Center for Cultural Studies Events
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors.
Tyler Stovall is currently working on two research projects. One concerns the history of migration from the French Caribbean to France during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The other explores the relationship between freedom and race, arguing that modern concepts of liberty are often racialized. Stovall is the Dean of Humanities and Distinguished Professor […]
This talk is connected to Professor Lipschutz’s work on politics and popular culture, of which his most recent publication was Political Economy, Capitalism and Popular Culture. Lipschutz is Professor and Chair of Politics and Provost of College Eight at UC Santa Cruz.
October 21, 2015 – Tyrus Miller: “The Non-Contemporaneity of György Lukács: Cold War Contradictions and the Aesthetics of Visual Arts”
Tyrus Miller has recently published Modernism and the Frankfurt School, and his forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Wyndham Lewis will appear in 2015. He is the translator/editor of György Lukács’s, The Culture of People’s Democracy: Hungarian Essays on Literature, Art, and Democratic Transition and series co-editor (with Erik Bachman) of Brill’s Lukács Library Series. Current work […]
This talk is part of a larger project about contemporary US literature that asks a very old question about the relation between literature and politics. Professor Spahr suggests that turn of the century US literature is somewhat analogous to the earth’s ailing ecosystem, at risk because of multiple forces– economic changes, government interference, liberal foundations, […]
November 4, 2015 – Jasmine Syedullah: “‘Not Contraband, but Soldier:’ Against the Domestic Violence of National Security”
Jasmine Syedullah’s current project, “No Selves to Defend: Fugitive Justice and Black Feminist Loopholes of Abolition” is a political theory of abolition rooted in the antislavery writings of Harriet Jacobs, the anti-prison testimonies of political prisoners Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, and narratives from the 1971 uprising at Alderson Federal Reformatory for Women. Syedullah is a […]
November 18, 2015 – Catherine Sue Ramírez: “’Our Porto Ricans’: Puerto Rican Students at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1898-1923″
Catherine Ramírez works on 20th-century Mexican-American history, histories of migration and assimilation, Latino literature, feminist theory, and comparative ethnic studies. She is writing a book on the history of assimilation in the U.S. and was recently awarded a grant from the Mellon Foundation for her work on migration, belonging, and non-citizenship. Ramírez is Associate Professor […]
The international field of cultural studies has emerged from the challenges posed to traditional humanistic and social scientific agendas by new research strategies in visual studies; anthropology, ethnography, and folklore; feminist studies; comparative sociology and politics; semiotics; social, cultural, literary, and political theory; science studies; colonial discourse analysis; ethnic studies; and the histories of sexualities. These challenges, and the new areas of scholarly activity they stimulate, compose the heart of cultural studies at UC Santa Cruz.