3 May 2011

Article on Prof Helen Taylor's Honorary Fellowship

"This annual award, inaugurated in 2009, recognises American Studies academics who have made an outstanding contribution to the Association, to their institution, and to the American Studies community in general over the course of a distinguished career. Professor Taylor has contributed to this area of research for almost four decades. Her research on ‘Gone with the Wind’ made a significant contribution to the understanding of the role of popular culture in the notions of the South, of femininity, of whiteness and of slavery. Professor Taylor’s work on the studies of Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston and Tennessee Williams have helped to keep a range of American and specifically Southern American writers at the forefront of American and literary studies...."