Peter Boyle MA Graduate Teaching Assistantship – University of Wyoming

The MA Graduate Teaching Assistantship, starting in September 2021, will provide income for two years and a MA fee waiver.   Applications are invited for the BAAS Graduate Assistantship in American Studies at the University of Wyoming, starting in August 2021 for two years. Candidates will normally be final-year undergraduates in American Studies and related…

Black Nationalism in American History

Provides a concise up-to-date introduction to and overview of black nationalism in American history This analytical introduction assesses contrasting definitions of black nationalism in America, thereby providing an overview of its development and varied manifestations across two centuries. Its aim is to evaluate historiographical debates and synthesize a broad range of scholarship, much of it…

The American Photo-Text, 1930-1960

Focuses on the intersections between text and photography in the twentieth-century American photo-text This critical study of the American photo-text focuses on the interaction between text and images in twentieth-century American photography as well as the discourse surrounding image-text collaboration on a wider level. In looking at books designed as collaborative efforts between writers and…

The Beats Authorships, Legacies

Explores the counter-cultural movement known as the Beat Generation This book pairs close readings with a strong overview of the movement and ranges from Women’s Beat Writing to African American Beats to the canonical texts, including ‘Howl’, On the Road and Naked Lunch. A closing chapter maps post-Beat writing and the ways Beat has morphed…

The Classical Tradition in Modern American Fiction

Explores the importance and complexity of classical allusiveness in the modern American novel. This book is an invaluable survey of the allusions to ancient Greek and Roman culture in the work of seven major modern American novelists: Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Marilynne Robinson. Making the…

American Imperialism

The Territorial Expansion of the United States, 1783-2013 Provides a critical re-evaluation of US territorial expansionism and imperialism from 1783 to the present The United States has been described by many of its foreign and domestic critics as an “empire”. Providing a wide-ranging analysis of the United States as a territorial, imperial power from its…

AGM 2019

British Association for American Studies Annual General Meeting 2019 The 2019 BAAS Annual General Meeting was held in the Jubilee Auditorium at the University of Sussex between 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm on Friday 26th April 2019. The meeting was quorate throughout (64 in attendance). Minutes The minutes of the 2018 AGM held at EBAAS…