Past Seminars in American Literature | Newberry

Past Seminars in American Literature

Past Seminars

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The Limits of the Americas: Form and Inequality, Emilio Sauri
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
The Poetics of Antislavery Violence, Jake Fournier, University of Chicago
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Power to the Novel: Radicalism in African American Literature After Jim Crow, Justin Mitchell, University of Michigan
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Queering Abolition
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Reader’s Share, Davis Smith-Brecheisen, University of Texas-Dallas
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
A Migrant’s Lotería, Edgar Garcia
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Framing the Horror Art, Genre, and Immersion, Melissa Macero
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The Awakening as Poetic Theory, Jack Kerkering
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Battle Lines Redrawn: Old Dominions After Populism
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
“Some bold or indelicate expression”: Reading the Asterisks in Benito Cereno, Marcy Dinius
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Into the Night: Reconstructing a World of Transient Labor in the Fact and Fiction of Jim Crow Era New Orleans
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Pre-Philosophical Moments: American Transcendentalism, Education, and the Social Reproduction of Privilege, Clemens Spahr
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Confabulating Archives: Gayl Jones’s Mother
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Was the Corporate Person Black? George Schuyler, Intellectual Property, and Race
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Eames, Wilder, and Total War
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Liminality of Whiteness and Its Problematics for Race Politics in the United States
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Pinoy John Waynes: The Western in Filipino America, 1919-1956
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The Disappearance of Class and Political Economy into Race and Culture
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Subjection, Abstraction, Dissent: Hybrid Forms and the Neo-slave Narrative
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Please Stay Tuned: The Televisual Poetics of Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Pushing Donald Davidson’s Buttons: Agency, the Non-Human, and the Binary Switch
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Spectacles of Evidence: The Warren Court, Police Power, and American Literature
Thursday, April 20, 2017
American Literature Seminar
Stealing Independence: Liberal and Late Liberal Modes of Representation Trish Loughran, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Thursday, March 30, 2017
American Literature Seminar
The Coloniality of Power: Identity, Inequality, Neoliberalism Charles Hatfield, The University of Texas at Dallas
Thursday, February 23, 2017
American Literature Seminar
What “Nothing” Means: de Man and Didion after the Reader Davis Smith-Brecheisen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thursday, January 19, 2017
American Literature Seminar
Jason Gladstone, University of Colorado at Boulder Lines in the Dirt (c. 1969)
Thursday, December 1, 2016
American Literature Seminar
Kevin Kimura, University of Chicago A French Cathedral in the American West: Architectural Style and Place in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop
Thursday, October 27, 2016
American Literature Seminar
Our Totalitarian Critics: Desegregation, Decolonization, and the Cold War Vaughn Rasberry, Stanford University
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
American Literature Seminar
Herman Melville, Literary Value, and the Commodification of the Book Philipp Löffler, University of Heidelberg
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
American Literature Seminar
Appraisal Literatures: Reading Race on the Mid-Century Block Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
American Literature Seminar
Ordering the Open Sysytem Davis Smith-Brecheisen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
American Literature Seminar
Totaling the Damage: Revolutionary Ambition in Post-2008 American Poetry Jennifer Ashton, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
American Literature Seminar
Bibliographic Habitats Dr. Nan Z. Da, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, April 23, 2015
American Literature Seminar
“White City, Black Metropolis” Liesl Olson, Newberry Library
Thursday, March 19, 2015
American Literature Seminar
“Walden’s Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an Environmental Classic” Eric Slauter, University of Chicago
Thursday, February 26, 2015
American Literature Seminar
“A Theatre and a Battleground: Professions of Childhood in New York of the 1940s” Sean McCann, Wesleyan University
Thursday, January 29, 2015
American Literature Seminar
“The Squared City” Jesús Costantino, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, November 20, 2014
American Literature Seminar
“Marianne Moore, Gertrude Stein, and the Eyewitness Problem” Rachel Galvin, Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, October 23, 2014
American Literature Seminar
“Survival Skills, or, Work and Plague” Theodore Martin, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Thursday, September 25, 2014
American Literature Seminar
“Institutional Charisma” Günter Leypoldt, Universität Heidelberg
Thursday, April 10, 2014
American Literature Seminar
“Wrongful Life”Stephen Best, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, March 6, 2014
American Literature Seminar
“An America(n)? Exception: Anna Julia Cooper and the Problem of Blackness”
Thursday, February 13, 2014
American Literature Seminar
“The Black Book and the End of History”
Thursday, December 5, 2013
American Literature Seminar
“The Twenty-first Century American Novel: An Anatomy”
Thursday, October 10, 2013
American Literature Seminar
Thursday, September 26, 2013
American Literature Seminar
“The Old Weird”