EBAAS 2018: Call for Papers

EBAAS 2018 Call for Papers The 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference 4-7 April 2018 King’s College London, University College London and the British Library Keynote Speakers: Bettye Collier-Thomas (Temple University), Jo Gill (University of Exeter), Pekka Hämäläinen (University of Oxford) Proposals are welcomed on any subject…

Registration open: Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000 (10 May)

Registration is now open for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium be held at Oxford University on May 19. A draft programme can also be accessed via the symposium website, www.poetrysince2000.wordpress.com. The £15 registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, and a wine reception, and will close on May 10.  The symposium aims to consider some of the ways in which poets’ ideas…

Registration open: Spectacle and Spectatorship: An American Studies Symposium (18 May)

Spectacles and Spectatorship: An American Studies Symposium Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10.30am-6pm. University of Manchester, UK Keynote speaker: Amy Wood (Illinois State University), “Ethical Engagement, Historical Memory, and the Spectacle of Black Suffering.” This interdisciplinary workshop will explore modes of spectatorship and sites of spectacle in modern US culture. Our aim is to begin thinking about the ways…

Registration open: BRANCH Conference 2017 (6-8 October)

Dear all, We are pleased to inform you that registration for BrANCH 2017 is now open. The conference will take place 6-8 October 2017, at the University of Warwick. For a full programme, and to register, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Lydia Plath & Tim Lockley Conference Organisers, BrANCH…

Transatlantic Literary Women

Event: Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium at Glasgow Women’s Library, Saturday 3 June Please join us for the Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium at Glasgow Women’s Library on Saturday 3 June. This is the final event this session in the Transatlantic Literary Women Series, funded by BAAS and the US Embassy in London. The event is free,…

Food Studies in the USA: New Directions (11 May)

FOOD STUDIES IN THE USA: NEW DIRECTIONS   THURSDAY 11 MAY, 16:30–18:00. School of English, University of Leeds On May 11, the School of English at the University of Leeds is hosting a panel session in which three leading scholars in the vibrant field of US food culture studies will join in conversation and discuss their new research: Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan is Lecturer in…

Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (11-12 May)

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the UCL Americas Research Network We are delighted to send you the program for our upcoming conference Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas. Our third international annual conference will be held on the 11-12 May this year, at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, in London. We are confident that this conference will…

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…

Registration open – Voices of Dissent: Social Movements and Political Protest in Postwar America (19 May)

“Voices of Dissent”: Social Movements and Political Protest in Post-war America: Registration Open Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford 2 June, 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael S. Foley (Université Grenoble Alpes), author of Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s  Dr Simon Hall (University of Leeds), author of American…