JOB: John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, Oxford University (25 April 2016)

Oxford 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 contribute to the intellectual activity of the Rothermere American Institute (www.rai.ox.ac.uk). Teaching will normally take the form of seminars, directed primarily but…

EVENT: African-American Playwrights – The 20th Century (27-28 February)

African American Playwrights: The 20th Century Saturday 27 February, 10.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 28 February 11am – 1.30pm Cottesloe Room, Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre £70 (£55 concessions, bursaries available) Enjoy a weekend exploring some of the best-known as well as overlooked black American dramatists of the 20th Century. Over two days we will…

EVENT: Professor Ian Davidson Inaugural Lecture, Northumbria University (2 March)

Professor Ian Davidson Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Northumbria University On the Road Again: Mobility and Subjectivity in American Writing After 1945 When: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday, 2 March 2016. Where: Presentation Hall, Design Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle Refreshments will be available from 6.00pm Free admission Professor Davidson, will explore why…

CFP: The Great Depression in Children’s Literature (15 March)

The Great Depression in Children’s Literature: in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016 It is a pleasure to invite you to a symposium in celebration of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The conference is being organised by the Cambridge/Homerton…

CFP: Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom (15 March)

Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom A Fictions of Threat, Americanist Symposium Hosted by the School of English and the Sussex Centre for American Studies at the University of Sussex 30th June-2nd July 2016 Calculations of risk and quantifications of uncertainty are deeply embedded in the production of modernity.  From the Cold War, through the…

CFP: Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic, 1789-2016 (8 March)

Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic 1789-2016 – April 14-15 2016 Performances: Thursday 14 April    Tayo Aluko in the internationally acclaimed Call Mr Robeson about Paul Robeson’s art and politics. Friday 15 April    Benbo Productions from Dublin’s Performance of Donal O’Kelly’s award-winning The Cambria about Frederick Douglass’s 1845 trip to Ireland Keynote Speakers: Professor George Lipsitz (University…

JOB: Lecturer in US History, University of Birmingham (16 March)

The University of Birmingham is looking for a historian to extend its expertise in the history of the United States in any period from the Colonial/Revolutionary era through the 20th Century. Within these broad temporal parameters the thematic and chronological expertise are open, though candidates’ research should ideally fall within one or more of the…