Lecture and seminar series 2010/11

All seminars are held at 5.15pm in Room 208, 2 University Gardens, unless specified otherwise.

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Prof. Joerg Nagler, University of Jena (Germany) and Rothermere Institute, Oxford University
'Abraham Lincoln in a Transnational Context'

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Prof. Bridget Bennett, University of Leeds
‘Local Homes, Global Contexts: Indian Captivity and Places of Home’

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Prof. Will Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire
‘Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travellin'’

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Dr. Stephen Kenny, University of Liverpool
‘Anatomy, Autopsy, and Dissection of the Enslaved in the American South’

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Dr. Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma/University of Glasgow
‘Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights: The Origins, Politics, and Memory of the War of 1812’

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Dr. Faye Hammill, University of Strathclyde
‘Sophistication, Modernity, and American Magazines’

Friday 19 November 2010 

Study Day: To Kill a Mockingbird, 50 years on

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Dr. Mark Rawlinson, University of Nottingham
'Fly me to the Moon (and Back): Joe Deal's American West'

Monday 24 January  2011

Jointly hosted with the Centre for Screen Studies
Dr. Jennifer Smyth, University of Warwick
‘Julia, Wanted Dead or Alive: Women's Historical Films and the Legacy of Citizen Kane’

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Prof. Maurice Bric, University College Dublin
‘The Idea of America and the Reinvention of Empire, 1800-1840’ 

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Dr. Jo Gill, University of Exeter
‘The Poetics of the American Suburbs’

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Dr. Jonathan Munby, University of Lancaster
‘“Which Way Does the Blood River Run?” Julian Mayfield and the Politics of Oblivion’

Wednesday 16 March 2011

11th Annual Gordon Lecture
The American Environment: A Discussion with Prof. Peter Coates (Bristol), Prof. Ian Tyrrell (University of New South Wales/Oxford), Prof. Gary Libecap (UCSB/Cambridge)

Friday 18 March 2011 (provisional)

Speakers tbc
Study Day: Mark Twain’s America, on the publication of the Autobiography

We are grateful to the US Embassy for their support of these events.