American Literature Research Seminar programme now available

The Hilary term programme for the American History Research Seminar is now available.


The seminar will be held at 5pm on the following Thursdays at the Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, OX13 UB.

Raphaël Lambert, Kansai
23 Jan: Book launch: Narrating the Slave Trade, Theorizing Community (Brill, 2019)
Followed by a panel discussion with Tessa Roynon (RAI) and Kariann Yokota (University of Colorado Denver).

Erin Forbes, Bristol
6 Feb: “Because the world does not exist”: Afrofuturism’s radical past

Michael McCluskey, Boston
20 Feb: ‘Melting-pot media: “Americanization” in the early twentieth century’

Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera, Eötvös Loránd (Budapest); Puerto Rico
5 Mar: ‘The limits of transnational exceptionalism: the case of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba’

The ALRS provides a friendly and engaged forum for invited speakers to present their research-in-progress in the form of a paper of c. 40-45 minutes in length, followed by a question period and wine, and then a dinner hosted by the seminar’s co-convenors. Free dinners are available for the first few graduate students to sign up each week; please write to or if you would like to join us.

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