CFP: BRANCA Symposium (15 May 2017)

BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century U.S. November 17-18, 2017 Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Plenary speakers: ·         Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Professor of American Literature, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Author of The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Ashgate 2010). ·         Lloyd Pratt (Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature, University…

Registration open: Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past (19 May)

Last Chance to Register for Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past Hardboiled History is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers interested in the ways contemporary media represents and reinterprets history, by exploring how and why “noir” resurfaces in depictions of America’s past across mediums. It features keynote addressed from Dr. Helen Hanson (Exeter) and graphic novelist and…

CFP: HOTCUS Postgraduate Conference (13 August)

HOTCUS Annual Postgraduate Conference: ‘Contesting Power: Rights, Justice, and Dissent in America and Beyond’ Saturday, 21 October 2017, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Pimblott, University of Manchester The United States has recently witnessed dissent on a scale unprecedented in recent decades.  Mass protests like the Women’s March on Washington, Black Lives…

CFP: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel (5 May)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies  Tuesday 6th June 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University) Organisers:      Prof Tim Youngs…

CFP: Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations (1 June)

Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network (www.ssukn.com) 26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire Studies of the U.S. South have radically changed across the last century, and especially so in the twenty-first. As Michael Bibler (2016) has argued recently, southern studies scholars “begin with the assumption that there’s…

CFP: Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty (9 June)

CFP: Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty, 24-25 September 2017 The annual Cumberland Colloquium stimulates discussion on areas of pressing social and ethical importance. This year’s theme is ‘Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty’. We live in an increasingly uncertain world. In recent years we have seen a chain of overlapping and intersecting crises – from the financial crisis…

CFP: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks – Radicals Under the Radar (31 May)

Call for Papers for a special issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks: Radicals Under the Radar (1868-1968) Networks are the life-blood of many collaborative artistic and political movements. The aim of this special issue is to explore the confluence of American art and radicalism transnationally in the hundred-year lead up to 1968, a high-point…

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Salzburg American Studies Seminar

LIFE AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA: IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATION Convened by the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria September 22-26, 2017 Overview Ever since Salzburg Global Seminar was founded in 1947 as the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, critical dialogue about American society, history, literature, culture, politics, economics and law has…

CFP: Remembering Annie Hall (31 March)

Remembering Annie Hall: A One Day Conference University of Sheffield 31st May 2017   Confirmed plenary speaker: Professor Annette Kuhn (Queen Mary, University of London)   CALL FOR PAPERS Since its release on 27th April 1977, Annie Hall has established itself as a key film for Woody Allen’s career and the history of romantic comedy more generally. At…