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Comparative American Studies

Call for Papers for a special issue of Comparative American Studies : Deadline for abstracts: 31 st May 2017   Networks are the life-blood of many collaborative artistic and political movements. The aim of this special issue is to explore the...

Testimony, Memory and Reading Trauma in Representations of the Holocaust

Call for Papers Testimony, Memory and Reading Trauma in Representations of the Holocaust 15 July 2017, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)  “I am choking, I am drowning. This pencil and these scraps of paper aren't enough. I need colours, sounds – oils and orchestras....

MA Gender Studies Launching

The Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities is sponsoring a series of lectures on key themes in gender and culture to mark the launch of the MA Gender Studies. " Cuteness, Non-Threatening Femininity and the Meg Ryan Romance" Professor Diane Negra, University College Dublin ...

Powerful new face of America's $20 bill

Harriet Tubman has replaced Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.  Dr Rebecca Fraser, Senior Lecturer in American Studies gives her expert view which can be found on the Media Experts page .

Professor Sarah Churchwell’s Inaugural Lecture – Tuesday 14th April

Professor Sarah Churchwell will be giving her inaugural lecture, Careless people: the invention of great fiction on Tuesday 14 April, at 6.30pm in the Julian Study Centre lecture theatre. What is the relationship between life and art, and how can we retrace it? Professor Churchwell discusses...

'Musicians, Dancers and Artisans: Immigrant Portraits in 18th Century England' lecture

All staff and students are invited to attend a lecture by Professor Shearer West, Head of Humanities Division at Oxford. Professor West is a distinguished historian of 18th century and modern art and her subject will be ‘Musicians, Dancers and Artisans: Immigrant Portraits in 18th Century...

'Musicians, Dancers and Artisans: Immigrant Portraits in 18th Century England' lecture

All staff and students are invited to attend a lecture by Professor Shearer West, Head of Humanities Division at Oxford. Professor West is a distinguished historian of 18th century and modern art and her subject will be ‘Musicians, Dancers and Artisans: Immigrant Portraits in 18th Century...

Prof Sarah Churchwell (AMA) has been announced as the joint winner of the 2015 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award

The award was set up to promote awareness of the British Library collections relating to the USA and Canada and to help facilitate the use of these collections.  Each of the winners is awarded £20,000 and will use the collections to research their upcoming publications during their...