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
Leo “Genji” Amino
lga2113@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/12/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Urbanity and Taste: The Making of African American Modernity in Antebellum New York City
Carla Peterson, University of Maryland
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10/03/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
(Gay) Panic Attack
David Eng, University of Pennsylvania
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11/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Punctuating Incidents: Narrating Enslaved Childhood
Sarah Chinn, Hunter College, CUNY
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02/06/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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03/06/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM

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04/10/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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05/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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