Americanist Colloquium

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Americanist Colloquium

The Americanist Colloquium brings together graduate students and faculty interested in exploring topics in American literature and in American Studies in general. Our scope is wide, open to all categories of critical interest and ranging, historically, from pre-Colonial America to the present. Past events have addressed questions of sovereignty, settler-colonialism, cultural studies, speculative fiction, legal studies, and more. We organize a variety of events—talks, reading groups, workshops, mini-conferences, film screenings, and symposia—with the aim of building a community involved in the relevant issues of the field today. Recent guests of the colloquium include Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Jordan Stein, Mark Rifkin, David Kazanjian, and Edlie Wong.

Past Events

2016-2017

Apr 26
Nijah Cunningham, Princeton Society of Fellows
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

After the Future: Notes on Black Elegiac Feel

Feb 23
Foteini Dimirouli, Princeton Center for Hellenic Studies
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"The voice explaining at once formally and intimately": James Merrill's 'Cavafy' and the Poetics of Intimacy

Dec 06
Edlie Wong, University of Maryland
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Spies Not Like Us: Yellow Peril and the Fictions of National Security and Immigration Control

Nov 29
David Kazanjian, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2016-17)
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Atlantic Speculations, Quotidian Globalities

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 10
Max Cavitch, Department of English, University of Pennylvania
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Mad World Spectator: An Experiment in Literary Psychohistory"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.