FELLOWSHIP: Eccles British Library Writer in Residence

FELLOWSHIP: ECCLES BRITISH LIBRARY WRITER IN RESIDENCE The Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award 2016 is an award of £20,000 aimed at authors resident (for the year of residency at least) in the United Kingdom whose subject matter relates to the USA, Canada and/or the Caribbean. The award is not restricted to British nationals but is aimed at works written in the…

CFP: Symbolic Politics of Non-Representation in Contemporary Culture of Dissent

Workshop: Symbolic Politics of Non‑Representation in Contemporary Cultures of Dissent Deadline for Proposals: 07 September 2015 Date: 20–21 November 2015 Venue: University of Constance (Germany), Graduate School The Problem of the Real in the Cultures of Modernity With the so‑called Arab Spring and Occupy, but also with the US Tea Party and the German PEGIDA,…

CFP: Presidential History Network Symposium

“Presidential Legacy” May 26–27, 2016 Northumbria UniversityIt’s election time!  The United States will choose a new president in 2016, consigning Barack Obama’s administration to the history books.  More frequently than ever before, the White House press office talks about “legacy,” and while it is perhaps too early to pass unequivocal judgment on Obama, the speculation…

BAAS NEWS: Future BAAS Conferences

The CFP for the joint conference of the British and Irish Associations for American Studies (7-9 April 2016) is now open.  Conference and panel proposals may be sent to baasiaas2016@qub.ac.uk by 1 November 2015.  The conference website is now live: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/baasiaas2016/ The 2017 conference will be hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University, exact dates TBC. In 2018, BAAS and…

EVENT: Modernity and The European Mind, An International, Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Hosted by the Centre for Studies in Literature University of Portsmouth, and OneHand Press June 25-26, 2015 Centre for Studies in Literature University of Portsmouth Speakers include: Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania), Catherine Bernard (Univ Paris-VII), Mary Ann Caws (City University of New York), Joanna Hodge (Manchester Metropolitan), Tone Selboe (University of Oslo), Doug Haynes…