BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency’

‘Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency’, British Association for American Studies Conference 2022, University of Hull, 21-23 April 2022 Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency was a panel held online for the BAAS 2022 conference on April 23rd 2022. Chaired by Molly Geidel, University of Manchester, the two speakers were Heena Hussain,… Continue reading

Panel Review BAAS 2022: ‘Rethinking Identity and Place in the South: Cultural Production and Community Formations’

One of the advantages of returning to an in-person conference format is the opportunity to benefit from all the modes of knowledge exchange on offer over the three-day period—from panels, to keynotes, to workshops. One such example was the BAAS 2022 roundtable titled “Rethinking Identity and Place in the South:… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Considering Presidential Legacies: Reagan and Trump’

The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Conference 2022 at the University of Hull was a hybrid format, with some panels happening in-person at the beautiful Hull campus, and other panels accessible online. Being at Hull for the conference, but also in charge of chairing one of the online panels… Continue reading

Reflection on ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in Higher Education – Organisations, Initiatives, and Activism’, BAAS 2022

Please note that this review contains discussion of sexual violence and harassment in higher education. First and foremost, the focus needs to be on the safety of individuals experiencing any form of sexual violence and to facilitate an open discussion on how to proceed with caution and confidence. Reader discretion… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Surveillance, Technology, and Discrimination in Literature and Culture Across the Americas’

‘Surveillance, Technology, and Discrimination in Literature and Culture Across the Americas’, British Association for American Studies Conference 2022, University of Hull, 21-23 April 2022 Surveillance and dystopian futures are increasingly urgent and generative areas of research for scholars of the contemporary Americas. Just recently, headlines have been dominated by the… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Language and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Literature’

In the last thirty-five years, there has been a good deal of study of the relationship between language and multiculturalism, and between multiculturalism and contemporary literature. In ‘Language, Multiculturalism, and Identity: A Canadian Study’, a survey conducted by John Edwards and Joan Chisholm, the authors raise the probability of a… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Ecologies of Race and Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Culture’

F3 Ecologies of Race and Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Culture (sponsored by BrANCA) Opening the final day of BAAS 2022 was a BrANCA-sponsored panel titled “Ecologies of Race and Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Culture”, chaired by Matthew Pethers (University of Nottingham). The panel brought together research in nineteenth-century American literature… Continue reading

Eyes on Events: Rachel Williams, BAAS Annual Conference 2022, #2

University of Hull

The next episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Rachel Williams about the upcoming BAAS Annual Conference. This is our second interview, taking place a week before the event itself. We discuss some of the innovative ideas being trialled, USSO’s own plans for the event, and the… Continue reading

Eyes on Events: Rachel Williams, BAAS Conference 2022

University of Hull

The next episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Rachel Williams about the upcoming BAAS Annual Conference. This week we discuss sharing a call for papers, organising the practicalities of a conference, and adopting a hybrid approach. The British Association for American Studies’s 67th Annual Convention is being… Continue reading