Department of American and Canadian Studies

Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies

Undergraduate students by Highfields Lake, University Park

The Department of American & Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality. American and Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary degree subject focusing on the study of the history, literature, politics and culture of the United States and Canada. In line with the most recent research in this subject area, our teaching and research is also informed by a global perspective and the exchange of influence between North American cultures and those of Britain, the rest of Europe and the rest of the Americas.

The Department is a friendly place to study, where, as part of a vibrant academic community, you can expect ready access to staff, and plenty of opportunities to meet other students from both the UK and overseas. We are committed both to our undergraduate and postgraduate community. Both are thriving and our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.





Review of Paul McGarr's new book 'The Cold War in South Asia'

Paul McGarr's new book on Anglo-American relations with South Asia, 'The Cold War in South Asia', was reviewed in the October issue of 'History Today'

ACS postgraduate student news

PGRs taking part in a wide range of events and have been particularly active over the past few months.

Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Awards

Congatulations to the five members of CLAS staff, who were nominated in the University's inaugural Knowledge Exchange and Innovation awards.


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American and Canadian Studies-Events Autumn 2014 PDF file icon 

Young Soul Rebels – free film screening

21 October 2014
Hallward Library, Screening Room, University Park
Free film screening of 'Young Soul Rebels' – directed by Isaac Julien, examining the interaction between youth cultural movements during the late 70s in the UK. Introduced by Professor Abigail Ward from the School of English.

BFI Science Fiction Film Festival: Gattaca screening

25 October 2014
Keighton Auditorium UP
As part of the BFI's Sci-fi Days of Fear and Wonder Festival, the University of Nottingham is delighted to be working with Broadway Media Centre to look at the science in Science Fiction and just what scares us

Exploring Martin Luther King: King, Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael

26 October 2014
Afro-Caribbean National Artistic Centre; Main Hall; 31 Hungerhill Rd; St Ann's
Free event as part of the lecture and conversation series 'Exploring Martin Luther King: a social justice journey', in which Professor Peter Ling looks at King's role in the Black Power debate.

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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