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,…

Issue 78 Spring/Summer 1998

Editorial In preparing my first issue as editor of the BAAS Newsletter, I have been truly overwhelmed by the generosity of colleagues. First of all, I would like to thank Steve Mills, previous Editor of the Newsletter, for his excellent advice and for his hard work in the past. Congratulations to Steve for a job…