Call for Scholarship: Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2 April 2016)

BrANCA (the British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) would like to publish materials for teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain on its website. Teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain involves particular opportunities and challenges. Students in the British education system may well encounter less American literature than textbook writers realise, especially in the wake of the government’s…

JOB: Lecturer in US Politics, Queen Mary University of London (3 April 2016)

The School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in US Politics from September 2016. Internationally recognised for its commitment to high quality research, the School strives to combine efficient organisation with a…

CFP: Dandelion Journal Special Issue on Nostalgia (20 April 2016)

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of NOSTALGIA for their forthcoming issue. Nostalgia is a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Images and fantasies of the past permeate cultural and political discourses: from the mediated recycling of retro culture and popular history, to nostalgia as a method of political renewal (for example, Donald Trump’s…

CFP: Radical America: Revolutionary, Dissident and Extremist Magazines (25 March 2016)

For the second Network of American Periodicals Symposium (NAPS see https://periodicalstudies.wordpress.com) we are seeking papers that discuss American magazines’ political radicalism and dissidence; experimentalism; marginality; extremism; avant-gardism. Topics to be addressed might include the hand-printed, mimeographed, photocopied, homemade, short-lived, minority, dissident, banned, objectionable, radical, tasteless, amateur, arty, communist, fascist, sectarian, or religious magazines, usually found discarded in the…

STUDENTSHIPS: PhD Studentship in Atlantic Literary Studies in the Nineteenth Century, Northumbria University (18 March 2016)

Northumbria’s vibrant nineteenth century studies research group is part of the new Institute of the Humanities, an initiative that brings together a range of disciplines to foster collaboration, innovation and cross-fertilisation. This research project reflects an interest in interdisciplinarity and transnational culture through a focus on literature in a global context.  It seeks to consider…

Call for Editors for U.S. Studies Online (1 April 2016)

As the terms of the current editorial board come to an end, several positions are opening up at the BAAS postgraduate and early career researcher blog U.S. Studies Online. U.S. Studies Online welcomes proactive individuals to join its editorial board as of April 2016. We invite applications from enthusiastic doctoral and early career researchers who are committed…

REGISTRATION OPEN: Mothering Slaves Conference

All are welcome to attend our forthcoming AHRC-funded ‘Mothering Slaves’ conference at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. A complete programme can be accessed via the following link: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/motheringslaves/events/reading/programme/ If you would like to register for the conference (please note that all speakers and chairs are already registered and don’t need to do this…

EVENT: BGEAH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop in Early American History (11 March)

BGEAH Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop in Early American History Institute of Historical Research, London Friday 11 March 2016 This day-long workshop for postgraduate researchers and early career academics working on any facet of American or Atlantic history from the seventeenth century through the early national period invites them to discuss their ideas among their…