The American Studies Colloquium Series presents new research in American Studies. It brings together both junior and senior scholars from different national contexts, and addresses topics ranging from cultural readings of poetry through environmental history to security studies.

The Colloquium Series is primarily geared toward American Studies scholars and students, but all talks are open to the interested public.

The Colloquium Series talks occur on selected Thursdays at 4pm in room 317 at the American Studies Center unless noted otherwise.

Concept and organization: Karolina Krasuska, Tomasz Basiuk

Spring Term 2013

March 7
Tom Cousineau (Washington College)
Plagiarism Unbound: Borrowing Desire in The Great Gatsby

March 21
Michael Davidson (UC San Diego)
Missing Bodies: Poetics and Disability

April 11
Steven Conn (Ohio State University)
The Anti-Urban Tradition in American Life; or, Why Americans Don't Like Their Cities

April 25
Zuzanna Ładyga (University of Warsaw)
Technophobia and Technophilia in American Postmodernism

May 9
Donna Drucker (Darmstadt University of Technology)
The Technologies of Second-Wave Feminism

May 23 [ cancelled ]
Matthew Sutton (Washington State University)
Standing at Armageddon: The Rise of American Fundamentalism in a Global Age

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