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American Studies


Read our latest news and find out what's happening in the American Studies department.

Godfrey Kearns Bursary competition for MA students
15 February 2018
Two prizes are available for postgradiate taught student research in American Studies .

New degree programme
16 October 2017
Four-year Single Honours American Studies, including a guaranteed year abroad

American Studies graduates honoured
18 September 2017
Four 2017 American Studies graduates won prizes this July.

Acting US Ambassador visits Manchester
30 March 2017
Acting US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Lewis Lukens came to Manchester and gave a short talk to American Studies students and staff.

Two book prizes
21 March 2017
J. Michelle Coghlan and Peter Knight have swept the board in the British Association of American Studies (BAAS) book prizes.

Taylor Fellow visit - George Lipsitz
19 February 2016
In April 2016 we welcome George Lipsitz (University of California, Santa Barbara) as a Taylor Fellow. He will meet with postgraduate research students and present three events (19 - 21 April). Professor Barbara Tomlinson will co-present the Tuesday event.

Conspiracy Theories and Financial Advice
18 December 2014
Peter Knight (American Studies) has recently been awarded two major grants. The first is from the EU Committee on Science and Technology (COST) and the second grant is from the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Writers' lives
28 May 2015
The lives and works of James Baldwin and Richard Ford are the subjects of two forthcoming critical studies by Ian Mcguire and Douglas Field, colleagues in The University of Manchester's American Studies and Creative Writing programmes.