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Spring 2007 Faculty Fellows

Spring Seminar: Labor and Leisure

Benjamin Carrington, Assistant Professor of Sociology, specializes in the sociology of sport with an emphasis on sport and racial identity construction. Professor Carrington's publications include "Fear of a Black Athlete: Masculinity, politics and the body" and "Sport, Masculinity and Black Cultural Resistance." He will bring to the seminar work on a book in progress entitled "Sporting Rebels: Sport, Race, and the Black Diaspora."

Julius Getman, Professor of Law, specializes in labor and employment law, legal education, and labor relations. He has also done extensive work as a labor arbitrator, union negotiator, and provider of special instruction for labor and management. Professor Getman's publications include The Betrayal of Local 14,Labor Relations: The Basic Processes, and a collection of essays (with former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall), The Future of Labor Unions.

Sabine Hake, Professor of Germanic Studies, specializes in German cinema. Her recent publications include German National Cinema and Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. She will bring to the seminar a new book project, tentatively entitled "Snapshots from a Cultural History of the German Working Class (1871-1971)," that explores the historical connection between industrialization and working-class identity in 20th century Germany and the ways in which that connection has become marginalized within the cultural, social, and political traditions claimed by post-unification Germany.

Julie Hardwick, Associate Professor of History, specializes in early modern social and cultural history, legal history, and women's history. Professor Harwick is the author of The Practice of Patriarchy: Gender and the Politics of Household Authority in Early Modern France, and has recently completed another book, Courting Families: Litigation and the Political Economies of Daily Life in Seventeenth-Century France, on the lived experience of urban working families during the transition to capitalism. A new project that she will bring to the seminar involves material records of the early modern history of personal and family bankruptcy and the light these documents shed on European labor and leisure practices of the seventeenth century.

Mary Celeste Kearney, Assistant Professor of Radio-Television-Film, specializes in gender, sexuality, and youth culture as well as media studies and culture. Professor Kearney is the author of Girls Make Media. She will bring to the seminar two other book projects in progress, respectively entitled "Power Chords and Groupie Chicks: Studying Gender in Rock Culture" and "Making Their Debut: Teenage Girls and the Teen-Girl Entertainment Market."

Thomas Hubbard, Professor of Classics, specializes in Greek lyric poetry, Attic drama, Roman elegy, and lesbian and gay studies. Professor Miller's publications include The Pipes of Pan: Intertextuality and Literary Filiation in the Pastoral Tradition from Theocritus to Milton and Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents. He will bring to the seminar current research on a critical point of intersection between labor and leisure in the Classical Greek world: the changing cultural politics and ideology of athletic competition as sport was transformed from a form of aristocratic "leisure" to a specialized professional "labor" in the service of both personal and state interests.

Karl Hagstrom Miller, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and in the School of Music, specializes in cultural and musical history, pop culture, and race and ethnicity. In several books in progress and projects in development, Professor Miller uses the history of American music to examine labor, race, scholarship, and the market for commercialized leisure. He will bring to the seminar a project entitled "Segregating Sound: The Transformation of Southern Music, 1888-1935" and another manuscript, "Taking Care of Business: Thirteen Profiles of Artist-owned Jazz Labels," that tells the story of music entrepreneurs from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Lisa Moore, Associate Professor of English, specializes in feminist theory, gay and lesbian studies, and women and gender studies. Professor Moore is the author ofDangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel and will bring to the seminar work in progress, "Lesbian Landscapes: The Sister Arts in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century," that examines women's collective artmaking practices in Britain and America as forms of labor, leisure, and desire.

Shirley Thompson, Assistant Professor of American Studies and African American Studies, specializes in American and African American cultural practices, with an emphasis on the history of Creole New Orleans. The author of The Passing of a People: Creoles of Color in Mid-Nineteenth Century New Orleans, Professor Thompson will bring to the seminar a new project, "Claiming Ownership: African Americans and the Problem of Property," that explores the regimes of work and recreation and the patterns of production and consumption that issue from the peculiar conjunction of personhood and property in African American history and culture.