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Latest News and Events

    CALL FOR PAPERS: The Spatial Imagination in Postwar and Contemporary American Literature and Art

    A two-day international conference at the University of Strasbourg funded by the Institut Universitaire de France Dates: 21-22 March 2024 Venue: University of Strasbourg, France Confirmed keynote speakers: Dawn Raffel is a writer whose most recent book is Boundless as the Sky (2023). Dr. Judith Madera (Wake Forest University) specializes in African American and Caribbean literatures from the eighteenth century to present.

    Call for Papers: Radical Print Cultures in the US South

    Call for Papers: Radical Print Cultures in the US South, a one-day conference Centre for the Comparative History of Print, University of Leeds, 15th February 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Sharon Monteith (Nottingham Trent University), author of SNCC’s Stories: The African American Freedom Movement in the Civil Rights South (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020). Deadline for submissions: 31st October 2023 Please direct any questions to the conference organisers Siân Round and Amanda Stafford at

    Teaching American Studies Network: Survey

    The Teaching American Studies Network, founded in 2020, organises events to support members in developing their teaching quality and in thinking about American Studies pedagogy. The Steering Group would like to hear from both current and potential members about what kinds of events you would like to see in the future.

    EAAS Postgraduate Conference Grant

    The European Association for American Studies announces the call for the Postgraduate Conference Grant for the EAAS Biannual conference “1924 – 2024: The American Immigrant Narrative Revisited” which will be held in Munich, April 4-6, 2024.

    Apply for a 2024–2025 Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    SAAM and its Renwick Gallery invite applications to its premier fellowship program, the oldest and largest in the world for the study of American art. Scholars from any discipline who are researching topics that engage the art, craft, and visual culture of the United States are encouraged to apply, as are those who foreground new perspectives, materials, and methodologies. SAAM is devoted to advancing inclusive excellence in higher education, and therefore encourages candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. Deadline: November 1, 2023.

    Jas Poverty By America Roundtable: A Conversation With Matthew Desmond

    Featured Speaker: Matthew Desmond Hosted by: Nicole Gipson and Ahmed Honeini Date: 25.10.2023 : 19:00 - 20:30 The Lighthouse Bookshop is thrilled to be collaborating with the Journal of American Studies again, to offer a virtual event with Dr Desmond, consisting of a presentation on Poverty, by America, followed by a JAS roundtable discussion with Associate Editors Nicole Gipson, Ahmed Honeini, and a few JAS contributors and finally, an audience Q&A.

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