Time Machines: The Past, the Future and How Stories Take Us There (27 May – 3 September)

Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there 27 May – 3 September 2017 Palace Green Library, Durham University How big is time? And what will the future be like? Time is something humans have always tried to measure, conceptualise and understand. Visitors to a new exhibition at Durham University’s…

Lecturer in American Literature in English to 1900, University College London (30 June)

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a full-time, open-ended Lectureship in American Literature in English to 1900. The successful candidate will have a proven record of high-quality research and publication in some field of pre-twentieth-century American literature in English.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the Department’s second…

Lecturer in American Literature (Fixed Term), University of Kent (25 June)

The School of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in American Literature for one year and are seeking a colleague with experience in teaching at University level and someone who will contribute to the School’s undergraduate curriculum in American Literature by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, and acting as a module convener for our Stage…

Registration open: Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000 (10 May)

Registration is now open for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium be held at Oxford University on May 19. A draft programme can also be accessed via the symposium website, www.poetrysince2000.wordpress.com. The £15 registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, and a wine reception, and will close on May 10.  The symposium aims to consider some of the ways in which poets’ ideas…

CFP: Special Issue of Southern Quarterly: Replaying Gone with the Wind (1 December)

Special Issue Call for Papers: Foodways in the South Guest Editor: Angela Jill Cooley, Minnesota State University Publication Schedule: Volume 56, no. 1 (Fall 2018) Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017 The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue on foodways in the South. We are interested in interdisciplinary scholarly articles, unpublished archival materials, and photo essays that examine…

CFP: HELAAS Conference: The Politics of Space and the Humanities (31 May)

Call for Papers The Department of American Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the support of the Fulbright Foundation Greece (70th Anniversary of American Studies in Greece) invite scholars to submit proposals for the international conference – The Politics of Space and the Humanities – to be…

Teaching Fellow in English, University College London (25 May)

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a full-time fixed-term (maternity cover) Teaching Fellowship in English Literature. The post will run from 25 September 2017 until 23 March 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one of the following undergraduate courses: The Romantics Period (1789-1832) American Literature in…

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

Last Chance to Register for Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past Hardboiled History is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers interested in the ways contemporary media represents and reinterprets history, by exploring how and why “noir” resurfaces in depictions of America’s past across mediums. It features keynote addressed from Dr. Helen Hanson (Exeter) and graphic novelist and…

CFP: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel (5 May)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies  Tuesday 6th June 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University) Organisers:      Prof Tim Youngs…