THE AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT is pleased to present the titles and summaries of the theses written in this year's senior seminar. We are proud of all the great work they have put into their scholarship.
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The 20th Annual David Noble Lecture will be featuring Avery Gordon. Her talk is titled "Running Away and Other Forms of Escape: Stories from the Hawthorne Archives." The David Noble Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm in the Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey School. See the attached flier for full details
American Studies Spring Assembly meeting will be held on Monday, February 17th from 3:30 - 5 pm in 105 Scott Hall (the Scott Hall Commons). All students and faculty are invited to attend. If you would like to suggest agenda items please email Colleen at email@example.com . We look forward to seeing you.
Kwame Holmes, University of Colorado, presents "Fighting the Fascist Faggots:" Rev. Douglas Moore and the Perversity of Black Nationalist Politics in Washington, D.C. 1974-1979. This talk is part of the series, Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads, sponsored by the Departments of African American Studies & African Studies and American Studies. Click Kwame Holmes Lecture.pdf for more information.
Kale Fajardo has a new essay, "Queering and Transing the Great Lakes: Filipino/a Tomboy Masculinities and Manhoods across Waters" in a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Volume 20, Number 1-2, 2014) called "Queering the Middle: Race, Region, and a Queer Midwest" edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Chantal Nadeau, Richard T. Rodríguez, and Siobhan B. Somerville. To read this essay click here.
Job Talk in American Studies: Elliott Powell (PhD in American Studies, New York University), will deliver a job talk entitled, "Out On the Corner: Queerness, South Asianness, and the Sights and Sounds of Blackness of Miles Davis," on Tuesday, December 10th, 1:30 - 2 pm, in 125 Nolte. Here is the event flyer: Powell job talk.pdf
The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of American popular culture to begin fall semester 2014 (25 August 2014).
AMST 8920 SEC 002 "New Directions in Queer Studies" will be taught by Prof. Kale Fajardo this fall 2013 semester on Wednesdays from 1:25-3:30pm. Since the seminar addresses both US and international queer studies texts, the seminar also strives to develop comparative, postcolonial/decolonized, and transnational reading practices and analyses among seminar participants. Click here to view a course flier.
Professor Emeritus Lary May was featured in the summer 2013 issue of CLA Reach magazine. To read the article, please click here.
Amy Tyson, PhD '06, published her book The Wages of History: Emotional Labor on Public History's Front Lines (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013). Click here for more info.