CFP: The American Weird: Ecologies and Geographies (15 August)

The American Weird:  Ecologies & Geographies (Call for Papers) “The one test of the really weird is simply this—whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers.”  —H.P. Lovecraft, “Supernatural Horror in Literature” (1927) “This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.”…

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…

CFP: Encounters in the “Game-Over” Era: The Americas in Video Games (28 February)

Call for Submissions Encounters in the ‘Game-Over Era’: The Americas in Video Games Research done in the frame of the ‘new imperial studies’ has made it clear that in the past half century our everyday relationship to and encounters with ‘empire’ and our (post)colonial heritage have changed almost entirely. On the one hand, the contemporary…

Registration Open: Pocahontas and After

Registration is now open for Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017 at The British Library and the Institute of Historical Research, London.  March 16-18, 2017 Register and download the programme at the IHR website: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/7284 A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.  Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and…

CFP: Special Issue on Troubled Identities and the Continuing Relevance of Cultural Studies (10 January 2017)

The Apollonian Vol. 4, Issue 3 (September 2017) Special Issue on Troubled Identity and the Continuing Relevance of Cultural Studies Deadline: 1 June 2017 Guest edited by Jonathan Wright and Susan Flynn (London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London) Our increased attention with new forms of citizenship, changing social landscapes and emergent sets of social relations…

CFP: Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference (3 February 2017)

Transatlantic Studies Association 16th Annual Conference University College Cork, Ireland 10-12 July 2017 Call for Papers Established in 2002, the TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the ‘transatlantic’ as a frame of reference for their work in political, economic, cultural, historical, environmental, literary, and IR/security studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals…

MOOC: Introducing ‘The American South’ (31 October 2016)

Introducing ‘The American South’: A Free Online Course from the Institute of Humanities at Northumbria University On October 31st 2016, join over 4600 learners across the world and begin a unique, five-week online education experience. Encouraged to ponder all things southern – from Martin Luther King, Jr. to the mint julep – learners will explore this most…

CFP: aspeers: “American Monsters” (23 October)

CfP “American Monsters” aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as…

JOB: Lecturer in American History and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University (3 October)

Canterbury Christ Church University is looking for an American Studies scholar with teaching and research specialisms in modern and contemporary American history and culture, and especially the Civil Rights Movement. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and module leadership on a number of our existing undergraduate modules and assist in delivering and supporting a…