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Sam Edwards

Senior Lecturer in History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Broadly speaking, I'm interested in exploring the cultural underpinnings to transatlantic relations in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the ways in which various commemorative and cultural forms have provided forums in which certain ideas (such as the 'special relationship') have been actively constructed (rather than just repeated or rehearsed). To date, this has led me to examine post-1945 American war memorials in Europe (East Anglia and Normandy), whilst future projects (see below) will explore the 'use' made of particular historical figures appropriated as indicative of a uniquely close Anglo-American alliance (Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, both of whom have Norfolk connections), as well as the ways in which this alliance has been gendered in post-1945 cinema. To my continued delight, I find that these research interests increasingly take me back to my East Anglian beginnings.

My thesis (2008) was on 'War and Collective Memory: American War Commemoration in Britain and France, 1945 to the present'

I am able to offer postgraduate supervision (MA or PhD) in the following subject areas:

20th century American cultural history
Cultural history of modern war
Transatlantic cultural relations
Memory, Memorials and Commemoration

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61391 AUD

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60526 AUD

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65.7 %

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