Sussex Centre for American Studies

Research seminars

Autumn 2018 American Studies Research Seminar

Week 1, Tu 25 Sept 2018 American Studies Research Roundtable 4pm BSMS 2.10
Week 2, Tu 02 Oct 2018 Benjamin Kahan, Louisiana State University, “Sheiks, Sweetbacks, and Harlem Renaissance Sexuality, or The Chauncey Thesis at Twenty-Five”
co-sponsored by the Centres for Modernist Studies and SexDiss and the English Colloquium
4pm Shawcross AS1
Week 3, W 10 Oct 2018 Dale Turner, Dartmouth College, “This Is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy”
co-sponsored by the English Colloquium
5pm Silverstone 309
Week 4, Tu 16 Oct 2018 Black History: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable 4pm BSMS 2.10
Week 8, W 14 Nov 2018 Maria Lauret, University of Sussex, “Dogwhistle Writing: J. D. Vance and Ta-Nehisi Coates”
co-sponsored by the English Colloquium
5pm Silverstone 309
Week 8, Th 15 Nov James Cronin, Boston College, “The Roots of the 'Special Relationship’: Shared Cultures, Shared Values, or Common Enemies?”
co-sponsored by History Work in Progress
4pm Arts A A108
Week 10, Tu 27 Nov Jack Grieve, University of Birmingham, “Tracking Lexical Innovation in American English Online”
co-sponsored by ROLLS (Research on Language and Linguistics)
 5pm Jubilee 144



Past events:

Spring 2018 American Studies Research Seminar

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4-6 p.m.American studies 2018 - Research Seminars Spring 2018
Kerri Pimblott (Manchester)
The Religious Dynamics of the Black Freedom Movement: From Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter
Arts A108 (in co-operation with History)

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4-6 p.m.
David Jünger (Sussex)
Legacies of the Holocaust. American Jewry, the Civil Rights Movement and Rabbi Joachim Prinz (1902–1988)
Arts A108 (in co-operation with History)

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 4-6 p.m.
Sarah Snyder (American University, Washington D.C.),
From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1960s
Fulton 113

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 4-6 p.m.
Ira Katznelson (Columbia and Cambridge)
On Popular Sovereignty: The People and the State in Early America
Arts A108 (in co-operation with the Centre for Intellectual History)

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 5-7 p.m.
Eileen Myles (Poet and former presidential candidate)
Reading from Afterglow and poetry performance
Jubilee 118

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5-7 p.m.
Tim Gallagher (Sky News) & Adam Vaughan (The Guardian)
Reporting Climate Change: America and the World
Jubilee 144

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 4-6 p.m.
Branka Arsić (Columbia)
Dust Archive: Melville’s Poetics of Matter
Fulton 113