Organised by:
David Peters Corbett – Professor of American Art and Director, Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Doug Haynes – Director of Sussex Centre for American Studies
Jo Pawlik – Art History, Sussex


This third event organised by the CHASE Doctoral School in American Art and Visual Culture is intended to bring together faculty and doctoral students from the consortium to present and debate work in progress. The purpose of this event is to showcase the range and detail of interest in American visual culture across CHASE, especially in the light of its many intersections with other disciplines such as literature and history, as well as to enable doctoral students at CHASE institutions to encounter significant work from elsewhere in the consortium and from beyond it. Doctoral students working on American visual topics within Art History, American Studies, Literature, History, Media and elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

The day will include keynote lectures from three leading Americanists, Lucy Bradnock (Nottingham), Jo Pawlik (Sussex), and James Boaden (York), but the main focus will be on work by CHASE doctoral students through a series of 20-minute papers and responses.

Papers are invited on any aspect of doctoral work in American art and visual culture, including photography, film and electronic media. Research on topics prior to the twentieth century is also particularly welcome.

Submission process: Please submit abstracts of 150-200 words in English, along with a short biography of approximately 100 words to by 15 November 2017.