The Leslie Research Seminars offer faculty the opportunity to share and develop shared interests in a relaxed, but focused environment. If you are interested in forming a Research Seminar, please contact the Director.
This working group seeks to convene faculty interested in developing a scholarly conversation about "Asia" and "America." We will inquire into the various uses and usefulness of these terms as we take a comparative approach and examine cross-national, trans-Pacific, and inter-Asian relations as well as Asian diaspora cultures. To what extent does Asia exist beyond its continental borders? How does Asian migration to, from, and between the Americas shift conceptualizations of nations and regions? We invite the participation of faculty with interests in topics including but not limited to:
• globalization and culture
• diaspora studies (humanistic and social scientific approaches)
• Asian American literatures in multiple languages
• transimperial histories of South, Southeast, East, and West Asia
• the Hot and Cold Wars and cultural memory
• transnational circulations and productions of Asian film, media, visual and popular culture
The workgroup aims to foster an intellectual exchange across disciplinary lines and will also have two strategic purposes: 1) to plan the Asian American Lecture Series for 2012-2013, and 2) to discuss the future of Asian/American Studies at Dartmouth in relation to existing and emerging institutional structures. Meeting twice per term, the group will read and discuss the contemporary scholarly debates around formulations of transnational Asian and Asian American studies. Invited speakers for the lecture series could also spend time with the working group thinking through these questions together. With the support of Asian American Studies and the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the workgroup will provide a convivial space for these conversations to unfold.
Coordinators: Sally Ackerman, Aden Evens (English), Veronika Fuechtner (German Studies), Susannah Heschel (Religion)
The Psychoanalysis Study Group aims to create an interdisciplinary dialogue among academics and clinicians who utilize psychoanalytic theory. The group plans to invite practicing psychoanalytic clinicians to present papers with Dartmouth faculty as respondents, and to have professors present papers with clinicians as discussants. The hope is to foster on exchange about the application of psychoanalytic ideas in relation to patients, texts, film, art, culture, and ideas, leaving room to elaborate points of common interest and points of difference.
This study group hopes to meet five or six times per year, with papers pre-circulated and a discussant directing the exchange about the paper. Our goal is to foster new and creative thinking about varying psychoanalytic themes and trends through interdisciplinary discourse within the college and beyond it. We also hope that these exchanges will foster new applications of psychoanalytic thinking through emerging courses in the college and interdisciplinary research.
Last Updated: 5/4/12