CFP: ‘Vulnerability’, Bordeaux Montaigne University, October 2015

International Conference, Bordeaux (France), October 8-9, 2015 : Vulnerability EA CLIMAS, Bordeaux Montaigne University Contact : Pascale Antolin antolin.pascale@orange.fr (mailto:antolin.pascale@orange.fr) Etymologically, vulnerability refers to a “wound” (from the Latin vulnus, vulmeris). Somebody is said to be vulnerable when they have been wounded, injured, hurt or harmed. Or indeed when they are in a state of…

BAAS Award Winners 2015

At the BAAS Banquet at the Annual Conference, we presented awards recognizing the best in scholarship across the American Studies community in Britain. Recipients ranged from sixth form students, to postgraduates, to established senior lecturers, and BAAS was delighted to be able to support such a wide range of work in American Studies. A list…

Facing America: An American Studies and Visual Art Symposium

July 10th 2015, Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, Euston Road, London Keynote speakers: Professor David Peters Corbett and Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier “The face is a veritable megaphone.” “How do you dismantle the face? [. . .] This takes all the resources of art, and art of the highest kind.” –          Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand…

The Antislavery Usable Past Postgraduate Research Network

This new network will bring together postgraduate students of historic or contemporary slavery and antislavery studies from across the humanities and social sciences. An annual workshop will create research and learning networks; provide opportunities to debate current topics in the field; and provide a supportive environment where postgraduates can establish valuable contacts for the future.…

Registration Open: ‘States of Exception’ – Cambridge University

We are delighted to announce a major international conference:  States of Exception in American History.  It will be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge, 15-16 May 2015. The purpose of the conference is to explore the role of ‘states of exception’ in American political development.  ‘Exceptions’ will be interpreted broadly to include both suspensions of…

Call for Articles: Open Library of the Humanities Special Issue – American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace

The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture. In particular, the rise of two methodological paradigms, TRANSNATIONALISM and PRINT CULTURE STUDIES, have paved the way for exciting new approaches to key questions that have always been at the heart of the discipline: the relationship…

New Issue of American Studies in Britain

To celebrate the holiday season and BAAS’s upcoming 60th anniversary year, please find the latest issue of American Studies in Britain here. It contains a report from the Chair, Travel Reports and other items about the Association. Thanks go to the editor, Kal Ashraf, for putting it together. Wishing all members a wonderful Christmas break…