Assistant Professor of American Literature and Cultures, University of Warwick (12 March 2017)

The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick intends to appoint an Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture from 1900 to the present from 15 September 2017. Any twentieth- or twenty-first century period or specialism will be considered, but candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the…

US Studies Events at UCL Institute of the Americas

Trump’s Triumph and Early Days: a Historian’s Perspective Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM – Venue: UCL Malet Place Engineering Building Room 1.02, 2 Malet Place, London WC1E Dr Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University Chicago) Was Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton really that surprising or unprecedented? It may seem so, given the gaffs, one-liners, and memorable moments,…

Notice of 2018 BAAS Elections

Due to unforeseen circumstances (Ben Offiler’s acceptance of the position of associator editor of theJournal of American Studies and Sue Currell’s resignation), an extraordinary election will be held for the post of Treasurer (three-year term) and EAAS Representative (five-year term). Following the adoption of a new constitution in 2016, BAAS elections can now be held via electronic voting, although ordinarily these will take…

CFP and Call for Art: “The Summer of Love”: A One Day Counter-cultural Event (1 March)

Registration is now open for  “The Summer of Love”: A One-Day Countercultural Event in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Summer of 1967 Queen’s University Belfast, 28 July 2017 The Summer of Love was not simply an American phenomenon but an occurrence with international and intercultural influence and significant social and political effects, transforming…

CFP: Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18 (12 March)

Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18 University College Cork 5 – 7 July 2017 Industrial warfare during the First World War extended underwater, as submarines destroyed up to 5,000 vessels and altered the course of the conflict. Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare in early 1917 brought…

CFP: Encounters in the “Game-Over” Era: The Americas in Video Games (28 February)

Call for Submissions Encounters in the ‘Game-Over Era’: The Americas in Video Games Research done in the frame of the ‘new imperial studies’ has made it clear that in the past half century our everyday relationship to and encounters with ‘empire’ and our (post)colonial heritage have changed almost entirely. On the one hand, the contemporary…

STUDENTSHIP: Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History and Politics, University of Heidelberg (15 March)

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at Heidelberg University, Germany, invites applications for a Three-Year Position (Part-Time, 65%) (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020) in a Research Training Group (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) on Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics Funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), the interdisciplinary Training Group will focus…

Professor of American Studies (Political Culture and Political Theory), University of Groningen (23 February)

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Full Professor of American Studies: Political Culture and Political Theory to strengthen the growing department. Job description The position involves: teaching – primarily – American Political Culture and Political Theory for the American Studies bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes, and…

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English, Roehampton University (6 March)

Applications are invited for a full-time, without-term Lecturer/Senior Lectureship in English Literature. We are looking for suitably qualified candidates with research interests and teaching  experience in one or more of the following areas: Romanticism, American literature (particular expertise in African-American writing may be an advantage), ecocriticism or queer theory. If your specialism falls outside these…