Lecturer in English (American Literature), National University of Ireland Maynooth (27 April)

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in English (American Literature). The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage, and will have a demonstrable expertise in American Literature. The appointee will be expected to make a strong contribution to the…

REGISTRATION: Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past (19 May)

Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past is a one day interdisciplinary conference, to be held on 19th May 2017 at the University of Warwick. This event is sponsored by BAAS, as well as Warwick’s History Department and Humanities Research Centre. Hardboiled History brings together scholars interested in the ways contemporary media represents and reinterprets history, by exploring…

CFP: Before and After Beat Exploded: Essential Studies on ruth weiss (12 April)

CALL FOR PAPERS (extended deadline) “Before and after Beat exploded: Essential studies on ruth weiss.” ruth weiss has worked for almost seven decades – and at 88 continues to work – with a plurality of artistic forms: she has authored around twenty poetry books, performed and recorded Jazz & Poetry, written more than ten plays,…

Historical Fiction in the United States Since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past

Historical Fiction in the United States since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past   18 March 2017 University of Nottingham Historical fiction in English constitutes its own enduring tradition but in recent years, it has enjoyed a surge of critical acclaim and commercial popularity, as such scholars as Kate Mitchell and Nicola Parsons have argued. This…

English: Shared Futures

English: Shared Futures, 5-7 July 2017, Newcastle-upon-Tyne http://www.englishsharedfutures.uk What is English: Shared Futures? ‘English: Shared Futures’ (E:SF) is a the first time that all the branches of English – literature, language and creative writing – have come together to talk about and celebrate their subject, and to explore its futures in the nations of the…

Assistant Professor of American Literature and Cultures, University of Warwick (12 March 2017)

The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick intends to appoint an Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture from 1900 to the present from 15 September 2017. Any twentieth- or twenty-first century period or specialism will be considered, but candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the…

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English, Roehampton University (6 March)

Applications are invited for a full-time, without-term Lecturer/Senior Lectureship in English Literature. We are looking for suitably qualified candidates with research interests and teaching  experience in one or more of the following areas: Romanticism, American literature (particular expertise in African-American writing may be an advantage), ecocriticism or queer theory. If your specialism falls outside these…

Lecturer in North American Literature, University of Birmingham (23 February 2017)

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in North American Literature with effect from 1st September 2017. We seek an early career academic with a completed and successfully examined PhD, evidence of teaching experience, and a developing record of outstanding research that will complement and enhance existing Department strengths.  Expertise might include Canadian literature…

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…