MONDAY JUNE 17, 2013 - SUNDAY JUNE 23, 2013.
DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
CO-DIRECTORS: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (University of Virginia)
Branka Arsic (Columbia University), Barrymore Anthony Bogues (Brown University), Hamilton Carroll (University of Leeds), Christopher Castiglia (Penn State University), Russ Castronovo (University of Wisconsin), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Dartmouth College), Tim Dean (University at Buffalo, State University of New York), Erika Doss (University of Notre Dame), Brian Edwards (Northwestern University), Danuta Fjellestad (Uppsala Universitet), Jennifer Fleissner (Indiana University), Stephanie Foote (University of Illinois, Urbana), Nancy Fraser (New School), Glenn Hendler (Fordham University), Gregory Jay (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Sangjun Jeong ( Seoul National University), Cindi Katz (City University of New York), Lisa Lowe (Tufts Univeristy), Giorgio Mariani (Università di Roma "La Sapienza"), Alan Nadel (University of Kentucky), Miles Orvell (Temple University), John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California), Ivy Schweitzer (Dartmouth), Tyrone Simpson (Vassar College), Caleb Smith (Yale University), Ramón Soto-Crespo (University at Buffalo, State University of New York), Antonio Tillis (Dartmouth College), Ken Warren ( University of Chicago)
The sixteenth year of the Institute is the fourth of a four-year focus on "State(s) of American Studies." The term "state(s)" in the title is intended to refer at once to the "state" as an object of analysis, to the state as an imagined addressee and interlocutor for Americanist scholarship, as well as to the reconfigured state(s) of the fields and areas of inquiry in American Studies both inside and outside the United States. As such, we are inviting both scholars well known as "Americanists" internationally and those whose theoretical frameworks, objects of study, and disciplinary inclinations promise to transform the field's self-understanding.
The Institute is divided into plenary sessions that feature current work from Institute faculty (listed above) and research seminars in which all participants present and discuss their own work-in-progress. Speakers in the plenary sessions will examine the relation between emergent and residual practices in the field of American Studies from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in current critical debates in American Studies.
The Institute was designed to provide a shared space of critical inquiry that brings the participants’ work-in-progress to the attention of a network of influential scholars. Over the past ten years, plenary speakers have recommended participants’ work to the leading journals and university presses within the field of American Studies, and have provided participants with recommendations and support in an increasingly competitive job market.
Last Updated: 1/22/13