American Studies colleagues Hilary Emmett and Thomas Ruys Smith are co-organising the nextBrANCA (British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists) Reading Group on November 7. Details above. The text under discussion will be Anna Katherine Green's pioneering detective novel The Leavenworth Case (1878), one of the bestselling books of the late nineteenth century. The event will be taking place at the Anteros Arts Foundation. If you're interested in attending, please e-mail the organisers.