University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

American and Canadian Studies

Course modules

Particular areas of research specialism include: the American Enlightenment; antebellum slavery and politics; antebellum writing; the history of the South; media cultures, cinema and literature of the American South; post-1945 foreign policy, especially US relations with South East Asia and the Kennedy/Johnson administrations; neo-conservatism and the political Far Right; post-1945 intellectual history; labour and the US penal system; race, culture and the Civil Rights Movement; Hispanic migrant communities; African-American painting and photography; the culture, film and literature of the American South; slave and captivity narratives; 19th century print cultures; New social movements and political culture (including fiction); the study of decades in American culture (especially the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s); Canadian literature; gay, lesbian and queer literature and theory; contemporary US and postcolonial fiction; business and the workplace in American literature; 19th- 20th- and 21st-century American and Canadian literature; post-colonial literatures and theory; race, gender and sexuality in literature and culture; regional and ethnic literary culture and the major movements of Realism, Modernism and Post-Modernism.

Assessment methods

While this degree is a Research Preparation Master's, it is assessed solely by a 30,000 word dissertation and is taught primarily by supervision, with each student working with a team of 2 supervisors who facilitate the research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 14,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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