Exhibition open: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition (15 September – 14 October)

Exhibition Description The Portico Library opened its doors in 1806, just months before Parliament voted to abolish the Atlantic slave trade. These two events might seem to be unrelated to one another, but the Library’s founding members included both abolitionists and pro-slavery activists. Although it was not a port city directly involved in the slave…

CFP: Edited Collection on the writing of Marilynne Robinson (15 September)

Call For Papers: Edited Collection on the writing of Marilynne Robinson As part of the Manchester University Press series, Contemporary American and Canadian Writers, this volume will chart recent and emerging critical opinion on the celebrated author, Marilynne Robinson. Having issued an earlier call for papers, the editors now seek proposals that specifically address the following…

US-UK Fulbright Commission – USA College Day and Internship Opportunity (29 September)

US-UK Fulbright Commission – USA College Day and Internship Opportunity Hello from the US-UK Fulbright Commission!  If you are not aware of us, Fulbright promotes educational exchange between the US and UK. Every year, we offer study abroad students the opportunity to get involved with our work. There are two London-based opportunities we’d like to…

CFP: The Transnational American Periodical (15 September)

Call for Papers: The Transnational American Periodical A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies British Library, London – 15 December 2017 Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London) The ‘transnational turn’ in American Studies can be understood as perhaps the most important reimagining of the field since its inception;…

Registration open: BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium “The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century US” (27 October)

BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: “The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century U.S.” November 17-18, 2017 Reed Hall, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Registration is now open for the 3rd Biennial BrANCA Symposium. The programme, which features papers on a diverse range of nineteenth-century American literature, is below. Registration is £40.00 (£30.00 for postgraduates), and there is an…

Lecturer in English Literature, Aston University (20 October)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 20 October 2017 Interview Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017 The School of languages and Social Sciences is an ambitious, expanding, multidisciplinary School with an established reputation in teaching and research. The English Department is seeking to make an appointment of a Lecturer in English Literature from 1stApril 2018. This is to support the…

Lecturer in Literature in English, University of Reading (6 October)

The Department of English Literature at the University of Reading is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Literature in English. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following specialisms: race and literature; postcolonial writing; Caribbean/North American writing; writing in an Atlantic or hemispheric perspective. This permanent, full-time…

Lecturer in American Literature, University of Liverpool

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in English Literature, to contribute to a range of teaching in areas relevant to the Department’s current undergraduate and postgraduate provision. Applications are welcome from those with teaching and research specialisms in one or more of the following areas: creative writing; twentieth-century and contemporary women’s writing; British, Irish…

Associate Professor and Director of Liberal Arts, University of Nottingham (12 September)

The Faculty of Arts is seeking a Course Director to develop and lead its new Liberal Arts programme (first intake September 2018). The Director will provide academic and organisational leadership, be responsible for programme design and development, will contribute to teaching and student support and also play a leading role in open days, marketing & student…