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…

CFP: Reading Westworld – Edited Collection (26 January 2018)

Reading Westworld – Edited Collection Coined in the early twentieth century, the term ‘robot’ conjures up images of man-made machines, artificial bodies, A.I.s and more recently, cyborgs. From Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968) to Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), every narrative of artificial life shares common themes – they are stories of identity, desire, rebellion and protest.…

CFP: Edited collection on Black Mirror (31 January 2018)

Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018) Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University And Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University contact emails:  terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk Very few television shows have been as intimately connected to the fears and anxieties of the global age as Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4, 2011-14, Netflix, 2014-) A variety of…

CFP: Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women (15 January 2018)

Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women In 2012, American-Israeli Rama Burshtein’s film Fill the Void was nominated for the Grand Jury award at the Venice Film Festival. This story of Orthodox Jewish life, acquired by Sony and aired widely in the U.S. and beyond, painted a sympathetic portrait that attempted to showcase women’s subjectivity within…

CFP: “1968” in Reviews, University of Birmingham (15 December)

Confirmed invited speakers: Mererid Puw Davies and Emanuela Patti Supported by the British Academy / Leverhulme trust Print culture was central to the expression and exchange of views during, and in the immediate aftermath of the political upheavals of the late 1960s. Less studied in that respect than journals devoted to politics or theory, literary…

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…

CFP: Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films (8 December)

Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films Unmade films are a burgeoning area of scholarly inquiry. The rise of the film archive, from the Michael Klinger Papers and Hammer Archive, to the John Boorman Papers and Stanley Kubrick Archive, all have unearthed a treasure trove of abandoned or halted projects, left unmade…