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British Association for American Studies Annual Conference University of
Nottingham, 16-19 April 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

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 http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/

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
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Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier
School of American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467600
Fax: +44 (0) 115 9514261

Any questions, comments or suggestions are welcome.

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