American Studies
American Studies

UT AMS Graduate Conference: The World in American Studies Today, Day 2

Fri, March 31, 2017 | UNB 4.206

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

UT AMS Graduate Conference: The World in American Studies Today, Day 2

We are very excited to announce this year's iteration of the biannual graduate conference in American Studies, entitled: The World in American Studies Today: Nationalism in American Studies, to be held Thursday and Friday March 30th and 31st at The University of Texas at Austin. The schedule for March 31st is listed below:

Friday, 3/31

9:00 - 10:15 Resist: Activism and Counterculture in the U.S.

South by South Woodstock, Matt Bendure, The University of Texas at Austin

Willful and Deadly Negligence: Women, HIV, and Activism, Katie Hedger, Texas State University

Documenting Environmental Activists in Houston: Next Generation Community Organizers and The Counter Archives of the New Civil Rights Movement, Robert Oxford, The University of Texas at Austin

10:30 - 11:45 Circulations: America in World Networks

The Child of 9/11: Reproductive Futurism in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Sarah Ropp, The University of Texas at Austin

Performing Prosperity: The Dollar Ethic and the Spirit of Globalization in Nigerian Pentecostalism, Abimbola Adelakun, The University of Texas At Austin

American and Divorced: The Nation and the Family According to The Custom of the Country, Megan LeBarron, Boston University

A Decade of Disillusionment: Ron Bennett and the Power of Photojournalism, 1968-1978, Caroline Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin

1:30 - 2:45 The Future of American Studies Undergrad Panel (Josh will moderate this one)

Alyson Chandler

Rebecca Harris

Nick Sheppard

Veronica Tien

3:00 - 4:15: Affective Resistance to an Illusionary State

Feeling Un/safe: University Signage and Individualization, Christine Gwillim, The University of Texas at Austin

Vulnerable Performances: Affect and (in)visibility in the Neoliberal State Alaina Monts, The University of Texas at Austin

“Cry and Burst My Deafness”: Blood Orange, Affective Bass Lines, and Viscerally Reconnecting with the 1980s, Christine Capetola, The University of Texas at Austin

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