Friday, April 19, 2013

Linsly-Chittenden 319 (63 High Street)


9-9:30am      INTRODUCTIONS


Oliver Baker         University of New Mexico

“‘In the old days we were free’: Frontier Anxiety and Monopoly Capitalism in S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema”

Ben Bascom         University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

“Museum/ Empire:  The Last American and World Culture”

Hadji Bakara         University of Chicago

“Ahab After Evil: MobyDick, Global New Left, and the Limits of Liberal Imagination”

                                      RespondentJordan Brower


11:15am-12:45pm       PANEL TWO        OLD WORLD, NEW WORLD

Kate Huber       Temple University

“Incommensurability and Empire: The Failure of Translation in Cooper’s Mercedes of Castile”

Lindsay Van Tine      Columbia University

“Old World Romance, New World History, and the Geography of Genre in Robert Montgomery Bird’s Calavar”

Brian Goodman      Harvard University

“Josef Škvorecký’s American Epigraphs: Hemingway, Mezzrow, and the Dangers of Influence in Communist Czechoslovakia”

                                        Respondent: Ryan Carr


1:45-3:15pm        PANEL THREE         THE AMERICAS

Marvin Campbell         University of Virginia

“’Our Spanish Side’ in Wallace Stevens’ Key West: Toward a Hemispheric Modernism”

Abigail Droge         Stanford University

“I love you all I can, I think: Transnational Humor in Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazilian Poetry”

Angela S. Allan         Brown University

“Slouching Towards Neoliberalism: Joan Didion and Transnational Democracy”

                                        Respondent: Sarah Robbins


3:30-5:00pm        PANEL FOUR       ACROSS THE PACIFIC

Katherine Bishop       University of Iowa

“’They Passed in Review’: Hybrid Bodies in Mark Twain’s Following the Equator”

 Jang Wook Huh         Columbia University

“A Trans-Pacific Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance: Langston Hughes, Korea, and the Trope of Overlapping Dispossessions”

Palmer Rampell         Yale University

“Kilroy Was Here: Faulkner in Japan, August 1955”

                                          Respondent: Merve Emre


5:00-6:00 pm              PUBLICATION WORKSHOP

Led by Gordon Hutner, Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Editor of American Literary History

6:00-7:00 pm          RECEPTION

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