Call for Panel proposals for the 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference

4 – 7 April 2018
King’s College London, University College London, and the British Library.

Panel Title:
“The American Academic Novel Nowadays: Its Contents and Discontents”.

This panel aims to explore the various interactions between academe and the real world in contemporary American fiction, non-fiction and film, in connection with modern day issues, discourses, and trends.

Submissions may concern the academic fiction, academic life writing and film about academia, and the following topics:
· Indigenous studies
· Postcolonial studies
· Race studies
· Queer and feminist theory & gender studies
· Ecocriticism and environmental studies
· Posthumanism and animal studies
· Refugees, migrations and immigration
· Cosmopolitanism
· Trauma, illness and disability studies
· Critical university studies
· Digital media and technology
· Religion
· Media and journalism
· Politics and activism

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017, and all relevant information can be found online at

The organizers particularly encourage pre-formed panels and sessions, but please note that, to reflect the field’s diversity, all-male panel proposals will not be accepted (information on the website).

As every year, EAAS and BAAS will award conference travel grants: this year the pool is 40 grants of 300 Euro each. The eligibility for these grants will be restricted to early career scholars and/or scholars from countries with a nominal GDP of less than 30,000 USD per capita.

Please send an abstract (250 words), including a title, for a 20-minute paper, and a short bio note by September 15, 2017 to the panel organizer Marta Lysik at

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