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Friday, November 15, 2002

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Regionalism and Multiculturalism: Hidden Histories/Present Possibilities (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:
Andrew Hoberek, Department of English, University of Missouri, Columbia
PANELISTS:
Thadious Davis, Department of English,Vanderbilt University

Leigh Anne Duck, Department of English,University of Memphis

Neil Foley, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin

Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Center for Studies of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University

Tom Lutz, Department of English, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Katherine Morrissey, Department of History, University of Arizona, Tucson

COMMENT:
Audience

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Wild (Backyard) America: The Urbanite Confronts the Animal World

CHAIR:
Michael C. Dooley, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa
PAPERS:
Jennifer Mason, Department of English,Skidmore College
Animals, Animality, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Or, Life in theBuilt Environment

Jennifer A. Crets, Department of American Studies, Saint Louis University
Science, Spectacle, and Segregation: Trans-Species Encounters at the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Fairgrounds, 1855-1904

Gene Burd, Department of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin
Pests in the Press: Conflicts Between the Natural and Urban Environment

Mark B. Feldman, Rhetoric Department, University of California, Berkeley
Animal Bodies, Animal Texts: Zoos and Naturalist Fiction, 1890-1910

COMMENT:
Audience

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Global Anxieties and Local Threats: The Shifting Configurations of American Urban Identity (TALK)

CHAIR:
Yasmin Nair, Department of English, University of Illinois, Chicago
PAPERS:
Jeffrey Edwards, School of Policy Studies,Roosevelt University
Urban Gentrification and the Restructuring ofLGBT Politics in the U.S.

Kathleen Frederickson, Department of English, University of Chicago
Monumental Circulation (with all the fixings)

David Gerstner, Department of Media Culture,City University of New York, Staten Island
Theodore Roosevelt Makes Movies: Aesthetics of Realism in The Battle Cry of Peace

COMMENT:
Yasmin Nair

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

The Language of New Media

CHAIR:
Jillana Enteen, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies,Northwestern University
PAPERS:
Lisa Lynch, Media Studies Program, Catholic University
The Web's Collected Unconscious: Software Art as Automatic Writing

Kenton T. Wilkinson, Department of Communication, University of Texas, San Antonio
Language Transfer Technologies: Problem or Panacea for International Linguistic Diversity?

David Silver, Department of Communication, University of Washington
theglobe.com: Image, Anti-Image, and the Shifting Languages of New Media

COMMENT:
Audience

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

California Youthscapes: Criminalization, Deportation & Resistance (TALK)

CHAIR:
Elisabeth Soep, Youth Radio, San FranciscoState University
PAPERS:
Lena Carla Gutekunst, Department of Cultural Studies, University of California, Davis
YO! Youth Outlook's the Beat Within/Beat Without and the Criminalization of a Generation

Gustavo Adolfo Guerra Vásquez, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Homies Unidos: Fruits of Wars Deported to an Unknown Homeland

Víctor M. Ríos, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
From Knucklehead to Revolutionary: Urban Youth Culture and Social Trans/Formations

COMMENT:
Elisabeth Soep

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Rethinking the American Century: Emergent Ideologies in Cold War Photography, Film, and Music

CHAIR:
Priscilla Wald, Department of English, Duke University
PAPERS:
Joseph Entin, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University
"Pictures Lying in the Gutter Like the New York Daily News": Postwar Documentary Photography and the Sensational Imagination

Gaspar González, Writer, Miami
New Times, Strangers on a Train: The Peril of Cold War Courtship in the Manchurian Candidate

Scott Saul, Department of English, University of Virginia
"The Screams of a Thousand Lost and Living Voices": John Coltrane's Invention of Africa

COMMENT:
Priscilla Wald

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

From Corridos to Norteño Progressive and Nortec: Rebellious U.S./Mexican Bordersounds that Make the Local and Global Matter

CHAIR:
Arturo J. Aldama, Program in Chicano and Chicana Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe
PAPERS:
Frederick Luis Aldama, Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder
Nortec and the Decollecting of Asymmetric Global Capitalism in U.S./Mexican Borderland Soundscapes

Juanita Heredia, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western Oregon University
Real and Symbolic Rebellious Sounds in the Works of Denise Chavez and Sandra Cisneros

Cecilia Ballí, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Rice University
Who's More Progressive, Anyway?: Mexicans, Mexican Americans and the Norteño Feud

COMMENT:
Arturo J. Aldama

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Making it Modern: Popular Culture and Eugenics in the 1930s (TALK)

CHAIR:
Julia C. Ehrhardt, Honors College, University of Oklahoma
PAPERS:
Christina Cogdell, Department of Liberal Studies, California State University, Fullerton
In Search of Smooth Flow: Constipation, Eugenics, and Streamline Design in the 1930s

Susan Currell, Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK
"Life Begins at Forty": Self-Improvement and Eugenics During the Great Depression

Kerry Soper, Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University
Bad Breeding and Crime in Dick Tracy's Rogues Gallery: The Comic Art of Chester Gould and the Popularization of Eugenics Theory in 1930s America

Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Department of Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
Sex and Eugenics: The Ambivalence of Eugenics in 1930s Film

COMMENT:
Robert Rydell, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

The Problem of Identity in Early America, 1600-1830

CHAIR:
Robert Olwell, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin
PAPERS:
Aaron J. Palmer, Department of History,Georgetown University
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor: Imperial and Colonial Identity in the American South and British Caribbean, 1763-1783

Anna Mae Duane, Department of English,Fordham Univerity
Growing Pains: Sympathy, Identity, and the Revolutionary Child

Theresa Gaul, Department of English, Texas Christian University
"The Converted Cherokee": Genres of Identity in Memoir of Catharine Brown

COMMENT:
Audience

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Teaching 9/11 (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:
Amitava Kumar, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University

PANELISTS:

Alondra Nelson, Department of African American Studies and Sociology, Yale University

Rachel Buff, Department of History, Bowling Green State University

Amy Greenberg, Department of History, Pennsylvania State University

Jason Loviglio, American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, American Studies Program, New York University

COMMENT:
Amitava Kumar

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Roundtable Discussion on Race, Space, and Queer Subcultures (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:
David Román, Department of English, University of Southern California
PANELISTS:
Judith Halberstam, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho, Department of History, University of Texas, El Paso

Christina B. Hanhardt, American Studies Program, New York University

José Esteban Muñoz, Department of Performance Studies, New York University

COMMENT:
Audience

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Visual Cultures of Blackness and Whiteness

CHAIR:
Shawn Michelle Smith, Department of American Studies, Saint Louis University
PAPERS:
Ellen Goldner, Department of English, City University of New York, the College of Staten Island
Black Masks, White Masks: Surveillance, Visual Culture, and "Race" in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Clotel

Elizabeth Abel, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
The Camera, the Lunch Counter, and the Contours of the Nation

COMMENT:
Shawn Michelle Smith

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Nations, Wars, and Markets: Hidden Histories of the American War in Vietnam

CHAIR:
Lisa Lowe, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
PAPERS:
Scott Laderman, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Celebrating Doi Moi: Neoliberalism and Travel Guidebooks for Vietnam

Katherine Kinney, Department of English, University of California, Riverside
Hanoi Jane

Ed Martini, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland
Whose Globalization?: The American War on Vietnam 1975-1995

COMMENT:
Lisa Lowe

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Visual Culture and the Construction of New Identities

CHAIR:
Barbara A. Babcock, Program in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
PAPERS:
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, American Studies Program, Boston University
Imagining Ourselves: Photographs and the Formation of Community Identity in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1900-1920

Joshua L. Miller, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
John Sayles and the Project of Transamerican Cinema: Visual Culture and Multilingual Expression

Edison Cassadore, Program in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
The Cinematic Uses of Flashback and Native American Identities in Chris Eyre's Smoke Signals

Wendy deBano, Department of Music, University of California, Santa Barbara
Collective Reflections on Music, Image, and Identity

Kendal Kennedy, Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College, Columbia University
Iranian American Art: An Identity in the Making

COMMENT:
Sharon L. Parker, Program in Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Arizona

 

8:00 - 9:45 AM

* The Gender Politics of Recovered Hispanic Literature

CHAIR:
Tatcho Mindiola, Mexican American Studies, University of Houston
PAPERS:
Ben V. Olguín, Department of English, University of Texas, San Antonio
Reassessing Pocho Poetics: Américo Paredes' Poetry and the (Trans)National Question

Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, University of Houston
Treacherous Women in the Crónicas of Quezigno Gazavic: A Strategy in Creating Community

Rodrigo Lazo, English Department, University of Miami, Ohio
Lola la Filibustera: Miguel T. Tolón and the Cross-Gender Formation of Cuban (American) Nation

COMMENT:
Tatcho Mindiola

 

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Racial Boundaries, Identities, and Anti-Racist Politics

CHAIR:
Jim Lee, Department of English, University of Texas
PAPERS:

Ofelia Cuevas, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
Criminality at the Close of the Millennium: The Exhibition of Class and the Consruction ofRace on COPS

Laura Pulido, Department of Geography, University of Southern California
Between Black and White: The Negotiation of Chicana/o Identity Among Los Angeles Activists

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley
Profiling Alienated Labor: Scale, Racialization, and Re-partitioned Geographies

COMMENT:
Jim Lee

 

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Academic Job Interview in American Studies: A Demonstration Workshop (Sponsored by the Students' Committee)

CHAIR:
Barbara Shaw Perry, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
SEARCH COMMITTEE:
Elsa Barkley Brown, Departments of History & Women's Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Cedric Gael Bryant, Department of English, Colby College

Amy Kaplan, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

David Román, Department of English, University of Southern California

Richard Yarborough, Department of English & Center for African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

José David Saldívar, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

JOB CANDIDATE:
Adrian T. Gaskins, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
COMMENT:
Audience

 

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Performance, Race, and the Birth of the Local

CHAIR:
Charles F. McGovern, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
PAPERS:
Adria L. Imada, American Studies Program, New York University
"The Naughty Girls from Honolulu Do the Naughty Hula Dance": Performing Hawai'i in the Imperial U.S.

Karl Hagstrom Miller, Department of History, New York University
"The Beauty of Primitive Music": Southern Musicians, Minstrelsy, and the Lure of New York City

John W. Troutman, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin
Creating the "Dance Evil": The National Resonance of Local American Indian Performance, 1910-1925

COMMENT:
Charles F. McGovern

 

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Transforming Places: Nuclear Tourism, Surfer Grrrls, and State Sponsored Tourism

CHAIR:

Dana Takagi, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

PAPERS:

Randel D. Hanson, School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University
From Bad to Goods: Tourism on the Ruins of Cold War Nuclear Landscapes

Krista Comer, Department of English, Rice University
Tourism on Vacation: Girls and the Surfari

John Rosa, Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Arizona State University
"Please Don't Package Our Aloha": Local Responses to State Sponsored Tourism in Hawai'i

COMMENT:

Dana Takagi, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Feeling Historical: New Readings of Affect, Identity, and Historical Desire

CHAIR:

Christopher Nealon, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley

PAPERS:

Benjamin Lee, Department of English, University of Virginia
The Trouble with Swing: Diane di Prima's Hipster Affect

Heather K. Love, Literature Concentration, Harvard University
Feeling Backward: Queer Allegories of Refusal

Robert Reid-Pharr, Department of English, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
Negro No More: Sex, Silence, and Repression in Melvin Van Peebles's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

COMMENT:

Christopher Nealon

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Compromising Positions: Race, Reform, and the Scholarship of Disappointment

CHAIR:

Nancy Hewitt, Department of History, Rutgers University

PAPERS:

Laura Mielke , Department of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Keeping "a Distrustful Distance from Them": The Sentimental Defense of the Indian

Leigh Edwards, Department of English, Florida State University
Californication: Helen Hunt Jackson and the Indian Reform Movement

Jennifer Ritterhouse, Department of History, Utah State University
Morals and Manners: Evaluating "Respectability" and "Uplift" Among Middle-Class Blacks at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

COMMENT:

Nancy Hewitt

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Body Sites, Body Parts: Celebrity and the Technologies of Recognition

CHAIR:

Mary Desjardins, Department of Film and Television Studies, Dartmouth College

PAPERS:

Diane Negra, Department of Radio, Television, and Film, University of North Texas
Celebrity Style and How to Get It: In Style Magazine and the Uses of Stardom

Gabriel Wettach, Department of English, Purdue University
Memories of the Body Departed: Oprah Winfrey's Vogue Makeover

Adrienne L. McLean, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas, Dallas
Fashioning the Female Agent: Gender, Stardom, and the X-Files Franchise

COMMENT:

Mary Desjardins

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Cultural Politics of Multiculturalism (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:

Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin

PANELISTS:

Angela Dillard, Department of American Studies, Gallatin School, New York University

Alex Lubin, Department of American Studies, University of New Mexico

Gaye T. M. Okoh, Department of American Studies and History, University of Texas, San Antonio

John-Michael Rivera, Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder

David Vazquez, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

COMMENT:

Audience

10:00 - 11:45 AM

The American Politics of Death (TALK)

CHAIR:

Frank Shuffelton, Department of English, University of Rochester

PAPERS:

Desirée Henderson, Department of English, University of Texas, El Paso
The Politics of Eulogy in Early America

Juliana Chang, Department of English, Santa Clara University
Race and American Melancholia

Timothy Raphael, Department of Communication Studies and Theater, Ursinus College
Memento Mori: Ronald Reagan and the Sanction of Death

COMMENT:

Russ Castronovo, Department of American Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Visualizing Blackness: Locality, Race, and the Polemics of Visibility (TALK)

CHAIR:

Deborah Willis, Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

PAPERS:

John L. Jackson, Jr., Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
The Ethnographic Filmflam: Doing Visual Anthropology, Doing Native Anthropology

Nicole R. Fleetwood, Department of Film, Vassar College
The Techno-Scapes of Fatimah Tuggar: Rendering Race, Nation and Gender

Kellie Jones, Departments of History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University
Lorna Simpson, Bodies, and Evidence: The Practice and Reception of Postmodern Photography

COMMENT:

Deborah Willis

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Women Working in Early Hollywood: Labor, Studio Culture, and the Industry of Celebrity

CHAIR:

Jennifer Parchesky, Department of English, Arizona State University

PAPERS:

Heidi Kenaga, Department of Communication, University of Memphis
"Film-Smitten Girls are Marching on the Movie Metropolis": The MPPDA, the YWCA, and the Hollywood Studio Club

Karen Ward Mahar, Department of History, Sienna College
Why Mary Pickford Wasn't Andrew Carnegie: Masculine Corporate Culture and the Female Star Producer, 1916-23

Anne Morey, Department of English, Texas A&M University
A British Screenwriter in an American Context: Elinor Glyn Educates the American Movie Viewer

Shelley Stamp, Film & Digital Media Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
"A Perpetual Leading Lady": Fashioning Hollywood's First Celebrity Director

COMMENT:

Audience

10:00 - 11:45 AM

*Putting the Work of the Recovery Project in Practice: Questions of Pedagogy

CHAIR:

Michelle Morton, Literature Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

PAPERS:

Anne E. Goldman, English Department, Sonoma State University
Rancho Daze: Using Recovered Texts to Move Beyond Sugar-Cube Missions in the California Classroom

Dora Ramírez-Dhoore, English Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Two Eagles: Transnational Misconceptions in Maria Cristina Mena's Children's Fiction

Amelia María de la Luz Montes, English and Ethnic Studies Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
From the Archives to the Classroom: Teaching What We Are Recovering

COMMENT:

Michelle Morton

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Left Critique and the War on "Terror" (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:

Robyn Wiegman, Women's Studies Program, Duke University

PANELISTS:

Eva Cherniavsky, American Studies Program, Indiana University

Tom Foster, Department of English, Indiana University

Eric Lott, Department of English, University of Virginia

Wahneema Lubiano, Department of Literature, Duke University

COMMENT:

Audience

10:00 - 11:45 AM

September 11, 2001 as Memory, History, Document, Art, Photograph (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:

Mary Panzer, Department of History, New York University

PANELISTS:

David L. Jacobs, Department of Art, University of Houston

Margaret Morton, School of Art, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Miles Orvell, American Studies Program, Temple University

Maren Stange, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

COMMENT:

Audience

10:00 - 11:45 AM

American (Indian?) Studies: Can ASA Be an Intellectual Home?

CHAIR:

Mary Helen Washington, Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park

PAPERS:

Phil Deloria, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
American Indians, American Indian Studies, and the ASA

Jean O'Brien, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Why Here? Scholarly Locations for American Indian Studies

Robert Warrior, Program in Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma
A Room of One's Own at the ASA: An Indigenous Provocation

COMMENT:

Mary Helen Washington

12:00 - 1:45 PM

* Inventing and Commodifying an Imagined Hispanic Community

CHAIR:

Agustina Reyes, Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, University of Houston

PAPERS:

Enrique R. Lamadrid, University of New Mexico
"Del Baile al Casino": Demonic Admonitions for a New Time

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Department of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Travels of the Letter: The Transamerican Book Trade, 1808-1910

Vincent Pérez, Department of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
From Mexican Rancho to Hollywood Studio: Performing Identities in Leo Carrillo's The California I Love

COMMENT:

Agustina Reyes

12:00 - 1:45 PM

The Politics of Native American Photography: Historical and Contemporary Perspective

CHAIR:

Alan Trachtenberg, American Studies Program, Yale University

PAPERS:

Frank Goodyear, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Gazing at Indians: Wouter Deruytter and the Politics of Native American Photography

Theresa Harlan, California Arts Council
Collecting Photographs of Native Americans on e-Bay: Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie's e-Bay Digital Photo Series

Steven Hoelscher, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Learning to Picture and Speak Ho-Chunk: H.H. Bennett's American Indian Photographs

COMMENT:

Mick Gidley, School of American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds, UK

Alan Trachtenberg

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Courts of Law, Courts of Conscience and Courting Race: Jurisprudential Critique and Evocative Style in Literature on Slavery and Segregation

CHAIR:

Wai Chee Dimock, Department of English, Yale University

PAPERS:

Theo Davis, English Department, Williams College
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Representing Slavery through the Slave Codes

Imani Perry, School of Law, Rutgers University, Camden
Plessy's Tortured Sister: Sutton Griggs and the Grotesque Representation of Redemption Law

COMMENT:

Wai Chee Dimock

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Beyond Moonlight and Magnolias: Memory and Identity in the Poor White South

CHAIR:

Jeannie Whayne, Department of History, University of Arkansas

PAPERS:

Angie Maxwell, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Complete Participation: James Agee, James Dickey, and the Collective Memory of the Poor White South

Bruce E. Baker, Department of History, University of North Carolina
Following the Gun: Creating Icons of White Supremacy in South Carolina

Sidney Burris, Department of English, University of Arkansas
Agrarianism, Harry Crews, and the Establishment of the Poor White Identity

COMMENT:

David Wharton, Department of Southern Studies, University of Mississippi

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Global Crisis, Local Schooling: American Education During WWII and the Cold War

CHAIR:

James Gilbert, Department of History, University of Maryland

PAPERS:

Alan Garrett, Department of Education Foundations, Eastern New Mexico University
Teaching with "Fanfare and Military Glamour": School Mathematics, the Federal Government, and World War II

Adam Golub, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Reforming the "Soft" Curriculum: Manliness and Education in the Cold War

Karen Riley, Department of Foundations, Secondary, and Physical Education, Auburn University, Montgomery
Schooling and the Politics of Fear: An Initial Look at Florida's Americanism versus Communism Social Studies Curriculum, 1961-1991

COMMENT:

James Gilbert

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Sexuality, Race, and Empire in the Americas

CHAIR:

David Kazanjian, Department of English, City University of New York, Queens College

PAPERS:

Shelley Streeby, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
Before Blaxploitation: Black Sensationalism and Empire

Laura Briggs, Department of Women's Studies, University of Arizona
The Culture of Poverty and Other Libels: The Making of the Puerto Rican Welfare Queen and the Pathological Child

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, American Studies Program, Yale University
Body Counts on the Mexico-U.S. Border

COMMENT:

Amy Kaplan, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

Dana D. Nelson, Department of English, University of Kentucky

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Autobiographies of Race: Education, Language, and (Trans)nation

CHAIR:

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Department of English, University of Southern California

PAPERS:

Wilson C. Chen, Writing Programs, University of California, Los Angeles
Race, Nation, and U.S. Empire in the Autobiographical Borderlands of James Weldon Johnson's Along This Way

John Nieto-Phillips, Department of History, New Mexico State University
Memory, Migration, and Civic Identity: The Life and Education of an American Jíbaro

Jane Hseu, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
Multilingualism, Nation, and (Self-) Narration: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Gloria Anzaldúa

Delberto Dario Ruiz, Deparment of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Teki Lenguas del Hiapsi (Cut Tongues From the Heart/Spirit): Coloniality, Languaging, Border Cultures, and Geopolitical Space

COMMENT:

Audience

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Saving the World Through Children: Cold War Politics and the Battle for Children's Minds

CHAIR:

Ruth Feldstein, Department of History and Program in History and Literature, Harvard University

PAPERS:

Christine Jenkins, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
A New Sense of World Brotherhood—and the Will to Express It: Youth Services Librarians and Cold War Censorship, 1946-1955

Shafali Lal, American Studies Program, Yale University
The Moral Life of Whiteness: Northern Science, Regional Ethnography, and Children's Lives

Julia L. Mickenberg, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Bringing "Interracial" Books to an "All-White World": Postwar Children's Literature and the Old Left

Michelle M. Nickerson, American Studies Program, Yale University
Education or Indoctrination?: Housewives Against "Brainwashing" in Cold War Los Angeles

COMMENT:

Ruth Feldstein

12:00 - 1:45 PM

The Mass Culture Debate at 50: Critical Reassessments and Interventions

CHAIR:

Peter Lurie , History & Literature Department, Harvard University

PAPERS:

Mark Eaton, Department of English, Azusa Pacific University
Critical Mass: Revisiting the Postwar Mass Culture Debate After Cultural Studies

David Steigerwald, Department of History, Ohio State University, Marion
The Invention of Cultural Agency

Stefan K. Cieply, Program in Comparative Literature, University of Maryland
Beyond the Usual Suspects: The Case of Dwight MacDonald and Esquire

COMMENT:

Gregory Sumner, Department of History, University of Detroit, Mercy

 

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Handwork and Masculinity

CHAIR:

Patricia A. Turner, African and African American Studies, University of California, Davis

PAPERS:

Simon J. Bronner, American Studies Program, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
The Erect Male: Carving Masculinity in American Folk Art

Jay Mechling, American Studies Program, University of California, Davis
The Handmade Boy Scout Neckerchief Slide

Douglas Manger, Public Folklorist
Handwork and Masculinity

COMMENT:

Margaret R. Yocom, Department of English, George Mason University

12:00 - 1:45 PM

The Culture of Print in Civil War America: Local and Global Perspectives (Sponsored by Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Caucus)

CHAIR:

Wayne A. Wiegand, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PAPERS:

Elisa Tamarkin, Department of English, University of California, Irvine
The Renfrew Glass; or Britain, Civility, and the Civil War

John Navin, Department of History, Coastal Carolina University
The War in Print: How Northern and Southern Library Patrons Viewed the Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of the "War of Northern Aggression"

Kathleen Diffley, Department of English, University of Iowa
In Circulation: Stories, Magazines and Post Offices of the Civil War

Robert Scholnick, American Studies Program, College of William and Mary
The Fate of Humor in a Time of Civil War: VANITY FAIR (1860-1863) and the Negro

COMMENT:

Wayne A. Wiegand

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Diasporic Politics and Pacific Islanders on the Continental United States

CHAIR:

J. Kehaulani Kauanui, American Studies and Anthropology, Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University

PAPERS:

Ilana Miriam Gershon, Editorial Associate, American Ethnologist, Indiana University
The Eviction of Tradition: "Failure" in a San Francisco Samoan Community-Based Organization

Ilisa Lam, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center
Compact Migrants, Natives, and Others: Contextualizing the Presence of Marshall Islanders in the United States

Michael Perez, Department of Sociology, California State University, Fullerton
Insiders Without, Outsiders Within: Chamorro Ambiguity and Diasporic Identities on the U.S. Mainland

COMMENT:

Audience

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Transnational, Translocal: Popular Music and the Discourses of Latinidad

CHAIR:

George Lipsitz, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

PAPERS:

María Elena Cepeda, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Michigan
Making a (Musical) Scene: The Miami Music Industry and the Local/Global

Lilia Fernandez, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
"We Make the Music"/Laying Claim to Cultural Expression: Latino DJs and the Production of House Music

Wilson Valentin-Escobar, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
"The River is Deep, You Dig!": Tension Between Global and Local Discourses Surrounding Latin Jazz

Victor Hugo Viesca, American Studies Program, New York University
No Justice, No Music: The Peace and Justice Center and the Chicano/Latino Music Scene in Los Angeles

COMMENT:

George Lipsitz

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Vanishing Points: Nature, Nation, and Intimacy in Documentary Photography

CHAIR:

John Raeburn, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa

PAPERS:

James C. Hall, Department of African American Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago
Antagonistic Cooperation: Dennis Stock's Jazz Street and the Documentary Impulse

Barbara Shubinski, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa
Edward Weston's Vision of Walt Whitman's America: The Much Unsung Leaves of Grass Project

Jane E. Simonsen, Honors College, University of Central Arkansas
"Picture Us if You Can!": Dramatic Tensions in E. Jane Gay's Domestic Documentary

COMMENT:

John Raeburn

12:00 - 1:45 PM

Culture, Crisis, Citizenship: The Expressive Arts Respond to Global and Local Dilemmas

CHAIR:

Eve Oishi, Department of Women's Studies, California State University, Long Beach

PAPERS:

Deborah Whaley, Department of American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Get Up, Get-Get, Get Down, 9/11 Ain't a Joke in Your Town: Patriotism and Contestation in Black Expressive Culture

Suniana Maria, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Brutal Unveiling: Citizenship and Race Politics for Muslim Immigrant Youth

Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Program in Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine
Compositional Communities: Re-viewing Sa-I-Gu and Mississippi Triangle

Cynthia Young, Department of English and Program in American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Global Aesthetics/Local Contexts: Film, Culture and Radical Resistance in NYC and L.A.

COMMENT:

Audience

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Keywords for Global/Local American Studies: A Roundtable

CHAIR:

Susan Gillman, Department of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

PAPERS:

Jesse Alemán, Department of English, University of New Mexico
Archive

Ariela Gross, School of Law, University of Southern California
Race

Gavin Jones, Department of English, Stanford University
Poverty

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Department of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Translation

COMMENT:

Paul Moya, Department of English, Stanford University

2:00 - 3:45 PM

The Search for Place in the Global City

CHAIR:

Jeffrey L. Meikle, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin

PAPERS:

Jerome Krase, Department of Sociology, City University of New York, Brooklyn College
The Present/Future of Ethnic Enclaves

Sarah Mullen, Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Anywhere: Domestic Architecture, the New Economy, and the Search for Place

Lindsey Simms, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
The Radical Possibilities of a United Urban Front

COMMENT:

TBA

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Racializing the American: The New Negro and the New Whiteness in the Early-Twentieth-Century United States

CHAIR:

Alex X. Byrd, Department of History, Rice University

PAPERS:

Caroline Goeser, Department of Art, University of Houston
Remaking the Past, Making the Modern in Harlem Renaissance Illustration

J. Allen Douglas, Department of History, Rutgers University
The Property of Citizenship: Naturalization Laws and Whiteness, 1870-1930

Jack Kerkering, Department of English, Loyola University, Chicago
Discarding Dialect, Preserving Race: James Weldon Johnson and the "New Negro" Poet

COMMENT:

Audience

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Black Arts Movements in the African Diaspora

CHAIR:

Lawrence Jackson, Department of English, Emory University

PAPERS:

George Eliot Clarke, Department of English, University of Toronto
Invisible Insurgency?: The "Black Arts Movement" in Canada, 1968-1978

Jill Lane, Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University
Performing Race and Fraternidad in Cuba's Public Sphere, 1890-94

Judith Michelle Williams, Department of African and African American Studies, University of Kansas
Performance, Political Power, and Racial Identity in Brazil: Teatro Experimental do Negro (1944-1968) and Teatro Popular do Negro (1950-1970)

COMMENT:

Lawrence Jackson

 

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Globalization and the Disenchantment of the Local: The Case of New Mexico

CHAIR:

A. Gabriel Melendez, Department of American Studies, University of New Mexico

PAPERS:

Laura Padilla, Department of English, University of Texas, Austin
The Land of Mi Chante: The Figure of the Home in Cleofas Jaramillo's Shadows of the Past and Denise Chavez's The Last of the Menu Girls

Ralph E. Rodriguez, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University
Mythical and Mystical: Rudolfo Anaya's Enchanted New Mexico

Michael Trujillo, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin
A New Mexico Romance: Jim Sagel, Teresa Archuleta, and Desire and (Dis) Enchantment in the Española Valley

COMMENT:

A. Gabriel Melendez

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Black Music and Technology

CHAIR:

Alexander G. Weheliye, Department of English, Northwestern University

PAPERS:

Beth Coleman, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University
Come Again Selector: Repetition as a Figure of Dancehall Culture

Lynne D. Johnson, Program in Urban and Multicultural Education, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Hip-Hop's Transformers: Technologies of Production and Distribution in Hip-Hop

Dalton Anthony Jones, American Studies Program, Yale University
Heebie Jeebies, or, "Why is this Man Smiling?"

Kali Tal, Comparative Culture and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
Room Full of Mirrors, or, Reflections Without the Man: The Death and Continuing Non-Life of Jimi Hendrix

COMMENT:

Alexander G. Weheliye

2:00 - 3:45 PM

What's In a Hemisphere? Theorizing New Locations for American Studies

CHAIR:

Stuart Burrows, Department of English, Brown University

PAPERS:

Jeff Kadem, Department of English, Cleveland State University
The Application of Post-Colonial Methods to Pan-American Study

Gretchen Murphy, Department of English, University of Minnesota, Morris
The Legacy of the Monroe Doctrine: or, How the Other Half of the Western Hemisphere Idea Lives

Elena Glasberg, Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University
A Hemispheric Imaginary for American Studies

COMMENT:

Rodrigo J. Lazo, Department of English, Miami University

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Trading Gazes: Anglo American Women Photographers and Native North Americans

CHAIR:

Molly H. Mullin, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Albion College

PAPERS:

Nicole Tonkovich, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
Seeing Globally, Preserving Locally: Jane Gay Among the Nez Perce, 1888-1892

Melody Graulich, Department of English and American Studies, Utah State University
Kate Cory Among the Hopi, 1905-1912

Lisa MacFarlane, Department of English and American Studies, University of New Hampshire
"Comprehending Equal Eyes": Mary Schaffer Among the Stoney, 1906-1911

COMMENT:

Molly H. Mullin

2:00 - 3:45 PM

The Cultural Work of Financial Panic

CHAIR:

David Zimmerman, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PAPERS:

Kevin Hicks, Department of English, Princeton University
The History of the Hen Fever: Property as Pathogen

Mary Templin, Department of English, University of Wyoming
Containing Sentiment: Antebellum Women's Panic Fiction

David Anthony, Department of English, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Bank Panic and Male Panic in the Antebellum Gothic

COMMENT:

David Zimmerman

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Look at the Queers: Mainstream Mediations of Sexual Practices and Identities, 1960-1980

CHAIR:

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Department of Women's Studies, University of Arizona

PAPERS:

John Howard, American Studies Program, King's College, University of London,
This is How We Do It: Queer Identity Instruction in Postwar America

Patrick McCreery, American Studies Program, New York University
The Militant Male Molester: Anita Bryant's Representation of Homosexuals

Leisa D. Meyer, Department of History, College of William and Mary
"Are Negroes More Amorous Than Whites?": Competing Sexual Normativities in Popular Culture During the 1950s and 60s

COMMENT:

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Popular Memory and the Production of Local Knowledges

CHAIR:

Samara Paysse, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

PAPERS:

Sara Mason, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Preferred Memories: Managing History and Popular Memory Though Historic Preservation

John Bloom, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"JewBine" and "Tijuana Springs": A Comparative Exploration of Identity and National Ideology for Rural Jewish and Latina/o Immigrants in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Douglas Reichert Powell, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Writing, Duke University
There's Something About Mary: How a 1916 Lynching of a Circus Elephant Suggests New Possibilities for Regionalism

COMMENT:

Samara Paysse

2:00 - 3:45 PM

The Sexual Politics of Global Fundamentalist Movements (TALK)

CHAIR:

Surina Khan, Executive Director, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

PAPERS:

Minoo Moallem, Department of Women's Studies, San Francisco University
Modernist Tropes and Postmodern Encounters: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Representation

Tanya Erzen, American Studies Program, New York University
Converting Sexuality in the U.S. Christian Right

Paola Bacchetta, Women's Studies Program and Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
Sexual Effects and the Efficacy of Sexuality in Hindu Nationalism

Janet Jacobsen, Department of Drama, University of California, Irvine &
Ann Pellegrini
,
Women's Studies Program, Barnard College
This Is Not about Hate: Sex, Secularism, and the Trouble with Tolerance

COMMENT:

Surina Khan

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Transnational Localities: Navigating the Global in Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together

CHAIR:

David Eng, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

PAPERS:

Neda Atanasoski and Jinah Kim, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego
Queer Desire and Subjectivity within Postmodern Geographies

Margaret Fajardo, Deparment of Literature, University of California, San Diego
El Tango Argentino and Globalized Culture(s)

COMMENT:

David Eng

2:00 - 3:45 PM

Vision, Visuality and Commerce in Nineteenth Century America,
1800-1850
(Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)

CHAIR:

John Davis, American Studies Program, Smith College

PAPERS:

Wendy Bellion, Department of Art History, Rutgers University
Hooking the Eye: Meat and Markets in William Birch's Views of Philadelphia

Alan Wallach, American Studies Program, College of William and Mary
Panopticism and the Construction of Bourgeois Identity

Peter Brownlee, Department of American Studies, George Washington University
Manifest Visuality: Richard Caton Woodville's War News from Mexico, the Daguerreotype, and Vision at Mid-Century

COMMENT:

Laura Rigal, Department of English, University of Iowa

2:00 - 3:45 PM

* What Lies Between Nations, Language, and History

CHAIR:

Pedro Gutiérrez, Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston

PANELISTS:

Sonia Dupré, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, University of Houston
La patria perdida de Teodoro Torres: novela de inmigración o novela de exilio

Amber Williams, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, University of Houston
Immigration Novels Written in Spanish versus Immigration Novels Written in English

Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Texas A & M University
Transnational Localities: Chicano/a Literary History Beyond Borders

COMMENT:

Pedro Gutiérrez

4:00 - 5:45 PM

A Long Road Back: Japanese Americans in Postwar America

CHAIR:

Arthur Hansen, Department of History, California State University, Fullerton

PAPERS:

Eiichiro Azuma, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Chick-Sexing, Racial Identity, and Postwar Nisei

James Vernando Gatewood, Department of American Civilization, Brown University
"With New Eyes to See": Ads, Fads, And the Contest for Japanese American Identity in Nisei Vue Magazine, 1945-1948

Greg Robinson, Department of History, Université du Québec à Montréal
Nisei Activists, Civil Rights, and the Truman Administration, 1945-1948

COMMENT:

Caroline Chung Simpson, Department of English, University of Washington

4:00 - 5:45 PM

* Recovering the Biography of Padre Antonio José Martínez Through Text and Film (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:

Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, Department of Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University

PANELISTS:

Genaro Padilla, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley

A. Gabriel Meléndez, American Studies Department, University of New Mexico

Paul Espinosa, Independent Filmmaker, San Diego, California

María Montoya, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

COMMENT:

Audience

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Kitchens, Chapels, and Prada: Consumer Spaces and Global Exchange (TALK)

CHAIR:

Sally Clarke, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin

PAPERS:

Kristin Hoganson, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kitchens as Crossroads: The Popular Geography of Food, 1865-1920

Carolyn Thomas de la Peña, American Studies Program, University of California, Davis
Staging the Global Brand: Prada's Regional Transnational Flagship Stores

Joel Dinerstein, Department of English, ithaca College
Jazz in the Global Marketplace of the 1930s and Its Positive Effects on African-American Images

COMMENT:

Shirley Wajda, Department of History, Kent State University

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Mexico and American Studies

CHAIR:

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Department of Art History, Barnard College

PAPERS:

Eric Zolov, Department of History, Franklin and Marshall College
Showcasing the "Mexico of Tomorrow": The 1968 Cultural Olympics

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Department of English, Texas Tech University
Carlos Fuentes's Border Representations and Hemispheric American Studies

Mark Williams, Department of Film and Television Studies, Dartmouth College
Figuring the Representational: Inter-Medial Borders and L.A.-Frontera Subjectivity

Michael R. Hames-Garcia, Department of English, State University of New York, Binghamton
Borderlands, Diaspora, Ethnicity: Whither Chicano/Latino and/or Mexican/American Studies?

COMMENT:

Rachel Adams, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Faith, Ethnicity, and Social Change: Three Case Studies of Religion and the Immigrant Experience in North America

CHAIR:

Marjorie Feld, History & Social Science Division, Babson College

PAPERS:

Jon Craig Watt, Department of History, Pennsylvania State University
Italianita, Italian Americans, and the American Religious Environment: Italian Pentecostalism, a Case Study

Lori Pierce, Department of History, Wabash College
Buddha Loves Me, This I Know: Growing Up Buddhist in Christian America

Sushil Jain, Scarman Centre, Institute of Asian Cultures
Globalization, Immigration, and Religious Accommodation: The Sikhs in Canada, a Case Study

COMMENT:

Orm Øverland, Department of English, University of Bergen

4:00 - 5:45 PM

The "Other" Third Wave: Women of Color Activism and Cultural Work (ROUNDTABLE)

CHAIR:

Dionne Espinoza, Department of Chicano Studies, California State University, Los Angeles

PANELISTS:

reina a. prado, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Maythee Rojas, Women's Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach

Shirley S. Tang, Programs in American Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Jill Petty, Editor/Publisher, South End Press

COMMENT:

Audience

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Global Food?: Fusion, Creolization, and Hybridity in Culinary Culture

CHAIR:

Anita Mannur, Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

PAPERS:

Martin F. Manalansan IV, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Who's Fusing Whom?: Fusion, Foodies, and Asian American Culinary Modernity

Laurence Roth, Department of English, Susquehanna University
Kosher Hybridity and American Jewish Cookbooks, 1871-1990

Robb Walsh, Houston Press
Six Degrees of Hybridization: The Many Motives of Fusion Cooking

COMMENT:

Anita Mannur

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Chicana/o Technospaces

CHAIR:

Rosaura Sánchez, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

PAPERS:

Curtis Marez, Department of American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
Insurgent Brown Sounds: Radio and Early Sound Films in Post-Revolution Los Angeles

Catherine S. Ramírez, Department of English, University of New Mexico
Deus ex machina: Tradition, Technology, and the Chicanafuturist Art of Marion Martínez

COMMENT:

Rosa Linda Fregoso, Department of American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Rosaura Sánchez

4:00 - 5:45 PM

(Re-) Contextualizing the Local and the Global: Literary and Critical Discourses in the United States in the Twentieth Century

CHAIR:

Giles Gunn, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

PAPERS:

Günter H. Lenz, American Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Transnational African American Modernism and Diasporic Négritude Writing in the 1930s and 1940s: Claude McKay, Léopold Senghor, and Aimé Césaire

Alfred Hornung, American Studies Program, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
From Malcolm X to the Nation of Islam: Local Uses of Global Religion

John Carlos Rowe, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
Miracles of Communication Between the Local and the Global in Louise Erdrich's The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (2001)

Gönül Pultar, Department of English, Bilkent University, Ankara
The American Crescent: Local Fears Versus Global Faith

COMMENT:

The Audience

 

4:00 - 5:45 PM

The Mexican Revolution in U.S. National Consciousness

CHAIR:

Antonia Castañeda, Department of History, St. Mary's University

PAPERS:

Andrea Tinnemeyer, Department of English, Utah State University
Embodying the Revolutionary Woman: Images of Mexican Suffragettes in the 1930s

Juan Alonzo, Center for Mexican American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas, Austin
From Greaser Bandit to Bandit Revolutionary: Ideological Conflation in Mexican Identity Representation in U.S. Cinema

Richard T. Rodríguez, Department of Chicano Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
Que Viva Hollywood?: The Mexican Revolution and the U.S. Mediated Imagination

COMMENT:

The Audience

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Music, Maestros, and Missions

CHAIR:

Catherine Jurca, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology

PAPERS:

Eileen Luhr, Department of History, University of California, Irvine
Metal Missionaries in the Spiritual Borderlands: Christian Heavy Metal From 1984 to 1994

Elizabeth Bergman Crist, Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, University of Texas, Austin
Aaron Copland as 'Complete Propagandist' and the Aesthetic Ideology of El Salon Mexico

Derek W. Vaillant, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan
One Singing American at a Time: Racializing the Nation at Community Sings, 1914-1925

COMMENT:

Catherine Jurca

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Talking Across Disciplines: A Roundtable Discussion on 19th-century American Oratorical Performance

CHAIR:

Jeffrey Rhyne, Department of English, University of California, Riverside

PAPERS:

Steven Mailloux, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
Oratorical Performance and Rhetorical Paths of Thought

Sandra M. Gustafson, Department of English, University of Notre Dame
Civic Performance

Joy Connolly, Department of Classics, Stanford University
The Language of the Common Body: Virtue or Vice?

Kathy L. Glass, Department of Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Undoing the Public from the Platform: The Oratorical Career of Maria W. Stewart

Christopher G. Diller, Department of English, Rhetoric, and Writing, Berry College
Francois Delsarte and The New Elocution

Granville Ganter, Department of English, St. John's University
Women's Public Speech Before 1848

Jeffrey Rhyne, English Department, University of California, Riverside
Subjection and Subjectivity in Oratorical Performance

COMMENT:

Audience

4:00 - 5:45 PM

"To Witness On Every Level": The Work of Lorenzo Thomas

CHAIR:

Barry Maxwell, Department of Comparative Literature and American Studies Program, Cornell University

PAPERS:

Harryette Mullen, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
"All Silence Says Music Will Follow": Listening to Lorenzo Thomas

Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University
"Fit Music": The Secret Link Between the Beach Boys and the Black Arts

Maria Damon, Department of English, University of Minnesota
The Historical Present: Lorenzo Thomas's Extraordinary Measures as Literary Historiography

Kalamu ya Salaam, e-drum
TBA-video presentation

COMMENT:

Barry Maxwell

4:00 - 5:45 PM

Trans-Species Studies: Animals and Humans in American Culture (TALK—Program Committee Member)

CHAIR:

Jane Desmond, American Studies Department, University of Iowa

PAPERS:

Brett Mizelle, History Department, California State University, Long Beach
The Pig of Knowledge and the Swinish Multitude: Human-Animal Communication and the Contestation Over the Desirability of Democracy in the Early American Republic

Janet M. Davis, Department of American Studies and History, University of Texas, Austin
The Location of Cruelty: Animals, New York City, and the Birth of the ASPCA During the Gilded Age

Jeffrey Hyson, Department of History, Saint Joseph's University,
The Purposes of "Panda-Monium": Giant Pandas at American Zoos

COMMENT:

Jane Desmond

4:00 - 5:45 PM

The South and the West Indies: Literary Translations

CHAIR:

Jeannine DeLombard, Department of English, University of Toronto

PAPERS:

Sean X. Goudie, Department of English, Vanderbilt University
In Ole West India: Redrawing the Boundaries of U.S. "Local Color" Writing

Frederick Jeffrey Karem, Department of English, Cleveland State University
"The Deeper South": Caribbean-American Cross-Currents in the Works of Richard Wright and George Lamming

Martha Schoolman, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
White Flight: Maroon Communities and the Limits of Philanthropy in Higginson and Stowe

COMMENT:

Jeannine DeLombard

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Galleria I and II

Awards Ceremony:

Presentation of the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for the best-published book in American Studies; the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for the best-published first book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality and/or nation; the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize for the best completed dissertation in American Studies; the Constance Rourke Prize for the best published article appearing the previous calendar year in American Quarterly; the Gene Wise - Warren Susman Prize for the best student paper to be presented at this year's Annual Meeting; the

Yasuo Sakakibara Prize for the best paper by an international scholar to be presented at this year's Annual Meeting; the Mary C. Turpie Prize for outstanding contributions to teaching, advising, and program development in American Studies at the local or regional level; and the Carl Bode - Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for outstanding, life-time contributions to American Studies.

8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Galleria I and II

Presidential Address: “Where In the World is American Studies?”

This address for the 2002 conference of the American Studies Association is a commentary and intertwining of three aspects of the interdisciplinary field of American Studies today, in history, and in place. Commentary on international interests and scholarship in American Studies will draw upon some current publications by scholars outside the United States and upon ideas about American Studies expressed by international colleagues. The second aspect addressed will be American Ethnic Studies in relation to American Studies and its current international, transnational, and global interests. Thirdly, the address will include commentary related to the previous two but usually discussed only among certain groups of scholars: relations of the studies of indigenous peoples of what is now the United States with American Ethnic Studies and interdisciplinary, international American Studies. Time does not permit thorough explication of these three topics. The address, however, will be my expression of interest and concerns for American Studies in global and local contexts.--Stephen H. Sumida, President, American Studies Association, 2002-2003.

* Indicates sessions that are part of the Seventh Conference of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage or "Redefining 'Nuestra América': A Transnational Perspective on the Local and the Global"

 


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