CFP: New Directions in American Philanthropy (7 June)

New Directions in American Philanthropy Sheffield Hallam University 14-15 September 2017 Meaning, literally, “love of all mankind”, the historian Lawrence J. Friedman has framed philanthropy as ‘a collective form of charitable giving.’ In the nearly two centuries since Alexis De Tocqueville’s observation that the United States is a ‘nation of joiners,’ volunteerism and philanthropy have…

CFP: HELAAS Summer School (5 June)

Call for Participation The Department of American Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the kind contribution of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece is announcing the organization of the 3rd Summer School to take place in Thessaloniki, at Aristotle University (School of English premises; Faculty of Philosophy; 3rd floor)…

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…

CFP: Cold War Counterculture: 1968 and Further (15 May)

Cold War Counterculture: 1968, and Further The Sixties saw a florescence of countercultural dissentient operations, happenings, activist movements, thought experiments and challenges to status quo in mind and body. What is often neglected is how energized the protest movements were not only by resistance to specific conflicts like the Vietnam War, but by active dismantling of Cold War ideology.…

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…

PhD Studentship “Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space”, University of Hull (31 May)

To celebrate the University’s research successes, the University of Hull is offering a full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursary for candidates applying for the following project: ‘Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space’ This studentship will start on 18th September 2017 A fully funded PhD bursary opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Native American Indian Studies,…

CFP: BRANCA Symposium (15 May 2017)

BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century U.S. November 17-18, 2017 Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Plenary speakers: ·         Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Professor of American Literature, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Author of The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Ashgate 2010). ·         Lloyd Pratt (Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature, University…

Transatlantic Literary Women

Event: Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium at Glasgow Women’s Library, Saturday 3 June Please join us for the Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium at Glasgow Women’s Library on Saturday 3 June. This is the final event this session in the Transatlantic Literary Women Series, funded by BAAS and the US Embassy in London. The event is free,…

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…