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…

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: International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference

  University of Extremadura, Cáceres,Spain November 19-21, 2015 Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015 Plenary speakers: Christopher Bigsby (Director of the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, pending confirmation); Matthew Roudané (Georgia State University), Félix Martín Gutiérrez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and Ramón Espejo Romero (Universidad de Sevilla). The Department…

JOB: Teaching Fellow in Modern English and American Literature, University of Reading

  Start date: 1 September 2015 Interview date: 11 August 2015 Post type: Full-time(1.00FTE)/Fixed term for two years Grade: 6The Department of English Literature at the University of Reading is looking to appoint a teaching Fellow in Modern English and American Literature. The successful candidate will teach on a number of courses and modules at undergraduate level, with special…

JOB: Two Teaching Fellowships in American Literature, University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham seeks to appoint two teaching fellows in American Literature. The duration of the appointments will be 9 months, from 1 September 2015 to 30 June 2016. One post is in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Literature, and the other is in Contemporary Literature. For further details and the online application form, please see…

JOBS: Hourly Paid Lecturers in Literature, University of Portsmouth

The School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint enthusiastic part-time staff in English Literature who have specialist knowledge and expertise to teach on units that include at least one of the following: Critical Theory, World Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature, Early Modern Literature, American…