King's College London

School of Arts and Humanities

American Studies Research


Strand Campus


London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Research strengths cover a broad range of historical periods and disciplines, with staff committed to interdisciplinary explorations and contextual understanding. Staff publications and research interests include examinations of American art, literature and civil and natural history in the late 18th and 19th centuries; dialogues between literature, science and cultural discourse in early 20th-century America; interactions between African American literature, philosophy and the social sciences; relations between poetry trends in phenomenology and aesthetics and also between poetry and anthropology; new ways of conceptualising queer cultural history in the context of the American South; the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the context of race discourse and the built environment; mass media, globalisation, and identity formation; Native and European–American relations in the colonial period; and Native American culture and photography; corporate culture, terrorism and representations of the city. The University libraries, the British Library and the diverse cultural venues of London make the city an unparalleled resource centre for American Studies in Europe.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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