CFP: Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of Birth of a Nation

  Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of The Birth of a Nation The third and final symposium of the network, Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of The Birth of a Nation, takes place onFriday 13th November 2015 at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool. Entitled ‘The Birth of a Nation: New Perspectives…

CFP: Symbolic Politics of Non-Representation in Contemporary Culture of Dissent

Workshop: Symbolic Politics of Non‑Representation in Contemporary Cultures of Dissent Deadline for Proposals: 07 September 2015 Date: 20–21 November 2015 Venue: University of Constance (Germany), Graduate School The Problem of the Real in the Cultures of Modernity With the so‑called Arab Spring and Occupy, but also with the US Tea Party and the German PEGIDA,…

CFP: Presidential History Network Symposium

“Presidential Legacy” May 26–27, 2016 Northumbria UniversityIt’s election time!  The United States will choose a new president in 2016, consigning Barack Obama’s administration to the history books.  More frequently than ever before, the White House press office talks about “legacy,” and while it is perhaps too early to pass unequivocal judgment on Obama, the speculation…

BAAS NEWS: Future BAAS Conferences

The CFP for the joint conference of the British and Irish Associations for American Studies (7-9 April 2016) is now open.  Conference and panel proposals may be sent to baasiaas2016@qub.ac.uk by 1 November 2015.  The conference website is now live: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/baasiaas2016/ The 2017 conference will be hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University, exact dates TBC. In 2018, BAAS and…

EVENT: Modernity and The European Mind, An International, Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Hosted by the Centre for Studies in Literature University of Portsmouth, and OneHand Press June 25-26, 2015 Centre for Studies in Literature University of Portsmouth Speakers include: Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania), Catherine Bernard (Univ Paris-VII), Mary Ann Caws (City University of New York), Joanna Hodge (Manchester Metropolitan), Tone Selboe (University of Oslo), Doug Haynes…

REGISTRATION: Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity, 49th Parallel Conference

  49th Parallel Interdisciplinary Postgraduate and Early Career Conference University of Nottingham 19th June 2015 Seven years on from the start of the Great Recession, North America remains racked with problems of poor job opportunities, financial sector profligacy, and the ever growing disparity between the mega-rich and the destitute. Occupy movements, government shutdowns and striking fast…