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…

JOB: Fixed Term Lecturer (Teaching Focused) in Twentieth-Century American Literature, University of Manchester (12 May)

Closing date : 12/05/2016 Reference : HUM-08116 Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Division : English, American Studies and Creative Writing Employment type : Fixed Term Duration : from 01/09/2016 until 30/06/2018 Location : Oxford Road, Manchester Salary : £34,576 – £37,768 (pro rata from 01/02/2017) per annum Hours per week : 1.0FTE from 01/09/2016…

JOB: Fixed Term Lecturer in English and American Literature, Kings College London (29 May)

The Department of English at King’s College London wishes to appoint a lecturer in English for a fixed-term period of one year. This is to replace Professor Paul Gilroy who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship commencing in September 2016. Applicants must be able to teach his MA Modules ‘The Transatlantic in Literature’ 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…