Registration open: Spectacle and Spectatorship: An American Studies Symposium (18 May)

Spectacles and Spectatorship: An American Studies Symposium Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10.30am-6pm. University of Manchester, UK Keynote speaker: Amy Wood (Illinois State University), “Ethical Engagement, Historical Memory, and the Spectacle of Black Suffering.” This interdisciplinary workshop will explore modes of spectatorship and sites of spectacle in modern US culture. Our aim is to begin thinking about the ways…

PhD: Trump, Brexit, Populism and the Politics of “De-Globalization”, Copenhagan Business School (1 June)

Trump, Brexit, populism and the politics of ‘de-globalization’ – a PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. Examples of potential projects include: •The rise of right-wing populist politics has, particularly in the United States, posed challenges to MNCs, promised a changed role for the state, and threatened more ‘managed’ forms…

Registration open: BRANCH Conference 2017 (6-8 October)

Dear all, We are pleased to inform you that registration for BrANCH 2017 is now open. The conference will take place 6-8 October 2017, at the University of Warwick. For a full programme, and to register, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Lydia Plath & Tim Lockley Conference Organisers, BrANCH…

CFP: Special Issue of Southern Quarterly: Replaying Gone with the Wind (1 December)

Special Issue Call for Papers: Foodways in the South Guest Editor: Angela Jill Cooley, Minnesota State University Publication Schedule: Volume 56, no. 1 (Fall 2018) Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017 The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue on foodways in the South. We are interested in interdisciplinary scholarly articles, unpublished archival materials, and photo essays that examine…

CFP: New Directions in American Philanthropy (7 June)

New Directions in American Philanthropy Sheffield Hallam University 14-15 September 2017 Meaning, literally, “love of all mankind”, the historian Lawrence J. Friedman has framed philanthropy as ‘a collective form of charitable giving.’ In the nearly two centuries since Alexis De Tocqueville’s observation that the United States is a ‘nation of joiners,’ volunteerism and philanthropy have…

CFP: HELAAS Summer School (5 June)

Call for Participation The Department of American Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the kind contribution of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece is announcing the organization of the 3rd Summer School to take place in Thessaloniki, at Aristotle University (School of English premises; Faculty of Philosophy; 3rd floor)…

CFP: HELAAS Conference: The Politics of Space and the Humanities (31 May)

Call for Papers The Department of American Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the support of the Fulbright Foundation Greece (70th Anniversary of American Studies in Greece) invite scholars to submit proposals for the international conference – The Politics of Space and the Humanities – to be…

CFP: Cold War Counterculture: 1968 and Further (15 May)

Cold War Counterculture: 1968, and Further The Sixties saw a florescence of countercultural dissentient operations, happenings, activist movements, thought experiments and challenges to status quo in mind and body. What is often neglected is how energized the protest movements were not only by resistance to specific conflicts like the Vietnam War, but by active dismantling of Cold War ideology.…

Teaching Fellow in English, University College London (25 May)

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a full-time fixed-term (maternity cover) Teaching Fellowship in English Literature. The post will run from 25 September 2017 until 23 March 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one of the following undergraduate courses: The Romantics Period (1789-1832) American Literature in…

PhD Studentship “Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space”, University of Hull (31 May)

To celebrate the University’s research successes, the University of Hull is offering a full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursary for candidates applying for the following project: ‘Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space’ This studentship will start on 18th September 2017 A fully funded PhD bursary opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Native American Indian Studies,…