Fall 1999 Colloquium Series

Colloquium Series In Fall 1999, the Center for Cultural Studies will continue to host a Wednesday colloquium series, which features current cultural studies work by campus faculty and visitors. The sessions are informal, normally consisting of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15. Participants are encouraged […]

October 29, 1999 – Dennis Looney: “Dante in Black and White: The African-American Reception of The Divine Comedy A Pre-and Early Modern Studies Lecture and Video Presentation”

Friday, October 29 | Kresge 159 | 4:00 PM In the United States, Dante’s The Divine Comedy has been acknowledged as a formative influence on Emerson, Eliot, and Pound. In this talk, Dennis Looney considers an important but neglected facet of Dante’s U.S. reception. Looney tracks the changing reception of Dante over the last 150 years from what he […]

October 25, 1999 – Giorgio Agamben: “History and Messianic Time”

Monday, October 25 | Oakes Mural Room | 4:00 PM Giorgio Agamben’s work began to appear in English in the early 1990s, and has had enormous impact in a range of disciplines, including hermeneutics, semiotics, ethics, literary theory, and political theory. Language and Death: The Place of Negativity (translation 1991, Italian original 1982), made a remarkable linkage of Heidegger […]

October 18, 1999 – Peter Hulme: “Red, White, and Black in the Caribbean: Perceptions of Race Mixture During the Revolutionary Wars (1795-96)”

Monday, October 18 | Oakes Mural Room | 4:00 PM Peter Hulme is Professor in Literature at the University of Essex, where he teaches literature and postcolonial studies. Hulme has written widely on the relations among ideologies of colonialism, European texts of colonial discourse, and literature, primarily in the Caribbean context. In Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native […]

October 12, 1999 – Bell Gale Chevigny: “Doing Time at Century’s End”

Tuesday, October 12 | Kresge 159 | 4:00 PM The past twenty-five years have wrought a revolution in U.S. penal policy that has resulted in a tripling of the incarcerated population. Bell Gale Chevigny first taught a college course in prison in the late 1960s, and was greatly impressed with the power of reading, writing, and thinking […]

October 6, 1999 – Luis Campuzano: “Viajeras cubanos a Estados Unidos/Cuban Women Travelers to the U.S.”

Wednesday, October 6 | Oakes Mural Room | 4:00 PM Cuban feminist scholar Luisa Campuzano is a founder and director of the WomenÍs Studies program at Casa de las Ame’ricas in Havana, as well as Professor of Literature at the Universidad de la Habana. Her distinguished list of publications on Latin American culture and history includes, most […]

May 28, 1999 – Luana Ross & Stormy Ogden: “The Prisonification of Indigenous Women”

Friday, May 28 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Luana Ross, a member of the Salish and Kootenai tribes, will speak on Native women in the prison industrial complex. Her publications include Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native Criminality (University of Texas Press, 1996), “Resistance and Survivance: Cultural Genocide and Imprisoned Native American Women,” […]

May 20, 1999 – Regina Bendix: “Heredity, Hybridity and Heritage from one Fin-de-Siecle to the Next”

Thursday, May 20 | 4:00 pm | Kresge 159 In 1884, Crown Prince Rudolf, the only son of the Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph II, requested and received an indulgence from his father to plan “a great ethnographic work offering a comprehensive picture of our fatherland and its peoples.” The project enlisted the foremost ethnologists, historians, […]

May 5, 1999 – Judy Gobert: “Colonialism Through Biopiracy: Genetic Research in Native Communities”

Wednesday, May 5 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Dr. Gobert will present a slide-show on current genetic research projects which affect Native peoples. Gobert, a member of the Blackfeet, Nakota, and Salish tribes, is a microbiologist and a biochemist. She has participated in activism against the Human Genome Diversity Project, and serves as […]

May 3, 1999 – Nancy Cott: “Marriage Fraud and Citizenship in U.S. Immigration Policy in the Early Twentieth Century”

Monday, May 3 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Nancy Cott, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Her many works on American women’s history include The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780-1835 (1977; 2nd […]