CALL FOR REVIEWERS: HOTCUS Postgraduate Conference (9 September)

Call for reviewers: HOTCUS PG Conference This year HOTCUS is collaborating with US Studies Online to cover the debates and papers at this year’s HOTCUS Postgraduate Conference (9 September, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne). They are calling for reviewers to cover a number of panels to draw out significant debates and offer critical commentary on the themes…

CFP: Special issue of European Journal of American Culture: Violence Interpreted (8 September)

Violence interpreted: Connections between the Violent Past of the United States and Conflict Today. Violent confrontations and racial discrimination have influenced the United States on multiple levels. At the beginning of the twentieth century the country confronted a wave of violent unrests that molded American society and prepared the ground for massive changes in political,…

CFP: Marilynne Robinson Special Issue (22 July)

CFP: Marilynne Robinson Special Issue The editorial committee of the Irish Journal of American Studies invites submissions for inclusion in a Special Issue of the journal on the work of Marilynne Robinson. To be published in Spring 2017, this Special Issue will explore the literary, historical, political, and religious contexts of Robinson’s writing, both fiction and non-fiction.…

CFP: Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference (15 February 2017)

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation  October 5-7, 2017 University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies Dublin, Ireland A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society (www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu) Our conference site in Dublin calls to mind issues of migration, immigration, emigration, colonization, revolution, and other changes that result from the movement of people, ideas, and…

CFP: BAAS Panel at ‘English: Shared Futures’ (12 September)

CFP: Writing Shared Futures: African American Literature and Racialisation BAAS Panel at ‘English: Shared Futures,’ 5-7 July 2017, Newcastle, UK Contributions are invited for a BAAS panel at ‘English: Shared Futures,’ a large-scale conference spanning across the discipline. The panel ‘Writing Shared Futures: African American Literature and Racialisation’ will explore the significances of, and engagements…

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…

US Embassy (London) / BAAS Small Grants Programme (15 September 2016 / 13 January 2017)

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS), supported by the United States Embassy, London, offers small grants for cultural, educational and outreach activities that will foster American Studies and otherwise enhance the understanding of the United States in the United Kingdom. Applications for activities that introduce new audiences to American studies and / or have…