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: 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…

EVENT: Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture and Politics (6 November 2015)

  Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture, and Politics 6 November 2015, Leeds Beckett University http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/postcapitalism-2015-rethinking-crisis-culture-and-politics-all-day-event/ The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of ‘austerity’. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer,…

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: Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction And Culture – DEADLINE EXTENDED

  Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium University of Birmingham, 02/10/2015. Deadline Extension – 01/09/2015 Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.…

CFP: Fourth Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Utopia

  The fourth Rhythm Changes conference: Jazz Utopia will take place at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom from 14 to 17 April 2016. Keynote Speakers Professor Ingrid Monson (Harvard University) Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh) We invite paper submissions for Jazz Utopia, a four-day multi-disciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers across the arts…

CFP: University of Leeds American Studies Postgraduate Conference

  American Studies Postgraduate Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 University of Leeds 9 October 2015 Proposals are invited for the first American Studies Postgraduate Conference at the University of Leeds, to be held on 9 October 2015. The event is intended to promote postgraduate research and innovation across the disciplines, and to provide…

CFP: Edited Collection on ‘Spaces and Surveillance: States and Selves’

  Edited Collection: Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves Editors Dr. Susan Flynn, University of the Arts London Dr. Antonia Mackay, Oxford Brookes University & Goldsmiths, University of London Call for Chapters Proposals submission deadline: 1st November 2015 Notification of acceptance: 1st December 2015 Full chapters due: 1st April 2016 Planned submission: June 2016 Introduction…

CFP: International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference

  University of Extremadura, Cáceres,Spain November 19-21, 2015 Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015 Plenary speakers: Christopher Bigsby (Director of the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, pending confirmation); Matthew Roudané (Georgia State University), Félix Martín Gutiérrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and Ramón Espejo Romero (Universidad de Sevilla). The Department…