EVENT: Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic, 1789-2016 (14-15 April 2016)

Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic 1789-2016 – April 14-15 2016 The Institute for Black Atlantic Studies (IBAR) at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston is excited to present this symposium which includes two highly acclaimed performances as well as a dynamic academic programme. For tickets for the conference and performances please go…

EVENT: Book History Research Group: ‘North American Connexions’, University of London (11 April, 5.30pm)

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary University of London) will be giving the next seminar in the Open University Book History Research Group seminar series, “Travelling Books and Readers in the Long Eighteenth Century.” This talk will take place on Monday 11 April at 5.30 in Senate House, University of London, room 246. Details…

NEW SERIES: Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century, Edinburgh University Press

Announcing a new monograph series with Edinburgh University Press: Modern American Literature and the New Twentieth Century Series Editors: Martin Halliwell (Leicester) and Mark Whalan (Oregon) EUP Commissioning Editor for Literary Studies: Michelle Houston The concept of ‘newness’ was central to early modernist attempts to differentiate their writing from literary predecessors of the nineteenth century.…

STUDENTSHIP: PhD Studentship, University of Worcester (6 June 2016)

Fully-funded, full-time, PhD Studentship in History, University of Worcester: The USA and World War II Applications are invited for a fully-funded, full-time, PhD studentship at the University of Worcester in History, aligned with the expertise of one or more of our History researchers. This is one of a number of research projects in competition for…

JOB: Teaching Fellow in 20th Century and Contemporary American Literature, University of Birmingham (10 April 2016)

As a Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Literature, you will be expected to undertake teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level and to participate in the department’s overall contribution to the School, College, and University. The post will include administrative duties. The successful candidate will have relevant teaching experience and be committed to…

Call for Scholarship: Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2 April 2016)

BrANCA (the British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) would like to publish materials for teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain on its website. Teaching nineteenth-century American literature in Britain involves particular opportunities and challenges. Students in the British education system may well encounter less American literature than textbook writers realise, especially in the wake of the government’s…