Globalizing American Studies IV
May 19-20, 2011
Conference organizers: Brian Edwards and Dilip Gaonkar
This will be the fourth symposium under the auspices of the Globalizing American Studies project at Northwestern. The first three symposia — held in 2004, 2005, and 2006 — brought more than twenty-five speakers to Northwestern from three continents and working in multiple disciplinary and national contexts, many of them with no professional relationship to "American Studies" as it is usually understood. Many interesting papers and multiple intellectual strands emerged from these symposia. Subsequently, project directors Brian Edwards and Dilip Gaonkar decided to highlight one of the major strands that emerged from them, and in turn developed a volume — Globalizing American Studies, published in November 2010 by the University of Chicago Press — working with some of the participants at the public events to develop their papers, and soliciting other papers from scholars who added substantially to this collective argument.
Globalizing American Studies IV opens the project yet further, expanding the network of scholars coming to and in dialogue at these events and pursuing the next set of questions that may be emerging as participants think together about the topic.
The symposium will feature two days of panels, each panel comprised of two speakers, with substantial discussion sessions. We expect a good audience from Evanston-Chicago area faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. The best part of these events in the past has been the discussion sessions, and the way that two days together builds a set of concerns and interests, and healthy and constructive dialogue among the participants and the local community.
|THURSDAY, MAY 19, UNIVERSITY HALL 201 (HAGSTRUM ROOM)|
|2-5 p.m.||Brian T. Edwards (Northwestern University)
Introductory Remarks: "After the American Century"
Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
"Untimely Reflections on the Recent Transnational Turn in American Studies"
Vijayasree Chaganti (Osmania University, Hyderabad, India)
"Towards an Alternative American Studies: A 'Field' Report from India"
|FRIDAY, MAY 20, HARRIS HALL 108|
|10 a.m.-12 p.m.||Dilip Gaonkar (Northwestern University)
"Mobility and Solidarity among Indian Revolutionaries in North America, 1915-25: Towards a Theory of the Transnational Minor"
Claire Fox (University of Iowa)
"A Hemispheric 'Love Affair': Art and Development in Cold War America"
|12-1 p.m.||Lunch Break (Lunch provided in room)|
|1-3 p.m.||Zareena Grewal (Yale University)
"Crisis-talk and the Exceptional Umma"
Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin, Ireland)
"Witnessing U.S. Foreign Policy"
|3:30-5:30 p.m.||Laura Lomas (Rutgers University)
"The United States of South America: Caribbean-Andean Encounters in Hostos, Martí y Cabello de Carbonera"
Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli, "L'Orientale," Italy)
"Political Fantasies in the Translation Zone: The U.S. in Recent Italian Political Discourse"
The event is free and open to the public.
The event will be held on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus.
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For more information about Globalizing American Studies (Chicago, 2010), or to order a copy, visit: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/ bo10297996.html
Presented by the Center for Global Culture and Communication, an interdisciplinary initiative by the Northwestern University School of Communication and the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies with additional support from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the American Studies Program.