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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...

Funding Support for Arts and Humanities Research Students

UEA has AHRC and Faculty PhD Studentships available for entry in September 2014 across all current subject areas. Read more

Black History Month Exhibition

Running from the 15th-31st October as part of the celebrations for Black History Month 2013, this exhibition will examine the extent to which the local political landscape influenced the character of anti-apartheid protest in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. Made up of original...

Black History Month Public Lectures

All are welcome to attend the Black History Month Public Lectures October 2013 as part of the UEA’s School of American Studies’ programme for Black History Month. Taking place at The Forum, Norwich, throughout the month of October, the talks are all followed by an interactive Q&A...

UEA Arthur Miller Centre Literary Festival Autumn 2013

This Autumn, to mark the University's 50th anniversary, the festival celebrates literary and academic achievement at the University of East Anglia with a glittering line-up of writers and Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse, all of whom have studied or taught at the University at some point in...

Beyond the Border: The Vancouver Poetry Conference (1963)

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most seminal events in modern American poetry, the Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963. To coincide with UEA’s own fiftieth anniversary, the School of American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on 23rd November intended to reassess the...

Guest Post: Kirsty Callaghan on the Obama campaign in Colorado

Four years ago, AMS student Kirsty Callaghan, then on her Year Abroad, wrote us a firsthand account of the Obama campaign in Kissimee, Florida for the 2008 election. Now, Kirsty is back in the US, teaching and studying at the University of Wyoming. On her own blog, Forever West, she's written...

Arthur Miller Centre Prizes

The Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies is once again offering its annual prizes: Call for Nominations: The Arthur Miller Centre Prize, and the Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize Deadline: 1 March 2013 The Arthur Miller Centre Prize of £500 is awarded annually for the best journal...

Letter from America: Prof. Geoffrey Plank

Geoff Plank has just returned from a five-day tour of the Philadelphia area during which time he presented five talks related to his new book John Woolman’s Path to the Peaceable Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Empire. Geoff spoke at the Quaker meeting house in Woolman’s home town of Mount...

Research Seminars, Autumn 2012

Our Research Seminar series - subtitled American Borders this semester - is about to jump into action. View the full schedule . The first session takes place this Wednesday at 4pm in Arts 1.16. Our speaker will be John Attridge, Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales. ...

Containing Multitudes / Black History Month programme out now

The programme for Norfolk Black History Month 2012 is out. The School of American Studies' Containing Multitudes exhibition is featured on pages 44-49. So check it out !

AMS Undergraduate Published in Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal

School of American Studies Undergraduate Hamish Jackson, who's returning to the UEA in September after his Year Abroad, has had an article published in Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal . His essay, "Henry Miller's Black Spring Through the Looking Glass of Jacques Lacan", shares...

Transitions 3 Interdisciplinary Comics Symposium 3rd November 2012

Location:  Birkbeck, University of London, WC1E 7HX Date:  3 Nov 2012 A one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics / comix / manga / bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its third year. Comics studies...

Christopher Bigsby on Arthur Miller

Professor Christopher Bigsby had a long professional and personal association with Arthur Miller. He now introduces his much-anticipated biography of one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights, based on boxes of papers Miller made available to him before his death. Professor Bigsby will be...