Job: Assistant to the Associate Editors (Book Reviews), Journal of American Studies (19 October)

Applications from current doctoral students in American Studies, English, History, Politics, or cognate disciplines are invited for the post of Assistant to the Associate Editors. The role of the Editorial Assistant will be to manage the book reviews section of the Journal of American Studies, an interdisciplinary journal published quarterly by Cambridge University Press. More…

BAAS Membership Survey Report

Introduction In April 2017, the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) conducted a wide-ranging survey of its membership. The purpose of the survey was to consult and obtain the views of BAAS members on a number of important issues facing the American Studies community and academia in the UK, more broadly. The survey was designed…

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…

USSO PG BAAS Keynote Award 2018

U.S. Studies Online Keynote Competition This year’s USSO keynote competition will be in collaboration with the Postgraduate BAAS conference, to be held on 3 November at Northumbria University. The winning entrant will be the Keynote speaker at PG BAAS and will also be awarded a £100 book token. The proposed Keynote must: – Relate to…

Notice of BAAS AGM 2018

The BAAS Annual General Meeting will take place at King’s College London at 3.30 pm on Thursday 5 April 2018. It will include the executive committee elections (see candidate statements displayed on the noticeboard and on our website). Elections can only take place if the meeting is quorate; please make every effort to attend. Agenda:…

Job: Lecturer in American Literature, University of St Andrews (4 January 2018)

The School of English seeks to appoint a Lecturer specializing in any aspect of American Literature. The School currently teaches American literature in a variety of contexts and periods, but the successful candidate will be expected to create new possibilities for American studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This will involve the development of…

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.…