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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Transforming Melville

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Juniper Ellis, Loyola University (MD)
PAPERS:
Andrea Gustavson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Montage and Melville: Documentary Rhetoric and Jay Leyda's The Melville Log
Jennifer A. Hughes, Young Harris College; Philip Nel, Kansas State University (KS)
Re-Imagining America: Jeff Smith, Herman Melville, and National Dreamscapes
Wyn Kelley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
"Playful Tap of a Fan": Melville Transformed
COMMENT:
Juniper Ellis, Loyola College (MD)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Everyday Media and Practices of Popular Power

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
Ricardo Dominguez, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego (CA)
From Third Cinema to National Video: Visual Technologies and United Farm Worker World-Building
Rebecca Schreiber, University of New Mexico (NM)
"Tu Voz TV": Mexican Migrants, Self-Representation and Documentary Video
Sasha Costanza-Chock, University of Southern California (CA)
Translocal Media Mobilization in the Asemblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca – Los Angeles
COMMENT:
Ricardo Dominguez, University of California, San Diego (CA)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Enacting/Imagining Capitalist Transformation: Aesthetics, Political Economy, and Commodity Exchange

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

CHAIR:
Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College (NY)
PAPERS:
Tamara Plakins Thorton, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Capitalist Aesthetics: Americans Look at the London and Liverpool Docks
Amy Dru Stanley, University of Chicago (IL)
Slave Breeding: Commodity Exchange, Chattel Bondage, and Sensual Love
COMMENTS: Carrie Tirado Bramen, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College (NY)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Beyond the Religious Right: Histories of American Christian Liberalism

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Tracy Fessenden, Arizona State University (AZ)
PAPERS:
Dawn Coleman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)
Transforming Rational Religion: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century African American Liberal Protestantism
Daniel Patrick McKanan, Harvard University (MA)
George Lippard and the Literature of Esoteric Socialism
Claudia Stokes, Trinity University (TX)
Songs of the Lowly: Hymns and the Advocacy of Social Progress
COMMENT:
Tracy Fessenden, Arizona State University (AZ)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Colored People's Time: On Blackness, Alterity, and Timeliness

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIR:
Harvey Young, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
La Marr Jurelle Bruce, Yale University (CT)
Interlude in Madtime (Or, Notes on Black Music, Madness, and Metaphysical Syncopation)
Douglas Jones, Stanford University (CA)
Disruption, Inefficiency, and (Walking On) Black Time
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Wolfpack (Fiction Reading and Discussion)
COMMENT:
Harvey Young, Northwestern University (IL)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

American Capitalism and Christian Fundamentalism: National and Transnational Perspectives

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi (MS)
PAPERS:
Tara L. McLellan, University of Mississippi (MS)
"Count Your Many Blessings": Selling the Faith and the Perils of Prosperity
Darren E. Grem, Yale University (CT)
The World of R. G. LeTourneau: Corporate America and Conservative Evangelicalism in the Early Cold War
Kelly J. Baker, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)
Imagining the End (Again): Tim LaHaye, American Fundamentalism and Ever-Present Danger of Globalization
COMMENT:
Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi (MS)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Critical Negotiations

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR: Donald Eugene Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)
PANELISTS:
Anthony Bogues, Brown University (RI)
Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University (CT)
Donald Eugene Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)
John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California (CA)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Who's Passing for Whom?: Racial Passing and the Problem of African American Identity in the Early Twentieth Century

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 08

CHAIR:
Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)
PAPERS:
Allyson Hobbs, Stanford University (CA)
"To Tie Me to One of My Parts Is to Loose Me": Jean Toomer, Racial Identity and Family Ties
Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, Kent State University (OH)
Passing as Fraud: The Theft of Whiteness in Early Twentieth-Century America
Cheryl Hicks, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
Hannah Elias, Passing, and Racial Identity in Plessy-Era New York
COMMENT:
Martha Jones, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Documentary Culture in the United States, 1945–1989: A Roundtable

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)
PANELISTS:
Sara Blair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Grace Elizabeth Hale, University of Virginia (VA)
Jonathan Kahana, New York University (NY)
Franny Nudelman, Carleton University, Canada
Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Exploring Globalization in Southern Metropolitan Regions

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Matthew D. Lassiter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Wanda Rushing, University of Memphis (TN)
Memphis: Innovation, Entrepreneurialism, and Governance in the Global Economy
William Graves, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
Charlotte's Evolution: Integrating Global Culture into a Southern City
Frances Abbott, Emory University (GA)
Internationalizing Atlanta: Black Immigrants and Metropolitan Expansion
COMMENT:
Matthew D. Lassiter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

The Pequot War Reconsidered

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Sandra Slater, College of Charleston (SC)
PAPERS:
Lori Rogers-Stokes, Tufts University (MA)
Re-Evaulating the Pequot War
Sandra Slater, College of Charleston (SC)
Frying in the Fire: The Masculinity of the Puritan God at Fort Mystic
Rekha Rosha, College of Saint Rose (NY)
Eulogy of the Pequot War
COMMENT:
Sandra Slater, College of Charleston (SC)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Staging Black Power: Theatricality and Black Arts

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, University of Iowa (IA)
PAPERS:
Elizabeth Ewing, University of Mississippi (MS)
Baraka in Cuba: Remapping the Black Arts Movement
Rita Keresztesi, University of Oklahoma (OK)
Literary Black Power in the Caribbean
Elizabeth Pittman, George Washington University (DC)
Creating "space in which to exist and develop" in Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Black Arts Theater
Lisa Thompson, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
Staging Black Cultural Trauma: Robert O'Hara's Insurrection
COMMENT:
Robert A. Fanuzzi, Saint John's University (NY)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Reproducing and Naturalizing Imperial Power: The Law, Institutionalized Histories, and Humanitarian Discourses

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
Takashi Fujitani, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Theofanis Verinakis, University of Toronto, Canada
Self-Defense against the State of Exception
Faye Caronan, University of Colorado, Denver (CO)
Memories of U.S. Imperialism: Institutionalized Histories in the Home
Thuy Vo Dang, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Diasporic Desires for a "Free Vietnam": The Vietnamese Refugee Community and Humanitarianism
COMMENT:
Takashi Fujitani, University of California, San Diego (CA)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

War and the Visceral Imagination (http://warandvisceralimagination.wordpress.com/)

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
David Brody, Parsons School of Design (NY)
PAPERS:
Jamie L. Jones, Harvard University (MA)
Panoramas of the Future: War, Industry, and American Moving Panoramas, 1840–1865
April Merleaux, Florida International University (FL)
Spectacles of Sweetness: Internalizing Empire after the Spanish American War
Clarissa J. Ceglio, Brown University (RI)
The Material Rhetoric of Sensory Persuasion in MoMA's "Wartime Housing" (1942)
COMMENT:
Kariann Akemi Yokota, Yale University (CT)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Negotiating Ethnicity through Arts and Leisure

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
Leonora Flis, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
PAPERS:
Rosemary Candelario, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
From ground zero to Ground Zero: Performing Transnational Reparation in Eiko and Koma's Offering
Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Looking Natural Is Such Hard Work: Producing Culture, Race and Authenticity in Japanese American Beauty Pageants
Ben Chappell, University of Kansas (KS)
Mexican American Fastpitch: Nation, Gender, and Ethnicity at Play in Amateur Softball
Rebecca Rossen, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about Israel and the Mideast Crisis
COMMENT:
The Audience, Multiple institutions

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

American Regionalism and the New Technologies

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest University (NC)
PAPERS:
David Davis, Mercer University (GA)
The Clock in the Cabin
Sarah Gleeson-White, University of Sydney, Australia
Hamlin Garland: Mass-Mediated Son of the Middle Border
Robert Jackson, University of Tulsa (OK)
Lewis Mumford, Freeway Flier: Midcentury Planning as Regional Humanism
Leif Sorensen, Colorado State University (CO)
Constructing Ethnicity and Region through Media Networks
COMMENT:
Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest University (NC)

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

American Liberalism and U.S. Imperial Power: Colombia and the Philippines in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Hilton Baltimore Ruth

CHAIR:
Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
PAPERS:
Colleen Woods, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Managing Democracy: Technocratic Aid, Governance, and the Philippine State
Karen Miller, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
American Liberals and the Philippines Transition to Independence
Amy Offner, Columbia University (NY)
Housing Wars: Bogotá, Colombia, 1961–1990
COMMENT:
Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Baltimore City as Laboratory: Transformations of Urban Neighborhoods through Public History Programming

Hilton Baltimore Armistead

CHAIR:
Linda Shopes, Independent Scholar
PANELISTS:
Nicole King, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Denise D. Meringolo, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Eli Pousson, Independent Scholar
Ed Orser, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Witnessing, Violence, and the (Im)Possibilities of Reparations

Hilton Baltimore Douglass

CHAIR:
Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, University of Arizona (AZ)
PANELISTS:
Sonali Chakravarti, Wesleyan University (CT)
Mireya Loza, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Monica Munoz Martinez, Yale University (CT)
A. Naomi Paik, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Pre-Occupied Space

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 4

CHAIR:
William Gleason, Princeton University (NJ)
PAPERS:
Anne Bruder, Bryn Mawr College (PA)
Renovated Memories: From Insane Asylum to Luxury Condo
Christopher C. Farrish, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
Shifting Spaces of Southern Domesticity; Developments of Episteme and Architecture
Martha Vanessa Saldivar, University of California, San Diego (CA)
"Bandidos" and "Terrorists": Settler Colonialism and the Discourse of "Terror" in the U.S./Mexico and Israel/Palestine

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Film Presentation:
Caught Between Two Worlds

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 5

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Reshaping Religious Selves: Adaptation and Redefinition among American Pentecostals and Spiritualists at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Hilton Baltimore Holiday Ballroom 6

CHAIR:
Teresa Anne Murphy, George Washington University (DC)
PAPERS:
Erika W. Dyson, Harvey Mudd College
Possessing Los Angeles: Legal and Religious Opposition to Spirit Mediumship in the Early Twentieth Century
Evelyn Sterne, University of Rhode Island (RI)
"Such Heavenly Music": Speaking in Tongues and Seeking Salvation in New Hampshire
Sharon Hartman Strom, University of Rhode Island (RI)
From Angels to Eastern Stars: A Midwestern Family's Religious Practice in Los Angeles, 1900–1930
COMMENT:
Teresa Anne Murphy, George Washington University (DC)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Vital Subjects: Biopolitics and Thanatopolitics in (Trans)national American Studies

Hilton Baltimore Johnson A

CHAIR:
José David Saldívar, Stanford University (CA)
PAPERS:
Kevin Floyd, Kent State University (OH)
Vital Bodies and Vital Consciousness in Samuel Delany
Ashley M. Byock, Edgewood College (WI)
Civil War Embalming and the Preservation of the Body Politic
Christopher Breu, Illinois State University (IL)
Almanac of the Living: Materiality and Thanatopolitics in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead
COMMENT:
José David Saldívar, Stanford University (CA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Queer Social Transformations

Hilton Baltimore Johnson B

CHAIR:
Ednie Kaeh Garrison, University of South Florida (FL)
PAPERS:
Myrl Beam, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Community, Compassion, and Civil Society: Affect and the Non-Profitization of Queer Social Movements
Meredith Raimondo, Oberlin College (OH)
Historical Imagination and the Borders of Intimacy: Asian American Voters in the Prop 8 Debate
Meg Wesling, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Imagined Kinship and Queer Families: Neocolonialism, American Studies, and the Personal Politics of Diaspora
Kai M. Green, University of Southern California (CA)
Marching Black and Gay for MLK: Black LGBTQI Movement Building in Los Angeles
COMMENT:
Elspeth H. Brown, University of Toronto, Canada

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

The Golden Years: Fifties TV and Radio

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 07

CHAIR:
Candace Moore, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Benjamin Min Han, New York University (NY)
Cold War Talent: Ethnic Performers, Music, and Variety Shows in 50s America
Susan Murray, New York University (NY)
Colortown: NBC's Investment in Color, 1950–1959
Christina Abreu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
From the Bronx to I Love Lucy: Lived and Televised Latinidad at the Tropicana Club in the 1950s
Patrick Roberts, National-Louis University (IL)
Soul Machine: Agency and the Art of the Gimmick on Chicago R&B Radio, 1955–1963
COMMENT:
Joel Dinerstein, Tulane University (LA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

As If: Ethnographies of the Subjunctive

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 08

CHAIRS:
Stephanie Neda Sadre-Orafai, University of Cincinnati (OH)
Susanna Rosenbaum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Stephanie Neda Sadre-Orafai, University of Cincinnati (OH)
Susanna Rosenbaum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Christina Moon, Parsons School of Design (NY)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Racial and Radical Formations in Black and Latino Politics during the Long Sixties

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 09

CHAIR:
Craig Steven Wilder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
PAPERS:
Lauren Araiza, Denison University (OH)
Cesar Chavez and the Dilemma of Black Power
Dan Berger, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
"A Common Citizenship of Freedom": What Black Power Taught Chicago's Puerto Rican Independentistas
Sonia Song-Ha Lee, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
From "Paper Integration" to Community Control: Developing Black and Puerto Rican Political Independence in Schools, 1966–73
Gordon Keith Mantler, Duke University (NC)
"With Whom We Are Friendly and Have Mutual Respect": Corky Gonzales, African Americans and the Limits of Multiracial Politics
COMMENT:
Craig Steven Wilder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Humor Studies Caucus: Ethnic Humor: Pleasures and Problems

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 10

CHAIR:
Holger Kersten, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
PAPERS:
Caroline Kyungah Hong, City University of New York, Queens College (NY)
Claiming an Asian American Comedic Tradition: The Case of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Albert Sergio Laguna, Columbia College (IL)
Listening to Change: Radio, Humor, and the Future of Cuban Miami
Nick Marx, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI); Matt Sienkiewicz, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Beyond a Cutout World: Ethnic Humor and Discursive Integration in South Park
COMMENT:
Holger Kersten, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Childhood, Sexuality and the Politics of Consent

Hilton Baltimore Latrobe

CHAIR:
Gillian Harkins, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
PANELISTS:
Brian Connolly, University of South Florida (FL)
Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah (UT)
Matt Richardson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Redressing the Past, Repatriating the Future: Indigenous Cultural Studies and the Speculative Genres of Imagination

Hilton Baltimore Paca A

CHAIR:
Daniel Heath Justice, University of Toronto, Canada
PAPERS:
Joseph Bauerkemper, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Native Gothic: Fictive Indians in Unexpected Places
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
A House Is Not a Home: Unsettling the Architecture of Colonial Horror
Danika Medak-Saltzman, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Indigenous Futurisms: Transforming Foreclosure into Imaginative Acts of Reclamation and Resistance
COMMENT:
Daniel Heath Justice, University of Toronto

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Transforming the Racial Order: The Politics of Cultural Memory in an Era of Neoliberal Reform

Hilton Baltimore Paca B

CHAIR:
David Roediger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PAPERS:
Roopali Mukherjee, City University of New York, Queens College (NY)
Racial Order and Reorder: Tracing Genealogies of the "Post-Racial"
Jennifer Lynn Pierce, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Narratives of White Male Innocence and Injury: The Politics of Cultural Memory in the Backlash against Affirmative Action
Adia Harvey-Wingfield, Georgia State University (GA)
Are Some Emotions Marked "Whites Only"? Racialized Feeling Rules in Predominantly White Workplaces
COMMENT:
David Roediger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Reparative Warhol

Hilton Baltimore Peale A

CHAIR:
Eric Lott, University of Virginia (VA)
PAPERS:
Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University (MI)
Liking and Likeness: Across the Color Line in Warhol
Homay King, Bryn Mawr College (PA)
Moving On: Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Gustavus Stadler, Haverford College in Pennsylvania (PA)
Andy's Wife: Fidelity and Faith in Warhol's Aural Practices
COMMENT:
Eric Lott, University of Virginia (VA)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Southern Crucible: Paradigms of Race and Religiosity in Colonial Georgia

Hilton Baltimore Peale B

CHAIR:
John Smith, Texas A&M University, Commerce (TX)
PAPERS:
Jessica Parr, University of New Hampshire (NH)
". . . Under God, the Province will Flourish": How Southern Slavery "Americanized" the Reverend George Whitefield
Caroline Wigginton, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Indian: Native Rhetoric and Evangelical Hellfire in the Colonial South
Frederick E. Witzig, Monmouth College (IL)
"Coining Dupes and catching Fools" or "A little heaven on earth"?: Philanthropy and Rhetoric in the Great Awakening
COMMENT:
Vincent Carretta, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Disciplining Gendered Bodies: The Strategic Performance of Ethnic Identity in Musical, Literary, and Visual Culture

Hilton Baltimore Peale C

CHAIR:
Susan Douglas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Grace Wang, University of California, Davis (CA)
Tiger Moms and Music Moms: On "Asian" Parenting
Tamar Barzel, Wellesley College (MA)
Épater le Punkeoisie—No Wave's Queer and Jewish Interventions into Punk Rock's Semiotic Terrain
Cary Cordova, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Latina Magazine Has Food Issues
Nhi Lieu, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
The Business of "Fitting In": Asian Immigrant Bridal Salons Transforming Bodies and Geographies
COMMENT:
Susan Douglas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Love and Other Practical Pursuits

Hilton Baltimore Ruth

CHAIR:
Kathryn Rademacher, George Washington University (DC)
PAPERS:
Amber Musser, New York University (NY)
To Love Is to Suffer: Bob Flanagan, Gary Fisher, and S&M
Emily Owens, Harvard University (MA)
Making Love: Commercialized Sex and the Construction of Idealized Love
Jennifer Christine Nash, George Washington University (DC)
Love-Politics: Love, Justice, and Black Feminist Political Discourse
COMMENT:
Kathryn Rademacher, George Washington University (DC)

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