CFP: South West American Studies Forum (UK) (12/1/06; 5/19/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark whalan
contact email: 
M.Whalan@exeter.ac.uk

Paper proposals are requested for a one-day regional American Studies
colloquium intended to reflect and develop the vitality of the discipline in
the South West of England. Long an area with distinctive maritime, military,
ethnic and cultural connections to North America, the South West also contains
a number of HE institutions with well-established American Studies programmes
and expertise. The colloquium aims to bring together researchers from across
the region to present their current work, and to explore areas of potential
cross-institutional collaboration. The day will include an open-forum
discussion on the future of the discipline in UK Higher Education
Institutions, and consider whether this initial meeting should be established
on a more permanent basis as a regional subdivision of the British Association
for American Studies.

Proposals are welcomed on any aspect of North American history, culture, or
politics. Please send a 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to Dr Mark Whalan
at m.whalan_at_exeter.ac.uk before 1st December 2006. A booking form and details
of keynote speakers will be available in due course on the University of
Exeter School of Arts, Languages and Literatures Website
(http://www.sall.ex.ac.uk/).

Dr Mark Whalan
Lecturer in American Literature and Culture
School of English,
University of Exeter,
Queen's Building,
The Queen's Drive,
Exeter EX4 4QH,
United Kingdom
(44) 01392 264332

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