REGISTRATION OPEN: Roll of Thunder Symposium (23-24 September)

Registration now open: Roll of Thunder symposium at Cambridge University Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016 (book for either or both days) Please join us for a special event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s classic children’s novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Michelle Martin, University of Washington…

JOBS: Two Teaching Fellowships in American Studies, University of Hull (13 August)

Teaching Fellow in American Studies (Fixed Term), University of Hull The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Hull seeks to appoint a temporary Teaching Fellow (80% FTE) in American Studies to cover a period of maternity leave (September 2016 – June 2017). This appointment complements our existing provision in American history,…

STUDENTSHIP: PhD Studentship on Literatures of Travel, Nottingham Trent University (29 August)

Nottingham Trent University welcome applications from prospective students wishing to work for a PhD on travel writing under the guidance of a supervision team led by Professor Tim Youngs. There is no restriction as to historical or geographical focus or type of critical approach, but proposals relating to post-medieval travel writing and any of the following…

JOB: Teacher of English (Fixed Term), University of Cardiff (29 August)

The School of English, Communication & Philosophy at Cardiff University wishes to appoint a Teacher with a strong teaching record in Romantic literature and nineteenth-century British or American literature. The successful candidate will have sole responsibility for framing and delivering dynamic 3rd and 2nd Year modules in those areas. S/he may also be asked to…

JOB: Lecturer in English (Part Time, Fixed Term), University of West England (4 August)

Duration of post: Fixed term. Fixed term period (yrs/mths) : Until 30 June 2017. Post is open to: External and internal candidates. Job overview: The University of West England is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in English Literature to deliver teaching and learning to support the overall delivery of English literature modules in order to achieve…

CFP: Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (31 August)

Border Crossings: Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific (SSAWW & Université Bordeaux Montaigne) Reminder: Individual paper deadline is 31 August 2016. PDF of the CFP is available here: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/cfp-border-crossings-translation-migration-gender-in-the-americas-the-transatlantic-the-transpacific-deadline-august-31-2016/ Dates: 5th – 8th July 2017 Venue: Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France Conference director: Stéphanie Durrans To maintain a continuity with our previous conference (in Philadelphia, November 2015) on…

JOB: Junior Research Fellowship in 20th Century British or American Fiction or Literary Journalism, Worcester College, University of Oxford (12 August)

Worcester College Oxford is pleased to announce a new fixed-term Research Fellowship arising from generous benefactions. The Steven Isenberg Junior Research Fellowship in 20th Century British or American Fiction or Literary Journalism is a 3-year position, commencing on 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Fellow will receive a stipend of £22,030 per…

JOB: Lecturer in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature, University of Exeter (4 August)

College of Humanities English The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for significant investment in the future. The College wishes to…

CFP: Black Love: A Symposium (9 January 2017)

Black Love: A Symposium The 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God September 14-16, 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS On September 18, 1937, Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published. It initially received tepid praise, at best, along with needlessly harsh criticism from fellow fiction writer Richard…

CFP: Edited Collection on Joe Brainard (15 August)

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard deadline for submissions:  August 15, 2016 full name / name of organization:  Yasmine Shamma, Honors College of Florida Atlantic University contact email:  yshamma@fau.edu Edited Collection on Joe Brainard First and Second Generation New York School poetry is so frequently lined with or bound by Joe Brainard’s artwork that its material…