Registration: BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2018

Registration is now open for this year’s British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Postgraduate Conference! America’s Urgent and Great Problems: BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2018 3rd November 2018 Department of Arts and Humanities, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon-Tyne Information on the conference including where to register can be found through the following link. The cost includes food and…

Targeted Research Panels – BAAS Annual Conference

Targeted Research Panels British Association for American Studies Annual Conference The British Association for American Studies has available funding for convenors to organise two successive annual conference panels that will support, promote, and feature the production of research by and about people of colour, LGBTQ+ communities and disability communities. Through Targeted Research Panels, BAAS seeks…

Call for Papers – The 64th British Association for American Studies Conference

25-27 April 2019, University of Sussex Keynote Speakers: Barbara Savage (University of Pennsylvania/University of Oxford), Robyn Weigman (Duke University), Jonathan Bell (UCL) Conference Themes Proposals are welcomed on any subject in American Studies, and submissions are particularly welcome that address our two broad themes: LGBTQ+ History. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall…

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…

CFP: “1968” in Reviews, University of Birmingham (15 December)

Confirmed invited speakers: Mererid Puw Davies and Emanuela Patti Supported by the British Academy / Leverhulme trust Print culture was central to the expression and exchange of views during, and in the immediate aftermath of the political upheavals of the late 1960s. Less studied in that respect than journals devoted to politics or theory, literary…

CFP: 2018 Annual Conference of the Irish Association for American Studies, University College Dublin (22 January 2018)

‘Foreign Bodies and Native Sons’ The Annual Conference of the Irish Association for American Studies, April 27-28, 2018. University College Dublin Call for Papers Although the relationship between the ‘native’ and the ‘foreign’ has been a longstanding, evolving site of contention in American cultural history, the Trump presidency has brought both terms (and their histories) to…

CFP: Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films (8 December)

Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films Unmade films are a burgeoning area of scholarly inquiry. The rise of the film archive, from the Michael Klinger Papers and Hammer Archive, to the John Boorman Papers and Stanley Kubrick Archive, all have unearthed a treasure trove of abandoned or halted projects, left unmade…

CFP: UCL Americas Research Network UCL, Annual Conference (4 December)

UCL Americas Research Network UCL, Institute of the Americas 4th Annual Conference 3-4 May 2018  Call for Academic Papers: Intersections in the Americas  With support of the Institute of the Americas and the UCL Doctoral School we are pleased to present the 4th Annual Conference of the Americas Research Network: Intersections in the Americas to be held at UCL,…