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ASA Annual Meeting Program Guide

Friday, November 19, 2010
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7:30 am to 9:45 am

Business Meeting of the Editors of International Journals and Publication Series

Grand Hyatt: Travis CD

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Business Meeting of the K–16 Collaboration Committee

Grand Hyatt: Presidio B

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Repairing the Human

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207A

CHAIR:
David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PARTICIPANTS:

María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
, New York University (NY)
"Though they be outside the faith of Jesus Christ": Apprehending the Indian in Spanish Colonialism
David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Reparations and the Human
COMMENT:
Priscilla Wald, Duke University (NC)

Ed Cohen, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)




8:00
am to 9:45 am

The Subjects, Objects, and Practices of Asian American Art

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206B

PARTICIPANTS:
Susette Min, University of California, Davis (CA)
Exploring Other Worlds through Photography and Prose, Verse and Photography
Gayatri Gopinath, New York University (NY)
Reframing the Past: The Family Photograph and Queer Diasporic Re-Visions
Bakirathi Mani, Swarthmore College (PA)
Imperial Landscapes, Spectral Memories: Painting Geographies of Diaspora
Sarita See, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Possession: Patty Chang's Video Art
COMMENT:
Kandice Chuh, City University of New York, Grauduate School (NY)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

ASA Students' Committee Breakfast Forum I. Demystifying Publishing: A Discussion with Writers and Editors

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214D

CHAIR:
Adam C. Lewis, University of California, San Diego (CA)
James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Shelley Streeby, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Colleen O'Brien, University of South Carolina, Upstate (SC)

Dylan Rodríguez, University of California, Riverside (CA)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

One More S in the USA? Americans in the USSR and Practices of Internationalism between the Wars

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
Bill V. Mullen, Purdue University (IN)
PARTICIPANTS:
Julia L. Mickenberg, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
A New Pennsylvania? Americans Seeking New Frontiers in Soviet Russia in the 1920s and 1930s
Steven Sunwoo Lee, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
An Ethnic Avant-Garde: American Writers and the Soviet Union, 1930-1937

S. Ani Mukherji, Brown University (RI)
To Build an Anticolonial International: Katayama Sen, M.N. Roy, and Undoing of the Exclusion of Asian American Radicalism
COMMENT:
Bill V. Mullen, Purdue University (IN)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Witnessing Labor, Aestheticizing the Factory: Activism, Tourism, Management

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

CHAIR:
Cecelia Tichi, Vanderbilt University (TN)
PARTICIPANTS:
Barbara Antoniazzi, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Labor Activism and Ethnic Transvestitism: Theresa Malkiel's Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker
Megan Lynn Minarich, Vanderbilt University (TN)
The Aesthetics of Work and Industrial Tourism along Chicago's South Shore Line
Sunny Stalter, Auburn University (AL)
Examining Work in A Half Century with Cotton

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Crisis and Identity in Post-Affluence America: Cultural Criticism, SDS, and Labor

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202B

CHAIR:
Mark Pittenger, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
PARTICIPANTS:
William Colin Church, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
A Shift in Language: Cultural Criticism of the 1950s to the Sociopolitical of the 1960s
Christina Larocco, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Stanley Kowalski Goes on the Phony Road: The New Left, Popular Culture, and Identity Construction
Jon Shelton, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Against the Public: Government Employees, Professional Baseball Players, and the Conservative Turn in the 1970s
COMMENT:
Jennifer Burns, University of Virginia (VA)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Childhood and the Production of National Ideals

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

CHAIR:
Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah (UT)
PARTICIPANTS:
Cynthia C. Degnan, University of California, Davis (CA)
Threaten the Child, Threaten the Nation: Figuring the Terrorist in the Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping
Heyang Julie Kae, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
"Opening a Third Front": Juvenile Delinquency, Expertise, and Subjugated Knowledge in 1940s U.S. Culture
SooJin Pate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Postwar Korean Orphans and the Formation of U.S.-Korea Neocolonial Relations during the 1950s
Liz Montegary, University of California, Davis (CA)
"I Want My Moms to Get Married So So Badly": How Children Defend LGBT Families
COMMENT:
Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah (UT)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Chains of Trust: Creating Confidence in American Business and Technology

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103A

CHAIR:
Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia (GA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Susan V. Spellman, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Trust Brokers: Traveling Grocery Salesmen and Negotiating Confidence in Nineteenth-Century Trade
Lee Vinsel, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
"Every Week We Find a New Devil": The Crusade for Credible Energy Statistics, 1973–82
Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
Trust, Mistrust, and the Internet's Constitution
COMMENT:
Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia (GA)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Dis-Quieting Histories: Remembering and Rethinking U.S. Legacies in Southeast Asia

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
TBA
PARTICIPANTS:
Hypatia Vourlourmis, Drury University (MO)
Dis-Quieting Indonesia: Unclaimed Genocide, Feminist Histories, and the Specters of Marxism
Robert Garcia Diaz, Wayne State University (MI)
Queer Diasporas, Victimhood, and Redress in the (Neo)
Colonial City

Josh Takano Chambers-Letson, University of Cincinnati (OH)
War Baby Insurgencies

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Bringing It All Back Home? "Black Worldliness" and African American Studies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214B

CHAIR:
Michele Mitchell, New York University (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University (NC)
The Diasporic Imagination of Kathryn Johnson
Tayana Hardin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Salons and Cabarets: The Case of Jane Nardal and Josephine Baker in Interwar Paris
Joshua Guild, Princeton University (NJ)
"Agitate, Educate, Organize": The Cultural Politics of Black Nationalism in Brooklyn and London
COMMENT:
Kevin Gaines, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Beyond the Suburban Sitcom: Diversity, Crisis, and Change in Postwar Television

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213A

CHAIR:
Robin R. Means Coleman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PANELISTS:
David R. Shumway, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
James L. Baughman, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Kathy M. Newman, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Vincent Brook, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
COMMENT:
Robin R. Means Coleman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Chicanas in Academic Leadership

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203A

CHAIR:
Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona (AZ)
PANELISTS:
Sheila Marie Contreras, Michigan State University (MI)

Emma Marie Perez, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona (AZ)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Linking Prisons and Universities: A Roundtable Discussion

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Rebecca Ginsburg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PANELISTS:
Katy Ryan, West Virginia University (WV)

Tracy D. Dace, Community Activist, Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners
Anna Kurhajec, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

American Studies: Global Contexts, Changing Fields

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206A

PARTICIPANTS:
Hala A. Abu Taleb, University of Jordan, Jordan
Change through the Academic Field of American Studies
Hung The Phan, University of Dalat, Vietnam
An American Studies Program for University Students in Vietnam
Jerry Alan Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
The Diffusion of American Studies, and Ethnic and Gender Studies Programs in U.S. Colleges and Universities
Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State University (MI)
Rethinking Arab American Studies
COMMENT:
Patrick McGreevy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Cultures of Advertising

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213B

CHAIR:
Thea Petchler, Art Center College of Design (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Richard Popp, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LA)
Conquering Pocketbooks and Fear: Marketing, Gender, and Air Travel in the Mid-Twentieth-Century United States
Kelley Sawyer, University of New Mexico (NM)
We, "Your People": Gay Tourism, Nation, and Philadelphia's Changing Urban Landscape
COMMENT:
Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford University (CA)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Dropping Out / Opting Out

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 201

CHAIR:
Alexander Joseph Beringer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PARTICIPANTS:
Ben Brazil, Emory University (GA)
Seeker Spirituality, Religious Change, and the Open Road: Ed Buryn's Countercultural Guidebooks to "Vagabonding"
Jillian Sandell, San Francisco State University (CA)
Refusing Representations: Erin Currier's Trash Portraits
Pamela Kristina Sari, University of Wyoming (WY)
The Freecycle Network: Coping with Crisis and Enacting Change through Online Communities
COMMENT:
Alexander Joseph Beringer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Early American Eloquence

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214A

CHAIR:
Jane Ellen Schultz, Indiana University / Purdue University at Indianapolis (IN)
PARTICIPANTS:
Rob McLoone, University of Iowa (IA)
"This is a BLACK!—Beware of him, good Countrymen": Speaking from the Land in the "The Speech of Moses Bon Sàam"
Theresa Strouth Gaul, Texas Christian University (TX)
Letters, Marriage, and Separation in the Early Republic: The Case of Ann Paine
Juliane Braun, University of Würzburg, Germany Intimidated by Their Elegance: The Free People of Color and the French Theater in Antebellum New Orleans
Benjamin Fagan, University of Virginia (VA)
The Times Are Revolutionary: The North Star's 1848 and the Limits of the Transnational Lens
COMMENT:
Robert Levine, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

8:00 am to 10:00 am

Business Meeting of the Graduate Education Committee

Grand Hyatt: Travis AB

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Business Meeting of the Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers

Grand Hyatt: Travis AB

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Business Meeting of the International Committee

Grand Hyatt: Presidio B

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Chocolate Suburbs, 1968–2010

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206A

CHAIR:
Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
PARTICIPANTS:
Herb Ruffin II, Syracuse University (NY)
De facto Discrimination: Silicon Valley Blacks and the Twenty-first-Century Color Line, 1968–1990
Julie M. Weise, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
Brown Exurbia: Latinos on the Charlotte Fringe, 1990–2010
Jerry Gonzalez, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
"Latino Mayberry" and the Discursive "Future of America"? A Historical Critique of CNN's Latino in America and the Politics of Suburban Racial Identity
COMMENT:
Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Crossing Lines: Feminism, Queer Theory, and the Politics of Betrayal and Disloyalty

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213B

CHAIR:
Kimberly J. Lau, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Judith Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California (CA)
Queer Betrayals
Ricardo L. Ortiz, Georgetown University (DC)
Professing Disloyalty: The (Dissenting) Professor, the (Hegemonic) University, and the Performative Force(s) of Institutional Counter-Betrayal
Crystal Parikh, New York University (NY)
"What an India he'd found!": Betrayals in Comparative American Studies
COMMENT:
Kimberly J. Lau, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Waking Up to the Expressive Sounds of Racial Conflict and Confinement

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 201

CHAIR:
Ben V. Olguin, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
James Deutsch, Smithsonian Institution (DC)
The Sounds of Shackles: African American Work Songs on Texas Prison Farms
Mary Seliger, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Promises, Problems, and Cultural Crises: The Reverberating Sounds from Gideon v. Wainwright
Johanna Almiron, University of Rochester (NY)
Radio Raheem's Broken Boom Box: Artistic and Musical Responses to Police Brutality and Racial Violence
COMMENT:
Ben V. Olguin, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Right of Center: Disciplinary Approaches to Conservatism in the Twentieth-Century United States

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214A

CHAIR:
William J. Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
PARTICIPANTS:
Patrick Jackson, Vanderbilt University (TN)
"When I Die, Hallelujah, By and By": Country Music, Fundamentalism, and Modernity
Kim O'Neill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
The Trujillo Problem: U.S. Literature and Latin American Intervention
Justin Rawlins, Indiana University-Bloomington (IN)
"It Took the Speed of a Porsche": Victimization and White Masculinity in Letters to Hedda
COMMENT:
William J. Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

ASA Students' Committee Breakfast Forum II. Mock Job Interview Workshop

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214D

CHAIR:
Tara L. McLellan, University of Mississippi (MS)
PANELISTS:
Philathia Bolton, Purdue University (IN)

Jaime Harker, University of Mississippi (MS)
Dennis D. Moore, Florida State University (FL)

Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Domesticity, Performativity, and Virtuality: Fantasies and Realities of Bodily Crossings on El Otro Lado

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

CHAIR:
Laura J. Wexler, Yale University (CT)
PARTICIPANTS:
Jolie Alexandra Sheffer, Bowling Green State University (OH)
Mestizos in Our "Sister Republic": Familial Dramas of Mexico(an)
-America
Natalie Alvarez, Brock University, Canada
"To change this cursed history": The Illegal Border Crossing "Theme Park" in El Alberto, Mexico
Sarah Hagelin, New Mexico State University (NM)
Michelle Rodriguez and Fantasies of Racial Crossing in Avatar
COMMENT:
Laura J. Wexler, Yale University (CT)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

ASA Minority Scholars' Committee. Confronting the Crisis: Transforming Chains into Networks. An Assistance Kit for Navigating the Academic Depression

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202B

CHAIR:
Laura Pulido, University of Southern California (CA)
PANELISTS:

Larissa M. Mercado-Lopez, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
Hellen Lee-Keller, California State University, Sacramento (CA)

La'Tonya Rease Miles, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Un/chaining Caliban: Indigeneity, Race, Labor, and the Legacies of Enlightenment Humanism

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203A

CHAIR:
Jodi A. Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PANELISTS:
Paget Henry, Brown University (RI)

Shona N. Jackson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Steven M. Almquist, Spring Hill College (AL)

Scott Manning Stevens, Newberry Library (IL)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

AQ Roundtable I. Special Issues in the World: Nation and Migration

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

CHAIR:
Bruce Burgett, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
PANELISTS:
Grace Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Sasha Costanza-Chock, University of Southern California (CA)
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego (CA)

Elaine Adah Peña, George Washington University (DC)
Sarika Chandra, Wayne State University (MI)

10:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Critical Keywords in Early American Studies: A Roundtable Discussion (sponsored by the Early American Matters Caucus)

San Antonio Convention Center: 206B

CHAIR:
Duncan Faherty, City University of New York, Queens College (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Joanna Brooks, San Diego State University (CA)
Colonialism

Edward Cahill, Fordham University (NY)
Formalism
Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Catastrophe

Robert Fanuzzi, Saint John's University (NY)
Relevance
Lauren Klein, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Archive

Bryce Traister, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Nation

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Toward a Latina/o Academy of Arts and Sciences: Affirming Latino/as' Human Rights and Belonging in U.S. Society

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214B

CHAIR:
Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Nelson Maldonado-Torres, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Paula Moya, Stanford University (CA)
Suzanne Oboler, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Flexible Producers: Scholarly Subjects in the Digital Age

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207A

CHAIR:
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University (MA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Molly Farrell, Yale University (CT)
Pedagogy and the Statistical Mind in Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia
Brian Thill, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Working the Cold War: The Production Imperatives of Postwar American Studies
Christopher Breu, Illinois State University (IL)
The Persistence of the Material: Theorizing Materiality in the Era of Immaterial Production
COMMENT:
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University (MA)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Haiti: Hemispheric Temporalities of Crisis

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103B

CHAIR:
Duchess Harris, Macalester College (MN)
PARTICIPANTS:
Marlene L. Daut, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Baron de Vastey and the U.S. Press, or The "Alpha and Omega" of Haitian Literature
Gwen Bergner, West Virginia University (WV)
The Temporality of Crisis: Haitian Immigration, Incarceration, Repatriation
Karen Nicole Salt, Purdue University (IN)
Between the Devil and Modernity: Haiti, Pat Robertson, and the "Problem" of Haiti's Revolutionary Past
Stéphanie F. Larrieux, Clark University (MA)
Live from Port-au-Prince: TV News, Texting, Telethons, and the Representation of Catastrophe

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Chains of Vision: Surveillance and Biometrics

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213A

CHAIR:
Jeb Aram Middlebrook, University of Southern California (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Toby Beauchamp, University of California, Davis (CA)
Captive Images, Extended Sight: Transgender Bodies and Surveillance Technologies in the Prison
Rachel Carey Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LA)
The More You Know, the More You Show: Transportation Security Pedagogy
Marie-Chantal Locas, University of Ottawa, Canada
On the Frontier(s) of Biometrics: Finding Ways toward Resistance
David Grondin, University of Ottawa, Canada
Visual Targets, Cosmic Surveillance, Unmanned (In) Security: Seeing (to) the Banalized Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border(land)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Musical Formations

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214C

CHAIR:
Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming (WY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Jaime Javier Rodriguez, University of North Texas (TX)
The Ethical Vision of "el Adios Tejas" in El Corrido Pensilvanio
Alexandra Mendoza Covarrubias, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Making Face, Making Space: The Aesthetics of Brown Identity in Jim Mendiola's Girl in a Coma Universe
Christopher Ramos, University of Florida (FL)
Asian American Hip-Hop and the International
COMMENT:
Alexandra Vazquez, Princeton University (NJ)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Criminal Minded States: Fugitivity, Migration, and the Prison Industrial Complex

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
Sharon Luk, University of Southern California (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Kenneth Maffitt, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Nativism the Brand: Immigrant Detention and the Public-Private Commodification of Xenophobia
Roberto D. Hernández, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Citizens and Felons: Race, Immigration Reform, and Felony Disenfranchisement Laws
Allegra McLeod, Stanford University (CA)
The U.S. Criminal-Immigration Convergence and the Possibilities for Its Undoing
COMMENT:
Sharon Luk, University of Southern California (CA)

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Borders, Boundaries, Pedagogy

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103A

CHAIR:
Jih-Fei Cheng, University of Southern California (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Robin Li, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Breaking China: Narrating Geographic Dislocation and Historic Identity Formation
Lily Laux, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Schools, Shackles, and Struggle: Justifying the Educational Answer to the 1980s Crisis of Capital Accumulation
Kerry Kretchmar, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Teaching for America: Critical Life Histories of Teach for America Alumni
Abigail Boggs, University of California, Davis (CA)
U.S. Higher Education and Neoliberal Governance: International Students as Neocitizens

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Political Art

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
Alison Fields, University of Oklahoma (OK)
PARTICIPANTS:
Isadora A. Helfgott, University of Wyoming (WY)
Culture and the Crisis of Capitalism: Fine Art and Radical Politics during the Great Depression
A. Joan Saab, University of Rochester (NY)
Painting Community: America Tropical and Its Multiple Publics
Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Todos Somos [Still] Esperanza?
Lisa Long, North Central College (IL)
Art Is Essential: The Material of Hmong American Culture

10:00 am to 11:45 am

Labor and Vulnerability in the Southwest

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Janet Zandy, Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Joshua L. Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Danny Lyon's Southwestern "Photoliterature": Childhood, Racialized Poverty, and Mixed Media Disguise
Daniel Olmos, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Banning Leaf Blowers and Taco Trucks: New Social Struggles over Space and Control in Neoliberal Los Angeles
Jennifer C. Barager, University of Southern California (CA)
Maquilapolis: A Post-Third-Worldist Intervention against the Global Production of Disability
COMMENT:
Gabriela Arredondo, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Encyclopedia of American Studies Board Meeting

Grand Hyatt: Presidio B

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Business Meeting of the Early American Matters Caucus

Grand Hyatt: Travis AB

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Crisis, Cataclysm, and Change? Aesthetic Repercussions of 9/11

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 205

CHAIR:
Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
PARTICIPANTS:
Ingrid Gessner, University of Regensburg, Germany
Memory Removed: Off-Site 9/11 Memorials, Continuity, and Change
Ilka Saal, University of Ghent, Belgium
Old Wine in New Bottles? Joseph O'Neill as Postnationalist American Dreamer
Birgit Däwes, University of Würzburg, Germany
"The Bare Bones of Narrative": The Crisis of Art and the Aesthetics of Crisis in Ground Zero Literature
Charles Lewis, Beloit College (WI)
The Crisis of Historical Coincidence: Code-Orange Fiction after 9/11
COMMENT:
Richard Gray, University of Essex, United Kingdom

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Spatial Injustice: Mapping Race, Space, and Place in the Texas Borderlands

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
John Moran Gonzalez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Nancy Cook, University of Montana-Missoula (MT)
Place as History: Narrating the Social and Environmental Legacies of the King Ranch
Melody Graulich, Utah State University (UT)
The Spaces of Segregation
Priscilla Ybarra, Texas Tech University (TX)
Desert Metaphor, Desert Reality: Border Writers Urrea and Castillo on Migration
Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University (TX)
"The bomb was like the Indians": Spatial Justice, Imagined Borders, and Native Nationalism in Martin Cruz Smith's The Indians Won
COMMENT:
John Moran Gonzalez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm (Moved to 4:30PM, Room 213A)

Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

PERFORMANCE:
Ashley Lucas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

Doin? Time: Through the Visiting Glass examines the impact of incarceration on families. Ashley Lucas, the child of an incarcerated father, conducted interviews in California, Texas, and New York with prisoners? family members, former prisoners, and people who do work connected to prisons. She also corresponded with over 400 prisoners from across the U.S. Weaving together these interviews and letters with her personal experience as a prisoner's child and creative writing, Lucas wrote a one-person show which she performs herself. Doin' Time uses monologues, voice overs, and video to take the audience through a variety of perspectives on the families of the incarcerated. Since 2004, Lucas has performed Doin? Time both inside and outside prisons throughout the U.S. and in Ireland. The play runs one hour and fifteen minutes and is followed by an audience discussion.

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

ASA Ethnic Studies Committee. Critical Ethnic Studies I: Ethnic Studies at the Horizon of Death: A Review of Denise Ferreira da Silva's Toward a Global Idea of Race

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
David Lloyd, University of Southern California (CA)
Affectability and the Pathological Subject: Toward a Critique of the Regime of Rights
Sora Han, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Unbecoming
Stefano Harney, University of London, United Kingdom
Globality and Crisis

Dylan Rodríguez, University of California, Riverside (CA)
White Life
COMMENT:
Denise Ferreira da Silva, University of California, San Diego (CA)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Messengers of Change: Academics on Their Practice

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214C

CHAIR:
Amitava Kumar, Vassar College (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Andrew Ross, New York University (NY)
American Cities in the Age of Climate Justice
Kathleen C. Stewart, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Nursing Home
Carlo Rotella, Boston College (MA)
Never Again: My Short, Eventful Life as a Political Reporter
Moustafa M. Bayoumi, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
I Second That Emotion: The Politics of Feeling In and Out of Academic Discourse
COMMENT:
Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago (IL)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

American Studies as New Media Studies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202B

CHAIR:
Amy Earhart, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Mauro Carassai, University of Florida (FL)
American Digital Literatures and Cultures: Canons and Contexts in Networked and Programmable Media
Matthias Oppermann, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Coming to a Monitor Near You: Digital Field Imaginaries and the New American Studies
Joseph Paul Tabbi, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
New Media Nonesuch: The Persistence of American Exceptionalism in the Embrace of New Media
COMMENT:
Amy Earhart, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Blurring the Color Line: Racial Soldiering and U.S. Militarism in the Cold War Pacific

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103A

CHAIR:
Nikhil Pal Singh, New York University (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Daniel Kim, Brown University (RI)
Memphis, Korea, and the Camp: The Rhetoric of "Race War" in Clarence Adams's An American Dream
Jessie Kindig, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Modeling Citizen-Soldiers: Military Desegregation, Racial Liberalism, and American Empire during the Korean War
Simeon Man, Yale University (CT)
"Asia for Asians": Reworking Race and Empire in the Cold War
Christine Hong, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
The Strange Afterlife of Jim Crow: Mixed-Race Politics in U.S. Military Ghettoes in Asia
COMMENT:
Nikhil Pal Singh, New York University (NY)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Embodying Indigeneity: Theorizing Indigenous Performance

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214B

CHAIR:
David Shorter, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Lani Teves, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Cocoa Chandelier's Confessional: Hawaiian Alterity or Orientalist Impersonation?
Michelle Erai, University of California, Riverside (CA)
"If I win the title, I might tattoo my face": Mike Tyson as a Reassembled Object?
Mishuana Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Performing Immigrant and Native Bodies and Decolonizing Cinematic Geographies in Helen Lee's Prey
Maile Arvin, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Global Humanity and Its Ghosts: Theorizing Critical Indigenous Interventions
COMMENT:
TBA

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

(CANCELLED) ASA Students' Committee Breakfast Forum III. What Are My Options? Alternatives to Tenure Track Positions in a Difficult Market

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214D

CHAIR:
Tara L. McLellan, University of Mississippi (MS)
PANELISTS:
Peter P. Reed, University of Mississippi (MS)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Sonic Junctures: Socio-spatiality, Music, and Sexuality

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206A

CHAIR:
Lawrence La Fountain Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PARTICIPANTS:
Deborah R. Vargas, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Sonic Crisis: Girl in a Coma
Marisol Negrón, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Si tú creías que yo no venía: NuYoRico, Salsa, and Puerto Rican "National" Culture
Marisol LeBrón, New York University (NY)
Censúrarme: Underground Rap and Neoliberal Policing in Puerto Rico
Mireille Miller-Young, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Sexing the Game: Black Women and the Sexual Politics of Hip-Hop Pornography
COMMENT:
Lawrence La Fountain Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Unbounded Seas and Unchained Land: (Dis)orientation in American Visual Culture

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 201

CHAIR:
Mary Zundo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PARTICIPANTS:
Kate Elliott, University of Iowa (IA)
Solider-Artist Seth Eastman and the Anchor of History
Jamie L. Jones, Harvard University (MA)
Navigating by the Whale: Disorientation in the Visual Culture of American Whaling
Susanne Leikam, University of Regensburg, Germany
"Heaven and hell combined to produce chaos": (Dis)orientation in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
COMMENT:
Kenneth Haltman, University of Oklahoma (OK)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Decolonizing Filipinos across the Diaspora: Legacies, Complicities, and Courage

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213B

CHAIR:
Kim Compoc, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
PARTICIPANTS:
Kale Fajardo, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Watermarks: "Manila-men" Sailors/Fishermen, U.S. American Orientalism, and Bayou St. Malo, Louisiana
Faye C. Caronan, University of Colorado, Denver (CO)
Colonial Citizenship: Differentiating Rights within the U.S. Empire through Race
Kim Compoc, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Filipinos and Statehood: Reflections on American Assimilation and Settler Complicity
Ellen-Rae Cachola, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Weaving Meaning across Activist Networks: Semantics of Human Security in the Bay Area and Hawai'i
COMMENT:
Nerissa Balce, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

AQ Roundtable II. Special Issues in the World: In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

CHAIR:
Shelley Streeby, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PANELISTS:
Clyde Woods, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Johari Jabir, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
LaKisha Simmons, Davidson College (NC)

Brandan Odums, artist

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Representing Indigeneity

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Danielle Glassmeyer, Bradley University (IL)
PARTICIPANTS:
Lisa Anne Klarr, Duke University (NC)
Anasazi Ruins: The Preservation of a "Native" America
Natchee Blu Barnd, California College of the Arts (CA)
The Meaning of Set-Tainte: Inhabiting Indianness in Satanta, Kansas, and the Kiowa Nation
David Kamper, San Diego State University (CA)
Tribal Labor Relations and "Rich Indian" Managers
Kara Thompson, Oberlin College (OH)
Tracking the Running W, Tapping the Whole Woman: Shadow Wolves, Miss Navajo, and National Performativity

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Energy Crises, Changing Environments

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214A

CHAIR:
Maureen Reed, Lewis and Clark College (OR)
PARTICIPANTS:
Ryan Howard Poll, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)
Aesthetic Borders and Invisible Pipelines: Resituating John Updike's Rabbit in a Petroleum Modernity
Heather M. Turcotte, University of Connecticut (CT)
The "Geopoliticality" of Justice: Feminisms, Transnationalisms, and Petroleum
Doreen E. Martinez, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
When Devastation Isn't Enough: Threats to Indigenous Sustainability, Climate Colonialism, and Environmental In/Justices
COMMENT:
Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)

12:00 pm to 1:45 pm

The Vexed Legacies of Slavery

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206B

CHAIR:
Adalaine Holton, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)
PARTICIPANTS:
Jerome Kern Dotson, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Black Bodies, Black Soil: Dirt Eating and the Enslaved Body
Jamie Hickner, Purdue University (IN)
Beyond Discourse: American Responses to Slavery, Assassination, and Genocide in the Congo, 1885–2010
Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment, University of Georgia (GA)
Civil War Contrabands and Twenty-first-Century Folk-Opera
Melissa Stephens, University of Alberta, Canada
Chains of Slavery, "Structures of Feeling": Harvesting Florida's Migrant Labor Activism
COMMENT:
Stanley Corkin, University of Cincinnati (OH)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Business Meeting of the Women's Committee

Grand Hyatt: Presidio B

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Business Meeting of the War and Peace Studies Caucus

Grand Hyatt: Travis AB

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Business Meeting of the ASA-JAAS Project Advisory Committee

Grand Hyatt: Travis CD

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Without Chains: Piracy in the New World

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 205

CHAIR:
Gretchen J. Woertendyke, University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC)
PARTICIPANTS:
Jason Payton, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Utopia and Romance in the Marchlands: Exquemelin's Buccaneers, de Lussan's Journal, and the Limits of Narrative
Steven A. Tobias, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (TX)
Piracy and the Originary Violence of the Tropics
Rick Rodriguez, Loyola University Chicago (IL)
"I have never heard of such a Nation as Americans": Algerian Piracy and the Crisis in Republican Sovereignty
Maria A. Windell, Wake Forest University (NC)
Plunder, Politics, Publication: David Dixon Porter in the Dominican Republic
COMMENT:
Gretchen J. Woertendyke, University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Rendering Ourselves Unavailable for Governing: State Addiction, Liberationist Identities, and Bodily Utopias

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Antonia I. Castañeda, independent scholar
PARTICIPANTS:
Jayna Brown, University of California, Riverside (CA)
"Ambiguous Heterotopias" and the Alter-Human in the Novels of Samuel Delany
H. L. T. Quan, Arizona State University (AZ)
State Addiction and Ungovermentality
Cedric J. Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Black Detective Fiction and Subject History

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Antinational Internationalisms: Political Violence and Transnational Coalitions

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203A

CHAIR:
Cynthia Ann Young, Boston College (MA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Macarena Gomez-Barris, University of Southern California (CA)
Female Militance, Violence, and the Politics of Internationalism
Setsu Shigematsu, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Refractions of Anti-U.S. Imperialism: Genealogies of Internationalism from Tokyo to Tel Aviv
COMMENT:
Cynthia Ann Young, Boston College (MA)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Un-chaining Blackness from the Body: Racial Crisis in the Late Twentieth Century and the New Millennium

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206B

CHAIR:
Michele Elam, Stanford University (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman, Brandeis University (MA)
Unchaining Daughter's Body: Refiguring Black Families in the "Postracial" United States
Kimberly Juanita Brown, Northeastern University (MA)
Chaining the Body to the Space: Carrie Mae Weems's "Roaming" Series and the Architecture of Corporeal Refusal
Soyica D. Colbert, Dartmouth College (NH)
Unchaining the Body from the Place: Flying Africans in Spaceships
COMMENT:
Michele Elam, Stanford University (CA)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Between Two Worlds: U.S.-Mexico National Imaginary at the Edges of Empire

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103A

CHAIR:
Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Americans in the "Venereal City": Sex, Race, and Gender in U.S. Representations of Revolutionary Veracruz
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, University of Arizona (AZ)
Que Viva la Revolución? Yaqui Autonomy and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution
Margaret Salazar, University of Southern California (CA)
The Battle of Old Town: Conquest from War to Representation
COMMENT:
Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University (NY)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Intimate Alliances: Visual Cultures of American Liberalism in the 1970s

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214A

CHAIR:
Marita Sturken, New York University (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Damon Young, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Orgasmic Utopias: Barbarella and the Pleasures of Liberalism
Matthew Tinkcom, Georgetown University (DC)
The Revolutionary Costumes: An American Family and Grey Gardens as Melodramatic Documentaries
Ramzi Fawaz, George Washington University (DC)
"Where No X-man Has Gone Before!": Mutant Superheroes and the Visual Politics of the Comic Book Space Opera
COMMENT:
Marita Sturken, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Displacing Exceptionality: Situating Immigration Control Within U.S. Carcerality

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

CHAIR:
Jodie Lawston, DePaul University (IL)
PARTICIPANTS:
Stevie Ruiz, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Mexican Illegality in Relation to African American and Asian Sexual Politics
Martha Escobar, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Neoliberal Carcerality: Imprisonment, Motherhood, and the Labor Market
Ruben Murillo, DePaul University (IL)
The Discursive Figuration of U.S. Supremacy in Narratives Sympathetic to Undocumented Immigrants
COMMENT:
Jodie Lawston, DePaul University (IL)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

ASA Ethnic Studies Committee. Critical Ethnic Studies II: Queering Ethnic Studies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
Michelle Raheja, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Ronak K. Kapadia, New York University (NY)
Decolonizing the Pentagon's New Map: Queer Cartographies of the Long War
Hiram Pérez, Vassar College (NY)
The (White) Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Nadine Naber, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Articulating Arabness: Beyond Orientalism and Anti-Orientalism
Roderick A. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
The Repressive Hypothesis of the Ethnic Studies
COMMENT:
Michelle Raheja, University of California, Riverside (CA)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Mamalogues: A One-Woman Show about Race, Gender, and Parenting in the Age of Anxiety

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103B

CHAIR:
Deidre Butler, Union College (NY)
PERFORMANCE
Lisa Thompson, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
COMMENT:
Deidre Butler, Union College (NY)

Mamalogues is a one-woman show that explores how changing expectations for mothers has created a crisis for African American professional women. This comedy extols both the challenges and joys of motherhood in the age of anxiety. It charts the particularly overwhelming challenges that African American mothers face during a moment that is not only considered post-feminist and post-race, but also an age that stubbornly clings to Martha Stewartesque notions of domesticity. To further complicate the contemporary mother's world, black women now must confront the reign of America's Mom-in-chief, First Lady Michelle Obama, who presents a much admired, but often times impossible model of motherhood to emulate. The show also includes the voices of women facing difficulties with conception and ponders how notions of racial authenticity make this struggle particularly daunting.

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Constructing Southern Masculinities in the Modern United States

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206A

CHAIR:
Maurice O. Wallace, Duke University (NC)
PARTICIPANTS:
Heather Bryson, University of Florida (FL)
"To Give Racism the Face of the Ignorant": White, Working-Class Manhood in Birmingham, Alabama, 1962–1963
Zachary J. Lechner, Temple University (PA)
George Wallace as Southern Masculine Icon
Matthew Mace Barbee, Siena Heights University (MI)
Doug Wilder, George Allen, and the Performance of "Postracial" Political Leadership in Virginia
COMMENT:
Maurice O. Wallace, Duke University (NC)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Science Fact/Fiction

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214B

CHAIR:
Heather I. Sullivan, Trinity University (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
John Bruni, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD)
U.S. Imperial Adventures in the Early Twentieth-Century Global Scientific Marketplace
Patrick B. Sharp, California State University, Los Angeles (CA)
Amazonian Flowers: Gender, Science, and Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century
Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
Captive Wild Woman: Gender, Evolution, and Atavism in Science Fiction Cinema during World War II
Lisa Yaszek, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Science, Fiction, and American Public Policy
COMMENT:
Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

AQ Roundtable III. Special Issues in the World: Alternative Contact: Indigeneity, Globalism, and American Studies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

CHAIR:
Lindsey Claire Smith, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)
PANELISTS:
James Cox, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Jean Kim, Dartmouth College (NH)
Glen Mimura, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Joanna Poblete-Cross, University of Wyoming (WY)
COMMENTS:
Paul Lai, University of Saint Thomas (MN)

Lindsey Claire Smith, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

American Imperialism in the Muslim Philippines

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207A

CHAIR:
Anne L. Foster, Indiana State University (IN)
PARTICIPANTS:
Sharon Ann Delmendo, St. John Fisher College (NY)
The "Red Indian" Frays the Imperial Passage in Mindanao's Torrent Deep
Michael Hawkins, Grand Valley State University (MI)
Managing a Massacre: Bud Dajo and Colonial Discourse in Moro Province
Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Moros and the Midway: Exposing American Imperialism in the Muslim Philippines
COMMENT:
Anne L. Foster, Indiana State University (IN)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Counterfactual Counterhistories: Women Writers Reinventing the Future

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213B

CHAIR:
Carolyn Dunn, San Francisco State University (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas (KS)
Leveraging the Future: Narration, Literary Convention, and CounterFactual History in A New England Tale and Ramona
Mary Lou Kete, University of Vermont (VT)
Spectral History: The Haunting of Our Nig
Ellen Gruber Garvey, New Jersey City University (NJ)
Counterfactual Writing and Scrapbook Making: Women in the Civil War Press

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

ASA Students' Committee: Spotlight on Student ASA Regional Award Winners (cosponsored by the ASA Regional Chapters Committee)

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214D

CHAIR:
Mary Clater, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Deborah Valentine, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)
Race and the American Playground Movement: A Study of African American Participation on Philadelphia's Playgrounds, 1884–1914
Kathleen Brian, George Washington University (DC)
'Occasionally heard to be answering voices': Hallucinatory Culture, Medico-Anthropological Audition, and the Aural Architecture of the Asylum, 1877–1911
Stephen Park, University of Southern California (CA)
The Crime of Cuba: Carleton Beals, Walker Evans, and the Transculturation of Documentary
COMMENT:
James Spady, Soka University of America (CA)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

New Directions in American Christian Material Culture Studies: Reengaging Colleen McDannell's Material Christianity

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214C

CHAIR:
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, University of Kansas (KS)
PARTICIPANTS:
Maureen Walsh, Georgetown University (DC)
New Trends in Christian Material Culture: The American Pro-Life and Pregnancy Loss Support Movements
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University (CT)
A Religious History of American Kitsch
Isaac Weiner, Georgia State University (GA)
Material Christianity in a Pluralistic America
COMMENT:
Colleen McDannell, University of Utah (UT)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Sonic Disseminations

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Dale Edward Chapman, Bates College (ME)
Jazz Subjectivities in Neoliberal Culture
Jonathan Daniel Gomez, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Where's the Gig At? Taking Missions and Creating Space with Punk Rock on the Greater Eastside
COMMENT:
Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Scaling Urban Studies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202B

CHAIR:
Michan Andrew Connor, University of Texas, Arlington (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Judith Ridner, Muhlenberg College (PA); Susan Clemens-Bruder, Muhlenberg College (PA)
Crisis or Opportunity? African Americans Confront the Racial Politics of Urban "Renewal" in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Elinore Longobardi, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Main Street Remade: Eminent Domain and the Transformation of Port Chester
Andrew Charles Crocco, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Margin of Prejudice: Detroit in Three Phases of Decline
Frank Obenland, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Screening Urban America(s): Narratives of Local and Global Crisis in The Wire

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Performing Black Womanhood

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 201

CHAIR:
Shirley Thompson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Nazera Sadiq Wright, University of Kentucky (KY)
Girlhood in Gwendolyn Brooks's Annie Allen
Terrion L. Williamson, University of Southern California (CA)
Angry Black Women and Reality TV: Toward a Black Feminist Performance Theory
COMMENT:
Tracyann Williams, New School University (NY)

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

The Cultural Politics of Economic Crisis

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213A

CHAIR:
Lisa Duggan, New York University (NY)
PARTICIPANTS:
Miranda Joseph, University of Arizona (AZ)
Entrepreneurial Subjectivity in Crisis
Vijay Prashad, Trinity College (CT)
G Seven
Paul Amar, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
The Security Archipelago: Human Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism
COMMENT:
Lisa Duggan, New York University (NY)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Business Meeting of the American Quarterly Editorial Boards

Grand Hyatt: Presidio B

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Celebration of Authors Reception

BallSan Antonio Convention Center: Ballroom B

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Business Meeting of the Material Culture Caucus

Grand Hyatt: Travis AB

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Business Meeting of the Policy and Politics Caucus

Grand Hyatt: Travis CD

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

A Documentary Screening of Tulia, Texas

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202A

COMMENT:
Kinitra Brooks, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Rereading Queer Pulp: Commodities, Sexualities, and Social Change
(sponsored by SHARP [The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing])

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 207B

CHAIR:
Erin A. Smith, University of Texas, Dallas (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Drewey Wayne Gunn, Texas A&M University, Kingsville (TX)
Happy Endings: Affirming Gay Sexuality in 1960s Pulps
Jaime Harker, University of Mississippi (MS)
Gay Nirvana, Hindu Liberation: Christopher Isherwood, Hinduism, and Queer Pulp
Jennifer Nolan-Stinson, North Carolina State University (NC)
Cultural Authority and the GLBT Science Fiction Community
COMMENT:
Erin A. Smith, University of Texas, Dallas (TX)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Breaking the Chains of Death? Reading Contemporary Thanatourism

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103A

CHAIR:
Deborah Madsen, University of Geneva, Switzerland
PARTICIPANTS:
Johanna Kardux, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Dark Tourists and Travelers: Black Heritage Industry and Memory Consumption in the African Diaspora
Rocio G. Davis, City University of Hong Kong
The Thanapolitics of Internment and Its Aftermath in David Mura's Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire
Monika Mueller, University of Stuttgart, Germany
New Orleans as Thanatourist Spot for Lost Souls? Poppy Z. Brite's Hometown Thanapolitics
Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Structural Violence and Thanatos in Dave Egger's Zeitoun

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

How in the World Do We Know That "9/11 Changed Everything"?

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213B

CHAIR:
Brian Edwards, Northwestern University (IL)
PARTICIPANTS:
Alan Nadel, University of Kentucky (KY)
How the 9/11 Commission Report Changed the American Homeland into the World
Winfried Fluck, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Ambivalence to Irony to Grotesquery: 9/11 and Changing European Perceptions of America
Donatella Izzo, Università L'Orientale, Naples, Italy
American 9/11 Culture and the Naturalizing of Italy's Right-Wing Domestic Agenda
COMMENT:
Brian Edwards, Northwestern University (IL)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

The Cultural Work of Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practices

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212B

CHAIR:
Frank Kelleter, University of Göttingen, Germany
PARTICIPANTS:
Christina Meyer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
"I am de Dugan Kid . . .": Serializing Urban Life in Comic Supplements
Shane Denson, University of Hannover, Germany
Media Crisis, Serial Chains, and the Mediation of Change: Frankenstein on Film
Daniel Stein, University of Göttingen, Germany
Practicing Authorship and Authorizing Practices in Serial Superhero Comics
Micha Edlich, University of Mainz, Germany
Speak, Memory, Again and Again: The Serial Autobiographies of Dennis Rodman
COMMENT:
Frank Kelleter, University of Göttingen, Germany

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

ASA Students' Committee. Sharing the Wealth: Lessons on Preparing, Writing, and Applying for Fellowships to Fund Your Graduate Education

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214D

CHAIR:
Sara Rogers, California State University, Fullerton (CA)
PANELISTS:
Ernesto Chavez, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)

Lee Bebout, Sam Houston State University (TX)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

ASA Ethnic Studies Committee. Critical Ethnic Studies III: Critical Ethnic Studies and Undisciplinarity

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 212A

CHAIR:
Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)
Impure Analysis
Neferti Tadiar, Barnard College (NY)
Racial Difference in Alternative Genealogies of Modern Identity
João Costa Vargas, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
The Black Diaspora as Revolt: Insurgency and Olympics
José Esteban Muñoz, New York University (NY)
Other/Wise Latinas
COMMENT:
Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside (CA)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Spit! Ethnographic Explorations of the Performances of Race and Gender in Slam Poetry and Hip-Hop Communities

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203B

CHAIR:
Marlon Bailey, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
PARTICIPANTS:
Gabriel Peoples, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
"I've been in the poem of many a poet": Performance and Cool in the Cypher
Javon L. Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)
Give Me My Space: Segregation in Chicago's Slam and Spoken Word Poetry Community
COMMENT:
Marlon Bailey, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Grassroots Radicals: Twentieth-Century African American, Asian American, and Latina/o Bottom-Up Organizers

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 203A

CHAIR:
Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
PANELISTS:
Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

Derek Chang, Cornell University (NY)
Lilia Fernandez, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

The Shock of the Old: History, Knowledge, and Change in Ninetenth-Century America

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 103B

CHAIR:
Paul Erickson, American Antiquarian Society (MA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Lyra Monteiro, Brown University (RI)
Ancient Pasts for a New Country: Race, History, and National Identities in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Yvette Piggush, Florida International University (FL)
Antiquarian Actors: Hannah Mather Crocker Makes History
James Snead, George Mason University (VA)
"The Mighty Ocean of Oblivion": Antiquarian Networks and Practices in the Western Country, 1815–1825
COMMENT:
Megan Kate Nelson, independent scholar

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

The African American Archive and the "Memory Crisis"

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214C

CHAIR:
Zita C. Nunes, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
PANELISTS:
Frances Smith Foster, Emory University (GA)

Zita C. Nunes, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Carla L. Peterson, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Derrick R. Spires, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Ivy Wilson, Northwestern University (IL)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Archive This?!

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 202B

CHAIR:
Elliott Shore, Bryn Mawr College (PA)
PARTICIPANTS:
Gabrielle N. O. Dean, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Whose Public? Whose Library? The George Peabody Library Then and Now
Lauren Coats, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LA)
Same Materials, Different Story: How Archival Structures Reframe Hernán Cortés
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Brown University (RI)
Animating Archives
COMMENT:
Elliott Shore, Bryn Mawr College (PA)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Pushing Precious: A Critical Lexicon for Pop Black Feminism

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 206A

CHAIR:
Erica R. Edwards, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PANELISTS:
Aimee Meredith Cox, Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)

Kara Keeling, University of Southern California (CA)
Salamishah Tillet, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Boston College (MA)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Making Disappearing Women Appear: Analyzing and Assessing Representations of Femicide

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214A

CHAIR:
Rosemary Hennessy, Rice University (TX)
PARTICIPANTS:
Benita Heiskanen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Violence That Has No Name: Cultural Response to the Femicides
Linda Margarita Greenberg, California State University, Los Angeles (CA)
Intimacy against Death: Love, Justice, and Detective Fiction in Desert Blood
Kimberly Lamm, Duke University (NC)
The Dialectics of Disposability and Visibility: Coco Fusco's The Incredible Disappearing Woman
COMMENT:
Rosemary Hennessy, Rice University (TX)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Power Mapping the Academic Crisis: Tools for Designing Strategies

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214B

CHAIR:
Zoe Hammer-Tomizuka, Prescott College (AZ)
PANELISTS:
Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Dean Spade, Seattle University (WA)
Laura Y. Liu, New School University (NY)

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Business Meeting of the American Quarterly Editorial Boards

Grand Hyatt: Presidio B

4:30 pm to 6:15 pm

Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 213A

PERFORMANCE:
Ashley Lucas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

Doin? Time: Through the Visiting Glass examines the impact of incarceration on families. Ashley Lucas, the child of an incarcerated father, conducted interviews in California, Texas, and New York with prisoners? family members, former prisoners, and people who do work connected to prisons. She also corresponded with over 400 prisoners from across the U.S. Weaving together these interviews and letters with her personal experience as a prisoner's child and creative writing, Lucas wrote a one-person show which she performs herself. Doin' Time uses monologues, voice overs, and video to take the audience through a variety of perspectives on the families of the incarcerated. Since 2004, Lucas has performed Doin? Time both inside and outside prisons throughout the U.S. and in Ireland. The play runs one hour and fifteen minutes and is followed by an audience discussion

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Business Meeting of the Visual Culture Caucus

Grand Hyatt: Travis AB

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Reception of the University of Minnesota

Grand Hyatt: Bonham E

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Reception of the Visual Culture and Material Culture Caucuses (sponsored by Boston University's American and New England Studies Program)

Grand Hyatt: Bonham D

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ASA Awards Ceremony

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214AB

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

ASA Presidential Address

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214AB

9:30 pm to 11:55 pm

ASA President's Reception

San Antonio Convention Center: Room 214CD


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