American Studies

  • Founded
    1954
  • Seminar Number
    429

The concern of this seminar is the history, literature, and culture of the United States, focusing on the period from the nineteenth century to the present. Recent subjects have ranged from Margaret Fuller to the Hawaiian sovereignty movement, from Asian American fashion designers to letters from former slaves who settled in Liberia. A number of presentations have positioned the United States in transnational or comparative contexts. The seminar’s strength is the variety of fields represented by its intellectually active participants. The very lively discussion periods are one of the most appealing aspects of this seminar.


Co-Chairs
Professor James Kim
bjakim@fordham.edu

Professor Cristobal Silva
cs2889@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Kimberly Takahata
kat2163@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Fantasies of Nina Simone
Jordan Stein, Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University
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10/11/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Angels of Mercy and the Angel of History: The Disfiguring of Humanitarian Intimacy in Chang-Rae Lee's The Surrendered and Jayne Anne Phillips's Lark and Termite
Daniel Kim, Brown University
Abstract




11/15/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Black Romanticism, or the Lyric as the Medium of the Conspiracy
Matt Sandler, Columbia University
Abstract




12/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Readymade Resistance to Trump
Stephen Paul Miller, St. John's University
Abstract




02/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives
Janet Neary, Hunter College, CUNY
Abstract




03/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Contagious Listening: Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis' "Trigger"
Karen Shimakawa, New York University
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04/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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05/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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