CFP: [International] CFP British Association of American Studies Annual Conference

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Ruth Maxey

British Association for American Studies Annual Conference
University of Nottingham, 16-19 April 2009
The fifty-fourth BAAS Annual Conference will take place at the University of Nottingham between
16 and 19 April 2009.

There is no main focus or theme for the conference which is designed as a forum for research
papers on any subject relating to the United States of America and to early America. Paper and
panel proposals on any topic within American Studies, broadly defined, are welcome. The
conference will feature papers across a wide range of disciplines including literary studies,
history, film, television and media studies, political science, cultural studies, visual culture and
art history, among others. We are also extremely keen to receive proposals which adopt an
interdisciplinary focus.

Located in the centre of England and near to East Midlands Airport, Nottingham is renowned not
only for the legendary Robin Hood but also for its close proximity to Eastwood, the birthplace of
D.H. Lawrence and Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron’s ancestral home. The city offers a wealth of
museums, galleries and cinemas including Nottingham Castle, the Playhouse, the Theatre Royal,
the Broadway Cinema and Media Centre as well as the newly opened Contemporary Art
Exchange. Situated to the west of the city centre, the location for the conference is the 330 acre
University Park which is notable both for its famous lake, woodland areas and extensive parkland
which is the home to a theatre, a performance hall and two Art Centres. For further information
about Nottingham, please see

We would like to invite proposals for 20-minute papers of a maximum of 250 words which
should also include a provisional title. These will be arranged into panel groups. We also invite
proposals for panels and roundtable discussions, involving two or more people and sharing a
common theme and/or interdisciplinary focus. The conference will include papers from national
and international scholars across the spectrum of the research community, ranging from
postgraduates to senior scholars.

Proposals for BAAS 2009 at the University of Nottingham should be submitted by 13 October
2008 at the latest, preferably by e-mail attachment to:

Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier
School of American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467600
Fax: +44 (0) 115 9514261

Any questions, comments or suggestions are welcome.

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