CFP: Writing, the State, and the Rise of Neo-Nationalism: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Concerns (30 November)

Writing, the State, and the Rise of Neo-Nationalism: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Concerns  In January 1868, John William De Forest took to the pages of The Nation with a call that would resound over the next century and a half: the writing of the “Great American Novel.” In so doing, he asserted both the shaping force of…

CFP: The Transnational American Periodical (15 September)

Call for Papers: The Transnational American Periodical A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies British Library, London – 15 December 2017 Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London) The ‘transnational turn’ in American Studies can be understood as perhaps the most important reimagining of the field since its inception;…

Registration open: BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium “The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century US” (27 October)

BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: “The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century U.S.” November 17-18, 2017 Reed Hall, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Registration is now open for the 3rd Biennial BrANCA Symposium. The programme, which features papers on a diverse range of nineteenth-century American literature, is below. Registration is £40.00 (£30.00 for postgraduates), and there is an…

Lecturer in English Literature, Aston University (20 October)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 20 October 2017 Interview Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017 The School of languages and Social Sciences is an ambitious, expanding, multidisciplinary School with an established reputation in teaching and research. The English Department is seeking to make an appointment of a Lecturer in English Literature from 1stApril 2018. This is to support the…

Lecturer in Literature in English, University of Reading (6 October)

The Department of English Literature at the University of Reading is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Literature in English. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following specialisms: race and literature; postcolonial writing; Caribbean/North American writing; writing in an Atlantic or hemispheric perspective. This permanent, full-time…

Lecturer in American Literature, University of Liverpool

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in English Literature, to contribute to a range of teaching in areas relevant to the Department’s current undergraduate and postgraduate provision. Applications are welcome from those with teaching and research specialisms in one or more of the following areas: creative writing; twentieth-century and contemporary women’s writing; British, Irish…

CFP: “Illness and the environment in American Literature and Cinema”, EBAAS Conference 2018 (20 September)

CFP: “Illness and the environment in American Literature and Cinema”, EBAAS Conference 2018 Panel organized within the framework of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) conference King’s College, University College, and the British Library, London. 4-7 April 2018. “Environment, Place and Protest.” Deadline for abstracts: September 25, 2017 In Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and…

Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick (9 August)

The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick intends to appoint an Assistant Professor to teach on and develop our new English and History joint degree. The appointment will commence on 1 January 2018. We seek an outstanding scholar who specialises in reading literature and culture as historically embedded –…

CFP: British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Panels at the BAAS/EAAS Joint Conference, London 2018 (1 September)

British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Panels at the BAAS/EAAS Joint Conference, London 2018 The British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists invites submissions to two panels to be submitted to the joint British Association for American Studies/European Association for American Studies Conference, taking place in London, April 4-7 2018. More information on BrANCA and its activities can be found here: http://www.branca.org.uk/ 1. OPEN PANEL…