Issue 88 Spring 2003

Editorial This year’s annual conference is fast approaching and I’m pleased that this issue of the newsletter contains not only registration forms for Aberystwyth but also a provisional programme that should give you all some indication of what to expect over the weekend of April 11-14th. As usual, the line up of plenary speakers and…

Issue 87 Autumn 2002

Editorial Welcome to the 87th edition of the BAAS newsletter and my first as editor. This newsletter hopefully continues the fine work done by my predecessors and follows the format they have established. There is a large—although not complete—collection of reports on papers delivered at the annual conference in Oxford. If anyone who has not…

Issue 86 Spring 2002

Editorial After some discussion, the BAAS executive has determined to re-schedule the release of American Studies in Britain, the BAAS newsletter. Currently, as you will know, our newsletter is scheduled to appear in November/December and May/June – roughly speaking. Aficionados of the newsletter will know that this schedule is more often honoured in the breach…

Issue 85 Autumn/Winter 2001

Editorial: Area Studies Benchmarking: It’s Still Here! Dick Ellis This project is now in the final stages of completion, following the end of the consultative process. It will be important to become familiar with the benchmark, when it is published. I will notify you all on the mailbase when this occurs. The benchmark will appear…

Issue 84 Spring/Summer 2001

Sir Malcolm Bradbury, 1932-2000 At the time of his death Malcolm was working on three projects: a three-part drama-documentary based on the wartime encounters of Churchill and Roosevelt, a novel dealing with the travels of the Vicomte de Chateaubriand, and a second novel concerning the CIA’s financing of Britain’s post-war literary culture. The first was…

Issue 83 Autumn/Winter 2000

Editorial The cover of this issue, featuring Old Blue Eyes, seems singly appropriate, now that the I Did It My Way moment has arrived. It is not without nostalgia that I edit my final issue of American Studies in Britain. This issue includes two pieces on the internationalization of American Studies, first a report by…

Issue 82 Spring/Summer 2000

Editorial As I write this, most of us are bleary-eyed with Finals marking and examiners’ meetings, and the Swansea BAAS conference seems a very long time ago. It seems to be the general consensus, however, that Swansea was one of the best BAAS conferences ever, attracting about 300 delegates from all over the UK, from…

Issue 81 Autumn/Winter 1999

Editorial Given the new transnational turn in American Studies, it seems singularly appropriate to be writing this editorial somewhere over the Atlantic as I return from the American Studies Association conference in Montreal. Indeed, the Forum column of this issue of American Studies in Britain explores many of the themes debated there. In an age…

Issue 80 Spring/Summer 1999

Editorial This issue of American Studies in Britain, which includes descriptions of papers presented at the Glasgow BAAS Conference, is a lengthy one, given the number of panels and the variety of papers presented. I would like to thank Session Chairs for presenting their reports in timely fashion, and indeed to express the gratitude of…

Issue 79 Autumn/Winter 1998

Editorial What’s in a name? As you all will have noticed, the Newsletter has undergone a name change, and has now become American Studies in Britain. There were several reasons for the name change. The main one is that when I as your Editor invite you to submit essays, reports, book reviews, and so forth,…