#USSOBookHour with the Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies, with Dr. Chris Lloyd, Dr. Hilary Emmett, et al. 5th June – 12pm (noon, GMT).

    Dr. Chris Lloyd, a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, is a learning and teaching specialist, and together with Dr. Hillary Emmett, an associate professor in American Studies at the University of East Anglia, they have edited a new anthology called The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary… Continue reading

European Career Stories: Michael Docherty | The University of Innsbruck

https://youtu.be/IRp7B-aO89M Today we launched a new feature here at USSO: Career Stories. In this conversational series, we’ll discuss the directions, dilemmas, and decisions made by those trained in American Studies pursuing careers inside and outside of academia. Today, for a distinctly European special, we discussed careers in Europe with Dr… Continue reading

Book Hour with David Watson’s Truth to Post-Truth in American Detective Fiction

  The next U.S. Studies Online Book Hour will take place 28th April 2023, at 4pm GMT/12pm EST with Dr. David Riddle Watson and his first monograph, Truth to Post-Truth in American Detective Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan Crime Files Series, 2021). Dr. Watson teaches at Central Carolina Community College. He completed his… Continue reading

European Initiatives in American Studies-The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies

To kickstart our new series on American Studies on the continent, we travelled to Middelburg in the Netherlands to hear all about the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, a centre for research and collaboration established in 1986. Since 2003, RIAS’ PhD seminars have brought the best and brightest of American… Continue reading

Eyes on Events- BAAS 2023 Annual Conference

It’s BAAS Annual Conference time again! In this week’s Eyes on Events, we met with David Ballantyne and Hannah M. Smith (both Keele University) to discuss this week’s conference taking place at Keele from April 12th to April 14th. Along the way, we heard advice for organising such a colossal… Continue reading

Eyes on Event: Bridging the Resource Gap

https://youtu.be/QNPsZIt2Ivk This week, USSO’s Eyes on Events continued our new series on Teaching and American Studies with a review of the BAAS initiative Bridging the Resource Gap. Bridging the Resource Gap aims to create resources for 16-to-19-year-olds interested in American Studies, including resources discussing the careers open to American Studies… Continue reading

Call for Panel Reviewers-BAAS 2023

Calling all reviewers! USSO are looking for panel reviewers for the BAAS 2023 Annual Conference. Have your eyes on an exciting panel or initiative? If so, help spotlight ground-breaking work in our American Studies community by offering our online journal a reflection on your conference experience! USSO particularly welcomes first-time… Continue reading

Eyes on Events-An Evening with Mrs Terrell and Friends

https://youtu.be/czGijmoy_S4 In this week’s episode of Eyes on Events, we interviewed Dr Marie Molloy (Manchester Metropolitan University) and the award-winning creative producer, historian, and theatre-maker Pamela Roberts about an outreach screening of the play ‘An Evening With Mrs Terrell and Friends.’ Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) was a celebrated Black women… Continue reading

Book Hour with Dr. Kevin Waite, the author of West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

  The next U.S. Studies Online Book Hour will take place 17th March 2023, at 4pm GMT with Dr. Kevin Waite, who will talk with us about his first – and award-winning – book, West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire (The University of North Carolina Press,… Continue reading

Eyes on Events Interview: Unfolding our Shared Future with Professor Philip Davies

This was the second episode in our new subseries ‘American Politics and Policy’ in which we discussed the ‘Unfolding our Shared Future’ series with Professor Philip Davies, Emeritus Professor at De Montfort University in Leicester. As this was a particularly expansive interview and several details regarding the event series have… Continue reading