Notice of BAAS AGM 2018

The BAAS Annual General Meeting will take place at King’s College London at 3.30 pm on Thursday 5 April 2018. It will include the executive committee elections (see candidate statements displayed on the noticeboard and on our website). Elections can only take place if the meeting is quorate; please make every effort to attend. Agenda:…

Reminder: BGEAH & BrANCH Postgraduate & Early Career Conference 2018

Please find below the link for registration for the exciting programme taking place on 23 March in London at Senate House, kindly co-ordinated by Gareth Davis. There is funding to support people attending from beyond London or the Southeast, so please sign up, spread the word, and come and join the conversations!   http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/14779  

Job: Lecturer in American Literature, University of St Andrews (4 January 2018)

The School of English seeks to appoint a Lecturer specializing in any aspect of American Literature. The School currently teaches American literature in a variety of contexts and periods, but the successful candidate will be expected to create new possibilities for American studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This will involve the development of…

CFP: Reading Westworld – Edited Collection (26 January 2018)

Reading Westworld – Edited Collection Coined in the early twentieth century, the term ‘robot’ conjures up images of man-made machines, artificial bodies, A.I.s and more recently, cyborgs. From Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968) to Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), every narrative of artificial life shares common themes – they are stories of identity, desire, rebellion and protest.…

CFP: Edited collection on Black Mirror (31 January 2018)

Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018) Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University And Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University contact emails:  terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk Very few television shows have been as intimately connected to the fears and anxieties of the global age as Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4, 2011-14, Netflix, 2014-) A variety of…

CFP: Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women (15 January 2018)

Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women In 2012, American-Israeli Rama Burshtein’s film Fill the Void was nominated for the Grand Jury award at the Venice Film Festival. This story of Orthodox Jewish life, acquired by Sony and aired widely in the U.S. and beyond, painted a sympathetic portrait that attempted to showcase women’s subjectivity within…