Call for Applications: Organise the BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2020

Applications are now being accepted from postgraduate students interested in organising and hosting the 2020 BAAS Postgraduate Conference. BAAS is looking for a team of postgraduate students to co-organise and host the event at their home institution, usually held in November/December of each year. The deadline to submit the Application Form is Friday the 10th…

Research and Education Role – British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and The Brilliant Club (TBC)

The executive committee of BAAS is currently working to develop its work with teachers and schools. With this in mind, we are collaborating with The Brilliant Club to develop a pre-designed American Studies course that will be delivered as part of the organisation’s Scholars Programme https://thebrilliantclub.org/about-the-brilliant-club/what-is-tbc/  aimed either at Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and…

2020 BAAS Annual Conference


Update: BAAS 2020 Conference Cancellation It is with huge regret that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the BAAS Annual Conference in Liverpool from 16-19 April 2020.  The evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation has made the event untenable as originally planned.   Conference Registration: Registration payments will be refunded in full and delegates will receive…

AGM 2018

British Association for American Studies Annual General Meeting 2018 The 2018 AGM of BAAS was held on Thursday 5 April at Kings College London at 2.30 pm. The meeting was quorate throughout. [66 in attendance] Minutes: The minutes of the 2017 AGM (Canterbury Christ Church) were circulated and approved. [Joe Street proposed; Katie McGettigan seconded]…

Notice of BAAS AGM 2019

The BAAS Annual General Meeting will take place in the Jubilee Auditorium at the University of Sussex between 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm on Friday 26th April 2019. It will include the executive committee elections (see candidate statements displayed on the noticeboard and on our website). Elections can only take place if the meeting is…

CFP – Canons and Values in Contemporary Literary Studies (15 June 2019)

CFP – Canons and Values in Contemporary Literary Studies, 15 June 2019 Scholarship on the contemporary has a unique relationship to questions of canonicity and value. What values shape the choices made in research and teaching on the contemporary? What canons does this work produce? And how do these values and canons relate to those…

BAAS Election 2019: Call for Nominations

At the 2019 AGM, elections will be held for the post of Chair, Secretary, for two positions on the Executive Committee (three-year terms), and for one Early Career Representative (two year term), and for any other offices that fall vacant before the AGM. Current incumbents of these positions may stand for re-election if not disbarred…

Registration: BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2018

Registration is now open for this year’s British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Postgraduate Conference! America’s Urgent and Great Problems: BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2018 3rd November 2018 Department of Arts and Humanities, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon-Tyne Information on the conference including where to register can be found through the following link. The cost includes food and…

Job: Editorial Assistant to the Co-Editors-in-Chief, Journal of American Studies (12 October)

Applications are invited for the post of Editorial Assistant to the incoming Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of American Studies, Dr. Sinéad Moynihan and Dr. Nick Witham. The Journal of American Studies is an interdisciplinary journal published jointly by the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and Cambridge University Press. More information on the Journal is…