Americanist Seminar

Americanist seminar announcements can be found on the Rutgers Americanist Literary Study blog.

Fall 2015:

Thurs.-Fri. Oct. 1-2, Murray 302:  19thC Workshop, “Family / Law”

Fri. October 16, 10:00 am.-12:00 pm., Murray 207:  Aaron Glass, Bard Graduate Center, “The Distributed Text: An Annotated Digital Edition of Franz Boas’s Pioneering Ethnography”

Fri. October 30, 2:00-6:00 pm., Murray 302:   Symposium: “Performance and…”

Fall 2014:

Thurs. Sept. 11, 6:00-8:00 pm, Murray 302:  Seminar and book party to celebrate the publication of Douglas Jones, The Captive Stage:  Performance and the Proslavery Imagination of the Antebellum North (University of Michigan, 2014).

Alex Black, Michael Monescalchi, and Meredith McGill will lead a discussion of the Introduction and Chapter 5: “Melodrama and the Performance of Slave Testimony; or, Williams Wells Brown’s Inability to Escape.” Readings are available on SAKAI. Co-sponsored by the African-American literature interest group.

Thurs. and Fri., Oct. 2-3, Murray 302:  The inaugural 19thC Workshop on the theme of “Circulation”

Intensive seminar discussion of pre-circulated essays on a broad range of subjects submitted by scholars in History, Art History, British literature and American literature. Seats are limited; registration is required.  See the CCA website for information and registration.

Weds. Nov. 5, 4:30-6:30 pm., Murray 302: Edward Whitley (Lehigh University), “Moriarty’s Code: A Cautionary Tale on Innovation in the Digital Humanities.” Co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative.

Tues. Nov. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm., Murray 302:  Glenn Hendler (Fordham), roundtable discussion of the second edition of Keywords for American Cultural Studies. Readings are available on SAKAI.