CFP: Writing, the State, and the Rise of Neo-Nationalism: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Concerns (30 November)

Writing, the State, and the Rise of Neo-Nationalism: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Concerns  In January 1868, John William De Forest took to the pages of The Nation with a call that would resound over the next century and a half: the writing of the “Great American Novel.” In so doing, he asserted both the shaping force of…

CFP: American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018 (20 October)

American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018 Call for Papers The forty-fourth annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 January 2018. The keynote speaker will be Professor Marc J. Hetherington (Vanderbilt…

CFP: Native American Narratives in a Global Context (1 October)

Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to share this call for papers for a cross-disciplinary special issue of Transmotion, on the theme of ‘Native American Narratives in a Global Context: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives’. The deadline for abstracts is 1 October 2017 and the full call for papers can be found here: http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/announcement/view/19. In the contemporary moment, the world has seen an increase in transnational…

CFP: Coming to Terms? Confronting War and Peace through the Visual and Material in the Atlantic World, 1651-1865 (30 September)

CALL FOR PAPERS:  Coming to Terms? Confronting War and Peace through the Visual and Material in the Atlantic World, 1651-1865 Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and The University of Delaware 8 – 10 November 2018 Keynote Speaker: Professor Leora Auslander, University of Chicago. Program Committee: Dr Zara Anishanslin…

CFP: Edited Collection on the writing of Marilynne Robinson (15 September)

Call For Papers: Edited Collection on the writing of Marilynne Robinson As part of the Manchester University Press series, Contemporary American and Canadian Writers, this volume will chart recent and emerging critical opinion on the celebrated author, Marilynne Robinson. Having issued an earlier call for papers, the editors now seek proposals that specifically address the following…

CFP: The Transnational American Periodical (15 September)

Call for Papers: The Transnational American Periodical A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies British Library, London – 15 December 2017 Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London) The ‘transnational turn’ in American Studies can be understood as perhaps the most important reimagining of the field since its inception;…

CFP: “Illness and the environment in American Literature and Cinema”, EBAAS Conference 2018 (20 September)

CFP: “Illness and the environment in American Literature and Cinema”, EBAAS Conference 2018 Panel organized within the framework of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) conference King’s College, University College, and the British Library, London. 4-7 April 2018. “Environment, Place and Protest.” Deadline for abstracts: September 25, 2017 In Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and…

CFP: British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Panels at the BAAS/EAAS Joint Conference, London 2018 (1 September)

British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Panels at the BAAS/EAAS Joint Conference, London 2018 The British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists invites submissions to two panels to be submitted to the joint British Association for American Studies/European Association for American Studies Conference, taking place in London, April 4-7 2018. More information on BrANCA and its activities can be found here: http://www.branca.org.uk/ 1. OPEN PANEL…

CFP: Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America (1 March 2018)

“Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America.” 17-18 July, 2018 – University of Kent Keynote Speakers: Professor Helen Small, Pembroke College, University of Oxford Professor Priscilla Wald, Duke University This conference aims to stimulate a wide-ranging discussion about the interactions between British and American literature, education, and the sciences of the mind between 1850-1950.…