CFP: Panel Proposal for BAAS/IAAS Conference – ‘Digital Scholarship in American Studies’ (20 October 2015)

  CFP: ‘Digital Scholarship in American Studies’ BAAS 61 & IAAS 46 7-9 April 2016 Queen’s University Belfast Digital tools, digitized documents, and digital forms of presenting research have transformed the way that scholars of American literature, history and politics conduct and disseminate their work. To reflect these developments in the critical field, submissions are…

CFP: Network of American Periodical Studies Roundtable, BAAS/IAAS 2016 (23 October 2015)

  NAPS Roundtable: Reading Periodicals: Visual and Verbal Conjunctions British Association of American Studies, Conference 7-9th April, 2015, Queen’s University Belfast. Anne E. Carroll has described the relation between written and visual materials in periodicals in terms of ‘dynamic conjunctions’. According to Carroll, meanings are produced through the multimedia format of periodical publication. This roundtable…

CFP: American Literature Association – Louisa May Alcott Society (20 January 2016)

  Louisa May Alcott Society – Call for Papers American Literature Association Conference, 26-29 May 2016, San FranciscoRepresentations of Teaching and Learning in Alcott As attested to by her essay, ‘Recollections of my Childhood’, Alcott’s ideas of education were always caught between the innovative techniques but formal structure of ‘my father’s school’ and the more…

CFP: Two Centuries of Peacemaking: From The Peace Society to Martin Luther King (23 October 2015)

  Two centuries of peacemaking: From the Peace Society to Martin Luther King Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, with the Martin Luther King Peace Committee,June 7–8, 2016. 2016 is an anniversary year that serves as a useful marker for academics and activists to contemplate where we stand in our understanding of peace and how to achieve…

CFP: Visible Hands: Markets and the Making of American Art (23 October 2015)

  The ‘invisible hand’ of the market, an idea first coined by enlightenment philosopher Adam Smith, has become a fundamental principle for advocates of free market capitalism. Smith’s famous turn of phrase disembodies the sensations of sight and touch, but by restoring their primacy in the workshop’s title, his metaphor acquires new possibilities for tracing…

JOB: Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First century American Literature, University of Southampton (17 October 2015)

  The Department of English at the University of Southampton invites applications for the post of Lecturer (Level 4) in in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature and Culture. This is a permanent, full-time position, available from 1 January 2016. English at Southampton comprises a varied and lively team of people whose teaching and research…

CFP: American Politics Group Annual Conference (30 October 2015)

  American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2016 ‘Looking Back at Obama’ Call for Papers The forty-second annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at the University of Reading (UK) from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 January 2016. The keynote speaker will be…

CFP: Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation (20 September 2015)

Call for Papers As part of an international research network funded by an AHRC network grant entitled ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies’ we invite proposals for 20 minute papers for a conference to be held at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. Enslaved…

CFP: Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies: “Other People’s Roths”

  Philip Roth’s work has always invited speculation about the relationship between the author’s own life and that of his fictional protagonists. From Portnoy’s Complaint, which Roth claimed was “a novel in the guise of a confession that was received … as a confession in the guise of a novel” to Operation Shylock, a novel…

CFP: aspeers Journal, Special Issue on “American Youth”

  For the general section of its ninth issue, aspeers seeks outstanding academic writing demonstrating the excellence of graduate scholarship, the range of concerns scrutinized in the field, and the diversity of perspectives employed. We thus explicitly invite revised versions of term papers or chapters from theses written by students of European Master (and equivalent)…