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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.

Professor James Kim

Professor Matt Sandler

Matt Cappetta

All seminars will continue to meet virtually through Fall 2021. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Meeting Schedule

10/19/2021 Online Meeting
7:00 PM

Elda Tsou, St. John's University

11/16/2021 Online Meeting
7:00 PM

Erica Edwards, Rutgers University

12/07/2021 Online Meeting
7:00 PM

Jeff Santa Ana, SUNY Stony Brook

01/25/2022 Location TBD
7:00 PM

Brandy Monk Payton, Fordham University

02/15/2022 Location TBD
7:00 PM

Mai-linh Hong, University of California, Merced

03/08/2022 Location TBD
7:00 PM

Shana Redmond, Columbia University

04/12/2022 Location TBD
2:00 PM

Sunny Xiang, Yale University