CFP: The Holocaust and the Struggle for Civil Rights (7 December 2015)

  CALL FOR PAPERS: The Holocaust and the Struggle for Civil Rights International Workshop University of Sussex School of History, Art History and Philosophy Sussex Centre for American Studies and Centre for German-Jewish Studies Brighton, 14–15 April 2016Until not long ago, the story of the African American civil rights movement has been told largely within…

CFP: Panel Proposal for BAAS/IAAS Conference – ‘Digital Scholarship in American Studies’ (20 October 2015)

  CFP: ‘Digital Scholarship in American Studies’ BAAS 61 & IAAS 46 7-9 April 2016 Queen’s University Belfast Digital tools, digitized documents, and digital forms of presenting research have transformed the way that scholars of American literature, history and politics conduct and disseminate their work. To reflect these developments in the critical field, submissions are…

CFP: Network of American Periodical Studies Roundtable, BAAS/IAAS 2016 (23 October 2015)

  NAPS Roundtable: Reading Periodicals: Visual and Verbal Conjunctions British Association of American Studies, Conference 7-9th April, 2015, Queen’s University Belfast. Anne E. Carroll has described the relation between written and visual materials in periodicals in terms of ‘dynamic conjunctions’. According to Carroll, meanings are produced through the multimedia format of periodical publication. This roundtable…

CFP: Visible Hands: Markets and the Making of American Art (23 October 2015)

  The ‘invisible hand’ of the market, an idea first coined by enlightenment philosopher Adam Smith, has become a fundamental principle for advocates of free market capitalism. Smith’s famous turn of phrase disembodies the sensations of sight and touch, but by restoring their primacy in the workshop’s title, his metaphor acquires new possibilities for tracing…

EVENT: Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture and Politics (6 November 2015)

  Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture, and Politics 6 November 2015, Leeds Beckett University http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/postcapitalism-2015-rethinking-crisis-culture-and-politics-all-day-event/ The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of ‘austerity’. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer,…

CFP: Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation (20 September 2015)

Call for Papers As part of an international research network funded by an AHRC network grant entitled ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies’ we invite proposals for 20 minute papers for a conference to be held at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. Enslaved…

CFP: Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction And Culture – DEADLINE EXTENDED

  Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium University of Birmingham, 02/10/2015. Deadline Extension – 01/09/2015 Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.…

CFP: Fourth Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Utopia

  The fourth Rhythm Changes conference: Jazz Utopia will take place at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom from 14 to 17 April 2016. Keynote Speakers Professor Ingrid Monson (Harvard University) Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh) We invite paper submissions for Jazz Utopia, a four-day multi-disciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers across the arts…