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Sunday, November 18, 2012

8:00 am – 9:45 am

353. Race and Real Estate: Possessing the Black Diaspora

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Valerie Smith, Princeton University (NJ)

PAPERS:

Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago (IL)
Real Estates, False Facades: The Passing Skyscraper

Sonya Posmentier, Princeton University (NJ)
Forty Acres: Property After Slavery in Two Poems by Derek Walcott

Nadia Ellis, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Dancehall's Urban Possessions

COMMENT:

Valerie Smith, Princeton University (NJ)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

354. Unsustainable Practices: Land, Labor, and Livestocks

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Thomas Klubock, University of Virginia (VA)

PAPERS:

Johan Anders Hoglund, Linnaeus University (Sweden)
American Empire and Biological Apocalypse

D. B. Gough, University of Iowa (IA)
Resistance in Robinson Forest: Wendell Berry and the Ecology of Influence

John J. Dwyer, Duquesne University (PA)
Safeguarding California's Human and Natural Environments

Neal Allen Knapp, Boston University (MA)
The Militarization of Food and Livestock Production: Livestock Exposition with a Global Mission

COMMENT:

Thomas Klubock, University of Virginia (VA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

355. Black Mobility, Traveling Identities, and Disaporic Resistance in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

Shirley Moody-Turner, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)

PAPERS:

Kimberly Blockett, Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County (PA)
Disrupting Home: Emigration, the Press, and Narrative Subjectivity in the Memoirs of Zilpha Elaw

P. Gabrielle Foreman, University of Delaware (DE)
Re-Plotting the Creole Mutiny and Harper's Ferry: Cultural Geography and Collaborative Diasporic Resistance in the 1850s

Rian Elizabeth Bowie, Wake Forest University (NC)
Beyond the Veil: Mary Ann Shadd, Provincial Freeman, and the Borderland of Editorial Activism

COMMENT:

Frances Smith Foster, Emory University (GA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

356. Imperial Circulation and Border Anxieties: Empire in Edgar Allan Poe

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Stephen Shapiro, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

PAPERS:

Sean Gordon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
The Colonial Sin of Imitation: Inter-Imperialism in Poe's "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains"

Ashley Nadeau, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Boundary-less Men and Business Women: Disentangling Poe's Invention of the Detective Fiction Genre

Emron Esplin, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Borges' Poe Translations

COMMENT:

Scott Peeples, College of Charleston (SC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

357. Prisons, Policing, and U.S. Empire: Cold War Crucible

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Alan Eladio Gómez, Arizona State University (AZ)

PAPERS:

Stuart Schrader, New York University (NY)
Universalizing Epistemology: Colonial Experimentation, Cold War Insurgency, and Metropolitan Militarized Policing

Yumi Lee, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
On Force and Freedom in the American Prison Camp: Ellis Island/Koje Island 1952

Micol Seigel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Cold War Cops Come Home

Toussaint Losier, University of Chicago (IL)
". . . Fit for some Third world dictatorship": The Logics of Counterinsurgency in Chicago's Police Torture Cases

COMMENT:

Martha Huggins, Tulane University (LA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

358. Our Moment, His Honor: Working-Class and Labor Radicalism in the Lifetime of David Montgomery

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Shana L. Redmond, University of Southern California (CA)

PANELISTS:

Dana Frank, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony, University of California, Irvine (CA)

Tera Hunter, Princeton University (NJ)

Kimberley L. Phillips, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

Peter Rachleff, Macalester College (MN)

Zaragosa Vargas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

John Wilhelm, UNITE HERE

8:00 am – 9:45 am

359. Mediating Masculine Hegemony in the Modern American Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Andrew Cornell, Williams College (MA)

PAPERS:

Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
We Must Be Outlaws: The Unbearable Burden of Straight White Man

Brenda R. Weber, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Free to Be You and Me: Mormonism, Imperialism, and Feel-Good Polygamy

David Greven, University of South Carolina (SC)
The Return of the Father: Deadwood and the Contemporary Gender Politics of Complexity

Anna Froula, East Carolina University (NC)
"You don't say, 'Stop the war, I'm a girl'": Lioness and Military Masculinity

COMMENT:

TBA

8:00 am – 9:45 am

360. Feminized Popular Culture in a "Postfeminist" Age

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Susan J. Douglas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Elana Levine, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
What Should Women Watch? Feminized Productivity and the End of Soap Opera

Melissa A. Click, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
Dwindling Domestication: Tracing the Changes in Feminized Daytime Television through Martha Stewart Living

Julie A. Wilson, Allegheny College (PA)
Rethinking the Feminist Politics of Celebrity Gossip

COMMENT:

Susan J. Douglas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

361. Affiliation and Empire in Early America

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Nancy Bentley, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

PAPERS:

Brian Connolly, University of South Florida (FL)
"Hindoos" and "Mahometans" in the Democratic Republic: Kinship, Religion, and Modernity in the Early Republic

Carrie Hyde, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Unnatural Allegiances: Whitman and the Twin-Sister of Democracy

Dawn Peterson, Smith College (MA)
Bio-Commerce in Indian Country: The U.S. Factory System and the Kin-based Logics of Commercial Inclusion

Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Yale University (CT)
Indians, Assimilation Programs, and the Early American Republic

COMMENT:

Nancy Bentley, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

362. Verses Versus: Native Poetry, Empire, and Settler Colonialism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Magdalena Barrera, San Jose State University (CA)

PAPERS:

Mishuana R. Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Affective (Re)Mapping in Heid Erdrich's Poetic Disinterment of National Monumentalism

Joseph Bauerkemper, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
Tensing, Dancing, Hoping: The Future Past of Settler Empire

Mark Rifkin, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
Landscapes of Desire: The Limits of Tribal Acknowledgment in Deborah Miranda's The Zen of La Llorona

COMMENT:

Audra Simpson, Columbia University (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

363. Archives of Memory and Erasure

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Heidi Kim, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

PAPERS:

Chris Earle, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Anti-Globalization and the World Conference against Racism: Seeking Reparations for Slavery after Identity Politics

Natasha Bissonauth, Cornell University (NY)
Chitra Ganesh's Storytelling vs. Narrative: A Queer Decolonial Critique

Catherine Fung, Bentley College (MA)
Whether or not words were said . . . : Chai Soua Vang, Gran Torino, and the Problem of Historicizing Racialized Violence

COMMENT:

Heidi Kim, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

364. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature Roundtable I: (Inter)disciplinarity in Latino/a Writing, Performing, Eating, Breathing

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

David James Vazquez, University of Oregon (OR)

PANELISTS:

Allison Fagan, James Madison University (VA)

Tomás Urayoán Noel, State University of New York, Albany (NY)

Tace Hedrick, University of Florida (FL)

Emily Maguire, Northwestern University (IL)

Jennifer Rudolph, Connecticut College (CT)

Grisel Acosta, Queensborough Community College (NY)

Meredith Abarca, University of Texas, El Paso (TX)

Frances R. Aparicio, Northwestern University (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

365. Doing Disciplinarity: Puerto Rican Studies is/as/with American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Marta S. Rivera Monclova, Framingham State College (MA)

PANELISTS:

Marta S. Rivera Monclova, Framingham State College (MA)

Liana Marie Silva, State University of New York, Binghamton (NY)

Leonardo L. Flores Feliciano, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (PR)

Sara Poggio, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

366. Anti-Imperialist Film Festival November 18

Puerto Rico Convention Center 206

8:00 am – 9:45 am

367. Keywords of Black Visuality

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Huey Copeland, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Kevin Jerome Everson, University of Virginia (VA)
Gesture

Michael Boyce Gillespie, Ohio University (OH)
Grotesque

Brandi L. T. Summers, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Neoliberalism

Nicole Rachelle Fleetwood, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Public Culture

COMMENT:

Huey Copeland, Northwestern University (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

368. The Transnational Landscape of the American Empire Shaped by Paupers, Nurses, and Migrants, 1850–1940

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Satoshi Nakano, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)

PAPERS:

Hidetaka Hirota, Boston College (MA)
American Nativism, British Colonialism, and Irish Nationalism: The Atlantic Legal Culture of Pauper Regulation, 1850–1870

Yoshiya Makita, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
Strangers in White Uniform: American Nurses and the Transnational Origins of the U.S. Public Health

Yuko Konno, University of Southern California (CA)
Villagers Abroad: Transnational Localism among Pre–World War II Japanese Immigrants in Southern California

COMMENT:

Satoshi Nakano, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

369. States of Hunger: Representation, Repression, and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Peter Naccarato, Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

PAPERS:

Jennifer Lynn Jones, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
From Girls to Bridesmaids: Consumption and Production in the Characters of Melissa McCarthy

Justin Owen Rawlins, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Bodies in Extremis, Bodies in Resistance? The Disappearing Woman as Film Laborer

Zenia Kish, New York University (NY)
Cells of Starvation: Prison Hunger Strikes and the Limits of Representation

Kimberly O'Neill, Quinnipiac College (CT)
Bodies that Hunger: The Politics of Famine in Hemispheric Human Rights Discourse

COMMENT:

Peter Naccarato, Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

370. Race/Religion/War: Triangulations of the Political under Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Peter Hitchcock, City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)

PAPERS:

Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Moynihan's Cartography of Race: Metaphors of Democracy and the Party of Liberty

Leerom Medovoi, Portland State University (OR)
Anti-Fundamentalism and the Racial Enemy of Globalization: 1979–2012

Ronak Kapadia, New York University (NY)
Affects of the Long War: U.S. Counterinsurgency and the Crisis of Knowledge

COMMENT:

Peter Hitchcock, City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

371. Population Counts and U.S. Literature

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Janice Tanemura, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

PAPERS:

Molly Farrell, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Popular Demography in Franklin's America

Talia Argondezzi, Duke University (NC)
Islands as Population Management Experiments in Early U.S. Fiction

Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)
Demography and Mark Twain's Comparative Anti-Imperialism

Margaret Hunt Gram, Harvard University (MA)
Contemporary American Fiction and the Politics of Overpopulation

COMMENT:

Janice Tanemura, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

372. Computation and the Non-Human: New Directions in Queer Theory and Art

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Zach Blas, Duke University (NC)

PANELISTS:

Micha Cárdenas, University of Southern California (CA)

Jacob Gaboury, New York University (NY)

Pinar Yoldas, Duke University (NC)

Zach Blas, Duke University (NC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

373. Birthright Citizenship and Its Discontents: Historical Contexts, Transnational Circuits

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Mae Ngai, Columbia University (NY)
Wong Kim Ark, the Constitution, and the Pseudo-Citizen

Elena Gutiárrez, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Birthright Battles: The Specter of Mexican-origin Women's Hyperfertility in Current Efforts to Eliminate the 14th Amendment

Eithne Luibheid, University of Arizona (AZ)
Circuits of Dispossession: Birthright Citizenship and Immigrant "Illegalization"

Siobhan B. Somerville, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
The Queer Geopolitics of Birth: Jus Soli in Global Perspective

COMMENT:

Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University (IL)

8:30 am – 11:30 am

374. Book Exhibit (Sunday)

Puerto Rico Convention Center Ballroom B (Exhibit)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

375. Transpacific Exclusions and Imaginations: Cultural Crossings Between Asian and American Empires

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Winston Kyan, University of Utah (UT)

PAPERS:

Viet Thanh Nguyen, University of Southern California (CA)
Transpacific Studies and Its Theoretical Interventions

Xiao Di Tong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Memoir of a Sino-U.S. Migrant: Historical Crossings of a Transpacific Frontier

Andrew Way Leong, Northwestern University (IL)
Transpacific Hobohemia: Railway Colonialism and Japanese American Empire

Hyungji Park, Yonsei University (Korea)
Three Years and Eight Months: Wartime Hong Kong and the End(s) of Empire

COMMENT:

Winston Kyan, University of Utah (UT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

376. Black Genealogies of Modernity: History, the Archive, and Futurity

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Tina Campt, Barnard College (NY)

PAPERS:

Stephen Best, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
The History of People Who Did Not Exist: Slave Suicide and the Archive

Justin Leroy, New York University (NY)
Black Opposition to Imperial Capitalism in the Age of Revolutions

Laura Helton, New York University (NY)
The Dust of Digging: Arthur Schomburg and the Making of Black Archival Publics

COMMENT:

Tina Campt, Barnard College (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

377. Jazz and the Voices of Empire and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

John Gennari, University of Vermont (VT)

PAPERS:

Daniel Stein, University of Goettingen (Germany)
Onkel Satchmo Behind the Iron Curtain: The Politics of Louis Armstrong's Visit to East Germany

Elliott H. Powell, New York University (NY)
Solidarity in Sound: John Coltrane, Indian Music, and Global Freedom Struggles

Matthew B. Karush, George Mason University (VA)
Transnational Routes: Argentine Encounters with Jazz, 1959–1972

COMMENT:

John Gennari, University of Vermont (VT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

378. Schools in the Making and Unmaking of U.S. Imperial Formations

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Jose Francisco (Kiko) Benitez, Philippine Women's University (Philippines)

PAPERS:

Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Imperial Subjectivity, Education, and U.S. Popular Media

Solsiree Del Moral, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
U.S. Empire, Education, and Americanization in Puerto Rico

Rick Bonus, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
The Ocean in the School: Pacific Islanders in the Midst of Empire, Schooling, and Indigeneity

COMMENT:

Jose Francisco (Kiko) Benitez, Philippine Women's University (Philippines)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

379. Militarism and the Mind: Discourses of Psychology in Contemporary War

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

PAPERS:

Mike Hill, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
The Aerial Empire and the "American" Mind: Narrative, Networks, and Neuroscience as Future Applications of War

David Kieran, Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
Between "High-Risk Behavior" and "Permissive Complacency": The 2010 Army Suicide Prevention Report in Cultural Context

Franny Nudelman, Carleton University (Canada)
Winter Soldiers: Trauma and Activism from Vietnam to Iraq

Laura Browder, University of Richmond (VA)
Daddy's in Iraq, but I Want Him Back: Children's Literature Addresses Deployment

COMMENT:

Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

380. Imperial Journeys: Airlines and Hoteliers as Agents of U.S.-Caribbean Cultural Negotiation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Israel Reyes, Dartmouth College (NH)

PAPERS:

Charles McGraw, University of Tampa (FL)
Performing Empire at Plant's Palace: Tourists and Workers at the Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891–1898

Anke Ortlepp, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Germany)
Come to the Islands: Race and Gender in Airline Advertising for the Caribbean

Phil Tiemeyer, Philadelphia University (PA)
From Trans Caribbean to American: Nuyorican Flight Attendants and Queer Civil Rights, 1960–1975

COMMENT:

Israel Reyes, Dartmouth College (NH)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

381. Piracy and Empire in the Early Caribbean

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Thomas Krise, University of the Pacific (CA)

PAPERS:

Richard Frohock, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)
The Satirical Transformation of the Caribbean Pirate in A General History of the Pyrates (1724)

Dan Williams, Texas Christian University (TX)
Cuban Pirates and the Ideology of Atrocity in Early National Print Culture

Jen Manion, Connecticut College (CT)
What's Gender Got to Do With It? Remembering Female Pirates in the Colonial Context

COMMENT:

Thomas Krise, University of the Pacific (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

382. Fantasies of Home in Narratives of Empire: Antarctica, California, and Indonesia

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Mark Rice, St. John Fisher College (NY)

PAPERS:

Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
Facing Empire: Indonesia, the United States, and the Discovery of a Surfing Paradise

Deborah Cohen, University of Missouri, St. Louis (MO);

Lessie Jo Frazier, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Creole California, the Market-State, and Homophobically Queered Citizenship in The Mask of Zorro

James Spiller, State University of New York, College at Brockport (NY)
Reflections of Antarctica: Varying Narratives of South Polar Exploration Across the Twentieth Century

COMMENT:

Mark Rice, St. John Fisher College (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

383. Turning the Tide of Empire: Analyzing, Challenging, and Eradicating Settler Colonialism in Hawai'i

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Saiwoong Oh, Rider University (NJ)

PAPERS:

Noelani Goodyear-Ka'pua, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Shifting Power and Unmaking Settler Colonial Relations in Hawai'i: Ho'omana and Kuleana

Dean Itsuji Saranillio, New York University (NY)
Asian Settler Colonialism in Hawai'i: A Thought Piece

Judy Rohrer, University of Connecticut (CT)
Settler, Native, Other: Settler Colonialism in Hawai'i

10:00 am – 11:45 am

384. The Transnational South

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Brent Edwards, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Julius B. Fleming Jr., University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Specters of the South: Diaspora, Region, and the Limits of Masculinity in Claude McKay's Banjo

Jarvis C. McInnis, Columbia University (NY)
Toward a Black South Modernity: Zora Neale Hurston, Transnationalism, and the Folk

Tasia Milton, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
We Are Two People in One Body: Crossing Temporal Boundaries in Daughters of the Dust

Robert Bland, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Through the Eye of the Storm: Race, Relief, and Recovery in Coastal South Carolina, 1893–1895

COMMENT:

Thadious Davis, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

385. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature Roundtable II: Transnational Routes and Circulation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Suzanne Bost, Loyola University Chicago (IL)

PANELISTS:

Elizabeth Russ, Southern Methodist University (TX)

Laura Halperin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

Elena Machado Saez, Florida Atlantic University (FL)

Lisa Sánchez González, University of Connecticut (CT)

Juanita Heredia, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Dalia Gomaa, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

Marisa Belausteguigoitia, National Autonomous University (Mexico)

Coco Magallanes, National Autonomous University (Mexico)

John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

386. The Trauma of Empire, Race, and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Laura Lovett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PAPERS:

Francoise N. Hamlin, Brown University (RI)
Remembering Trauma: Civil Rights Activism and Its Cost

Christopher Geissler, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Ruffian, Trauma, and the Racetrack Romance

Daphne Lamothe, Smith College (MA)
Trauma, Silence, and the Language of Resistance in Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying

COMMENT:

Laura Lovett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

387. Body. Archive. Empire: Mapping Racial Hegemony Through the Transnational

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Claudrena N. Harold, University of Virginia (VA)

PAPERS:

Kimberly Juanita Brown, Northeastern University (MA)
Archives of Indifference: Race, Terror, and Unbelonging in Empire and Image

Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Gendered Geographies of Containment and Empire

Brandi Hughes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
The Darkness of Africa is But a Household Phrase

COMMENT:

Claudrena N. Harold, University of Virginia (VA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

388. The Guantánamo Public Memory Project: An Invitation to Artists, Archivists, Activists, and Academics

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Liz Sevcenko, Columbia University (NY)

PANELISTS:

Sergio Lastres, Artist

Holly Ackerman, Duke University (NC)

Kevin Murphy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Grace Barnes, University of Miami (FL)

This roundtable will explore the opportunities and challenges of building a public memory of the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay and invite participation in the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, a collaboration building public awareness of the century-long history of "Gitmo." It will conclude with an invitation to participate and brainstorm on how to promote public understanding and debate around this peculiar place and its policies.

10:00 am – 11:45 am

389. Thawing Polar Discourses: New Queer and Feminist Readings of Hegemonic Polar Narratives

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Lynne Adrian, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)

PAPERS:

Tomek Mossakowski, King's College, London (United Kingdom)
Sub-zero Drag: Imperialism and Cross-Dressing During Polar Expeditions in the British and American Military

Lisa Bloom, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Contemporary Art and the Polar Regions: Feminist and Queer Engagements with Narratives of Empire and Climate Change

Judit Hersko, California State University, San Marcos (CA)
Judit Hersko: Pages from the Book of the Unknown Explorer

COMMENT:

Lynne Adrian, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

390. Articulations of Empire and the Perils and Possibilities of Comparative Work

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Robyn Rodríguez, University of California, Davis (CA)

PAPERS:

Antonio Tan Tiongson, University of New Mexico (NM)
Imperial Legacies and Colonized Subjectivities

Danika Medak-Saltzman, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
The Haunted Logics of Empire: Comparative Colonialisms and the Challenges of Incorporating Indigeneity

Sylvia Chan-Malik, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Comparing Islam?: Theorizing Difference in Muslim America

COMMENT:

Robyn Rodríguez, University of California, Davis (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

391. Gender, Violence, and Resistance: Feminist Reconsiderations

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Bakirathi Mani, Swarthmore College (PA)

PAPERS:

Amanda Frisken, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury (NY)
Maria Barberi and the Provocation Defense in 1895

Jillian L. Wenburg, Fort Lewis College (CO)
Barely Legal: Call Girls and Cattle Thieves—mdash;Nebraska Plains Law and Justice in Slogum House

Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University (MI)
Rosa Parks: The Madonna of Montgomery?

Lisa Arellano, Colby College (ME)
Dimensions of Resistance

COMMENT:

Mario M. Ruiz, Hofstra University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

392. Between Islands and Empires: Hemispheric Legacies of Cultural Labor in the Pacific and the Caribbean

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Samantha Pinto, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

PAPERS:

Antonio M. López, George Washington University (DC)
Hemispheric DC, 1917: Working Latino Modernism

Ricardo Ortíz, Georgetown University (DC)
Hispaniolan/American/Archival/(Pre-)Occupations: Island, Empire, and Diaspora in Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat

Denise Cruz, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Transpacific Femininities, Multimedia Archives, and the Global Market

COMMENT:

Samantha Pinto, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

393. To What End?: Apocalyptic Imaginings in Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Consumer Cultures

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston (SC)

PAPERS:

Lisa Roy Vox, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
"God Damn You All—mdash;I Told You So": British and American Visions of the End, 1945–1991

Michael J. McVicar, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
"God Will Triumph Mightily": Post-Millennialism and the Business of Preparedness

Jennifer Carlberg, University of Chicago (IL)
"Singing In the Church of Wishful Thinking": The Religious Placeholder, Conceptual Blending, and Popular Music

COMMENT:

W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston (SC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

394. Complicity and Confrontation in U.S. Empire: Past, Present, and Future

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Matthew Manuel Briones, University of Chicago (IL)

PAPERS:

Kiara M. Vigil, Williams College (MA)
William Jones in the Philippines: Indian, Anthropologist, and Murder Victim

Karen Miller, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
Homesteading on the Philippine Frontier: Re-imagining and Re-inscribing Colonial Geographies during the Transition to Independence

Annah Mackenzie, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Consumer Desire and the Domestication of Empire: Reconstructing the Heartland in L. Frank Baum's Oz

Jolie A. Sheffer, Bowling Green State University (OH)
The Romance of Empire: Complicity and Conflict Across the Color-Line

COMMENT:

Gretchen Murphy, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

396. Black Empire, Black Counterpublics: Dispossession and Resistance in the Americas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102A

CHAIR:

John Jackson, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

PAPERS:

Ryan Cecil Jobson, Yale University (CT)
Carbon Empire, Carbon Democracy: Oil and the Geopolitics of the U.S.-Caribbean World

Kaneesha Parsard, Yale University (CT)
Crisis and Counterpublics: Dougla Artistry, Archives, and Trinibagonian Nationalisms

Jason Saunders, University of Virginia (VA)
Imperial Boyhood: Queer Desires, Racial Fantasies, and the Limits of Empire in Absalom, Absalom

COMMENT:

John Jackson, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

397. Comic Reversals: Tripping on the Domestic Rug and Bringing Down the Imperial House

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Alison Suen, Vanderbilt University (TN)

PAPERS:

Julie Willett, Texas Tech University (TX)
Fathering an Ironic Mix: Imperial Spit and the Decline of Neoliberal Testosterone

Cynthia Willett, Emory University (GA)
Occupy Anarchy: Comic Animals, Playful Reversals, and the End of Empire as We Know It?

Kelly Oliver, Vanderbilt University (TN)
From Rosemary's Baby to Twilight: There is Something Funny about Pregnant Horror

COMMENT:

Alison Suen, Vanderbilt University (TN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

398. Narratives of Neoliberalism, Pasts, and Futures

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Thomas Foster, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

PAPERS:

Eva Cherniavsky, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
After Popular Sovereignty, or Zombie Citizenship?

Katherine Sugg, Central Connecticut State University (CT)
"Race War"Again? Neoliberal Masculinity and Allegories of Apocalypse on TV

Nattie Golubov, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Máxico (Mexico)
Walling Ourselves In: Post-9/11 Fiction and the Politics of Fear

Adrián Párez-Melgosa, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Low Intensity Necropolitics: The Political and Cinematic Representation of Latin American Migrant Bodies

COMMENT:

Thomas Foster, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

399. On the Political Ambitions of Identity Knowledges: A Roundtable Conversation with Object Lessons

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Kevin Haynes, Seattle University (WA)

PANELISTS:

Zahid Chaudhary, Princeton University (NJ)

Kevin Haynes, Seattle University (WA)

Janet Jakobsen, Barnard College (NY)

Eric Lott, University of Virginia (VA)

COMMENT:

Robyn Wiegman, Duke University (NC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

400. Modernities in Retrograde: Mapping Comparative Temporalities of Race

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Sangeeta Ray, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PAPERS:

Helen Jun, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Enslaved: Recasting Twenty-first-Century Labor Exploitation and Incarceration

Lisa Cacho, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Rights, Resistance, and Resentment: Violence as the Precondition for the "New" Civil Rights Movement

Victor Bascara, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Associated Free States and Unincorporated Territory: Good Neighbor Isolationism in the American Century

Yogita Goyal, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
W.E.B. Du Bois, Rabindranath Tagore, and the Question of Comparison

COMMENT:

Sangeeta Ray, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

401. Neoliberal Post-Empire: Discourses of Law, Immigration, and the Latino Condition

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Christopher Rivera, Bilkent University (Turkey)

PAPERS:

Claudia Anguiano, Dartmouth College (NH)
From Shadows to the Spotlight: Disrupting Notions of Citizenship through DREAM ACTivism

Hector Amaya, University of Virginia (VA)
Discourse, the Corporate Prison System, and the Shaping of Immigrant Detention Practices

Isabel Molina-Guzmán, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
The Politics of Motherhood in Immigration News Discourses

Jillian M. Báez, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY);

Mari Castañeda, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Narratives of Immigration and Empire: Representations of Latinos in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

402. Cultural Evangelism

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Anton L. Smith, Loyola Marymount University (CA)

PAPERS:

Clare Croft, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Dancing Neoimperialism/Intercultural Collaboration: The U.S. State Department and Contemporary Black Dance

Louis G. Prisock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Preaching Prosperity: The Black Religious Right's Materialist Theology as a Dimension of Empire

Kimberly Pendleton Bolles, George Washington University (DC)
Sex Trafficking, Media, and Evangelical Mission

Afia Ofori-Mensa, Oberlin College (OH)To Teach the World Peace: Miss Universe and Global Harmony in the Early Cold War

COMMENT:

Anton L. Smith, Loyola Marymount University (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

404. The American Pacific

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University of Ohio (OH)

PAPERS:

Juliet Nebolon, Yale University (CT)
Benevolence Behind Barbed Wire: U.S. Occupation in the Northern Marianas after World War II

Wendy Korwin, College of William and Mary (VA)
Our Laboratory for Literacy: Reading Instruction in the Philippines

Holger Droessler, Harvard University (MA)
Whose Pacific? U.S. Interests and Samoan Livelihoods from the Age of Empire to the Present

Chase Smith, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Wranglers of the U.S. West and Pacific: Mark Twain's "Letters from Hawai'i," Hawaiian Cowboys, and Other Narratives of the Frontier

COMMENT:

Yu-Fang Cho, Miami University of Ohio (OH)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

405. Freaks, Monsters, and Madwomen: Women's Narratives and the Formation of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Marion L. Rust, University of Kentucky (KY)

PAPERS:

Sarah Schuetze, University of Kentucky (KY)
Inoculated Memoirs: The Absence of Shared Sickness in Captivity Narratives

Mary McAleer Balkun, Seton Hall University (NJ)
Monstrous Transformations: Captivity Narratives and the Early American Grotesque

Kacy Dowd Tillman, University of Tampa (FL)
"Great Darkness Surrounded": Rereading Elizabeth Ashbridge's Account as Captivity Narrative

Jean L. Franzino, University of Virginia (VA)
Harriet Wilson's Prosthetic Authorship

Kathleen M. Brian, George Washington University (DC)
The Reclamation of Anna Agnew: Suicidal Citizenship in an Era of Selective Death

COMMENT:

Marion L. Rust, University of Kentucky (KY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

406. Playing Indian Chief: Indigenous Racial Authority and Representation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Scott Manning Stevens, Newberry Library (IL)

PAPERS:

Alicia Cox, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Long Lance's Shot: Recollecting Indian Boarding School as Sylvester Long's Queer Emancipation Strategy

Sarah Jo Mayville, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Operation(s) Geronimo: Past, Present, Future

Frank Kelderman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
The Generous Chief Comes to Washington: The 1822 Pawnee Delegation and the Performance of Publicity

William B. Hart, Middlebury College (VT)
To Interpret Faithfully . . . Whether You Believe It or Not: Jonathan Pointer, Black Interpreter to the Wyandots

COMMENT:

Scott Manning Stevens, Newberry Library (IL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

407. Animal Dimensions of American Empire: 1830–2012

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Brett Mizelle, California State University, Long Beach (CA)

PAPERS:

John Kinder, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)
Exhibiting Empire: Zoos, War, and the Military Animal Complex

Jeannette Vaught, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
A Saddlebag Full of Syringes: Rodeo's Technoscience Frontier

Mitali Routh, Duke University (NC)
Matthew Barney, Animal Visuality, and Empire

Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine (CA)
The Empire of the Seas: Notes on the Makah Whaling Controversy

COMMENT:

Brett Mizelle, California State University, Long Beach (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

408. At the Heart of the American Empire(s)

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Julia C. Ehrhardt, University of Oklahoma (OK)

PAPERS:

Jaime Harker, University of Mississippi (MS)
Queer Borderland: Fannie Flagg's Missouri Trilogy and the Miscegenated Border State

Jessica Maucione, Gonzaga University (WA)
Unhomely Oklahoma and Toni Morrison's Paradise

Elizabeth Abele, SUNY Nassau Community College (NY)
The Ghost of Pottawatomie Brown in the Novels of Jane Smiley and Marilynne Robinson

COMMENT:

Julia C. Ehrhardt, University of Oklahoma (OK)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

409. The Misperceptions of "Awkward Black Girl": Technology, New Media, and the Burden of Representation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Dennis Tyler, University of Virginia (VA)

PAPERS:

Aymar Jean Christian, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Transforming Media Industries? "Awkward Black Girl" and the "Missing Middle"

Ariane Cruz, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Mis(playing) Blackness: Black Female Sexuality in "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl"

Tracy Curtis, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
An Awkward Assertion: The Significance of "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl"

COMMENT:

Alisha Gaines, Florida State University (FL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

410. Caucus: Food Studies: Culinary Occupations: Migratory Identities and the Geopolitics of Public Food Consumption

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Amy Bentley, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Heather Ruth Lee, Brown University (RI)
Empires of Circulation: Chinese Restaurants and Transpacific and Transcontinental Movements of Labor, Goods, and Capital, 1909–1949

John Burdick, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Taco Trucks, Taquerías, and Take-Outs: Constructing Cosmopolitan Whiteness and Nation Belonging through Culinary Slumming

Audrey Russek, Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)
"You All Look Alike": Discriminating Dining and Passing as Foreign in American Restaurants

COMMENT:

Amy Bentley, New York University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

411. Blackness and Latinidad

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Jackie Cuevas, Syracuse University (NY)

PAPERS:

Monika Gosin, College of William and Mary (VA)
Afro-Cuban Transmigrants and the Racial Politics of "Home"

Russell J. Boutelle, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Juan Placido: The Cuban Martyr Poet of the American Antislavery Movement

Melissa A. Castillo-Garsow, Yale University (CT)
The Blackness of Latinidad: Afro-Latinos and the United Negro Improvement Association

Imani D. Owens, Columbia University (NY)
The Politics of Sound: Race, Space, and Cuban Identity in the Poetry of Nicolás Guillán

COMMENT:

Jackie Cuevas, Syracuse University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

412. The Ubiquity of Empire: Everyday Sites of Imperial Nation-Building and Resistance

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Patricia Hills, Boston University (MA)

PAPERS:

Asha Nadkarni, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
From Eugenics to Population Control: Feminism, Nationalism, and Development in the United States and India

Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
"Get the Gringo Drunk": Sex Tourism, Race, and Empire in Motley's Las Casas

Chris Vials, University of Connecticut (CT)
Call of Duty? Neoliberal Development, U.S. Empire, and the Rise of Apocalyptic Popular Culture

COMMENT:

Patricia Hills, Boston University (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

413. Visions of Pluralism in the Mid-Twentieth Century: Transnational Ethnics and Activists Confront Race and Nation

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C

CHAIR:

Todd M. Michney, University of Toledo (OH)

PAPERS:

Robert M. Zecker, St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)
A Black Spot on America's Honor: Anti-Colonialism in Popular Front Ethnic Newspapers

Rachel A. Batch, Widener University (PA)
Defeating All the Dark Forces: Anti-fascism, Transnationalism, and American Slavs, 1937–1950

John P. Enyeart, Bucknell University (PA)
Transnational Politics, American Identity, and Louis Adamic's Anti-Fascism

Russell A. Kazal, University of Toronto (Canada)
John Anson Ford and Global "Interracialism" in Mid-Century Los Angeles

COMMENT:

Todd M. Michney, University of Toledo (OH)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

414. Empires of the Long 1970s: Comparative Periodization in Samuel Delany's Nevèrÿon Series

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101A

CHAIR:

Jordana Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PAPERS:

Mark Jerng, University of California, Davis (CA)
Samuel Delany's Flight From Nevèrÿon and Racial Organization in the Post–Civil Rights Era

Britt Rusert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
News from Nevèrÿon

Kevin Floyd, Kent State University (OH)
Nevèrÿon and the Death Called Utopia

COMMENT:

Jordana Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

415. Migration and Empire: Cultural Expressions of the Caribbean Diasporas

Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B

CHAIR:

Ruben Ríos Ávila, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

PAPERS:

Li Yun Alvarado, Fordham University (NY)
Performing Resistance and Resistance as Performance in Alina Troyano's Work

Arnaldo Cruz-Malavá, Fordham University (NY)
"Under the Skirt of Liberty": Giannina Braschi Rewrites Empire

Guillermo B. Irizarry, University of Connecticut (CT)
Cruelty and Endurance in Two Caribbean Historical Novels by Mayra Santos Febres and Junot Díaz

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Traveling Languages: Caribbean Contact Languages in the Islands and the Diaspora

COMMENT:

Ruben Ríos Ávila, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (PR)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

416. The Mexican American Middle Class: Between Multiple Worlds

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102B

CHAIR:

Josá E. Limón, University of Notre Dame (IN)

PAPERS:

Gabriela González, University of Texas, San Antonio (TX)
The Middle-Class Ideologies of the Spanish-speaking PTA

Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California (CA)
Socially Mobile Mexican Americans and the Minority Culture of Mobility

Elda María Román, Stanford University (CA)
"Fantasies of Switched Alliances": The Border Patrol Figure in The Gatekeeper and Machete

COMMENT:

Josá E. Limón, University of Notre Dame (IN)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

417. Sports, Blackness, and the Body Politic

Puerto Rico Convention Center 102C

CHAIR:

Joel Nathan Rosen, Moravian College (PA)

PAPERS:

Adrian Burgos, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Beyond Clemente: The Ethno-Racial Politics of Black Latinos and the (U.S.) Baseball Hall of Fame

Roberta Newman, New York University (NY)
(Re)Conceiving Blackness in Major League Baseball

Millery Polyne, New York University (NY)
Dimming the Visual Event: Nature, Science, and the Athletic Body in ESPN's "The Body Issue"

Frank A. Guridy, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
"I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong": Muhammad Ali's Choreography of Resistance

COMMENT:

Joel Nathan Rosen, Moravian College (PA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

418. Transnational Urbanism: Space, Place, and the Making of Race in Los Angeles

Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B

CHAIR:

Scott Kurashige, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Sarah Wald, Drew University (NJ)
Empire and Spatial Justice: Viramontes's Their Dogs Came with Them and Yamashita's Tropic of Orange

Mike Amezcua, Northwestern University (IL)
Brown Bop: Mexican American Jazzmen, Race, and the Quest for a Transnational Jazz Movement

Erin Curtis, Brown University (RI)
Cambodian Donut Shops, Refugee Policy, and the Making of Urban Space in Los Angeles

COMMENT:

Scott Kurashige, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

419. Women of Color and Trans/national Encounters with U.S. Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A

CHAIR:

Kimberly Nichele Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

PAPERS:

Simone Drake, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Body of the State: Racial Politics and Staging Condoleezza Rice and Michelle Obama's Bodies

Ariana Vigil, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Reporting Women: Gender and Journalism in Contemporary Latina/o Literature

Lynn M. Itagaki, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Gendered Intermediacy

COMMENT:

Kimberly Nichele Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

420. Terrains of Modernity, Aural Research, and Critique

Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:

Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

PAPERS:

Derek Vaillant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
The Power of Piaf: Racial Formation and Nostalgia in Postwar U.S.-France Aural Culture

Jason Loviglio, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Radio Localism 2.0

Benjamin Aslinger, Bentley College (MA)
Listening In to Web 2.0: Subjectivity, Alterity, and Powe ED: last word OK? or Power?

COMMENT:

Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

421. Deterritorialization/Reterritorialization

Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A

CHAIR:

Malini Johar Schueller, University of Florida (FL)

PAPERS:

John Richard Chavez, Southern Methodist University (TX)
Beyond Domestic Empire: Internal and Post-Colonialism

Eve Allegra Raimon, University of Southern Maine (ME);

Cassandra Jackson, The College of New Jersey (NJ)
Incongruous Scenes on a Spot of Natural Beauty: Maine's History of Removal of a Different Kind

COMMENT:

Malini Johar Schueller, University of Florida (FL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

422. Critical Methodologies for Queer Arab American Studies

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202A

CHAIR:

Amira Jarmakani, Georgia State University (GA)

PAPERS:

Charlotte Karem Albrecht, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Narrative Structures of Arab American History

Umayyah Cable, University of Southern California (CA)
My Bloody Palestine: Gendered Violence and Israel's "Arisa" Commercials as Metaphor for Israel and Palestine

Mejdulene Shomali, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Terrorist Chic

COMMENT:

Amira Jarmakani, Georgia State University (GA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

423. Los Nombres: Puerto Rican Popular Music in Lorain, Ohio

Puerto Rico Convention Center 202C

CHAIR:

Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)

PANELISTS:

Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)

Eugene Rivera, Jr., Independent Scholar

Josá Pepe Rivera, Sr., Artist

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

424. Sciences of Colonization

Puerto Rico Convention Center 203

CHAIR:

Andrea Stone, Smith College (MA)

PAPERS:

Carolyn McSherry, University of New Mexico (NM)
Rexford Tugwell on the Science of Well-Being Between Nation and Colony

Jessica Bardill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Science as Empire and Resistance: The Case of Taíno Genomics and Indigenous Identity

Naomi Rogers, Yale University (CT)
Stories of China: Rethinking American Health Policy Through Visits to China in the 1970s

Katharina Vester, American University (DC)
The Diet of Brain-Workers: Empire-Building in Victorian Nutritional Discourse

COMMENT:

Andrea Stone, Smith College (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

425. Comparative Ethnic Studies in Europe: A Model for Transnational American Studies?

Puerto Rico Convention Center 204

CHAIR:

Laura Y. Liu, New School University (NY)

PANELISTS:

Etheline Whitmire, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Yale University (CT)

Helle Rytkønen, Stanford University (CA)

COMMENT:

Laura Y. Liu, New School University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

426. Neoliberal Governmentality and Visual Culture

Puerto Rico Convention Center 207

CHAIR:

Brett Gary, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Aubrey Anable, University of Toronto (Canada)
We Are All Workers: Braddock, Pennsylvania and the DIY Urban Aesthetic

Allison Page, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Making a Change: Race, Enterprise, and Neoliberal Governmentality on From G's to Gents

Sharon Heijin Lee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Screening Beauty: Hallyu, Medical Tourism, and the Question of Asian Feminism

COMMENT:

Brett Gary, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

427. The News from Another Dimension: Amateur Newspapers and Print Collectivities

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A

CHAIR:

Laura Heffernan, University of North Florida (FL)

PAPERS:

Lara Langer Cohen, Wayne State University (MI)
"The Emancipation of Boyhood": The Postbellum Amateur Press and the Invention of Adolescence

James Berkey, Duke University (NC)
"A Soldier's Paper for the Soldiers": U.S. Empire, Daily Life, and Soldier Newspapers in 1898

Hester Blum, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
"A Free Press and the Universal Yankee Nation": Newspapers at the North Pole

COMMENT:

Laura Heffernan, University of North Florida (FL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

428. The Half Life of Empire: Creative Research on Cold War Remains

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B

CHAIR:

Shiloh R. Krupar, Georgetown University (DC)

PAPERS:

Sarah Elzbieta Kanouse, University of Iowa (IA);

Shiloh R. Krupar, Georgetown University (DC)
Toward a Cold War Counter-Monument: Decolonizing Atomic Memory with the National TLC Service

Kevin Hamilton, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL);

Ned O'Gorman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Conscience and Consciousness in the Nuclear State

Jenna Loyd, Syracuse University (NY);

Emily Mitchell-Eaton, Syracuse University (NY)
Where is Remote? Domestic Boundaries of Empire

COMMENT:

Valerie Kuletz, Independent Scholar

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

429. Indians, Immigrants, and Empire: Military/State Police Strikebreaking at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C

CHAIR:

Kristin Hass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Anthony Roland DeStefanis, Otterbein College (OH)
Creating a Killer: The Colorado National Guard, the Legacy of Western Conquest, and the Ludlow Massacre

Priscilla Murolo, Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
The Forces of Disorder: Indian Fighters Confront the Pullman Strike

Gary Jones, American International College (MA)
Pennsylvania's Cossacks: World War I, the Department of Pennsylvania State Police, and 1919 Steel Strike

COMMENT:

Kristin Hass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

430. The Form and Figure in the Asian Americanist Critique of Empire

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209A

CHAIR:

Allan Punzalan Isaac, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:

Susie J. Pak, Saint John's University (NY)
There is No Outside: Anti-Colonialist Narratives and Capitalist Networks

Elda Tsou, Saint John's University (NY)
Asian American Studies and Subaltern Espistemologies in The Book of Salt

Ji-Young Um, Williams College (MA)
Limiting Dissent: Asian American Cultural Politics at the Intersection of War, Empire, and Race

Caroline H. Yang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Racialized Workers in The Marrow of Tradition: Figures of Empire's Splendid Failure

COMMENT:

Allan Punzalan Isaac, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

431. Material Resistance: Waste and the Production of Environmental Knowledge

Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B

CHAIR:

Olga Kuchinskaya, University of Pittsburgh (PA)

PAPERS:

Susie Hatmaker, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
The Ashes of Progress: Resisting Improvement in a Dammed River Valley

Kim De Wolff, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Oceans of Plastic: Environmental Knowledge and the Circulation of Waste

Mary Foltz, Lehigh University (PA)
Decay as Gift: Depictions of Excremental Culture in the Fiction of Ozeki, Proulx, and McCarthy

Patricia Yaeger, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Radiant Trash: Rauschenberg, Muniz, and El Anatsui

COMMENT:

Olga Kuchinskaya, University of Pittsburgh (PA)

[Session 432, Black and Cuba, an African American Studies Documentary: Work-in-Progress Screening and Talkback with Director/Cast, takes place on Friday, 4 pm in Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C.]