Job: Lecturer in American Literature, University of St Andrews (4 January 2018)

The School of English seeks to appoint a Lecturer specializing in any aspect of American Literature. The School currently teaches American literature in a variety of contexts and periods, but the successful candidate will be expected to create new possibilities for American studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This will involve the development of…

CFP: Reading Westworld – Edited Collection (26 January 2018)

Reading Westworld – Edited Collection Coined in the early twentieth century, the term ‘robot’ conjures up images of man-made machines, artificial bodies, A.I.s and more recently, cyborgs. From Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968) to Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), every narrative of artificial life shares common themes – they are stories of identity, desire, rebellion and protest.…

CFP: Edited collection on Black Mirror (31 January 2018)

Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018) Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University And Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University contact emails:  terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk Very few television shows have been as intimately connected to the fears and anxieties of the global age as Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4, 2011-14, Netflix, 2014-) A variety of…

CFP: Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women (15 January 2018)

Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women In 2012, American-Israeli Rama Burshtein’s film Fill the Void was nominated for the Grand Jury award at the Venice Film Festival. This story of Orthodox Jewish life, acquired by Sony and aired widely in the U.S. and beyond, painted a sympathetic portrait that attempted to showcase women’s subjectivity within…

Job: Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and the Digital, University of Birmingham (14 December)

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and the Digital with effect from 1st August 2018. We seek an early career academic with a completed and successfully examined PhD, evidence of teaching experience, and a developing record of outstanding research that will complement and enhance existing Department strengths. The successful…

Job: Lecturer in Liberal Arts and English Literature (Twentieth-Century), University of Bristol (20 December)

The University of Bristol invites applications to a permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in Liberal Arts and English Literature (Twentieth-Century). The post-holder will contribute to the teaching and administration of the Liberal Arts programme in the Faculty of Arts. Their own discipline will be English Literature, and they will also contribute to the teaching and administration…