CFP: Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction And Culture – DEADLINE EXTENDED

  Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium University of Birmingham, 02/10/2015. Deadline Extension – 01/09/2015 Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.…

BOOK SERIES: Afro-Latina America, Cambridge University Press

  The Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University is pleased to announce the new book series Afro-Latin America, to be published by Cambridge University Press, edited by George Reid Andrews (University of Pittsburgh) and Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University). The book series reflects the coming…

EVENT: Hawthornden Lecture on Tennessee Williams

  The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7pm, 9 September 2015 THE HAWTHORNDEN LECTURE It is 70 years since the first Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie, which closed to 24 curtain calls. Its author, 34-year-old Tennessee Williams, went on to write A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and to pioneer what Arthur Miller called ‘a revolution’ in American theatre. John…

CFP: Fourth Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Utopia

  The fourth Rhythm Changes conference: Jazz Utopia will take place at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom from 14 to 17 April 2016. Keynote Speakers Professor Ingrid Monson (Harvard University) Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh) We invite paper submissions for Jazz Utopia, a four-day multi-disciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers across the arts…

CFP: University of Leeds American Studies Postgraduate Conference

  American Studies Postgraduate Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 University of Leeds 9 October 2015 Proposals are invited for the first American Studies Postgraduate Conference at the University of Leeds, to be held on 9 October 2015. The event is intended to promote postgraduate research and innovation across the disciplines, and to provide…

JOB: Postdoctoral Fellow in US Foreign Policy, University of Oxford

  Nuffield College and the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) intend to appoint jointly, for three years with effect from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, a Rivington and Joan Winant Postdoctoral Research Fellow in US Foreign Policy. The research area of the post is twentieth-century and/or contemporary US foreign policy from a historical…

JOB: Fixed Term Lectureship in Modern Global History, University of Southampton

  The Department of History at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship (Level 4) in Modern Global History (late Twentieth/Twenty-First Century) available from 1 January 2016 on a fixed-term basis, for two years in the first instance. We welcome applications that will enhance the Department’s existing strengths in Modern History (for further details, see…

EVENT: Northern Modernism Seminar

  Friday 25th September 2015 Hosted by Northumbria University & the North East Modernist Research Initiative at The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE 10.30  Registration ~ Tea & Coffee 11.00  Welcome ~ Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University) 11.15  Dr Fiona Green (Cambridge University) ~ ‘Marianne Moore, Syllabics, and History’ ~ Chair: Victoria…