CONF, CfP British Association for American Studies 58th Annual Conference. Panel on ‘Cultures of the American Suburbs’. Deadline: 15.10.2012


In 2013, the University of Exeter will be hosting the British Association of American Studies(BAAS) Conference from 18-21 April. Professor Dolores Hayden, author of _Building Suburbia: A Field Guide to Sprawl_ will be the keynote speaker, and the Cultures of the Suburbs Network will be hosting a panel on ‘Cultures of the American Suburbs’. If you would like to contribute a paper to this panel – from any discipline or period – then please send a proposal to using ‘BAAS Suburbs Panel’ in the subject line. Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2012.

The Leverhulme Trust funded Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Kingston (UK), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Hofstra (USA), Griffith (Australia) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The Network aims to further the scholarly, professional and public understanding of the cultures of the modern (post-1900) suburbs through international and interdisciplinary research; to evaluate the place of cultural forms and practices in the suburbs, to explore the impact of cultural representations on the perceptions and practices of commentators and policymakers, and to investigate the importance of suburbanites’ own cultural engagement.

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Jill Sullivan
University of Exeter