CFP: Scarcity in American Culture (31 May)

Scarcity in American Culture Conceptions of abundance are a quintessential theme in the United States cultural narrative, inextricably linked to the idea of the ‘good life.’ Unforeseen shifts toward conditions of scarcity invariably disrupt this sense of cultural wellbeing. Simultaneously, scarcity has an intrinsic value, where rarity and exclusivity accord unique dimensions of value and…

CFP: Remediating Images (15 June)

WHAT DO PICTURES DO? “REMEDIATING IMAGES/ L’IMAGE REMÉDIATISÉE” International conference June 1 and 2, 2017 Université de Bordeaux Montaigne Organizing Committee Mathilde Arrivé (EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) Nicolas Labarre (CLIMAS, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) Héléna Lamouliatte-Schmitt (CLIMAS, Université de Bordeaux) Richard Phelan (LERMA, Université Aix-Marseille) Keynote speakers Jan Baetens (Professor of Cultural Studies/Literary Studies, University…

Registration Open: Ideas and Transformations in the Americas

Dear Colleagues, We are extremely pleased to announce the final programme for the UCL Americas Research Network’s 2016 Annual Conference,   which you will find on our website. The theme for this year’s conference is Ideas & Transformations in the Americas and it will take place at UCL on April 28 – 29 2016. The conference will bring together…

Call for Scholarship: Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2 April 2016)

BrANCA (the British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) would like to publish materials for teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain on its website. Teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain involves particular opportunities and challenges. Students in the British education system may well encounter less American literature than textbook writers realise, especially in the wake of the government’s…

CFP: Dandelion Journal Special Issue on Nostalgia (20 April 2016)

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of NOSTALGIA for their forthcoming issue. Nostalgia is a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Images and fantasies of the past permeate cultural and political discourses: from the mediated recycling of retro culture and popular history, to nostalgia as a method of political renewal (for example, Donald Trump’s…

CFP: Radical America: Revolutionary, Dissident and Extremist Magazines (25 March 2016)

For the second Network of American Periodicals Symposium (NAPS see https://periodicalstudies.wordpress.com) we are seeking papers that discuss American magazines’ political radicalism and dissidence; experimentalism; marginality; extremism; avant-gardism. Topics to be addressed might include the hand-printed, mimeographed, photocopied, homemade, short-lived, minority, dissident, banned, objectionable, radical, tasteless, amateur, arty, communist, fascist, sectarian, or religious magazines, usually found discarded in the…

Call for Editors for U.S. Studies Online (1 April 2016)

As the terms of the current editorial board come to an end, several positions are opening up at the BAAS postgraduate and early career researcher blog U.S. Studies Online. U.S. Studies Online welcomes proactive individuals to join its editorial board as of April 2016. We invite applications from enthusiastic doctoral and early career researchers who are committed…

CFP: New Voices in Jewish American Literature: Essay Collection (9 May)

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have…

CFP: The Great Depression in Children’s Literature (15 March)

The Great Depression in Children’s Literature: in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016 It is a pleasure to invite you to a symposium in celebration of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The conference is being organised by the Cambridge/Homerton…