Melville and Americanness
An exploration of how Melville's "Americanness" intersects with current thought.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland
Registration is open until 15th June
The conference programme, travel information and registration and accommodation booking forms are available via the conference website:
We are pleased to have negotiated special rates for PGRs with the assistance of BAAS.
Accommodation is available on the University’s Campus at ‘Broadview Lodge’ and there are also a number of popular ‘B n Bs’ and hotels local to the University, which can be found via the following link:
We would be delighted if delegates would join us for the post-conference dinner which is to be held at the University’s renowned Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts, where it will be possible to browse the current exhibition. (More details on conference website.)
The conference promises a fascinating day of discussions on Melville in the context of current perspectives on 'Americanness'. We are fortunate that Prof. Robert S. Levine is our keynote speaker, addressing the problems of Melville’s version of American identity in today’s global environment. More generally, we hope that this conference will present a good opportunity to consider some fundamental ideas about scholarship on the American 19th Century.
Please do not hesitate to contact me direct if you require any additional information.
With best wishes and apologies for any cross-postings,
Dr Sarah Thwaites
School of American Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: + 44 (0)1603 592280 (School Office)
Fax: + 44 (0)1603 507728
Mobile: +44 (0)7891 974717