STUDENTSHIPS: PhD Studentships at Northumbria University (18 March 2016)

The American Studies programme at Northumbria wishes to support innovative multi- and interdisciplinary PhD dissertations relating to any aspect of US history, literature, politics and culture from the Early Republic to the Present Day. With an internationally acclaimed team of scholars from a variety of disciplines working together under the umbrella of the newly established…

JOB: Lecturer in the History of the Atlantic World, c. 1500 to 1800, Royal Holloway, University of London (1 April 2016)

Candidates are invited for the post of Lecturer in the History of the Atlantic World, c.1500 to c.1800. Applicants with research specialisms in any one or more of the geographical regions constituting the Atlantic World – including North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa and maritime Europe – are welcome. Preference may be given to candidates…

JOB: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Politics, Royal Holloway University of London (1 April 2016)

Applications are invited for the post of Reader in Politics/Senior Lecturer in Politics/Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations. The Department of Politics and International Relations is a dynamic, outward-looking and friendly department, ranked in the top 10 UK Politics departments for ‘research intensity’ (Time Higher Education, 2015). We welcome candidates…

JOB: Lecturer in American Literature and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University (14 April 2016)

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in American Literature and Culture. We are looking for an exceptional early career scholar to contribute to our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020. For more information, see https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancies.aspx?newms=jj&id=104378&newlang=1 Closing date: 14 April 2016.

JOB: Lecturer in American Literature, 1800 to Present, Royal Holloway University of London

Lecturer in American Literature 1800-present, at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are looking for a specialist in any period within this range, but the candidate must be able to teach both nineteenth and twentieth century literature.  The appointment is made to service our new joint honours programme in English and American Literature, which has…

CFP: New Voices in Jewish American Literature: Essay Collection (9 May)

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have…

EVENT: ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Political Economy of Plagiarism’, Goldsmiths University (3 March, 6.30pm)

Goldsmiths Literature Seminar: Guest Speaker Seminar Room A, Warmington Tower, 3 Mar 2016      6:30pm – 8:00pm Since Meredith McGill’s American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting (2003), much work on nineteenth-century American literature has emphasized the philosophical logic and cultural practices of literary dependence. Amongst numerous studies of derivative and plagiaristic writing, literary impersonation, and…

EVENT: Lecture on American Modernism, Senate House (2 March, 6pm)

Event: Robin Veder (Penn State Harrisburg) on Kinesthetic Modernism Wednesday 2 March, 6 pm, Senate House, London, Room 261 ‘Embodied Elitism, Energy Regulation, and the American Audience for Modernism’ Early twentieth-century American modernists – artists, art critics, art models, and art historians – reified the American taste for modernism in an embodied elitism. Key figures…

STUDENTSHIPS: PhD Studentships at Newcastle University (30 April 2016)

Opportunities for US history study at Newcastle University A pot of £1 million has been allocated for PhD studentships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences  at Newcastle University via the Research Excellence Academy. Newcastle’s Americanists in the School of History Classics and Archaeology are delighted to invite enquiries about studying with us, regardless of topic,…