NEW SERIES: Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century, Edinburgh University Press

Announcing a new monograph series with Edinburgh University Press: Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century Series Editors: Martin Halliwell (Leicester) and Mark Whalan (Oregon) EUP Commissioning Editor for Literary Studies: Michelle Houston The concept of ‘newness’ was central to early modernist attempts to differentiate their writing from literary predecessors of the nineteenth century.…

JOB: Teaching Fellow in 20th Century and Contemporary American Literature, University of Birmingham (10 April 2016)

As a Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Literature, you will be expected to undertake teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level and to participate in the department’s overall contribution to the School, College, and University. The post will include administrative duties. The successful candidate will have relevant teaching experience and be committed to…

Call for Scholarship: Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2 April 2016)

BrANCA (the British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) would like to publish materials for teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain on its website. Teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain involves particular opportunities and challenges. Students in the British education system may well encounter less American literature than textbook writers realise, especially in the wake of the government’s…

JOB: Lecturer in American Literature and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University (14 April 2016)

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in American Literature and Culture. We are looking for an exceptional early career scholar to contribute to our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020. For more information, see https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancies.aspx?newms=jj&id=104378&newlang=1 Closing date: 14 April 2016.

JOB: Lecturer in American Literature, 1800 to Present, Royal Holloway University of London

Lecturer in American Literature 1800-present, at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are looking for a specialist in any period within this range, but the candidate must be able to teach both nineteenth and twentieth century literature.  The appointment is made to service our new joint honours programme in English and American Literature, which has…

CFP: New Voices in Jewish American Literature: Essay Collection (9 May)

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have…

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…