Notice of BAAS AGM 2020

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020 The BAAS Annual General Meeting will take place via online webinar between 14.00 and 16.00 BST on Wednesday, June 3rd 2020. Please register for the webinar in advance here. The meeting will include confirmation of results of the executive committee elections (see candidate statements displayed on our website). Election…

BAAS Digital Dialogues

Digital Dialogues Summer 2020 These Digital Dialogues are BAAS’s first efforts at both digital research sharing and networking. We hope the programme will connect members of the community this summer, and provide templates which we can develop as we all try to adjust to the new working patterns required by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well…

Call for Applications: Organise the BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2020

Applications are now being accepted from postgraduate students interested in organising and hosting the 2020 BAAS Postgraduate Conference. BAAS is looking for a team of postgraduate students to co-organise and host the event at their home institution, usually held in November/December of each year. The deadline to submit the Application Form is Friday the 10th…

CFP – Canons and Values in Contemporary Literary Studies (15 June 2019)

CFP – Canons and Values in Contemporary Literary Studies, 15 June 2019 Scholarship on the contemporary has a unique relationship to questions of canonicity and value. What values shape the choices made in research and teaching on the contemporary? What canons does this work produce? And how do these values and canons relate to those…

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…

Ira Katznelson’s Inaugural Lecture, University of Cambridge (25 January 2018)

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that we have found a new date for Ira Katznelson’s Inaugural Lecture as 2017-18 Pitt Professor: Thursday, 25 January, 5:00pm at the Queen’s Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College, Cambridge.  Professor Katznelson’s topic: ‘”As God Rules the Universe”: Reflections on the People and the State in Early America’. We will send you…

The Transnational American Periodical symposium (15 December)

Fri 15 Dec 2017, 10:00 – 18:00 A symposium examining American magazines and newspapers through a global lens Traditionally, and following the work of Benedict Anderson, historians have viewed periodicals as a keystone of the modern nation state and a space for imagining nationhood. This symposium will challenge those perspectives, exploring how American periodicals and periodical literature, from…

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…