CFP: Black Love: A Symposium (9 January 2017)

Black Love: A Symposium The 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God September 14-16, 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS On September 18, 1937, Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published. It initially received tepid praise, at best, along with needlessly harsh criticism from fellow fiction writer Richard…

REGISTRATION: The US and US: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century – A Workshop for Early Career Researchers (13 July)

The US and Us: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century A Workshop for Early Career Researchers 15-16 September 2016 The United Kingdom has long been home to a number of world renowned historians of the United States. However, historians of the U.S. based in the United Kingdom face a number of distinct challenges.…

EVENT: Negotiated Territories: Rethinking Americas Borders (17 June)

Negotiated Territories: Rethinking America’s Borders York St. John University, 23 June 2016 Recent debates over immigration in the United States, and elsewhere, have led to renewed interest in the meaning of borders, frontiers, regions, and the spaces and places in-between. The study of borderlands has become of crucial intellectual concern to scholars in the humanities…

CALL FOR CHAIRS: NSRN Indigenous Environments Conference (6-8 July)

PANEL CHAIRS sought for NSRN Indigenous Environments conference, July 6-8, at UEA Conference Registration: https://www.uea.ac.uk/american-studies/indigenous-environments-conference WEDNESDAY 6th JULY PANEL 1: ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENTS CHAIR: GARETH CLAYTON (University of East Anglia, UK and University of Victoria, Canada) “Sga gisdll: Storyline”: The renaming of formline through the Haida language project of Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw DENIZ BAKER (Glyndwr University, UK) ‘Everything depends…

BGEAH Cambridge Program, Sept. 1-4 2016

Please click on the following link to find details of the BGEAH annual conference program for the meeting hosted by Sarah Pearsall at Cambridge, 1-4 September. Information about the panels, activities, and registration and accommodation can be found in the pdf. BGEAH Program 2016   I have tried hard to keep registration fees low: £50 for…

EVENT: Marilynne Robinson Symposium (1 June)

Marilynne Robinson Symposium June 10, 2016 Nottingham Trent University Registration is now open for the Marilynne Robinson Symposium. The full programme and further information, along with the registration link, can be found on the symposium website here: https://robinsonsymposium.wordpress.com/ The day’s events will culminate in a roundtable discussion featuring Prof. Bridget Bennett, Prof. Sarah Churchwell, and Prof. Richard…

CFP: The Day Before Frank O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends (27 May)

CALL FOR PAPERS The Day Before O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the New York Poet, 50 years on   When: Sunday, July 24th, 2016; 11.00am – 8.00pm Where: The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH What: This one-day colloquium will bring together poets, academics and members of the public to…

EVENT: Two Centuries of Peacemaking (7-8 June)

On 7 and 8 June, the academics from Newcastle University and Northumbria University are jointly hosting a conference celebrating ‘Two Centuries of Peacemaking’. The event marks two anniversaries: the bicentenary of the foundation of the Peace Society (the first major peace organisation in Britain) and the centenary of Britain’s enactment of conscription during World War One…

REGISTRATION: Writing Back, Subverting Dominant Narratives in American Culture (27-28 May)

Writing Back: Subverting Dominant Narratives in American Culture When: 27 & 28 May 2016 Where: River Room, 2nd Floor, King’s Building, Strand, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS Register: https://goo.gl/zhpHe2 An interdisciplinary conference at King’s College London, organised by the American Studies Research Group and the Institute of North American Studies. Discourses on the concept of…

EVENT: SHAW Conference – Gender Religion and Activism (29 June)

Gender, Religion, and Activism Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Ninth Annual Conference Programme 29th June 2016 Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London 9.30- Coffee and Tea 9.45- Welcoming Remarks 10-11: Panel 1 Vanessa Gamble (George Washington University), ‘Clinic and Church: The Activist Life of Dr…