level 5)…

JOB: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Literatures of the Black Americas, University of Oxford (27 June)

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Literatures of the Black Americas Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and the Faculties of English and Medieval and Modern Languages seek to appoint a 2-year Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in ‘Literatures of the…