CFP: Edited Collection “Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture” (20 November)

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture As our current political and cultural climate elucidates, the modern world has become increasingly fascinated by surveillance systems. Popular television series’ such as Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale speak of our fears of being controlled by those watching us, whilst remastered movies such as Blade Runner 2049 harness…

CFP: Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence (1 September 2018)

Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018 In recent years, worldwide political events have caused Western readers and writers to reconsider concepts of political violence in both global and domestic terms. Although Roth wrote many of his novels before the turn of the century, when the most current manifestations…

Job: Lecturer in English with a specialisation in Postcolonial and Global Literatures in English (5 November)

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the…

Funding: PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism), Nottingham Trent University

PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism) Overview Applications are welcomed from prospective students to research under the supervision of Professor Sharon Monteith, a Leverhulme Fellow writing a literary history of the US civil rights movement who has supervised c. 30 PhD students to successful completion. Proposals should focus on literary history in the cultural context…

American Literature Research Seminars, Oxford University

The Oxford American Literature Research Seminar The convenors of the American Literature Research Seminar at Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute (RAI) would like to announce our autumn term card. Unless otherwise noted, regular seminar talks take place from 5-6:30 PM in the lecture room at the Rothermere Institute on South Parks Road in Oxford, OX1 3UB. The seminar includes a…

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…