Faculty Colloquium Archives

2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007 | 2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000

The Faculty Colloquium offers faculty an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with colleagues from different disciplines. By long-standing practice, colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv. Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

Academic Year 2016-2017

FALL 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Mid-Century Modern American Synagogues: The Case of Mendelsohn, Wright, and Yamasaki”
Anat Geva
| Professor, Department of Architecture
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Nathaniel Hawthorne, Slavery, and the Civil War”
Larry Reynolds | Department of English
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“An Empire above the Law: The Insular Cases in the U.S. Territories”
Katherin Unterman | Department of History
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The Craft of Journalism: Writing the Rule Book in the Gilded Age”
Dr. Randall Sumpter| Department of Communication
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Love Like a Chinese Socialist: Sublimation, Substantialization and Momentary Indulgence in Maoist Culture”
Dr. Jun Lei | Department of International Studies
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

Academic Year 2015-2016


Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4-5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
Daniel Conway
| ProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“Wilson’s Curse: The United States, Third World Nationalism, and the Postwar Federal Moment”
Jason Parker | Associate Professor, Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“Considering Religious Digital Creatives Performances of Authority through a Technological Apologetic”
Heidi Campbell | Associate Professor, Department of Communication
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 4-5 p.m. POSTPONED
Larry Reynolds | Distinguished Professor, Department of English
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“In Fulton’s Wake: The Archaeology of North America Steamboats, 1807-1850”
Kevin Crisman | Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“The Accidental Pluralism of Colonial America “
Evan Haefeli | Associate Professor, Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“‘Troubling Sex’: Contested Citizenship Under Globalization in Postcolonial India”
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Nandra Perry | Associate Director and Associate Professor, Department of English
311 Glasscock Building

FALL 2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“A King Must Walk Slowly: Dance and Political Legitimation at Ghana’s Independence”
David Donkor | Department of Performance Studies and Africana Studies Program
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Delivering Obamacare: Obstetrical Nursing, Patient Care, and Emotional Labor Under the Affordable Care Act”
Theresa Morris| Department of Sociology
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Out in the Territory: The Place of the Critique of Judgment in Kant’s System”
Kristi Sweet| Department of Philosophy
311 Glasscock Building

Academic Year 2014-2015

SPRING 2015 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Gendered Geographies of Memory: Place, Violence, and Exigency at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute”
Kristan Poirot| Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Gossip as Social Punishment”
Linda Radzik| Department of Philosophy
311 Glasscock Building 

THURSDAY, 26 March 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Cultural Citizenship in Trinidad’s Carnival: ‘Creole Bacchanal’ and the Middle Class Jumpin’ Up”
N. Fadeke Castor| Department of Anthropology and Africana Studies Program
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“A Singular Man: The making of an eighteenth-century unmarried life”
James Rosenheim| Department of History
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“How do you know when it’s ready to go?  Judging and juggling technologies at NASA”
Jonathan Coopersmith| Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Ho Chi Minh and Americans: Love and Hatred in Socializing Vietnamese Youth During the War (1965-1975)”
Olga Dror| Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Infrapolitics: The Project and its Politics. Allegory and Denarrativization. A Note on Posthegemony.”
Alberto Moreiras| Department of Hispanic Studies
311 Glasscock Building 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“The 2014 Ioppa Maritime Project”
Shelley Wachsmann| Department Anthropology and Nautical Archaeology Program
311 Glasscock Building

FALL 2014 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 4-5 p.m. • CANCELLED
“Neural Tube Disorders and Contested Biopolitics on the US-Mexico Border”
Wendy Jepson| Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Thinking Globally, Acting Globally: Cosmopolitanism, Risk and Representing Environmental Connection”
Emily Johansen | Assistant Professor, Department of English
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Do we not bleed when we are pricked: Judaism, Gender, and the Justice of Forgiveness”
Claire Katz | Professor, Department of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Pottery and Nation-Building: The Case of Wedgwood’s Green Frog Service”
Susan Egenolf | Associate Professor, Department of English
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Invaluable, Invisible, and Not Invincible: Perceived Experiences of Marginalization for Faculty Women of Color in the Academic Workplace”
Adrienne Carter-Sowell | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Africana Studies Program
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building 

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Academic Year 2013-2014

SPRING 2014 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 4-5 p.m.
Adam Seipp | Associate Professor, Department of History
“Buchenwald Stories: Testimony, Concentration Camp Liberators, and the American Encounter with the Holocaust”

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Sacred Architecture of the Athenian Acropolis before the Parthenon”
Nancy Klein | Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“The Legal Alchemy of Racial Apartheid”
Wendy Moore | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Sacred Spaces: Race, Resistance, and the Politics of Chicano and Latino Religious History”
Felipe Hinojosa | Assistant Professor, Department of History

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“The Wallet Protest in Guinea, West Africa: An Example of the African American Radical Tradition Abroad”
Violet Showers Johnson | Professor, Department of History, Director of the Africana Studies Program

Fall 2013 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Jayson Beaster-Jones | Assistant Professor in the Department of Performance Studies
“Introduction to Bollywood Sounds”

Tuesday, 15 October, 4-5 p.m. • CANCELLED
Stefanie Harris | Associate Professor of German and Film Studies, Department of International Studies
“Developing Stories: Photography in Postwar German Fiction”

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Brian Linn | Professor and Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts, Department of History
“From Davy Crockett to GI Blues: Elvis Meets the Atomic Army”

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Jason Parker | Associate Professor, Department of History
“Hearts, Minds, Voices: Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Genesis of the ‘Third World'”

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Tasha Dubriwny | Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program
“‘The Original Desperate Housewife’: Betty Friedan and the Politics of Postfeminist Nostalgia”

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Academic Year 2012-2013

5 February 2013
Nathan Bracher
| Professor, Department of International Studies
“Paris Herald Tribune: François Mauriac on Race, War, Religion, and Politics”

19 February 2013
Harland Prechel
| Professor, Department of Sociology
“‘Political Capitalism: The 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession”

5 March 2013
Daniel Conway
| Professor, Department of Philosophy
“Frightened by Faith: Kierkegaard’s Modernity”

26 March 2013
Ruth Larson | Associate Professor, Department of International Studies
“‘Of a Monstrous Child’:Montaigne, Nature and Human Difference”

9 April 2013
Donnalee Dox
| Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies
“Visions of an Inner Life”

23 April 2013
Hoi-eun Kim
| Assistant Professor, Department of History
“Healing Hands? Reassessing Richard Wunsch, a German Physician to the Korean Court, 1901-5”

FALL 2012
12 September 2012
James Rosenheim
| Professor, Department of History
“The Financial Records and Memoranda of Edmund Herbert, 1708-1733”

25 September 2012
Angela Pulley-Hudson
| Assistant Professor, Department of History
“‘Real Native Genius’: Okah Tubbee, Laah Ceil, and the Limits of Antebellum Indianness”

9 October 2012 
Judith Hamera | Professor, Department of Performance Studies
“‘Never Can Say Goodbye’: Michael Jackson, Detroit, and the Trouble with Ruins”

23 October 2012
Federica Ciccolella
| Professor, Department of International Studies
“When East Meets West: Learning Greek in Venetian Crete”

13 November 2012
Anne Morey | Associate Professor, Department of English
“‘The Gland School’: Gertrude Atherton and the Two Black Oxen

27 November 2012
Joseph Jewell
| Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
“Other People’s Children:  Social Mothering, Schools, and Racialized Class Boundaries in Late-Nineteenth Century New Orleans and San Francisco”

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Academic Year 2011-2012

FALL 2011
14 September 2011
Melanie Hawthorne
| Professor, Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“36 Views of Renée Vivien”

28 September 2011
David Donkor | Assistant Professor, Department of Performance Studies and Africana Studies
“‘Let Me Play My Play’:  Creative Autonomy, Corporate Citizenship and the Myth of the Progressive State in Ghanaian Popular Theatre”

12 October 2011
Vanita Reddy
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“Afro-Asian Diasporic Intimacies in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala

26 October 2011, 4-5 p.m.
Kirsten Pullen
| Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies
“Selling Samba: Carmen Miranda and the Commercialization of Brazilian Music”

9 November 2011
Gabriela Campagnol
| Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
“Reuse of Industrial Heritage in Brazil: Redefining the Space of Sugar Production”

30 November 2011
Lucia Hodgson
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“American Romantic Childhood and Transatlantic Slavery, 1760s to 1830s”

25 January 2012
Nancy Warren
| Professor and Head, Department of English
“Reading Chaucer in English Nunneries, c.1450-c.1600”

8 February 2012
Stefanie Harris
| Associate Professor, Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“Alexander Kluge: Defining Media”

29 February 2012
Alberto Moreiras
| Professor and Head, Department of Hispanic Studies
“Spinoza’s Dream and the Demotic Principle”

21 March 2012
Sally Robinson
| Associate Professor, Department of English
“Fantasies of Authenticity: Gender and Anti-Consumerism”

4 April 2012
N. Fadeke Castor
| Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Africana Studies Program
“Sacred Imaginaries: Performance and the Decolonization of Blackness”

18 April 2012
Maria Irene Moyna | Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies
“Voseo/tuteo in Uruguayan Popular Songs from 1960 to 2010”

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Academic Year 2010-2011

Spring 2011
23 March 2011
Britt Mize
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“The Women in Judas Iscariot’s Life: Where Did They Come From?”

9 March 2011
Rudy Dunlap
| Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences
“Recreating Culture: Slow Food as a Leisure Movement”

23 February 2011
Cara Wallis
| Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
“The Grass-Mud Horse, the Green Dam Girl, and the Gendering of China’s Online Censorship Protest Culture”

26 January 2011
Shona Jackson
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“Labor and Subjectivity in the Caribbean”

6 April 2011
Nandini Bhattacharya
| Professor, Department of English
“Structure, Event and Liminality in Recent Hindi Films”

20 April 2011
David Chroust
| Associate Professor, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
“Unknown Bohemia: New yorské listy and Czech New York, 1874-1966″

Fall 2010
8 September 2010
Elisabeth Ellis
| Political Science
“Extinction and Democracy”

29 September 2010
Jayson Beaster-Jones
| Performance Studies
“It Takes a Little Lawsuit: Music and Intellectual Property in Contemporary India”

13 October 2010
Amy Earhart
| English
“What’s In and What’s Out? Rethinking Content Acquisition in Digital Literary Studies”

27 October 2010
Hiroshi Ono |
“Career Mobility in the Japanese Financial Sector”

10 November 2010
Alain Lawo-Sukam
| Hispanic Studies and Africana Studies
“The Surge of Afro-Hispanic Literature in Non-Hispanic African Countries: The Case of Cameroon”

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Academic Year 2009-2010


27 January 2010
Rola el-Husseini | Bush School
“Hezbollah and the Axis of Refusal”

10 February 2010
Kevin Glowacki | Architecture
“Peripatos and Pelargikon: The Topography of Cult on the Slopes of the Acropolis”

24 February 2010
Nandini Bhattacharya | English
“Nation Misplaced: Film, Time Space in South Asian Decolonization”

10 March 2010
Christian Brannstrom | Geography
“Contested Ideas for Irrigated Agriculture in Early-Twentieth-Century South Texas”

7 April 2010
Margaret Woosnam | Architecture
“The Forgotten Architect: Exploring and Addressing Challenges Females Face in Architectural Practices and Faculty Positions”

Fall 2009

9 September 2009
Claudia Nelson | English
“The Child-Man, the Victorian Family, and Social Threat”

23 September 2009
Claire Katz | Philosophy
“Levinas and the ‘Crisis of Humanism'”

7 October 2009
Terry Hoagwood | English
“Love, Work, Law, and Counsellor at Law

4 November 2009
Dan Humphrey | Women’s and Gender Studies and Film Studies
“In and Out Or: The Ambiguity of the Jewel”

2 December 2009
Benjamin McMyler | Philosophy
“The Epistemic Significance of Address”

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Academic Year 2008-2009

28 January 2009
Kristi Sweet | Philosophy
“Life as Transformation: Kant’s Philosophy of Art and Freedom”

11 February 2009
Tasha Dubriwny | Communication and Women’s Studies
“Subverting and Supporting Scientific Authority: Breast Cancer Activists and the Early Detection Controversy”

25 February 2009
Kimberly Brown | English
“‘Black Like Whom?’: Blackface as Catharsis and Revolution in Grace Halsell’s Soul Sister (1969)”

11 March 2009
Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss | History
“Life as a Colonial Bureaucrat: Pierre Clément Laussat and the French Atlantic, 1802-1823”

25 March 2009
Ashley Currier | Sociology and Women’s Studies
“African Feminisms and Same-Sex Sexualities”

8 April 2009
Neha Vora | Anthropology
“Becoming South Asian in Dubai: Globalized Private Education and the Production of Neoliberal Subjects”

22 April 2009
Kirsten Pullen | Performance Studies
“New Performances, New Audiences: How the Internet Challenges Performance Studies”

FALL 2008

3 September 2008
Paul Parrish | English
“Transforming Milton”

17 Septembe 2008
Irene Price | Philosophy
“Nice and Thin: Moralizing Our Appetites”

1 October 2008
Eduardo Urbina | Hispanic Studies
“Visual Readings: Textual Iconography and Digital Archive of Don Quixote”

15 October 2008
Randall S. Sumpter | Communication
“Core Knowledge: Early Reporting Textbooks and the Formation of Journalism’s Professional Identity”

29 October 2008
Carlos K. Blanton | History
“The Citizenship Sacrifice: Mexican Americans, the Saunders-Leonard Report, and the Politics of Immigration, 1951–1952”

12 November 2008
Julia Blackwelder | History
“Machine-Made Men: Crafting Masculinities at General Electric, 1900-1950”

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Academic Year 2007-2008

Spring 2008
23 January 2008
Linda Radzik | Philosophy
“Changing the Past”

6 February 2008
Jimmie Killingsworth | English
“The Trope of an Island: Science and Literature, Nature and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Writing”

20 February 2008
Juan Alonzo | English
“Postmodern Corridos: Mexican American Folklore in the 21st Century”

5 March 2008
Sabine Arnaud | European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“Narratives of Hysteria and the Shaping of Eighteenth Century Medicine as a Discipline”

19 March 2008
David Donkor | Performance Studies
“Little Ananse/Big Ananse: Performing the Trickster Ethos in a Circum-Atlantic Cultural Economy”

2 April 2008
Margaret Ezell | English
“Elizabeth Isham and the Technologies of Memory”

16 April 2008
Hoi-eun Kim | History
“Cure for Empire: Seirōgan and a Cultural History of Pharmaceutical Medicine in Modern Japan, 1905-1945″

FALL 2007

5 September 2007
Cary J. Nederman | Political Science
“Machiavelli’s Biblical Rhetoric”

19 September 2007
Harriette Andreadis | English
“The Early Modern Afterlife of Ovidian Erotics: Dryden’s Heroides

3 October 2007
Nancy Klein | Architecture
“The Construction of Identity and ‘Architectural History’ on the Acropolis of Athens”

17 October 2007
Joan Wolf | Women’s Studies Program
“The Maternal-Industrial Complex: Risk, Breastfeeding, and Motherhood in America”

31 October 2007
Larry Mitchell | English
“Hemingway and Boxing: Reflections in a Mirror”

14 November 2007
Patricia Phillippy | English
“Women in Document and Monument in Early Modern England”

28 November 2007
Tazim Jamal | Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Chris Menzel | Philosophy
Michael Hand | Philosophy
“Dark Tourism”

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Academic Year 2006-2007


31 January 2007
Brett Cooke | European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“Natural Psychology and the Evolution of Russian Literature.”

14 February 2007
Stephanie Kerschbaum | English
“Writing and the Challenges of Identity: Negotiating Authority During Small Group Peer Review.”

28 February 2007
Kimberly Brown | English
”’Dat’s Love’: Black Female Sexual Agency and Filmic Iterations of the ‘Carmen’ Figure.”

7 March 2007
Alston Thoms | Anthropology
“Persistent Ancient Foodways: A Regional Study at Native Americas’ Cultural Crossroads in Texas.”

28 March 2007
Jane Flaherty | History
“‘Sparing the Necessities of Life:’ The English Origins of Civil War Taxation.”

11 April 2007
Shona Jackson | English
“Being Creole, Becoming Native: The Quiet Dispossessions of a Ventriloquist.”

25 April 2007
Elizabeth H. Ho | English
“‘South of Nowhere:’ Border Politics and Whiteness in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace.”

FALL 2006

6 September 2006
Judith Hamera | Performance Studies
“Reefer Madness: Collecting, Conservation and Community Among Reef Aquarium Enthusiasts.”

20 September 2006
Colleen Murphy | Philosophy
“Political Reconciliation and Trust.”

4 October 2006
Andrew Kirkendall | History
“Paulo Freire and the Politics of Literacy in a Cold War World.”

18 October 2006
Terence Hoagwood | English
“The Simulation of Adaptation: Literature and Film.”

1 November 2006
Robert Shandley| European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“The American Position: Europe, Marriage, and Sexuality in the Runaway Romance.”

15 November 2006
Dror Goldberg | Economics
“The Beginnings of Modern Currency.”

29 November 2006
Heidi Campbell | Communication
“Kosher Cell Phones & a Halal Internet?: A Study of Religious Engagement with New Media.”

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2005-2006 Academic Year


25 January 2006
Hilaire Kallendorf | Hispanic Studies
“Sin and Sensibility: Moral Economies of Early Modern Spain.”

10 February 2006
Visiting Fellow Barbie Zelizer | University of Pennsylvania
“Death in Wartime: Photographs and the ‘Other War’ in Afghanistan”

15 February 2006
Paul Almeida | Sociology
“Social Movement Unionism, Social Movement Partyism and Policy Outcomes.”

1 March, 2006
Kathryn Woodard | Performance Studies
“Turkish Cultural Reforms and the Early Piano Works of Ahmed Adnan Saygun.”

8 March 2006
Suzanne Eckert | Anthropology
“The Ritual Importance of Birds in 14th Century Central New Mexico.”

22 March 2006
Deborah Carlson| Anthropology and European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“The Non-Economic Use of Coinage in the Ancient Mediterranean.”

5 April 2006
Robert Griffin | English
“Anonymity and the Public Sphere.”

19 April 2006
Diego von Vacano | Political Science
“Race,Slavery and Republicanism: Latin American Political Thought and the Limits of Citizenship.”

FALL 2005

7 September 2005
Mary Ann O’Farrell | English
“Missing Jane Austen:  Henry James Considers the Old Maid.”

21 September 2005
John Lenihan | History
“Laughing at the Cold War: Hollywood Comedies, 1947-1960,”

5 October 2005
Eric Rothenbuhler | Communication
“Studies of Symbolic Objects in Media Worlds.”

19 October 2005
Douglas Brooks | English
“Is the Fundament a Graver: The Beginning of the End in Venus and Adonis.”

2 November 2005
Leon Couch| Performance Studies
“The Affections, Musical-Rhetorical Figures, and North-German Seventeenth-Century Keyboard Music.”

16 November 2005
Leah DeVun | History
“Gender, Generation, and the Hermaphroditic Christ: Alchemy and Medicine in the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance.”

30 November 2005
Victoria Rosner | English
“Tsitsi Dangarembga and Doris Lessing’s Postcolonial Literary Legacies.”

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Academic Year 2004-2005


26 January 2005
Gregor Kalas | Architecture
“Icons and Identity: Defending Images and Elite Status in 8th-Century Rome.”

9 February 2005
Sylvia Hoffert | History
“Money, Power, Philanthropy, and Reform: A Tale of Four Women.”

23 February 2005
Patrick Burkart| Communication
“The Production of Scarcity in Digital Media Markets.”

24 February 2005
Visiting Fellow Philip Auslander| Georgia Institute of Technology
“Musical Personae: Beyond Textual Models in the Music as Performance Debate.”

9 March 2005
Steven Smith | Cushing Library
“Technology in the Pursuit of Literature: Optical Collation and the ‘Mechanization’ of Bibliographical and Textual Theory.”

23 March 2005
Kimberly Brown | English
“‘The New Millennium Minstrel Show’: Blackface Performance and Contemporary African American Comedy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled.”

6 April 2005
Joseph Jewell | Sociology
“Race, Social Reform, and Middle Class Formation in Three Cities.”

20 April 2005
Visiting Fellow  Ann Bermingham| University of California, Santa Barbara

20 April 2005
Pat Phillippy | English
“Women in Document and Monumen.t”

FALL 2004

8 September 2004
Margaret J.M. Ezell | English
“Arise Evans and the Technology of Prophecy.”

22 September 2004
Donnalee Dox| Performance Studies
“Dancing Around Orientalism.”

6 October 2004
Douglas Brooks| English
“Inky Kin: Reading in the Age of Gutenberg Paternity.”

20 October 2004
David Myers| English
“Canonizing the Holocaust.”

3 November 2004
Dennis Berthold | English
“The Annotated Alice: A Student Edition of Alice Cary’s Clovernook (1852).”

17 November 2004
Visiting Fellow Lynn Higgins | Dartmouth College
“Pagnol and the Paradoxes of Frenchness.”

1 December 2004
Carlos Blanton| History
“Historical Imagination and the Mexican American ‘Faustian Pact’: Dr. George I. Sánchez, Civil Rights, and the Whiteness Debate, 1941—1959.”

15 September 2004
Elias Dominguez-Barajas
“Examining the Socio-Cognitive Complexities of Proverb Use: Examples from a Mexican Social Network.”

21 October 2004
Joanne Gilbert | Alma College
“Last Laughs: Female Comics and the Performance of Power.”

1 December 2004
Susan Patterson
“The Spectacle of Early American Women’s Drama.”

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Academic Year 2003-2004

4 February 2004
Lisa Gilman | Performance Studies
“Malawian Dance at the Intersection of Politics and Tradition”

25 February 2004
Cary Nederman| Political Science
“The Spirit of Capitalism and the Medieval Orgins of Economic Nationalism”

3 March 2004
Eduardo Urbina | Modern and Classical Language
“Don Quixote Variorum (1605-2005): Textual Studies in the Digital Age”

24 March 2004
David McWhirter | English
“Henry James and the Languages of Modernity”

7 April 2004
Anne Morey | English
“Customers for Christ”

21 April 2004
Joseph Litvak | Visiting Fellow

28 April 2004
Aihwa Ong | Visiting Fellow

FALL 2003

10 September 2003
Giovanna Del Negro | English
Harris Berger | Department of Performance Studies
“Identity Reconsidered.”

24 September 2003
John Alexander | Architecture
“Federico Borromeo al Collegio di Pavia: Studente e patrono” (“Federico Borromeo at the Collegio in Pavia: Student and Patron”).

8 October 2003
John Fenn| Performance Studies
“Now it Has a Name: Americana and the Creation of Genre.””

22 October 2003
Susan Egenolf| English
“Barbarians, Turn-Coats, Orangemen and Rebels: Marking Difference in Narratives of The 1798 Irish Rebellion.”

5 November 2003
Robert Shandley | Modern and Classical Languages
“On the Filmic History of Destruction.”

19 November 2003
Brenda Bethman| Women’s Center
“A Jouissance Beyond the Phallus? Elfriede Jelinek’s ‘Lust’, Pornography, and Female Sexuality.”

3 December 2003
Shelley Wachsmann | Anthropology
“In Search of Darius’ 492 BC Fleet.”

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Academic Year 2002-2003

19 February 2003
Sally Robinson | English
“The Real Deal: Consumer Culture, Gender, and Authenticity in Fight Club.

19 March 2003
Melanie Hawthorne | Modern and Classical Languages
“A Problem in Biography: Gisele d’Estoc and the Non-Existent Subject.”

21 April 2003
Lisa Ellis| Political Science
“New Democratic Theory.”

FALL 2002

4 September 2002
Larry Reynolds | English
“Hawthorne, Slavery, and the Question of Moral Responsibility.”

25 September 2002
Gary Varner | Philosophy
“Harey Animals.”

6 November 2002
Marian Eide | English
“Witnessing, Trophy Hunting, & World War I Trench Poetry”

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Academic Year 2001-2002


23 January 2002
Douglas Brooks | English
“‘I’ll mar the young clerk’s pen’: Sodomitical Technologies, Masculinity, and Paternity in The Merchant of Venice.

13 February 2002
Lora Wildenthal | History
“The Origins of the West German Human Rights Movement.”

27 March 2002
Ralph Schoolcraft | Modern and Classical Languages
“Literary Gaullism.”

24 April 2002
Siraj Ahmed| English
“‘Hoard of Other Mens Goods’: Piracy, Empire, Civil Society.”

FALL 2001

5 September 2001
Carol Higham | History
“To Eat or Be Eaten: Historical Perspective on Cannibalism.”

26 September 2001
Antonio La Pastina | Communication
“Creating Brazil in the US Imaginary: The Geography of Difference.”

10 October 2001
Sarah Gatson| Sociology
“Come Along With Me: Re-Making the Local and the Locale from the Perspective of Internet Community”

7 November 2001
Dennis Berthold | English
“American Risorgimento: Italy in the Antebellum American Imagination.”

28 November 2001
Richard J. Golsan | Modern and Classical Languages
“Debating History and Memory in France in the 1990s: The Livre noir du communisme Controversy.”

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Academic Year 2000-2001


21 February 2001
Mary Bucholtz | English
“We’re Through Being Cool: Nerds and the Rejection of Youth Culture.”

21 March 2001
James Rosenheim | History
“Singular Subjects: Unmarried Men in England, 1500-2000.”

18 April 2001
Di Wang | History
“‘Doctor Tea’: Teahouse Workers in Republican Chengdu.”
Fall 2000
13 September 2000
Linda Radzik | Philosophy
“Collective Responsibilities and Duties to Respond.”

11 October 2000
Kimberly Brown | English
“‘She Dreams a World’: The Decolonized Text and the New World Order, Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters.”

15 November 2000
Brian Imhoff| Modern and Classical Languages
“Editing Unpublished Colonial Spanish Texts: Implications for Reading History.”

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Academic Year 1999-2000

9 February 2000
Cynthia Bouton | History
“Reordering Disorder: Images of the Buzancais Riot of 1847.”

23 February 2000
Jerome Loving | English
“Theodore Drieser’s Women”

8 March 2000
Armando Alonzo | History
“Exploring Themes in New Borderlands History: Texas and Mexico, 1700-1900.”

22 March 2000
Barbara Sharf| Communication
“Out of the Closet and Into the Legislature: The Impact of Communicating Breast Cancer Narratives on Health Policy.”

12 April 2000
Robert Resch | History
“Running on Empty: Lacan, Zizek and the Theory of the Subject.”

26 April 2000
Guadalupe Cortina | Modern and Classical Languages
“Deception and Reality: Latino/as Meeting Their Image in the U.S. and Spanish Media.”

FALL 1999

8 September 1999
Clint Machan | English
“Tennyson’s Arthur and Manly Codes of Behavior.”

22 September 1999
Alan Houtchens | Performance Studies
“Vavel or Havel: An Argument against Modernizing the Libretto of Dvorak’s Vanda.

6 October 1999
Timothy Mitchell| Modern and Classical Languages
“Mexican Popular Music: The Art of Passional Delusion.”

20 October 1999
Victoria Rosner| English
“Have You Seen This Child?: Carolyn K. Steedman and the Writing of Fantasy Motherhood.”

3 November 1999
Michael Hand| Philosophy
“Reconstruction of African Folk Ethics.”

17 November 1999
Stephen Miller| Modern and Classical Languages
“Early Historical Dramas of Shakespeare and Early Historical Fictions of Perez-Galdos.”

1 December 1999
Michael Greenwald | Theater Arts Program
“Mexican Theatrical Performance.”

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