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Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies

 

The Department of American and Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality.

We are the highest-ranked department of our kind in the UK for research power and impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of British universities' research. 94% of our research activity was recognised as work of international standing and 100% of our research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its impact.

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 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. Our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.

 

News

Christopher Phelps on BBC World Service

Description
Associate Professor of American History and member of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights discusses the Confederate flag amid ongoing protests and flag removals in the United States
Date:
26/06/2015

Peter Ling writes on the Charleston killings

Description
Professor of American History and steering committee member for the Centre for Research in Race and Rights examines the history and narrative surrounding the murder of nine African Americans by a young white man at a historic black church in South Carolina
Date:
23/06/2015

Christopher Phelps wins New York fellowship

Description
Associate Professor of American History and Centre for Research in Race and Rights member Christopher Phelps has won the Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship from the New York Public Library, to support scholarship on LGBT history
Date:
23/06/2015

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Events

American & Canadian Studies events - Spring 2015 (PDF)

Mature students' information afternoon

Date
03 July 2015 (13:00-16:30)
Location:
Physics Building, University Park Campus
Description
An information event for any aspiring mature students (aged 21 or over) interested in studying for the first time at university, including the new arts foundation degree.

Get Up Stand Up Exhibition Dialogues Series: Racial Equality and Antiracism

Date
09 July 2015 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
New Art Exchange, Performance Space
Description
Jagdish Patel, Janna Graham and Lauri Johnson discuss how to rethink identity and belonging.

In Conversation: The Impact and Representation of the US South in Harper Lee's writing

Date
15 July 2015 (19:00-20:30)
Location:
Five Leaves Bookshop
Description
Sharon Monteith and Katie Hamilton will be in conversation about the impact and representation of the US South in Harper Lee's writing to celebrate the publication of Go Set a Watchman

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

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