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Latest News and Events

    Call for Submissions: Metropolitan Museum Journal

    Call for Submissions: Metropolitan Museum Journal

    Neo-Nazi terrorism and countercultural fascism

    On 20 June, the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism is hosting a lecture where author and independent scholar Spencer Sunshine will discuss the history of America's contemporary white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements.

    Call for Submissions: PERCIVAL – an international conference on the literature and art of Percival Everett

    Abstract submissions are invited for PERCIVAL: the first conference dedicated to the work of American author Percival Everett ever held in the UK. Everett Studies is at a key stage of its development, and 2024 represents a pivotal moment in Everett’s career generally. This conference will take place on Friday the 6th of December 2024 at King’s College London. It seeks to accelerate the growing research interest in Everett’s work in the UK through collaboration with international scholars (particularly from the US and France) who have worked on or taught Everett for decades.

    Asynchronous short course on Multimodality and American Literature

    Asynchronous short course on Multimodality and American Literature

    Decoloniality: Difficulties and Multiplicities: Teaching American Studies Network Symposium

    Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 Teaching American Studies Network Symposium on “Decoloniality: Difficulties and Multiplicities”. The symposium will take place in person / hybrid at the University of Warwick on 9 July 2024. Keynote Speaker: Dr Jonathan Ward, Lecturer in Race and Diversity Studies at King’s College London, and creator of The Abolitionist Curriculum. The full programme and all details are available on our website: https://baas.ac.uk/community/teaching-as/

    Criminal Genius in African American and US Literature, 1793–1845 by Erin Forbes

    Recent American Studies Book Publication: Criminal Genius in African American and US Literature, 1793–1845 by Erin Forbes How did creative genius develop in tandem with the criminalization of Blackness in the early United States?

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