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.
- Staff in the Department of American & Canadian Studies are celebrating after receiving a number of awards from the British Association for American Studies (BAAS). The awards ceremony took place during the Association's annual conference, which this year was held at the University of Exeter from April 18-21.
- This year marks the 150th anniversary of the US Emancipation Proclamation. Signed and issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War on January 1, 1863, the order proclaimed free all those enslaved in the Confederate States.
- 29 May 2013
- A31 Sir Clive Granger Building
- Daniel Matlin (Kings College London) - Author of On the Corner: African-American Intellectuals and the Urban Crisis
- 10 June 2013
- Highfield House (A11)
- "When the War was Over: European Refugees after 1945". A special talk on the subject of the exhibition by curators Nick Baron and Siobhan Peeling.