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Friday, November 12, 2004

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Business Meeting of the Crossroads Advisory Board
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Student Hospitality Lounge
8:00 - 9:45 AM
E/Race/ings: Gay Melancholia and Male (Homo)sexual Identities in Recent American Fiction
CHAIR:
Colin Johnson, Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University
PAPERS:
Lasse Kekki, Department of Art Studies, University of Turku, Finland
From Shtetl to White Gay Male Suburbia: Jewish Ethnicity and Gay Male Identity in David Leavitt's Early Fiction
Magdalena Zaborowska, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
Trapped at the Crossroads of Race and Sex: James Baldwin Spaced out and
Envisaged between the South and the North
Nicholas Radel, Department of English, Furman University
Reading (Edmund) White: Race and the Assimilated Gay American
COMMENT:
Colin Johnson
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Audience Reception and the Politics of Recent Latino Cultural Production
CHAIR:
Agustin Lao Montes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PAPERS:
Vicky Nunez, American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Narratives of the "Great Migrations" of Latinos to the Northeastern U.S.
Katynka Zazueta Martinez, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego
"Like A Girl Next Door with A Little Bit of Luxury on Her": Latina Middle School Girls Make J. Lo Real
Ashley Lucas, Detartment of Ethnic Studies and Theatre, University of California, San Diego
Culture Clash's Chavez Ravine: The Mediation of History Through Docudrama
Cary Cordova, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead: A Nexus for Grief in 1980s San Francisco
COMMENT:
Agustin Lao-Montes
8:00 - 9:45 AM
American Artifice: Revisiting the Operational Aesthetic
CHAIR:
Andrew Hebard, Brittain Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
PAPERS:
Amy Reading, American Studies Program, Yale University
Barnum's Mock Autobiography: The Pre-History of the Operational Aesthetic
Lara Cohen, English Department, Yale University
"Home Literature" and the Limits of the Operational Aesthetic
Christopher Cooling, Cinema-Television Department, University of Southern California
William Castle, Huckster: Exploiting the Horrors of 1950s Commodity Culture
Benjamin Reiss, English Department, Tulane University
Post-Op: The Career of Neil Harris' "Operational Aesthetic"
COMMENT:
Andrew Hebard
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Discplines of all Nations?: Ethnographies of Religion and the Media (Sponsored by the Religion and American Culture Caucus)

This panel uses ethnography to investigate the intersections between religion and various media in modern/contemporary America.

CHAIR:
Heather Hendershot, Media Studies Program, Queens College
PAPERS:
Erin Smith, American Studies Department, University of Texas, Dallas
Readers and Heretics: The New Gnosticism and Spiritual Community
Tanya Erzen, Department of Religion, Barnard College
Youth with a Mission: Evangelical Media and the Conversion of Muslims Abroad
James Hamill, Department of Anthropology, Miami University
Christianity and Indigenous Religious Tradiations in Indian Ethnic Identity among Native Peoples of Oklahoma
COMMENT:
Heather Hendershot
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Domestic Internationalisms, Imperial Nationalisms
CHAIR:
Susan Koshy, Asian American Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
PAPERS:
Wendy Kozol, Women's Studies, Oberlin College
Rescue Narratives and the Problematics of Visibility: Gender, Race, and Trans/nationalism in the War on Terrorism
Mark Bradley, History Department, Northwestern University
Global Rights Talk in 1950s America
Rachel Buff, History Department, Bowling Green State University
" When Young GI Meets Native Peach": Narratives of Intermarriage and Imperial Reach, 1945-1967
COMMENT:
Susan Koshy
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Shared Pleasures, Digitized: Creating CD-ROM & Web-Based Databases of Cultural History
CHAIR:
Katherine Helgesen Fuller-Seeley, Department of Communications, Georgia State University
PAPERS:
Lauren Rabinovitz, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa
Yesteryear's Wonderlands: Introducing Modernism to America
Robert Nelson, Department of American Studies & IT, The College of William & Mary
Arthur Knight
, Departments of American Studies & English, The College of William & Mary
The Williamsburg Theatre Project: Creating a Collaborative World Wide Web Database
COMMENT:
Katherine Kathryn Fuller-Seeley
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Crossroads of Cultures: Asia and the United States
CHAIR:
Youn-Son Chung, English Department, Korean Military Academy, Korea
PAPERS:
Gail Nomura, Department of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Communities of Color, Communities of Resistance: Japanese, Filipinos and Native Americans on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 1922-1942
Teruko Kumei, English Department, Shirayuri College
Crossing the Ocean, Dreaming of America, Dreaming of Home
Hisako Yanaka, The Faculty of International Studies, Kyoritsu Women's University
African Americans Meet Japanese Cultures
COMMENT:
Stephen Sumida, Department of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Educational Crossroads: Collaborations between Universities and Secondary Schools in an "Age of Accountability"(Sponsored by the ASA Secondary Education Committee)

This roundtable explores the challenges and opportunities of high school/university collaborations. One scholar and two high school teachers will engage the audience in an extended conversation about these issues, using their own experience in high school and college collaborations

CHAIR:
Leslie Fishbein, Department of American Studies, Rutgers University
PANELISTS:
Paul Lauter, Department of English, Trinity College
Kathleen Eldredge, Department of English, Westborough High School
Deb Schmalholz, Department of English, Elgin High School
COMMENT:
The Audience
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Musical Encounters, Cultural Crossings
CHAIR:
Theodore Gonzalves, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
PAPERS:
David Stowe, Departments of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University
Beastie Buddhism: A Century of Sacred Music at the American Crossroads
Mikiko Tachi, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
American Folk Music in Japan: Crossing Cultures and Reconstruction of Authenticity, 1960-1970
Anne K. Hohman, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
"Performing" Class—Rethinking "Mobility": Class Crossings in "Alternative Country"
Mari Yoshihara, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
The Race for Class in the "Universal" West: Asians and Asian Americans in Western Classical Music
COMMENT:
The Audience
8:00 - 9:45 AM
At the Crossroads of Interdisciplinarity
This panel addresses the encounter and interaction of a range of interdisciplines like women's studies, international studies, sexuality studies, ethnic studies and race studies with "American Studies" more broadly conceived.
CHAIR:
TBA
PANELISTS:
Rod Ferguson, American Studies, University of Minnesota
Inderpal Grewal, Women's Studies Program, University of California, Irvine
Matthew Jacobson, African American Studies Department, Yale University
Dana D. Nelson, Program in Social Theory, University of Kentucky
Jean O'Brien, Department of History, University of Minnesota
John Kuo Wei Tchen, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program, New York University
COMMENT:
The Audience
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Money Talks: The Politics of US Spanish Language & Bilingual Media
CHAIR:
Rosa Linda Fregoso, Latin American/Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
PAPERS:
María Elena Cepeda, Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, Macalester University
Public Texts, Private Selves: On Aesthetics and Belonging Among U.S. Latina Music Fans
Dolores Ines Casillas, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
Broadcasting Consejos, Constructing "Community": The Genre of Immigration Talk Radio
Patricia Kim-Rajal, Chicano and Latino Studies, Sonoma State University
Dinero y Distancia: Socioeconomic Factors and Immigration History as Factors in Telenovela Reception
Deborah R. Vargas, Chicana/o Studies Program, University of California, Davis
Locutora . . . I Wanna Give a Shout-Out: Chicana Disc Jockeys and the Gender Politics of Radio
COMMENT:
Rosa Linda Fregoso
8:00 - 9:45 AM
The Existential Moment
Employing the dialogue format, the session will engage the presenters and the audience in a conversation regarding the ways in which American existentialism crossed multiple boundaries—between Western and post-colonial intellectuals, between races and genders, and between fields of philosophy, literature, the arts, religion, politics, and history. The session will pose questions regarding the indigenous character of American existentialism, its relation to the global crisis of modernism, and its continuing significance.
CHAIR:
Lewis Gordon, Department of Philosophy, Brown University
PANELISTS:
Robert Abzug, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
George Cotkin, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University
Elizabeth Moore, American Studies Program, Smolny College, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
COMMENT:
Lewis Gordon
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Cultural Landscapes of Resistance and Self-Definition for the Race in Urban America
CHAIR:
Angel David Nieves, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, University of Maryland
PAPERS:
Carla L. Peterson, Department of English, University of Maryland
Reading Contested Space in Antebellum New York: Black Community, City Neighborhoods, and the Crisis of the Draft Riots
Robin F. Bachin, Department of History, University of Miami
Spaces of Race Pride: The Social Geography of Leisure On the South Side of Chicago, 1910-1919
Michelle R. Scott, Department of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The "Sweetest Street in the World": Recreational Life on Chattanooga's Ninth Street
Michael B. Kahan, Program on Urban Studies, Stanford University
"Rights of Passage": The Integration of Philadelphia's Streetcars and Contested Definitions of Public Space, 1857-1867
COMMENT:
Leslie M. Alexander, Department of History, The Ohio State University, Columbus
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Teaching, Thinking, Servicing In and Through the Neoliberal University
CHAIR:
Stephen Germic, Independent Scholar
PAPERS:
Michael Stancliff, Department of English, Arizona State University
Cartographic Composition: De-Privatizing Student Motivation
Lindsay Waters, Harvard University Press, Harvard University
Against Authoritarian Aesthetics
Kathryne Lindberg, Departments of Africana Studies and English, Wayne State University
Performing Philosophy: A Rage for Untimely Education
COMMENT:
The Audience
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Meeting of the Editors of International Journals of American Studies
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Meeting of the International Committee
10:00 - 11:45 AM
American Professors and Asian Students: The Classroom as a Crossroads of Cultures
A roundtable discussion detailing how scholars not working in the United States function both within and outside the paradigms forged by American scholars, and of the sometimes unforeseen snags that snarl traffic along the crossroads of cultures.
CHAIR:
Masumi Izumi, Institute for Language and Culture, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
PANELISTS:
Wuming Zhao, The Graduate School of American Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Gavin James Campbell, The Graduate School of American Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
David Stowe, American Studies Program, Michigan State University
Scott Wong, Department of History, Williams College
COMMENT:
The Audience
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Between Cultural Studies and American Studies
CHAIR:
Judith Halberstam, Department of English, University of Southern California
PAPERS:
Shelley Streeby, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego Empires
Bruce Burgett, Department of American Studies, University of Washington Panics
Glenn Hendler, Department of English, University of Notre Dame Riots
COMMENT:
Judith Halberstam
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Food and Identity in Twentieth-Century Southern Culture
CHAIR:
Lucy Long, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University
PAPERS:
Ted Ownby, Departments of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi
Vigilante Cannibalism, Barbecue and Southern Cultural Politics in Fried Green Tomatoes
Karen Trahan Leathem, Atlanta History Center
"Clean and Pluck a Teal Duck": Cooking in 1950s Louisiana
Craig S. Pascoe, Department of History, Georgia College & State University
At the Crossroads of Southern Culture: The Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig, Southern Identity, and the Unabashed Confessions of a BBQ Judge
COMMENT:
Lucy Long
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Historically Black and Tribal Colleges and Universities as Crossroads of Cultures
CHAIR:
Shirley Thompson, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
PAPERS:
Ira Dworkin, African American Studies and American Studies, University of Miami
William Henry Sheppard, Kuba Textiles, and the Hampton Tradition in the Arts
Paul Robertson, Human Services Department, Oglala Lakota College
Tribal Colleges as Crossroads of Culture
Ian Grandison, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
Negotiated Space: The Historically Black College Campus as a Record of the Postbellum South
COMMENT:
Shirley Thompson
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Crosscurrents of Desire: Accidents and Incidents in Queer Visual Culture
CHAIR:
Karen Tongson, Department of English and Gender Studies Program, University of Southern California
PAPERS:
Elizabeth Freeman, Department of English, University of California, Davis
Crosscuts of Desire: S/M, Time, Queer Film
Jacqueline Asher, Department of English, University of California, Riverside
Desire in the Details: Deborah Bright's The Management of Desire and the Location of a Lesbian Aesthetics in Thomas Eakins's The Agnew Clinic
Joon Lee, University of California, Berkeley
I Want To Be a Faggot Like Isabelle Adjani: Art and Love In The Time of AIDS
COMMENT:
The Audience
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Reception Geographies, Methodological Crossroads: The Places of Audiences
CHAIR:
Janice Radway, Department of Literature, Duke University
PAPERS:
Rebecca Gordon, Department of American Studies, English, & Film Studies, Indiana University
From the Ocean to the Prairies: Reception Methods and Theorizing Affective Responses to Film
Emily Satterwhite, Department of American Studies, Institute for the Liberal Arts, Emory University
"Almost Synonymous With the Words 'Best Seller'": John Fox Jr.'s
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine and Readers in Southern Appalachia, Bluegrass Kentucky, and the United States
Eric Smoodin, Department of American Studies, University of California, Davis
Frank Capra in Prison: Coercive Viewings, the Captive Audience, and the Place of Film Education
COMMENT:
Janice Radway
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Religion, Corn Bread and Coal Shutes: Black and White Women Travelers at the Crossroads of Middle-Class Identity
CHAIR:
Laura Micham, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University
PAPERS:
Jennifer Steadman, English Department, Trinity College, Hartford
Not-So-Gilded Cages and Hidden Coal Chutes: Women Travel Writers Critique "Exclusive Domesticity" and Antebellum Middle-Class Identity
Kimberly Blockett, English Department, Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County
Preachers on The Philadelphia (Cross)Road: The Dangerous Travels of Zilpha Elaw and Jarena Lee on "The Great Highway from North to South"
Elizabeth Engelhardt, Women's Studies Department, West Virginia University
Beating the Biscuits in Appalachia: Race, Class, and Gender Politics of Women Making Bread
COMMENT:
Laura Micham
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Rethinking Traditional American Values in a Global Context: Korean Experiences
CHAIR:
Sook-Won Shin, English Literature Department, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
PAPERS:
Hyong-In Kim, Center for International Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Cultural Differences of America and Korea: Ten Typical Values
Se-Ho Son, American Studies Department, Pyongtaek University, Korea
American Culture and History in English-Language Textbooks for Secondary Schools in Korea
Jinim Park, American Studies Department, Pyongtaek University, Korea
America in Modern Korean Literature
COMMENT:
William Stueck, History Department, University of Georgia
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Popular Cultures Across the Color Line: New Perspectives in Early American Music and Dance
CHAIR:
W. T. Lhamon Jr., Department of English, Florida State University
PAPERS:
Jurretta Jordan Heckscher, Independent Scholar and Editor, American Memory, Library of Congress
The Strange Career of the Virginia Jig: Dance and Interracial Imaginiation in the Chesapeake
Dale Cockrell, Program in American Studies and Southern Studies, Vanderbilt University
Gamblers, Drunkards, Politician, and Other Fiddlers in the Antebellum South
James W. Cook, American Culture Program, University of Michigan
Master Juba: An African-American Dancer's Journey through the Antebellum Culture Industry
COMMENT:
Tera Hunter, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University
10:00 - 11:45 AM
American Copyright, American Critique: What Are We Missing?
CHAIR:
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Communication Studies Department, New York University
PAPERS:
Rosemary Coombe, Communication and Cultural Studies Department, York University
The Cultural Autonomy of the American Creator and the Missing Publics of the American Public Domain
Laura Murray, English Department, Queen's University
American Copyright: A Northern Exposure
Thomas Streeter, Department of Sociology, University of Vermont
Cultural Studies and Copyright
COMMENT:
Siva Vaidhyanathan
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Where Is Class at the Crossroads?(Roundtable Sponsored by the Working Class Studies Caucus)
How is class, as a significant category of identity and power, positioned in American Studies? How do the lived experiences of poor and working-class people enter the discourse of the academy?
CHAIR:
Pamela Fox, Department of English, Georgetown University
PANELISTS:
Janet Zandy, Department of Language and Literature, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mary Lou Nemanic, Communications Department, Pennsylvania State University
Maria Susana Castellanos, Department of English, Bowling Green State University
Amy Schrager Lang, Department of English and Humanities, Syracuse University
COMMENT:
The Audience
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Crossroads to Immigration
CHAIR:
Gina Dent, Department of Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
PAPERS:
David L. Eng, Department of English, Rutgers University
The Feeling of Immigration
Mae Ngai, Department of History, University of Chicago
Lost in Translation: A Chinese American Family of the Interpreter Class
Leti Volpp, Law School, American University
Engendering Culture
COMMENT:
Gina Dent
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Keeping HOPE Alive: The Scholarship Program at the Crossroads
CHAIR:
Barbara McCaskill, Department of English, University of Georgia
PAPERS:
Cathy Mayes Hudson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Research and Analysis, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Keeping the Best Students in Georgia: The Impact of the HOPE Scholarship
Bettye Smith, Department of Occupational Studies, University of Georgia
HOPE Scholars and a Land Grant Institution: A Decade in Review
Dorothy White, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Georgia
HOPE Scholars and a Land Grant Institution: A Decade in Review
COMMENT:
The Audience
10:00 - 11:45 AM
Race, Religion, and Identity in African American Fiction
CHAIR:
Judith Weisenfeld, Department of Religion, Vassar College
PAPERS:
Clarence Hardy, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College
"Dying in the Modern Desert:" New Negroes Consider the Folk and Their Gods
Walton Muyumba, Department of English, University of North Texas
"You Your Own Best Thing": The Religion of Selfhood and the Problems of Race in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Paradise
Danielle Brune Sigler, Department of English, University of North Texas
"If Harlem Doesn't Fall For This. . . ." Religion and Race in George S. Schuyler's Fiction
COMMENT:
Judith Weisenfeld
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Secondary Education Day Luncheon
SPEAKER:
George Lipsitz, "People Get Ready: Transformative Teaching for Tomorrow"
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Ann Petry at the Crossroads of Black Radicalism
CHAIR:
Angela Dillard, New York University
PAPERS:
Alex Lubin, American Studies Department, University of New Mexico
Ann Petry and Miscegenation in Post-WWII America
Cheryl Higashida, Department of English, University of Colorado
At the Crossroads of Democracy and Dystopia: Ann Petry's Short Fiction for The Crisis
Alan Wald, Department of English Literature and American Culture, University of Michigan
Ann Petry and The African American Literary Left
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Transculturations: Crossroads of Cultures, (Inter-)Cultural Translation, and the Dialogics of American Studies in a Globalizing World
The Roundtable Discussion sets out to contribute to the international debate on the processes of cultural exchanges, transculturations, intercultural translations, and recodifications. It will focus on the changing roles of media, modes, and forms of culture, especially of popular or mass culture, in transnational perspectives, seen from the beginning of the 21st century.
CHAIRS:
Guenter H. Lenz, American Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
John Carlos Rowe, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
PANELISTS:
Christa Buschendorf, American Studies Program, Johanne Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Maine, Germany
Klaus J. Milich, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, Dartmouth College
Donald E. Pease, Department of English, Dartmouth College
Tatiana Venediktova, Department of Philology, Moscow State University, Russia
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
At the Crossroads of the Word and the Image: Latina American Performative Cultural Practices
CHAIR:
Miranda Joseph, Department of Women's Studies, University of Arizona
PAPERS:
Sandra K. Soto, Women's Studies, University of Arizona
"Reading Like a Queer": Cherríe Moraga's
Going Brown
Amy Sara Carroll, Literature Program, Duke University
The Materiality of the Latina Body: Nao Bustamante's Performative "
Americanidad"
Laura G. Gutiérrez, Department of Spanish and Portueguese, University of Iowa
Mediating Cross-Poly-Nations: Ximena Cuevas's Performative Interventions
COMMENT:
Miranda Joseph
12:00 - 1:45 PM
A Sense of the South: Seeing, Hearing, and Feeling an American Region
CHAIR:
James C. Cobb, History, University of Georgia
PANELISTS:
Steven Hoelscher, American Studies and Geography Departments, University of Texas, Austin
Visualizing Race and Remembering Place in Natchez, Mississippi
Anthony A. Harkins, Department of History, Western Kentucky University
Music and the South of the (American) Mind
Angie Maxwell, American Studies Department, University of Texas, Austin
Feeling Burdened: The Self-Destruction of James Agee and W.J. Cash
COMMENT:
Charles Reagan Wilson, Department of History and Southern Studies Program, University of Mississippi
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Crossing Time, Constructing Memory: Revisiting the Japanese American Concentration Camp Experience
CHAIR:
Lisa Mar, Department of History, University of Maryland
PAPERS:
Gail Okawa, Department of English, Youngstown State University
Writing as Resistance: Issei 'Alien Enemies' in the U.S. Justice Department Concentration Camps, 1941-1945
Jane Dusselier, American Studies Department, University of Maryland
Forming Communities, Shaping Resistance: Youth Culture in Japanese American Concentration Camps
John Streamas, Comparative Ethnic Studies Department, Washington State University
Racial History in Books for Children: The Example of Japanese American Internment
COMMENT:
Lisa Mar
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Slavery in the Contemporary Literature Imagination: The Neoslave Narrative Genre
CHAIR:
Renee Schatteman, English Department, Georgia State University
PAPERS:
Angelo Robinson, English Department, Goucher College
The Subject of Romance: Sexual Healing and the Completion of Self in Neoslave Narratives
Suzanne Lane, Department of English, California State University, San Bernardino
"Master of a Dead Man's House": Trickster Historiography in
Flight to Canada
Tyrone Johnson, English Department, Stanford University
Slavery with a Capital H: Hegelianism and Subversion in Charles Johnson's
Middle Passage
Marcy Tanter, English Department, Tarleton State University
Post-Modern or Post-Historical? The Story of Inkle and Yarico Retold
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity
CHAIR:
Penelope Kelsey, Department of Language and Literature, Rochester Institute of Technology
PAPERS:
Lisa Brooks, Department of History & Literature, Harvard University
Remapping Indigenous Writing
Cheryl Savageua, Abenaki Poet
Talking Indian in Poetry and Art
Siobhan Senier, Department of English, University of New Hampshire
Indigenous Literary Sovereignty in the Era of Assimilation: The Case of Passamaquoddy Scholar Lewis Mitchell
COMMENT:
Penelope Kelsey
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Migrating Subjectivities: Distanciated Relations in the Wake of the Global Economy
CHAIR:
Marlon B. Ross, Department of English, University of Virginia
PAPERS:
Nan Enstad, History Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jim Crow Goes to China: North Carolinians and Transnational Subjectivity in the Global Tobacco Industry
Seemin Quayum, Independent Scholar &
Raka Ray, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Traveling Cultures of Servitude: Indian Employers and Domestic Workers in the US
Sandra Gunning, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Imperial Subjectivity, Gender, and 19th Century West Indian Emigration to Africa
COMMENT:
Marlon B. Ross
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Scenes From a New Nation: Visual Culture in Early America (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)
This panel explores fresh dimensions of early American visual culture and connects those inquiries to debates that stand at the center of early American history and literary studies.
CHAIR:
Robert St. George, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
PAPERS:
Eric Slauter, Department of English, University of Chicago
Looking for Scipio Moorhead: African-American Visuality and the American Revolution
Kate Haulman, Department of History, University of Alabama
Envisioning an American Mode in the 1790s
Catherine Kelly, Department of History, University of Oklahoma
The Father's Faces
COMMENT:
Robert St. George
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Research/Actions Action/Research: Strategies for Community/University Collaboration in the Arts and Humanities
This roundtable, seeking to articulate the values, goals, and strategies driving successful university/community collaboration in the arts and humanities, is meant to enable practical coalition-building and strategizing among participants, as well as the dissemination of best practices.
CHAIR:
Amy Koritz, English Department, Tulane University
PANELISTS:
Julie Ellison, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
Keith Morton, American Studies Program, Providence College
Janice Ross, Department of Drama, Stanford University
John Saltmarsh, Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study, Campus Compact
David Scobey, Arts of Citizenship Program, University of Michigan
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Geographies of American Studies
This workshop will address the issue of normative geographies in the academic practice of American studies. It is based on the geographical commonplace that spatialized practices and hierarchies are not simply recognized or reflected in routine human activities and discourses but are in fact actively produced by them: that the normative geographies of American studies are a form of contested common sense and not just "the way things are."
CHAIR:
Julia Leyda, Institute of Language and Culture Studies, Hokkaido University, Japan
PANELISTS:
Sheila Hones, Department of Area Studies, North American Division, The University of Tokyo, Japan
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Between Iraq and a Hard Place: American Studies in the Middle East
With the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many scholars in the Middle East began arguing for an expanded commitment to studying the United States, knowing that United States Studies in the Middle East will necessarily be an enormously complex enterprise. This session will bring together scholars who are working or teaching American Studies at several Middle Eastern universities to discuss the politics and prospects for the work ahead.
CHAIR:
Amy Kaplan, English, University of Pennsylvania
PANELISTS:
Mohammed Dajani, Director of the American Studies MA program at al-Quds (Jerusalem) University , West Bank
Marwan Obeidat, Associate Professor of American Literature, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Mounira Soliman, Professor of English, University of Cairo, Egypt
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Modeling Minorities: Countering Twentieth Century Racial Schooling
CHAIR:
Jennifer Wilks, Department of English, University of Texas, Austin
PAPERS:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez, Rockefeller Fellow, University of Texas, Austin
Schooling at the Crossroads: History and Montage in
Cuentos de mi Familia
Nicole Stanton, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
Early Black History & Construction of a Collective Consciousness
Frank A. Guridy, Department of Africana Studies, University of South Florida
Race, Education, and Empire: The "Tuskegee Idea" in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1920
COMMENT:
Jennifer Wilks
2:00 - 3:45 PM
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Roundtable Discussion with Beverly Daniel Tatum and Users of Her Text
Bringing a multiracial, multidisciplinary group, representing both predominantly white institutions and historically Black colleges, together to discuss race and racism in education in an "author meets critic" type format, this roundtable will discuss the impact and use of Tatum's book.
CHAIR:
Joshua C. Woodfork, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland
PANELISTS:
Jan L. Arminio, Department of Counseling, Shippensburg University
Sarah Susannah Willie, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College
Kathleen Phillips Lewis, Department of History, Spelman College
COMMENT:
Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
The Audience
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Getting Published in American Studies/Performance Studies
This roundtable comprises editors and author-editors with broad and diverse experience in writing and publishing, including digital technologies. Focused on the connection between American Studies and performance studies, the roundtable will also prove useful to aspiring authors in other crossover fields.
CHAIR:
Susan Manning, Department of Theatre, Northwestern University
PANELISTS:
Siam Hunter, Acquisitions Editor, University of North Carolina Press
Harry Elam, Department of Drama, Stanford University
Joan Catapano, Editor-in-Chief, University of Illinois Press
Ken Wissoker, Editor-in-Chief, Duke University Press
COMMENT:
The Audience
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon of the ASA-JAAS Advisory Project
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Business Meeting of the Secondary Education Committee
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebration of ASA Authors (Sponsored by the ASA, Rutgers University Press, University of Massachusetts Press, Yale University Press, and University of California Press)
2:00 - 3:45 PM
"Na Rasput'e": At the Crossroads of Russian and U.S. Literary Cultures
CHAIR:
Emory Elliott, Department of English, University of California, Riverside
PAPERS:
Alexander Etkind, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia
The American Dream of Nikolai Chernyshevskii's What Is to Be Done?
Anne Lounsbery, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, New York University
Radiant Temple, Broken Rubbish: What Gogol and Hawthorne Found in Rome
Geoffrey Minter, Department of English, City University of New York, Brooklyn
Tolstoy and the Path from Realism to Utopia in Howells
Stephanie Le Menager, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara
"In the Interest of Cultural Relations": Mark Twain's Cold War Citizenship
COMMENT:
The Audience
 
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Hollywood por otros ojos: Film Spectatorship in Post-Revolutionary Mexico, Pre-Revolutionary Cuba and 1960s Peru
CHAIR:
Theresa Delgadillo, Department of English, University of Notre Dame
PAPERS:
Megan Feeney, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Remembering Hollywood in Pre-Revolutionary Havana: A Case Study in Film Reception History
Laura Serna, History of American Civilization, Harvard University
Fans across the Border: Transnational Audiences and the Reception of U.S. Silent Film in Mexico in the 1920s
Jeffrey R. Middents, Department of Literature, American University
Hablemos de Minnelli: A Peruvian Look at Some Came Running
COMMENT:
The Audience
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Race, the Body, and the Question of the Human
CHAIR:
Nihad Farooq, Department of English, Duke University
PAPERS:
Melani McAlister, Department of American Studies, George Washington University
Frantz Fanon and the Human Question
Priscilla Wald, Departments of English and Women's Studies, Duke University
At the Crossroads of Science and Culture: Genomics and the Medical Importance of Race
Karla Holloway, English and African American Literature Department, Duke University
Race, Reproduction, and Representation: Encountering the Public
COMMENT:
Alys Weinbaum, Department of English, University of Washington
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Culture, Activism, and Power: Social Reform and Strategies for Change
CHAIR:
Shannon Jackson, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
PAPERS:
Emily Mieras, Department of American Studies, Stetson University
College Students and Cultural Exchange in Progressive-Era Settlement Houses
Jennifer Luff, Service Employees International Union; College of William and Mary
This Evil in Modern Industry: Labor Spies, Communists, and Reformers, 1875-1937
Daniel Opler, Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Center for Labor Studies, Empire State College
Creating A Cultural Front: Labor and Radical Cultures in New York City's Department Store Unions, 1934-1941
Therese Quinn, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, &
Gabriela Fitz
, America's Second Harvest
SLAPPed Silly: Parody, Satire, and Defamation Suits Used in Community Activism
COMMENT:
Shannon Jackson
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Competing Notions of Citizenship and Identity: Race, Gender, Erasure, and Chicano/a Historiography
CHAIR:
Ernesto Chavez, Department of History, University of Texas, El Paso
PAPERS:
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, Department of Women's Studies, The University of Arizona
A Woman with No Names and Many Names: Lynching, Gender, Violence and the Question of Chicana/ Mexicana Subject Formation
Monica Perales, Department of History, The University of Houston
Lenses, Landscapes, and Personal Lives: Photography and the Making of Mexican American Identity and Community, Smeltertown, Texas, 1915-1950
Luis Alvarez, Department of History, The University of Houston
Dignity Denied: Racial Bodies, Urban Class Warfare, and the Politics of Youth in the Wartime U.S.
COMMENT:
Raul Ramos
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Making Place in Atlanta
CHAIR:
Randy Gue, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts—American Studies Program, Emory University
PAPERS:
Francis Desiderio, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts & American Studies Program, Emory University
A City Overbuilt: John Portman's Atlanta in the 1990s
Margaret McGehee, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts—American Studies Program, Emory University
Imagining Civil Rights-Era Atlanta: Construction of Race, Gender and Place by Postwar White Atlanta Women Writers
Drew Whitelegg, Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life, Emory University
"Selling Lifestyles not Homes" in Forsyth County
COMMENT:
Randy Gue
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Women's Missionary Literature From the Crossroads of Culture
CHAIR:
Carolyn Karcher, Emeritus, Temple University
PAPERS:
Jaime Harker, Department of English, University of Mississippi
Loving Tribute or Hatchet Job? Ambivalent Evangelism in Pearl Buck's
Fighting Angel and The Exile
Charlene Avallone, Independent Scholar
"Commended for . . . Proficiency": Betsey Stockton and the Hawaiian Mission
Sarah Robbins, Departments of English and Education, Kennesaw State University
"Such a hard, sad life for the children of Africa": Contradictory Stories in the Diaries and Scrapbooks of a Turn-of-the-Century Missionary
COMMENT:
Carolyn Karcher
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Afro-Asian Style in US Popular Culture
CHAIR:
Shilpa Dave, Department of American Studies, Wesleyan University
PAPERS:
Jane Park, Honors College and Film and Video Studies Program, University of Oklahoma
Cross-Racial Masculinities in "Hip Hop Kung Fu"
Lei Lani Nishime, Department of American Multicultural Studies, Sonoma State University
Calblinasian Beauty: Kimora, Tiger and the Representation of Multiracial Celebrities
Hiram Perez, Department of English, Montclair University
Citizenship and Violence at Black/Asian/American Crossroads
COMMENT:
Mary Jane Smith, Department of History, St. Lawrence University
2:00 - 3:45 PM & 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Workshop of International American Studies Journal Editors(Roundtable)
As part of the international initiative of the Atlanta conference, we are inviting the editors of international American Studies journals to Atlanta for a meeting among editors to discuss issues of publication and potential collaboration. This workshop would be a public forum, in which editors can introduce their publications and discuss issues of submission and the field.
CHAIR:
Simon P. Newman, Department of History, University of Glasgow & Chair, British Association for American Studies
PANELISTS:
Fumiko Nishizaki, Editor of Japanese Journal for Amreican Studies, Seikei University, Japan

Vasil Kacharava, Editor of the Georgian Journal of American Studies, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
S. Jay Kleinberg, Editor of Journal of American Studies, Brunel University, UK
Takayuki Tatsumi, Editor of The American Review, Keio University
Richard Follett, Editor of Atlantic Studies, University of Sussex, UK
Peter Bastian, Editor of Australian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), Australian Catholic University
Priscilla Walton, Editor of Canadian Review of American Studies, Carleton University, Canada
R.J. Ellis, Editor of Comparative American Studies, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Marek Wilczynski, Editor of Polish Journal for American Studies, Poland
G. Harry Bennett, Editor of European Journal of American Culture, University of Plymouth, UK
Ayse Lahur Kirtunc, Editor, Journal of American Studies of Turkey, Ege University, Turkey
Christopher Saunders, Editor of Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chris Gair, Editor of Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, University of Birmingham, UK
Divina Frau-Meigs, Editor of Revue Francaises d'Etudes Americaines (French Journal of American Studies), Universite d'Orleans, France
Jean Kempf, Editor of Transatlantica (online), Universite de Lyons II, France
Barbara Buchenau, Editor of Review of International American Studies (Electronic Publication of the International American Studies Association), University of Göttingen, Germany
Marietta Messmer, Editor of Review of International American Studies (Electronic Publication of the International American Studies Association), University of Göttingen, Germany
Zoltan Abadi Nagy, Editor, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Udo Hebel, Editor, Amerikastudien/American Studies, University of Regensberg, Germany
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Transracial/Transnational Adoptions in Literary and Cyber Space
CHAIR:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara
PAPERS:
Sonjia Hyon,American Studies Department, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Constellations of Home: Korean Adoptees Making Place and Writing "Home" in Cyberspace
Mark Jerng, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University
Doting Citizenship: Transracial Adoption and the Haunting of National Belonging in Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life
Emily Cheng, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
Sentimental Journey: U.S. Sensational Narratives of Chinese Transnational Adoption
COMMENT:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Recovering the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands
CHAIR:
Deena Gonzalez, Department of Chicano Studies, Loyola Marymount University
PANELISTS:
Emma Perez, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Queering the Borderlands
John-Michael Rivera, English Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
Recovering the Gente of Democratic Culture
Jose Aranda, English Department, Rice University
Mi linda tierra: The Role of Regionalism in 19th-Century Borderland Literature
Nicolas Kanellos, Department of Spanish, University of Houston
Newspapers and the Formation of Transnational Identities: A
Tejano-Cubano Writes Nineteenth Century Tejas
Sonja Perez, Department of Comparative Culture and Literary Studies
Betwix and Between Borderland Cultures: Nineteenth Mexican and Native American
Testimonios
COMMENT:
The Audience
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Making Gangsters: Image, Myth, and Symbol
CHAIR:
Jay Mechling, Department of American Studies, University of California, Davis
PAPERS:
Wendy H. Bergoffen, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Guardians, Millionaires, and Fearless Fighters: Transforming Jewish Gangsters into a Usable Past
Laura Browder, English Department, Virginia Commonwealth University
Maid Marions and Bad Mothers: The Cultural Meanings of Female Gangsters in the 1930s
COMMENT:
Jay Mechling
2:00 - 3:45 PM
There's No Place Like Home: Domesticity, Race, and Region in the Late Nineteenth-Century U.S.
CHAIR:
Susan Gillman, Department of Literature and American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
PAPERS:
Ellen Weinauer, Department of English, University of Southern Mississippi
"She Belongs to the North": Domestic Violence and Miscegenated Nationhood in Elizabeth Stoddard's
Two Men
Kelly Williams, Department of English, University of Michigan
The (Mis)Fortunes of Womanhood: Money, Ethnicity, and Domesticity in 1890s San Francisco
Lori Robison, Department of English, University of North Dakota
Sexualizing Whiteness: Domestic Culture and the Birth of the New South
COMMENT:
Susan Gillman
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking Session of the Secondary Education Committee
Business Meeting of the Religion and American Culture Caucus
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Business Meeting of the Queer Caucus
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Business Meeting of the Environmental Studies Caucus
Reception of the University of Southern California
Reception of the University of Minnesota
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Black, White, and the Visual Record: Intersections of Race and Photography, 1940-1975
CHAIR:
Laura Wexler, Departments of Women's and Gender Studies & American Studies, Yale University
PAPERS:
Sara Blair, Department of English, University of Michigan
"Something Between Me and Reality": Ralph Ellison, Post-War Photography, and the Making of Invisibility
Joseph Entin, Department of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Richard Wright's Photo-Politics
Maren Stange, School of Humanities, The Cooper Union
Gordon Parks and Racial Subjectivity
Huey Copeland, Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
Enter The Mythic Being: The Uncanny Self-Portraiture of Adrian Piper
COMMENT:
Laura Wexler
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Queer Arts/Queer Theory
CHAIR:
Steven Nelson, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
PAPERS:
Richard Meyer, Department of Art History, University of Southern California
Queer Artists, Ethnicity, and the Location of Censorship
Antonio Viego, Program in Literature and Romance Studies, Duke University
The Pervert is an Historian
David Román, Departments of English and American Studies, University of Southern California
Performance in America: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the Question of the Performing Arts
COMMENT:
The Audience
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Two Distant Cultures Intersecting: Turkish and American Perspectives Intertwined
CHAIR:
Michael Frisch, Department of English, State University of New York, Buffalo
PAPERS:
Asli Tekinay, Western Lang. and Literature Department, Bogazici University, Turkey
"Passing" as The "Other" within The Context of Identity Dialectics: Griffin's "Black Like Me" and Wallraff's "The Lowest of the Low"
Ozlem Ogut, Western Lang. and Literature Department, Bogazici University, Turkey
Crossing the Threshold of Civilizations: The Convergence of East and West in Orhan Pamuk's
The White Castle
Lamia Gulcur, Western Lang. and Literature Department, Bogazici University, Turkey
The Faulknerian Concepts of Region and Character on Yasar Kemal's Trilogy:
Mehmet My Hawk, Iron Earth Copper Sky, The Wind from the Plain
Serra Görpe, Department of Public Relations and Advertising School of Communication, Istanbul University, Turkey, &
Nilufer Ocel
, Radio-TV and Broadcast Department, School of Communications, Istanbul University, Turkey
Cola Turka Commercials: Selling Nationalism And Humor Launch Of A Turkish Brand
COMMENT:
The Audience
4:00 - 5:45 PM
The Americas and American Indian Connections: Cultures, Intersections and Coincidences
CHAIR:
Craig Howe, Graduate Studies Department, Oglala Lakota College
PAPERS:
Harvey Markowitz, Department of Religion, Washington and Lee University
Medicine Men: The Good, the Bad, and the Plastic
Ralph Shain, Independent Scholar
Surrealism and Native American Art
Cécile Ganteaume, Curatorial Department, National Museum of the American Indian
The Eastern Band of Cherokees and the Nature of Tribal Histories
LeAnne Howe, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota
Speaking of Mounds in the Southeast Oral Tradition
COMMENT:
Raymond Fogelson, Department of Anthropolgy, University of Chicago
4:00 - 5:45 PM
The Dialectic of Transnationality: Reconfiguring the Local and the Global in Asian American Studies
CHAIR:
Rob Wilson, Department of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
PAPERS:
Jinqi Ling, Department of English/Asian American Studies Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Complicating Asian American Literary Imaginations: Toward a North
Xiao-huang Yin, American Studies Program, Occidental College
The Interface of the Global and the Local: A Study of Transnational Organizations Founded by Recent Chinese Immigrants
Xiaojian Zhao, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Global Problems, Local Solutions: Poverty and Networking in the Post-1965 Chinese American Community
Yuan Shu, Department of English, Texas Tech University
Technology, Cultural Discourse, and Early Chinese American Writing
COMMENT:
The Audience
4:00 - 5:45 PM
From CA and DC: (Central) American Studies from the District of Columbia and California
CHAIR:
George Lipsitz, American Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
PAPERS:
Ana Patricia Rodríguez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland, College Park
"
Departamento 15": U.S. Salvadoran Translocalities in D.C. and S.F.
Gus Tavo Adolfo Guerra Vásquez, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
"
Macho menos:" Gender and sexuality in U.S.-Guatemalan Writings
Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Del Otro Equipo/¿Y Vos?: Queer Transnational Central American Writing from Mexican Los Angeles
Ronald W. Luna, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park
Espacios Culturales: Transmigrant Salvadoran Evangelical Protestant Communities in D.C.
COMMENT:
George Lipsitz
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Academic Job Interviews in American Studies: A Demonstration Workshop (Sponsored by the ASA Student's Committee)
This workshop stages a demonstration of an academic job interview in American Studies, and is a consistently well-attended and popular session.
CHAIR:
Patricia Roylance, Department of English, Stanford University
PANELISTS:
Angharad Valdivia, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Richard Yarborough, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
Joel Burges, Department of English, Stanford University
COMMENT:
The Audience
4:00 - 5:45 PM
The Crossroads of American Studies and Diplomatic History: A Roundtable Discussion
For decades, the disciplinary wheels of American Cultural Studies and Diplomatic History have run on parallel tracks. This roundtable discussion is the culmination of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections between these fields, and the latest attempt of a group of scholars committed to transgressing the disciplinary and intellectual boundaries that for too long have hindered the pursuit of answers to common question of culture, history, and empire.
CHAIR:
Robert Schulzinger, Department of History, University of Colorado-Boulder
PANELISTS:
Mary Renda, Department of History, Mount Holyoke College
Thomas Zeiler, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Anne Martínez, Departments of History & Latino/a Studies, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Scott Laderman, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Christina Klein, Literature Section, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edwin Martini, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland
COMMENT:
The Audience
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Bodies at Play: An Exploration of Nature, Culture, and Leisure
CHAIR:
Jane C. Desmond, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa
PAPERS:
Catherine Cocks, Executive Editor, School of American Research (SAR) Press
Eternal Summer: Tourism, Nature, and the Sexual Revolution, 1880-1920
Phoebe S. Kropp, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Barefoot, Hungry, and Happy: The Bodily Experiences of Camping
Marguerite S. Shaffer, Program in American Studies, Miami University, Ohio
Human Nature: From Nudism to New Age
COMMENT:
Jane C. Desmond
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Workshop of International American Studies Journal Editors(Roundtable)
This is a continuation of the session starting at 2:00 PM Friday. For more details see that session enty. As part of the international initiative of the Atlanta conference, we are inviting the editors of international American Studies journals to Atlanta for a meeting among editors to discuss issues of publication and potential collaboration. This workshop would be a public forum, in which editors can introduce their publications and discuss issues of submission and the field. Session's chair is Simon P. Newman. Panelists include S. Jay Kleinberg, Richard Follett, Peter Bastian, Priscilla Walton, R. J. Ellis, G. Harry Bennett, Ayse Lahur Kirtunc, Christopher Saunders, Chris Gair, Divina Frau-Meigs, Jean Kempf, Barbara Buchneau, Marietta Messmer, Zoltan Abadi Nagy, Udo Hebel, Fumiko Nishizaki, Takayuki Tatsumi, Marek Wilczynski.
4:00 - 5:45 PM
Afro/Asian Crosscultural Encounters
CHAIR:
Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Department of English, University of Maryland in Europe
PAPERS:
Sanda Mayzaw Lwin, Department of English, Yale University
"A Race so Different from Our Own": Segregation and Exclusion at the Turn of the American Century
Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, Department of English, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany
"I Would Write with Mt. Fujiyama in View": Japan and the Writing of Katherine Dunham's
A Touch of Innocence
Ananya Chatterjea, Department of Theater Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota and
Thomas DeFrantz, Department of Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Diasporic Encounters: Dancing through Shifting Terrains of Identity
Gita Rajan, Department of Women's Studies, Hamilton College
Chutney,
Méstisage, and Other Mixed Metaphors: Reading Indo Caribbean and Afro Caribbean Art
COMMENT:

Heike Raphael-Hernandez

 
4:00 - 5:45 PM
"Lifting as We Climb": Mentors and Mentees
This roundtable discussion will update the theme of "Lifting as We Climb," as a Reconstruction Era phrase that connotes the commitment to race betterment and improved racial identity and public image by the most privileged and better educated African Americans, to focus more generally on women of color and the mentor-mentee relationship in a post-identity politics context.
CHAIR:
Maria Eugenia Cotera, Program in American Culture and Women's Studies Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PANELISTS:
Michael Antonucci, Department of English, University of Illinois, Chicago
Mary Pat Brady, Department of English, Cornell University
Frances Smith Foster, Departments of English and Women's Studies, Emory University
Nellie McKay, Departments of English and Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Women's Studies Department, Spelman College
Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sonia Saldivar-Hull, Women's Studies Institute, University of Texas, San Antonio
Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University
COMMENT:
The Audience
 
4:00 - 5:45 PM
At the Crossroads of American Cultural Landscapes: Stories from the Keeping and Creating American Communities Program
CHAIR:
Randy Bass, English Department, Georgetown University
PAPERS:
Mimi Dyer, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw, GA, & Co-Director, Keeping and Creating American Communities (KCAC) Project
Overview of KCAC
Peggy Corbett, Cherokee County Schools, Canton, GA
Cultivating Homelands: Building Collaborations at Cultural Crossroads
Bonnie Webb, Cooper Middle School, Powder Springs, GA
Writing a Museum: Creating Generational Cultural Awareness
Sylvia Martinez, Campbell High School, Smyrna, GA
Cultural Journeys: Discovering Personal and Professional Crossroads
Dave Winter, Grady High School, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta: Studying a City of Crossroads
COMMENT:

The Audience

5:00 - 6:30 PM
The U.S.-Abu Ghraib Continuum: Torture, Prisons, Militarism, and the Racial State
What is the connection between torture of prisoners of war by U.S. military at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, the everyday culture of U.S. civilian prisons, expanding civil death, neoliberal racial state structure, and the global struggle for human rights? How do symbolic and material forces draw from, and renovate, common-sense understanding of danger and difference through the normalizing boundaries of cages? Why do these questions matter, for both foreign and domestic policy, in the richest and most militarily powerful nation-state in the history of the world? The panelists will engage these themes from a variety of cuts, and then join the audience in a discussion of the key question: What is to be done?
CHAIR:
Avery Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara
PANELISTS:
Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara
Joy James, Brown University
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, University of Southern California
COMMENT:
The Audience
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American Studies Association Awards Ceremony
PRESIDING:
Karen Halttunen, Department of History and the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Sothern California, and President-Elect, American Studies Assocation
Presentation of the 2004 Constance Rourke Prize for the best article in American Quarterly, the 2004 Wise-Susman Prize for the best student paper at the convention, the 2004 Yasuo Sakakibara Prize for the best paper presented by an international scholar at the meeting, the 2004 Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for the best dissertation in American Studies, the 2004 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, the 2004 Mary C. Turpie Prize for outstanding teaching, advising, and program development in American Studies, and the 2004 Bode-Pearson Prize for outstanding contributions to American Studies.
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
American Studies Association Presidential Address
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
American Studies Association Presidential Reception and Dance


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