British Association for American Studies

58th Annual Conference

18-21 April 2013

Hosted by the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter

Plenary Speakers:

Paul Gilroy: Professor of English and American Literature, King’s College, London

Becky Nicolaides: Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA

Anders Stephanson: Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History at Columbia University

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American Studies has a long-standing presence at the University of Exeter. The research interests of staff include transatlantic literary relations, American criminality, film noir, the literature of the suburbs, the Hollywood blockbuster, US immigration, Seattle in the 1990s, the American musical, the culture of the American South, Irish American identities and literature, childhood in America, the Ku Klux Klan, and contemporary American comics.

The University holds several major resources that are of interest to American Studies scholars, notably the American Music Collection (one of the largest archives of American popular music outside the United States) and the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture.

Exeter is located 12 miles from the sea, in the county of Devon, home to several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmoor National Park and the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.

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