REGISTRATION: Firearms and Freedom: The Relevance of the Second Amendment in the 21st Century

Registration is now open for the Firearms and Freedom: The Relevance of the Second Amendment in the 21st Century conference, which takes place at the British Library on June 11. There are a number of excellent speakers, most notably Professors Joyce Malcolm and Saul Cornell. Lunch and refreshments are included in the absurdly low registration…

REGISTRATION: Facing America: Viewing the Face in American Art and Visual Culture

Facing America: viewing the face in American art and visual culture A SAVAnT (Scholars of American Visual Art and Text) symposium, July 10th 2015, the Eccles Centre, the British Library, Euston Road, NW1 2DB Programme 8.45-9.00 Welcome, coffee and pastries 9.00-10.40 Panel 1: Presidential Faces Allison M. Stagg (Technische Universität Berlin), ‘Portraits and Humour: American…

REGISTRATION: Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of the Birth of a Nation

The second symposium of the network, Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of The Birth of a Nation takes place on May 28-29 at the Whitworth Art Gallery of the University of Manchester. Entitled ‘The Birth of a Nation: Regions, Nations and the Transnational’ the focus will be on domestic and…

REGISTRATION – In the Shadow of the Birth of a Nation: A Centennial Asssessment of Griffith’s Film

Registration is now open for the conference “In the Shadow of The Birth of a Nation: A Centennial Assessment of Griffith’s Film,” to be held at University College London, UK, on 25-27 June 2015. Organised by Melvyn Stokes and Iwan Morgan of UCL, it will focus particularly on resistance and opposition to the film. The…

CFP: Wealth in Transatlantic Realism and Naturalism Panel, EAAS 2016

Wealth in Transatlantic Realism and Naturalism Call for Papers Conference of the European Association for American Studies, Constanta, Romania, 22-25 April 2016 This panel, organized by Gert Buelens (Ghent University) and Jude Davies (University of Winchester), will examine transatlantic literary representations of the rise of finance capitalism in and around the period, with a particular…

CFP: 2ND BrANCA Symposium: Keywords – Nineteenth-Century American Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Keywords Nineteenth-Century American Studies in the Twenty-First Century University of Warwick, 6-7 November 2015 Keynote Speaker: Susan Gillman (University of California, Santa Cruz) The second biennial BrANCA symposium aims to be a ‘state-of-the-field’ event that brings together researchers, writers, teachers and students to discuss the most pressing topics and concepts currently animating nineteenth-century American literary and cultural studies.…

CFP: Italian Society for American Studies Biennial Conference

The call for papers for the 23rd Italian Society for American Studies (AISNA) Biennial Conference is now open. The conference will be held in Naples on September 24th-26th 2015. The topic of the conference is “Harbors. Flows and migrations of peoples, cultures and ideas – The USA in/and the World.” Proposals for papers (max. 300 words) should be submitted,…