Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies
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.
- For her book "Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination" (University of Virginia Press,2012)
- Organised by the Education Network of the Students' Union, the Staff Oscars is a student-led event. The nominations judging panel is comprised of School Education Reps, elected students who act as 'head course reps' for their School/Department. The process is then overseen by both the Education Officer and Postgraduate Officer, the joint figureheads of the Network.
- Is awarded "Best Article Prize" for 2012 and 2013
American and Canadian Studies Spring Events
- 08 - 09 May 2014
- An interdisciplinary conference on technology & resistance; University of Nottingham; Thursday 8th May & Friday 9th May, 2014
- 08 - 09 May 2014
- Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies: East and West in Dialogue on 8-9 May 2014, at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London
- 19 May 2014
- College Court, University of Leicester
- A free one-day conference for arts and humanities early career researchers (and potential researchers) at the six universities of the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, sponsored by the British Academy.
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