JOB: Assistant Professor in American Art and Visual Culture, Stanford University (15 October 2015)

  The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in American art and visual and material culture.  Applications are especially welcome from scholars with expertise in Native American art, African American art, Latin American/ Latino/Chicano Art, and/or American art in a global context (for example,…

JOB: Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First century American Literature, University of Southampton (17 October 2015)

  The Department of English at the University of Southampton invites applications for the post of Lecturer (Level 4) in in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature and Culture. This is a permanent, full-time position, available from 1 January 2016. English at Southampton comprises a varied and lively team of people whose teaching and research…

CFP: American Politics Group Annual Conference (30 October 2015)

  American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2016 ‘Looking Back at Obama’ Call for Papers The forty-second annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at the University of Reading (UK) from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 January 2016. The keynote speaker will be…

FUNDING: Emily Dickinson Society Fellowships (15 January 2016)

  2016 Dickinson Scholar Award The Emily Dickinson International Society invites applications for the 2016 Dickinson Scholar Award, which supports new research on Dickinson. The project need not be devoted solely to Dickinson, but her work should be a substantial focus. The award of $2,000 may be used for any expense incurred to advance the…

JOB: Lecturer in English Language and Literature, University of Utrecht (20 September 2015)

  The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University is seeking to appoint two full-time Associate Professors (UHD) who will contribute to the teaching and research activities of English Language and Literature, a subject area which is based in its own Section within the Department. ·       You will have expertise in any aspect of…

JOB: Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American History, University of Southampton (9 October 2015)

  The Department of History at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship (Level 4) in Modern History (Nineteenth-Century America), with special reference to the histories of the American Civil War, slavery, abolition and reconstruction. This post is available from 1 January 2016 on a fixed-term basis, for two years in the first…

CFP: Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation (20 September 2015)

Call for Papers As part of an international research network funded by an AHRC network grant entitled ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies’ we invite proposals for 20 minute papers for a conference to be held at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. Enslaved…

CFP: Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies: “Other People’s Roths”

  Philip Roth’s work has always invited speculation about the relationship between the author’s own life and that of his fictional protagonists. From Portnoy’s Complaint, which Roth claimed was “a novel in the guise of a confession that was received … as a confession in the guise of a novel” to Operation Shylock, a novel…