Our centre is one of the most dynamic in Britain. Our staff are at the forefront of research in American and Canadian Studies. Our multi-disciplinary approach links history, literature, politics and cultural studies to produce innovative and challenging work.
Recent and forthcoming publications include Rachel Sykes’s The Quiet Contemporary American Novel, Tom Cutterham’s A Very Promising Appearance”: Credit, Honor, and Deception in the Emerging Market for American Debt, 1784–92 and Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic, Nathan Cardon’s A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World’s Fairs, and Rona Cran’s Material language for protest: collage in Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Wichita Vortex Sutra’ Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature and Culture: Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O’Hara, and Bob Dylan.
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