CFP: Literature Compass Journal

Literature Compass welcomes proposals for articles in all areas of American Literary Study. LICO is one of the largest electronic journals in literary studies with 18 international Section Editors and 140 Board members. The ideal Compass article offers a critical intervention in a field or sub-field, mapping its present state and plotting the direction our authors wish to take it in…

Network of American Periodical Studies

The Network of American Periodical Studies (NAPS) is a new research initiative, set up by Sue Currell at Sussex University and Victoria Bazin at Northumbria University, that aims to bring together scholars working on American periodicals (magazines, newspapers and other periodical publications) from any historical period. The network will promote and support scholarship and criticism…

PhD Studentship – Scotland and Slavery: Evidence from the Glasgow Museums

The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities, in partnership with Glasgow Museums (Glasgow Life), are pleased to announce a three-year PhD studentship under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme (CDP), to begin 1 October 2015. This project will explore how the little-known and little-studied history of Glasgow’s and Scotland’s connections with plantation…

CFP: ‘Vulnerability’, Bordeaux Montaigne University, October 2015

International Conference, Bordeaux (France), October 8-9, 2015 : Vulnerability EA CLIMAS, Bordeaux Montaigne University Contact : Pascale Antolin antolin.pascale@orange.fr (mailto:antolin.pascale@orange.fr) Etymologically, vulnerability refers to a “wound” (from the Latin vulnus, vulmeris). Somebody is said to be vulnerable when they have been wounded, injured, hurt or harmed. Or indeed when they are in a state of…

BAAS Award Winners 2015

At the BAAS Banquet at the Annual Conference, we presented awards recognizing the best in scholarship across the American Studies community in Britain. Recipients ranged from sixth form students, to postgraduates, to established senior lecturers, and BAAS was delighted to be able to support such a wide range of work in American Studies. A list…