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The British Association for American Studies is pleased to maintain a list of news and events from across the American Studies community.

The items below include news from BAAS itself and submissions from other institutions and organisations. You will find posts organised by category below. Each week, the news and events submitted to BAAS, are included on the Weekly Digest mailing. You can sign up to receive the weekly mailing by completing this form.

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Latest News and Events

    Poetry Reading & Workshop on Capitalist Crisis Poetry (July 7, 4-7 pm CEST, on Zoom)

    Collaborating poets Mathilda Cullen and Dominick Knowles are joining us for the sixth installment in this series of virtually hosted workshops interested in capitalist crisis poetry. They will read from their most recent publication Stanzas for Four Hands: an Ophanim (published with Woe Eroica in 2021). Cullen and Knowles’ work has been praised for both its political interventions that directly target the oppressive structures of US capitalism and for its formal innovation. In order to register, please get in touch with the organizers via

    JOB: Associate Professor/Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northumbria University

    Northumbria University is seeking to appoint a permanent Professor (grade 9) or Associate Professor (grade 8) in English to join the Department of Humanities and lead the MA Publishing in partnership with Hachette UK and New Writing North.

    Listen to Episode 2 of Climate Change: America and the World

    In this episode of of Climate Change: America and the World - a new podcast series from the LSE Phelan US Centre - expert guests discuss the implications of climate change induced migration.

    Register for the American Politics Group Postgraduate and Early Career conference in Oxford on June 23rd

    Are you polishing a dissertation chapter, turning it into a journal article, thinking about your first book manuscript, drafting or re-drafting a work you currently have in progress? This conference is for you! Join us in sharing your research in US Politics. Please register by 12th June for free via this form:

    Charles Brockden Brown Society Graduate Student/Early Career Essay Prize

    The Charles Brockden Brown Society is proud to offer a graduate student/early career essay prize, designed to promote the work of innovative new scholars in the field of North American/transatlantic literary and cultural studies focused on the period between 1771 and 1810. We encourage thesis advisors and senior colleagues to spread the word, and eligible applicants to submit their entries.

    TASN workshop on Digital Education for American Studies

    The Teaching American Studies Network (TASN) is hosting an online workshop on Digital Education on 15 June (at 2pm). And as “digital education” is incredibly broad (it’s basically any/all use of technology in teaching and learning) please use this form to let us know what topics you’re particularly interested in or any questions you might have. Sarah will use the responses to plan the session, so the more specific, the better!

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