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…

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;…

CFP: “Illness and the environment in American Literature and Cinema”, EBAAS Conference 2018 (20 September)

CFP: “Illness and the environment in American Literature and Cinema”, EBAAS Conference 2018 Panel organized within the framework of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) conference King’s College, University College, and the British Library, London. 4-7 April 2018. “Environment, Place and Protest.” Deadline for abstracts: September 25, 2017 In Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and…

CFP: British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Panels at the BAAS/EAAS Joint Conference, London 2018 (1 September)

British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Panels at the BAAS/EAAS Joint Conference, London 2018 The British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists invites submissions to two panels to be submitted to the joint British Association for American Studies/European Association for American Studies Conference, taking place in London, April 4-7 2018. More information on BrANCA and its activities can be found here: http://www.branca.org.uk/ 1. OPEN PANEL…

CFP: Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America (1 March 2018)

“Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America.” 17-18 July, 2018 – University of Kent Keynote Speakers: Professor Helen Small, Pembroke College, University of Oxford Professor Priscilla Wald, Duke University This conference aims to stimulate a wide-ranging discussion about the interactions between British and American literature, education, and the sciences of the mind between 1850-1950.…

CFP: Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches (21 September)

“Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches”, University of Sheffield, 26-27 January 2018 Call for Papers For four decades after the end of the Second World War, competition between the socialist and capitalist blocs shaped international relations on a global scale. For the main protagonists, the USA, USSR, and their near neighbours in Europe, it was a deferred…

CFP: The USAbroad Journal

The USAbroad Editorial committee is pleased to announce that the call for submissions of articles is now open! The articles, written in English, should investigate any aspects of U.S. history and politics: social, economic and intellectual developments, relations of gender, race and class, foreign policy, international relations, history of policies and institutions. The journal pays…

CFP: The American Weird: Ecologies and Geographies (15 August)

The American Weird:  Ecologies & Geographies (Call for Papers) “The one test of the really weird is simply this—whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers.”  —H.P. Lovecraft, “Supernatural Horror in Literature” (1927) “This whole world’s wild at heart and weird on top.”…

CFP: HOTCUS Winter Symposium (21 August)

Call for Papers We hold these truths to be self-evident: Post-Truth & American Myths A BAAS/CHASE Postgraduate Conference Hosted by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex 25-26 November 2017 “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it”- Jonathan Swift When we approach the concept of truth, we are confronted with a minefield of epistemological…