REGISTRATION: Marriage’s Global Past

We are delighted to announce the upcoming international conference “Marriage’s Global Past”, will be held 7-9 April, 2016 at Robinson College, University of Cambridge. The conference programme can be found here. This conference, co-organised by Sarah Pearsall, University of Cambridge, and Sara McDougall, John Jay College, CUNY, will explore marriage’s history from the medieval to the…

REGISTRATION OPEN: Mothering Slaves Conference

All are welcome to attend our forthcoming AHRC-funded ‘Mothering Slaves’ conference at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. A complete programme can be accessed via the following link: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/events/reading/programme/ If you would like to register for the conference (please note that all speakers and chairs are already registered and don’t need to do this…

EVENT: BGEAH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop in Early American History (11 March)

BGEAH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop in Early American History Institute of Historical Research, London Friday 11 March 2016 This day-long workshop for postgraduate researchers and early career academics working on any facet of American or Atlantic history from the seventeenth century through the early national period invites them to discuss their ideas among their…

EVENT: ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Political Economy of Plagiarism’, Goldsmiths University (3 March, 6.30pm)

Goldsmiths Literature Seminar: Guest Speaker Seminar Room A, Warmington Tower, 3 Mar 2016      6:30pm – 8:00pm Since Meredith McGill’s American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting (2003), much work on nineteenth-century American literature has emphasized the philosophical logic and cultural practices of literary dependence. Amongst numerous studies of derivative and plagiaristic writing, literary impersonation, and…

EVENT: Lecture on American Modernism, Senate House (2 March, 6pm)

Event: Robin Veder (Penn State Harrisburg) on Kinesthetic Modernism Wednesday 2 March, 6 pm, Senate House, London, Room 261 ‘Embodied Elitism, Energy Regulation, and the American Audience for Modernism’ Early twentieth-century American modernists – artists, art critics, art models, and art historians – reified the American taste for modernism in an embodied elitism. Key figures…

EVENT: African-American Playwrights – The 20th Century (27-28 February)

African American Playwrights: The 20th Century Saturday 27 February, 10.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 28 February 11am – 1.30pm Cottesloe Room, Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre £70 (£55 concessions, bursaries available) Enjoy a weekend exploring some of the best-known as well as overlooked black American dramatists of the 20th Century. Over two days we will…

EVENT: Professor Ian Davidson Inaugural Lecture, Northumbria University (2 March)

Professor Ian Davidson Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Northumbria University On the Road Again: Mobility and Subjectivity in American Writing After 1945 When: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday, 2 March 2016. Where: Presentation Hall, Design Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle Refreshments will be available from 6.00pm Free admission Professor Davidson, will explore why…

CFP: Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom (15 March)

Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom A Fictions of Threat, Americanist Symposium Hosted by the School of English and the Sussex Centre for American Studies at the University of Sussex 30th June-2nd July 2016 Calculations of risk and quantifications of uncertainty are deeply embedded in the production of modernity.  From the Cold War, through the…

CFP: Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic, 1789-2016 (8 March)

Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic 1789-2016 – April 14-15 2016 Performances: Thursday 14 April    Tayo Aluko in the internationally acclaimed Call Mr Robeson about Paul Robeson’s art and politics. Friday 15 April    Benbo Productions from Dublin’s Performance of Donal O’Kelly’s award-winning The Cambria about Frederick Douglass’s 1845 trip to Ireland Keynote Speakers: Professor George Lipsitz (University…