British Association for American Studies ( BAAS ) 59th Annual Conference to be held at Birmingham in 2014

The 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) will be hosted by the School of English, Drama, and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014.

The British Association for American Studies was founded in 1955. It exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars.

We are delighted to announce our plenary speakers:

  • Rob Kroes, Chair of American Studies, Utrecht University 
  • Iwan Morgan. Professor of US Studies and Head of US Programmes at the Institute of the Americas at UCL
  • Janice Radway. Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication Studies and Professor of American studies and gender studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.

The conference will begin after lunch on Thursday 10th April and will close after lunch on Sunday 13th April. A preliminary draft of the conference program and a book of conference abstracts are now available (below). 

The Department of American and Canadian Studies is committed to excellence in teaching, and our staff and postgraduate students are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into literature, culture, history, film and TV, politics and international relations. Our multi-disciplinary degree programme gives students a broad base of knowledge and skills for their future careers, whilst progressive specialization is always encouraged.

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