Wednesday, September 18, 2013

USist or Americanist? I’m a Regionalist

Are you a USist or an Americanist? This was the question that the U.S. Literatures and Cultures Consortium posed to the participants of the roundtable at our inaugural event of this semester. The subsequent conversation was a thoughtful reflection on what it means to be a scholar of U.S. literature and culture who wants to undo the hegemonic structures that underlie the nation. But what about scholars who aren’t even interested in the nation to begin with?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Panel Discussion: What is a USist? (Or are you an Americanist?)

September 16, 2013, 4pm, 3222 Angell Hall

Photo by Flickr user GillyBerlin.
What is a USist? (Or are you an Americanist?)
An interdisciplinary panel discussion on approaches to defining and doing work in US/American studies across a wide range of historical periods, featuring:

Xiomara Santamarina, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, English, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and American Culture

Aaaron Seaman, University of Chicago, Department of Comparative Human Development

Frank Kelderman, University of Michigan, American Studies

Lisa Jong, University of Michigan, English Language & Literature

Snacks provided!

This event will also serve as our kick-off for the year, so anyone who is interested in suggesting a speaker, a topic of future discussion, or would like to present work this year will have a chance to contribute and find out how to be a part of the USists workshop this year.