59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014

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The 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) will be hosted by the School of English, Drama, and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014.

There is no overarching theme for the conference; we welcome papers and panel proposals on any subject related to American Studies. We are also very keen to encourage panel proposals from associations linked to BAAS, such as the APG, BGEAH, BrANCH, and HOTCUS as well as proposals for roundtable discussions and innovative panel presentations.

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be a maximum of 250 words and include a title. Proposals by two or more people sharing a common theme are warmly invited. Panel and roundtable proposals should include a lead contact, an overall title and up to 250 words on each contribution.

All proposals should be submitted to baas2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 1 November 2013.

We are delighted to announce our plenary speakers:

• Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

• Iwan Morgan. Professor of US Studies and Head of US Programmes at the Institute of the Americas at UCL.

• Janice Radway. Walter Dill Scott Professor of Communication Studies and Professor of American studies and gender studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.

The conference will begin on the afternoon of Thursday 10th April and will close after lunch on Sunday 13th April.