REGISTRATION: After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity

  We are happy to announce that registration is open and the conference programme is available for the ‘After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity’ conference on 19 September 2015 in Oxford. Keynote speakers are Sarah Churchwell and Man Booker Prize nominee Andrew O’Hagan. Through this conference we will be considering the interplay between the fields of celebrity studies…

CFP: Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction And Culture – DEADLINE EXTENDED

  Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium University of Birmingham, 02/10/2015. Deadline Extension – 01/09/2015 Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.…

EVENT: Hawthornden Lecture on Tennessee Williams

  The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7pm, 9 September 2015 THE HAWTHORNDEN LECTURE It is 70 years since the first Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie, which closed to 24 curtain calls. Its author, 34-year-old Tennessee Williams, went on to write A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and to pioneer what Arthur Miller called ‘a revolution’ in American theatre. John…

CFP: Fourth Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Utopia

  The fourth Rhythm Changes conference: Jazz Utopia will take place at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom from 14 to 17 April 2016. Keynote Speakers Professor Ingrid Monson (Harvard University) Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh) We invite paper submissions for Jazz Utopia, a four-day multi-disciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers across the arts…

CFP: University of Leeds American Studies Postgraduate Conference

  American Studies Postgraduate Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 University of Leeds 9 October 2015 Proposals are invited for the first American Studies Postgraduate Conference at the University of Leeds, to be held on 9 October 2015. The event is intended to promote postgraduate research and innovation across the disciplines, and to provide…

EVENT: Northern Modernism Seminar

  Friday 25th September 2015 Hosted by Northumbria University & the North East Modernist Research Initiative at The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE 10.30  Registration ~ Tea & Coffee 11.00  Welcome ~ Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University) 11.15  Dr Fiona Green (Cambridge University) ~ ‘Marianne Moore, Syllabics, and History’ ~ Chair: Victoria…

EVENT: BrANCA Reading Group, University of Nottingham

  A reminder that the fourth British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists’ Reading Group will take place on September 18 at Nottingham University. The deadline for expressions of interest in PG student bursaries is 18 August. “Histories Of and In Nineteenth-Century American Literature” University of Nottingham 18 September 2015, 1.00-5.00pm Readings: John Neal, Rachel Dyer: A…

CFP: Edited Collection on ‘Spaces and Surveillance: States and Selves’

  Edited Collection: Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves Editors Dr. Susan Flynn, University of the Arts London Dr. Antonia Mackay, Oxford Brookes University & Goldsmiths, University of London Call for Chapters Proposals submission deadline: 1st November 2015 Notification of acceptance: 1st December 2015 Full chapters due: 1st April 2016 Planned submission: June 2016 Introduction…