Graduate Reading Group for Empire, Race, Postcolonialism, Transnationalism, & Globalization
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Spring 2013 SCHEDULE:
Mon. Feb. 4th at 6:00 pm in Fisher-Bennett Hall 401: "New Directions in Caribbean Studies" with Deborah Thomas (Penn Anthropology) and Lewis Gordon (Temple Philosophy, Center for Afro-Jewish Studies) with Rachel Ellis Neyra (Penn English) as a respondent. Titles and pre-circulated material TBA. Reception to follow at 7:30 pm in Fisher-Bennett Hall 330 (Grad Lounge).
Mon. Mar. 25th at 5:30 pm: David Kazanjian (Penn English) work-in-progress. Title and pre-circulated material TBA.
Mon. Apr. 8th at 5:30 pm: Marina Bilbija (Penn English) work-in-progress. Title and pre-circulated material TBA.
Fall 2012 SCHEDULE:
Mon. Sept. 17th at 5:30 pm: Introductory Meeting and Readings: Introduction to Brown Over Black by Antoinette Burton and "The Empire Effect" by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper. Please email the coordinators for copies of the readings.
DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE: Wed. Nov. 7th at 5:30 pm, FB 112: Readings on the Cold War, Civil Rights and Decolonization. Please email the coordinators for the pre-circulated readings.
Mon. Nov. 19th at 5:30 pm: Work-in-Progress by Chi-ming Yang (Penn), "Racial Ornamentalism: Memory, Ethnography, and the Craft of Chinoiserie." Please email the coordinators for copies of the pre-circulated reading.
Tues. Nov. 20th at 5:30 pm: Susan Z.Andrade (UPitt) discusses her latest book The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958-1988 as well as her recent article "Realism, Reception, 1968, and West Africa". MLQ 2012 (73:3). Please email the coordinators for copies of the pre-circulated reading.
Mon. Nov. 26th at 5:30 pm: Work-in-Progress by Yumi Lee, Penn. Tentative title: "From the 38th Parallel to the Rio Grande: Genealogies of U.S. Empire in Rolando Hinojosa's Klail City Death Trip Series". Please email the coordinators for copies of pre-circulated reading.
2011-2012 Schedule (Archived)
Wed. Jan. 20 @ 7pm: Panel Discussion on the Philadelphia Youth Curfew Law. Featuring Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Penn Social Policy Professor T.J. Ghose, and Penn State Ph.D. Candidate Vanessa Massaro. Van Pelt Library, Room 223, Meyerson Conference Room. Recommended Reading: "The War on Teenage Terrorists" and the Curfew Bill.
Thurs., Jan. 26: Work-in-Progress by David Eng, Penn. This event will take place in the Faculty Lounge, FBH 135.
Tues. Feb. 21: "The Sound of Blackface: Race in Performance on the 18th-Century British Stage." Work-in-Progress by Ashley Cohen, Penn. Co-sponsored by Eighteenth-Century Reading Group.
Tues. March 20 @ 6pm: Presentation, "Consuming Surgery Offshore," by Aren Aizura, Rutgers University. This event will take place in the Faculty Lounge, FBH 135. Co-sponsored with GenSex.
Tues. March 27: Discussion of readings in preparation for South African Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile's visit to Penn on Thursday, April 5 @ 6pm at the Kelly Writers House (3805 Locust Walk).
Mon. April 16 @ 5pm: Presentation, "Thinking Difference Differently," by Kandice Chuh, CUNY Grad Center. Co-sponsored with Asian-American Studies. Please see here for a bio and an abstract of Prof. Chuh's talk.
Tues. April 17: Presentation, "Exception, Universality, and the Subject of Rights: Dalit Engagements with Global Thought" by Anupama Rao, Columbia University. This event will take place in FBH 401. Co-sponsored by GenSex and The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women.
Mon. April 30 @ 5pm: End-of-the-Year Latitudes Party.
Tues., Sept. 27 @ 5:30 pm: Welcome to Latitudes and Introductory Readings: "Is Postcolonial Dissent Possible in South Asia?" We will be discussing the following articles: "Rise of the Anti-Political," "Democracy and Economic Transformation in India,"I'd Rather Not Be Anna," and "Walking with the Comrades."
|*All meetings will take place at 5:30 p.m.in the Graduate Student Lounge (Fisher-Bennett 330) unless indicated otherwise|