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 Matt Sandler
mfs2001@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Nwakego Ifedima Nwasike
nin2108@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/04/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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10/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Afro-Asia Bioengineering or the Curious Case of the Calcutta Mongoose
Tao Goffe, New York University
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11/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Disclaiming America: Asian Diasporic Poetics in the Work of Myung Mi Kim and Cathy Park Hong
Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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12/11/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
A Laboratory of Skin: Medicine, Militarism, and U.S. Race-Making in the Mekong Delta
Thuy Linh Tu, New York University
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02/05/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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03/05/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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04/02/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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05/07/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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