Registration open: Freedom After Neoliberalism (9-10 June)

Freedom After Neoliberalism 9-10 June 2017 University of York, UK Keynote speakers: Nikolas Rose (KCL), Paul Crosthwaite (Edinburgh), Jane Elliott (KCL) This conference seeks to explore the idea of freedom beyond its limited economic function in neoliberal theory, and to consider perspectives on a future beyond neoliberalism and perhaps beyond capitalism. Panels will focus on…

CFP: Sound and Vision: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the 1950s (10 May)

Sound and Vision: interdisciplinary approaches to the 1950s School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex, 9th-10th June 2016 Call for Papers This two-day workshop will draw together early career researchers and more established scholars working on aspects of the 1950s. The workshop is open to all those who work on the period,…

CFP: Scarcity in American Culture (31 May)

Scarcity in American Culture Conceptions of abundance are a quintessential theme in the United States cultural narrative, inextricably linked to the idea of the ‘good life.’ Unforeseen shifts toward conditions of scarcity invariably disrupt this sense of cultural wellbeing. Simultaneously, scarcity has an intrinsic value, where rarity and exclusivity accord unique dimensions of value and…

UK Premiere of ‘Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement’

UK Premiere of ‘Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement’ followed by a discussion with director Eduardo Montes-Bradley Tuesday 24 May 2016, 6 – 7.30pm The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH Chaired by Professor Sharon Monteith, University of Nottingham Julian Bond was an activist, politician, lawyer, writer, and…

EVENT: Marxism in Culture Seminar (5.30pm, 29 April)

Marxism in Culture Seminar  Friday, 29 April 2016 17:30–19:30 Wolfson Room NB01 Institute of Historical Research Senate House, University of London http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/132 Free and open to all Cathy Bergin (University of Brighton) ‘Internationalism and black agency in the African American radical Press (1918-1924)’ For at least two generations of black activists in the United States, the…

EVENTS: American Studies Events at King’s College London

PICTURING WOMEN DIRECTORS: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES AND CONTEMPORARY THEMES Seminar with Professor Yvonne Tasker from University of East Anglia 4th May, 5:30pm, K3.11, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London More information: goo.gl/JlP54B ‘FATAL FACILITY’: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, BURTON RASCOE, AND THE LOST REVIEW OF THE GREAT GATSBY Seminar with Professor Sarah Churchwell from the School of Advanced Study, University…

REGISTRATION: American Topographics Conference (10 June)

AMERICAN TOPOGRAPHICS Photography and the American Landscape Conference June 10, 2016, Goldsmith’s University Details about registration can be found at: https://americantopographics.wordpress.com/registration/ Programme 9.00-9.30: Registration and coffee 9.30-10.45: AMERICAN AESTHETICS Chair: Christopher Lloyd Nicolas Brinded (Goldsmiths) – ‘Utopian Dreaming and the Sublime Aesthetic in Joel Sternfeld’s Sweet Earth and Terrence Malick’s Badlands’ Nicoló Giudice (University of…

EVENT: Ghost: Myth and Reality of the American Western Homeland (28 April-18 June 2016)

Exhibition: GHOST: Myth and Reality of the American Western Homestead Artist:  Sarah Dryden Venue:  Solent Showcase Gallery, Sir James Matthews Building, Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN When:  28 April 2016 – 18 June 2016 Preview:  27 April 2016 GHOST: Myth and Reality of the American Western Homestead is the latest exhibition at Southampton Solent University’s…