British studies, the latest import from the US?
- By Zoë Corby | guardian.co.uk
British studies is a growing field in the US, bringing together many different disciplines. Should UK universities have it too?
For the last few weeks, Philippa Levine has been an academic under siege. American journalists keep ringing up wanting her to say insightful things about the royal wedding. "But what do I know about William and Kate?" she asks exasperatedly. "It is really not what most of us study."