SAVAnT so far

SAVAnT: a research network in American visual art and culture SAVAnT (Scholars of American Visual Arts and Text) is a research network that aims to foster dialogue between Americanists and Art Historians working on American art and visual culture. It was founded by Joanna Pawlik (Art History, Sussex) and Doug Haynes (American Studies, Sussex) in August 2014. We seek to…

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Archival Report from Bianca Scoti, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Award in North American Studies Recipient

The resources at the British Library allowed me to explore home decor and domesticity in American women’s magazines at the turn of the Twentieth century, says Bianca Scoti, recipient of an Eccles Centre Postgraduate Award in North American Studies. These sources highlight the new and creative ways in which notions of luxury and gentility were negotiated…

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Archival Report from Grant Gosizk, BAAS Malcolm Bradbury Award recipient 2015

The generous financial support of BAAS has allowed me the opportunity to explore Yale University’s Eugene O’Neill Collection and his extended period of sobriety, which was particularly formative for the author’s late-career works, says Grant Gosizk, recipient of the 2015 Malcolm Bradbury Award. The work conducted during this research trip supports my Ph.D. dissertation ‘Addicts…

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What can you expect from the 2016 joint BAAS and IAAS conference? Philip McGowan explains

The 2016 joint BAAS and IAAS conference will interrogate precisely what we are doing as Americanists at this point in time, says IAAS Chair and conference organizer Philip McGowan, and what conferences like these are for. A generation has passed since the last joint annual conference of BAAS and its Irish counterpart the IAAS. In 1992 Stranmillis…

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