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.





Popular Culture Lecture Series; call for papers

Call for papers deadline 13 October: students, staff and researchers are invited to send in abstracts for a new weekly Popular Culture Lecture Series commencing Spring 2015. Discuss what is meant by popular culture, how is it approached in an academic framework, and if one can really study Batman et al seriously.

Evening language classes

A wide range of languages and levels available to study this autumn. Enrolment deadline 29 September.

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 Spring Events PDF file icon 

Remembering Rosa Parks

09 October 2014
Studio 7 Kings Meadow Campus
Department of American and Canadian Studies free public eventCivil rights, women's rights, human rights: Remembering Rosa Parks

Being Human Festival: Curb Your Enthusiasm - Sex, Censorship and Art

18 November 2014
Nottingham Contemporary
Artist Dawn Woolley and philosopher Professor Stephen Mumford in conversation on the subject of censorship. Free admission.

Being Human Festival: Being Arthur

22 - 23 November 2014
Nottingham City Centre
Assume a character from Sillitoe's Saturday Night Sunday Morning and join in the world's first 24-hour 'street tweet' of a film script.

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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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