This is the World Wide Web version of a thesis completed by Lisa
Guernsey in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master's of Arts in English
with a concentration in American Studies at the University of Virginia, August
The first third of this document includes an original essay reporting on the intellectual and institutional changes of the American Studies movement in the 1970s, the second third provides an archive of presidential addresses on the history of the movement, and the final third includes links to American Studies homepages around the country.
If you have any questions or comments about this thesis, please feel free to write me, Lisa Guernsey at
II. Chapter One: The Movement
The New Diversity of the 1970s
The Postmodern Stroke
The Culturological Shift
III. Chapter Two: The Institution
Agents of Change
The Bibliography Issues
VII. In Appreciation
The following essays provide an inside look at today's discussions of American Studies and its past. Each has been reprinted with permission from Johns Hopkins University Press and will be available on this homepage until August 1996.
The American Studies homepage at the University of Virginia, home to this thesis
American Studies at Yale
Maintained by graduate student David Phillips, independent of Yale University
American Studies at the University of Texas
A brief profile of UT-Austin's American Studies programAmerican Studies at Berkeley
Constructed by the American Studies Working Group at BerkeleyWWW Tutorial
Offers explanations and lists of resources compiled by the American Studies program at the University of MarylandH-AMSTDY
Archives of discussions posted on the H-AMSTDY newsgroup, as well as copies of the American Studies Newsletter
Special thanks to my thesis director and advisor, Prof. Alan Howard, and my second advisor, Prof. Samuel Kellams.