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…

Call for Applications to host the BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2017 (27 March)

Applications are invited from groups of postgraduate students interested in hosting the next Postgraduate BAAS Conference, usually held in November/December of each year. The application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is Monday 27th March. Any potential applicants with questions about hosting the conference, or about the application process should contact the BAAS…

English: Shared Futures

English: Shared Futures, 5-7 July 2017, Newcastle-upon-Tyne http://www.englishsharedfutures.uk What is English: Shared Futures? ‘English: Shared Futures’ (E:SF) is a the first time that all the branches of English – literature, language and creative writing – have come together to talk about and celebrate their subject, and to explore its futures in the nations of the…