British Association for American Studies Conference, April 8-11 2010

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The fifty-fifth British Association for American Studies Conference will be held at the School of American Studies, University of East Anglia from 8-11 April 2010. There is no overarching theme for the conference, and papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject related to the United States of America and early America. The conference will feature papers from a wide range of disciplines and play host to an international collection of scholars from across the spectrum of the research community, from postgraduates to senior scholars. Interdisciplinarity is very welcome, and we are also happy to accept proposals for roundtable discussions, poster sessions, or other innovative panel ideas that we can incorporate into the conference schedule.

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The University of East Anglia has been a pioneering centre for research and teaching in the field of American Studies since it was first established in the 1960s. It is also home to the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies, which, amongst other activities, sponsors the annual International Literary Festival that has featured an extraordinary range of writers including Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Richard Ford and Toni Morrison. East Anglia itself has a long and storied connection with America: a short drive from the University can take you to the home town of Abraham Lincoln's ancestors, the birthplace of Thomas Paine, and the airfields used by the USAAF in World War Two.

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Proposals for 20-minute papers should be a maximum of 250 words with a provisional title. These will be arranged into panel groups. Panel proposals by two or more people, sharing a common theme, are also invited. All proposals should be submitted by October 16, 2009 to:

Dr Thomas Ruys Smith
Conference Organiser
School of American Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom