JOB: Lecturer in American Literature and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University (14 April 2016)

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in American Literature and Culture. We are looking for an exceptional early career scholar to contribute to our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020. For more information, see https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancies.aspx?newms=jj&id=104378&newlang=1 Closing date: 14 April 2016.

JOB: Lecturer in American Literature, 1800 to Present, Royal Holloway University of London

Lecturer in American Literature 1800-present, at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are looking for a specialist in any period within this range, but the candidate must be able to teach both nineteenth and twentieth century literature.  The appointment is made to service our new joint honours programme in English and American Literature, which has…

CFP: New Voices in Jewish American Literature: Essay Collection (9 May)

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have…

EVENT: ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Political Economy of Plagiarism’, Goldsmiths University (3 March, 6.30pm)

Goldsmiths Literature Seminar: Guest Speaker Seminar Room A, Warmington Tower, 3 Mar 2016      6:30pm – 8:00pm Since Meredith McGill’s American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting (2003), much work on nineteenth-century American literature has emphasized the philosophical logic and cultural practices of literary dependence. Amongst numerous studies of derivative and plagiaristic writing, literary impersonation, and…

EVENT: Lecture on American Modernism, Senate House (2 March, 6pm)

Event: Robin Veder (Penn State Harrisburg) on Kinesthetic Modernism Wednesday 2 March, 6 pm, Senate House, London, Room 261 ‘Embodied Elitism, Energy Regulation, and the American Audience for Modernism’ Early twentieth-century American modernists – artists, art critics, art models, and art historians – reified the American taste for modernism in an embodied elitism. Key figures…

STUDENTSHIPS: PhD Studentships at Newcastle University (30 April 2016)

Opportunities for US history study at Newcastle University A pot of £1 million has been allocated for PhD studentships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences  at Newcastle University via the Research Excellence Academy. Newcastle’s Americanists in the School of History Classics and Archaeology are delighted to invite enquiries about studying with us, regardless of topic,…

JOB: John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, Oxford University (25 April 2016)

Oxford University invites applications for the John G Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government. The Professor will be expected to contribute to teaching and lecturing in the field of American Government, and will contribute to the intellectual activity of the Rothermere American Institute (www.rai.ox.ac.uk). Teaching will normally take the form of seminars, directed primarily but…

EVENT: African-American Playwrights – The 20th Century (27-28 February)

African American Playwrights: The 20th Century Saturday 27 February, 10.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 28 February 11am – 1.30pm Cottesloe Room, Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre £70 (£55 concessions, bursaries available) Enjoy a weekend exploring some of the best-known as well as overlooked black American dramatists of the 20th Century. Over two days we will…