BrANCH News and Announcements 17.11.15

Dear all,

Please find below the recent announcements and calls for papers received by BrANCH:


  1. 1. Iwan Morgan Lecture & Prize

Please see attached flyer:

 Morgan Lecture Announcement.docx


  1. Journal of American History: Call for Recent Scholarship

“The Journal of American History calls for information about articles (of at least ten pages) and books published in 2013, 2014 or 2015 for inclusion in its quarterly listing of publications in the field. Please send full bibliographical details of any such works you have authored. For articles, include volume, issue and date of journal, and page run; for books, include place of publication, publisher, number of pages (divided into front matter and main text, e.g., xii + 223), cost price in relevant currencies (Sterling and/or dollar) and ISBN. Please send to Patrick Hagopian Note that the journal no longer solicits information about chapters in edited collections or dissertations.”


  1. Polish Journal of American Studies

Polish Journal of American Studies has launched a new website. Feel invited to browse through complete pdf-s of all the issues published so far.


  1. Victorian Stained Glass Windows

Dear BrANCH,


My name is Tim McGee – I’m the editor of the American newsletter for the (UK) Pre-Raphaelite Society.

We’ve embarked on a project to help the completion of a new book on Victorian stained glass windows, with text by the Burne-Jones scholar William Waters, and stunning photographs by Alastair Carew-Cox. The book they (we) are trying to fund is the second of two: the first, ‘Angels & Icons, Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass, 1850-1870’ came out a few years ago; their new volume is a continuation: ‘Damozels & Deities, Edward Burne-Jones, Henry Holiday & Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass, 1870-1898’. This book will contain an index for both volumes. They’ve admittedly chosen a challenge in publishing it this way, but they have arranged for Andrew Lloyd Webber to write the introduction, which reflects their respected standing. I’m hoping the Morris Society will help  this important book to see the light of day. If you can put a mention of this in your Events, or newsletter, it would be much appreciated, and donors do get incentives (signed prints, etc.) for their donations. The text below is what I’ve been running in various places; I’m also attaching an image that goes with the text.

Thanks in advance for whatever BrANCH can do – we truly believe this is an important book.

Thank you,
Tim McGee

Anyone who is interested in Pre-Raphaelite stained glass will be pleased to see the sequel to the great Angels & Icons come to fruition (text by William Waters and outstanding photography by Alastair Carew-Cox) – can you help this labor of love become a reality – please follow the link to the GoFundMe campaign to learn more about this important project and the incentives you can enjoy by participating. Please for information.

Photo: A taste of the new book – stunning Henry Holiday detail from St Margaret, Westminster. 1883 (which is very difficult to see from ground level!)

 PRG 1034.jpg


  1. Job Opening – Reader/Professor in American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University

Applications are invited for the post of Reader/Professor in American Studies. We are looking for an exceptional scholar and academic leader to lead and develop our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020.

The Role
The post holder will be required to provide academic leadership in terms of building research capacity, developing and directing our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and expanding our range of North American partnerships across the School of Humanities. The post holder will be expected to make a strong personal contribution to the research and teaching culture of the School of Humanities and a strong personal submission to REF2020.

You will already be or have the potential to develop into an outstanding academic leader in terms of both research and teaching. You will have a 3*/4* research profile, experience of external funding applications, of programme design and management, and of working within a strategic framework. Applications are particularly welcomed from scholars working in the area of modern or contemporary American literature and/or culture.

Additional Information
This post comes with excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department within walking distance of the Canterbury City Centre.
Start date for applications: 29 Oct 2015
Closing date for applications: 21 Dec 2015
Interviews are to be held: w/c 25 Jan 2016
How to apply
To apply online or gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received.
For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV and any supporting documents.
Informal enquiries to Dr David Grummitt, Head of the School of Humanities ( , 01227 782529).
If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team quoting reference number FAH0601. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Please ensure you include EMAIL contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.


  1. Call for Submissions – 49th Parallel

49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue of our journal, titled ‘Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity’. The deadline for submissions is 30th of November.


  1. Call for Papers: Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World

Please see attached flyer:

 CFP Traces and Memories Dec 2016 (Engl) .pdf


  1. PhD Programme, University of East Anglia

The School of Art, Media and American Studies (AMA) at the University of East Anglia is inviting applications to our PhD programme. The School holds a wealth of expertise in Art History and World Art Studies; Film, Television, and Media; and American Studies. You may wish to consult our list of staff and their research interests for guidance on possible supervisory expertise:


There are a large number of funding opportunities available for AMA PhD applicants.


The University of East Anglia is part of the AHRC consortium CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities in South East England) which offers around 75 fully funded (tuition and maintenance grant) studentships per year to PhD students across the consortium.


Additionally, there are fully funded Scholarships (equivalent to AHRC rates for both tuition and maintenance) offered by the University, the Faculty and the School (for the school studentships, see below).


With the exception of the School studentships funding is open to any area of research, although our particular strengths are in the following areas:


Art History American Studies Film, Television and Media
Art History Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Civil Liberties Feminist Media Studies
World Art Environment, Space, and Place Media Consumption
Critical Interpretation of Artistic Forms, Media, Material and Techniques Popular and Avant-Garde Cultures British Film
Museums, Exhibition and Heritage Transatlantic and Transpacific Studies Genre Studies


It is important that prospective applicants contact the School as a matter of urgency to start the application process, preferably no later than the end of November to ensure that you work with potential supervisors on developing your proposal prior to application.


The deadline for applications (including all supporting information such as references) is Wednesday 13thJanuary 2016.


If you are interested in applying for a PhD in American Studies at UEA, please contact the School’s Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Rebecca Fraser (, or contact a prospective supervisor directly but copying Dr Fraser into the email.

More information and details of how to apply can be found at:


Alternatively, please contact the Humanities Graduate School at: .


This year (entrance in Oct 2016) the School is offering two fully-funded studentships in two specific subject areas:

Native American Studies

Environment, Space and Place




BrANCH is always looking to update our list of recent publications and our research and teaching resources. Please let us know if you want to submit an entry.

We are reliant on the generous support of our members to continue to continue our work and offer support our postgraduate members. Please consider joining BrANCH or donating to the Peter Parish Memorial Fund.

Best wishes,

The BrANCH Committee


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