CALL FOR PAPERS: 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014
The 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) will be hosted by the School of English, Drama, and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014.
There is no overarching theme for the conference; we welcome papers and panel proposals on any subject related to American Studies. We are also very keen to encourage panel proposals from associations linked to BAAS, such as the APG, BGEAH, BrANCH, and HOTCUS as well as proposals for roundtable discussions and innovative panel presentations.
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be a maximum of 250 words and include a title. Proposals by two or more people sharing a common theme are warmly invited. Panel and roundtable proposals should include a lead contact, an overall title and up to 250 words on each contribution.
All proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November 2013.
We are delighted to announce our plenary speakers:
• Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
• Iwan Morgan. Professor of US Studies and Head of US Programmes at the Institute of the Americas at UCL.
• Janice Radway. Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication Studies and Professor of American studies and gender studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.
The conference will begin on the afternoon of Thursday 10th April and will close after lunch on Sunday 13th April.
American and Canadian Studies at Birmingham
The Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University ofBirmingham was established in 1986 and has offered undergraduate programmes in American Studies since 1974. The research interests of current staff include American literature and visual culture, film and television, contemporary reading cultures, post-war Women’s history, Canadian history and politics, and U.S foreign policy.
Birmingham is a vibrant, centrally located city with a rich history and excellent transport links. The city is served by Birmingham International Airport and is connected to the national rail network via New Street and Moor Street Stations. The University campus is located in the suburb of Edgbaston just a few miles from the city centre and it has its own dedicated University train station. The University is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, housing works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet, Winterbourne House and Gardens, Lapworth Museum of Geology, and the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower.
• Registration for the conference will open soon
For further Information please go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/acs/news/2013/baas-2014.aspx
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