CFP: Thoreau From Across the Pond (1 October)

International Symposium October 19-20, 2017 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon (France)  Thoreau from across the pond Organized by Julien Nègre (ENS de Lyon) François Specq (ENS de Lyon) and Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame) Guest speakers (confirmed): –        Professor Branka Arsić (Columbia University) –        Professor William Rossi (University of Oregon) In honor…

EVENT: Sixth BrANCA Reading Group: “The Ignorant Schoolroom” (1 October)

Sixth BrANCA Reading Group: “The Ignorant Schoolroom” North Lecture Room St John’s College, University of Oxford 14 October 2016, 1-5 pm For our Autumn 2016 Reading Group, BrANCA will address the role and representation of pedagogy in nineteenth-century American literature. The students who arrive at university do so after years of training in what were once called schoolrooms by…

CFP: Station Eleven and Twenty-First Century Writing (30 April 2017)

Since its publication in 2014, Canadian author Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven has attracted enthusiastic critical responses. This post-apocalyptic novel won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction in 2015 and was shortlisted for many other awards, including the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. In this OLH Special…

CFP: US Elections in Historical Perspective (20 September)

‘US Elections in Historical Perspective’ Symposium 8th November 2016, The Institute of Americas, UCL No one needs reminding that the 2016 election has been a race like no other. Two historically unpopular candidates are claiming democracy is under threat. Ideological coalitions are breaking apart and the spectre of re-alignment hangs over the party system. To…

JOB: John G Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, Oxford University (28 September)

A stipend of £25,730 for the academic year is payable (pro rata if appointment is for only part of the academic year) The University invites applications for the John G Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government. The Professor will be expected to contribute to teaching and lecturing in the field of American Government, and will…

JOB: Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship, Oxford University (30 September)

Applications are invited for a Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor for the 2017/18 academic year at Oxford University. This post, which is generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, will be based in the History of Art Department, part of the History Faculty and is offered in association with a Visiting…

CFP: Special Issue of C21 – ‘Literature of the Antropocene’ (31 October)

CFP Special Issue of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings on ‘The Literature of the Anthropocene’ (ed. Diletta De Cristofaro and Daniel Cordle) The concept of the Anthropocene, deemed by Bruno Latour “the best alternative we have to usher us out of the notion of modernization”, blurs the distinction between human and geological history (Dipesh Chakrabarty). It speaks,…

JOB: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in American History (Fixed Term), University College Dublin (21 September)

Applications are invited for the specified purpose contract of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in American History, UCD School of History The School of History, University College Dublin seeks to appoint to a a temporary position in American History. This is a specified purpose contract linked to the maternity leave of Dr Sandra Scanlon The successful candidate will:…

JOB: Lecturer in American History and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University (3 October)

Canterbury Christ Church University is looking for an American Studies scholar with teaching and research specialisms in modern and contemporary American history and culture, and especially the Civil Rights Movement. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and module leadership on a number of our existing undergraduate modules and assist in delivering and supporting a…

JOB: Associate Professor in North American History, London School of Economics (31 October)

This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2017 The Department of International History at LSE is seeking to make an appointment in the history of North America and the World since 1776.  We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in North American history in an…