The programme for the event is below. All sessions will take place on Friday 9 September 2016 in the Lipman Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The programme can be downloaded as a Word document here.
9.30-10.30: PANEL SESSIONS A
A1: Crossing boundaries: challenging American norms during the 1950s and 1960s. Chair: TBC
Simon Buck (Northumbria University): ‘The older I get, the worse I get’: Televisual Old Age and Folk Stylism in Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest.
Elizabeth Smith (Liverpool Hope University): Dramatic conflict: Alice Childress and the politics of American identity.
A2: Cultural citizenship: challenging racialized identities through policy and popular culture. Chair:
Michael O’Donnell (Sheffield Hallam University): Contested citizenship: education, language, and state in Arizona, 1968-1978.
Nadia Mohd Rasidi (King’s College, London): Post-racial constructions of Asian American identities on U.S. television.
10.45 – 12.15: PANEL SESSIONS B
B1: Situating servicemen and women: African American soldiers during World War II. Chair: TBC
Rosemary Pearce (University of Nottingham): Freedom from fear: African Americans in the armed services and the war against segregated public transportation.
Ruth Lawlor (University of Cambridge): Rape and American soldiers in wartime Britain, 1942-1945.
B2: Patriot or protester?: Changing ideas of Americanism during the Vietnam era. Chair: TBC
Ben Quail (University of Strathclyde): LBJ, the press, and Americanism.
Lauren Mottle (University of Leeds): The patriotism of protest: anti-war soldiering and the redefinition of the citizen-soldier.
Benjamin Pugh (Falmouth University): 1964: Racial divide and a presidency in turmoil in HBO’s All the Way.
13.15-14.15 PANEL SESSIONS C
C1: Protecting traditional American values: political rhetoric and national consciousness in the twentieth century. Chair: TBC
Tim Galsworthy (University of Cambridge): Twentieth century Democratic Presidents and the American Civil War.
Natasha Neary (Northumbria University): Fun and Facts about American Business: an animated education in the American free enterprise system.
C2: Endangered America: processing the threat of annihilation. Chair: TBC
Andrew Monteith (Indiana University): Destruction as demarcation: American civil religion in annihilation fantasies and identity construction.
Mark Eastwood (University of Nottingham): ‘As long as officials merely didn’t tell us the whole truth, very few of us complained’ – nuclear discourse and the media during the Kennedy years.
14.30-4.45: DEVELOPMENTAL ROUNDTABLES
Session 1 (14.30-3.30). Chair: TBC
Dr Peter O’Connor (Northumbria University), VIVA preparation.
Dr Simon Cooper (Newcastle College), Seminar teaching.
Dr Emily Trafford (University of Liverpool), Applying for fixed-term teaching posts.
Session 2 (3.45-4.45). Chair: TBC
Dr Molly Geidel (University of Manchester), Approaching American university presses.
Dr Randall Stephens (Northumbria University), Writing for the public. Ideas for op-eds.
Dr Mike Cullinane (Northumbria University), AHRC ECR applications.
5.00-6.30 KEYNOTE: Dr Simon Hall (University of Leeds)
6.30 – 7.30 Drinks reception.