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American Studies

Much of the School’s activity in this area is delivered through the Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies which brings together numerous experts in the field from across and beyond the College of Arts & Humanities.  The Centre is named after Andrew Hook FBA FRSE, Emeritus Bradley Professor of English Literature at Glasgow and an authority on Scottish-American literary relations.  The School’s contribution to the work of the Centre is through its strengths in American literature, developed since 2007 with new senior appointments: Laura Rattray (an expert on Edith Wharton) and Stephen Burn (who works on postmodern American fiction and medical humanities).  The Andrew Hook Centre’s Co-Director, Chris Gair, edits Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations; the School hosted the Eighth Biennial Symbiosis Conference in 2011, which brought together researchers from both sides of the Atlantic.