Spring 1999 Colloquium Series

Colloquium Series In Spring 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 […]

April 26, 1999 – Toni Barlow: “Reflections on Critical Asian Studies”

Monday, April 26 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Professor Barlow specializes in modern Chinese gender history and international feminism. She is senior editor of positions: east asia cultures critique; editor of Positions on Colonial Modernity: A Reader; and Gender Politics in Modern China: Writing and Feminism (Duke University Press, 1993); and co-editor of Body, Subject and Power in […]

April 22, 1999 – David Palumbo-Liu: “Interdisciplinary Formations of Asian America”

Thursday, April 22 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Professor Palumbo-Liu’s talk is intended to be a wide-ranging discussion of the study of Asian America in global and local frames. It will center on his forthcoming book, Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier, in which he traces the formation of Asian America in conjunction […]

April 20, 1999 – Alice Bullard: “Seminar: Constellations of Savagery and Civilization: Paris and New Caledonia in the Age of Imperialism”

Tuesday, April 20 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room This seminar will discuss selected portions of Alice Bullard’s book manuscript, Constellations of Savagery and Civilization. Portions of this book have appeared in Cultural Anthropology (May 1997) and History and Anthropology (January 1998). The book focuses on the fundamentals of the civilizing process by examining the colonizing techniques deployed against two […]

April 19, 1999 – Annette Richards: “Clouds, Blots and the Lesbian Tragelaph: CPE Bach’s Performed Fantasy”

Monday, April 19 | 4:30 pm | Kresge 159 Richards is a musicologist and performer who works on 18th and early 19th- century music aesthetics and criticism. She focuses on the intersections between musical performance (music as sound and spectacle) and composition (music as text) in late 18th-century culture and is currently completing a study of […]

April 8, 1999 – Ruby Rich: “Film After Gender (?)”

Thursday, April 8 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room A working critic since the mid-1970s, Rich has been closely identified with a number of important film movements, notably feminist film, Latin American cinema, independent film in the U.S. and Europe, and the recent phenomenon of the New Queer Cinema, a term she coined. She has […]

March 4, 1999 – Eduardo Cadava: “Mourning America: Emerson and the Guano of History”

Thursday, March 4 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Eduardo Cadava is Associate Professor of English at Princeton University. His talk focuses on Emerson’s relation to issues of race and manifest destiny, and is part of a book in progress entitled Mourning America, on the relationship between mourning and nationalism. Professor Cadava is the author of Words […]

Winter 1999 Colloquium Series

Colloquium Series In Winter 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 […]

November 19, 1998 – Teresa L. Ebert: “The (Post) Politics of the Concrete and Red Cultural Studies: Notes on Performativity, Corporeality and Historical Materialism”

Thursday, November 19 | 4:00 pm | Kresge 159 In recent years, Teresa Ebert has emerged as as one of the most prominent Marxist critics of “post-al” theory in the academy. Arguing for a “red feminism” and a “red cultural studies” in the context of academic professionalization and the corporatization of the university, Professor Ebert has […]

November 5, 1998 – Ian Morris: “Civizational Thinking and Ancient Greece”

Thursday, November 5 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Ian Morris’s talk on “Civilizational Thinking and Ancient Greece” inaugurates a year-long series of lectures that accompanies the new faculty seminar on “Civilizational Thinking” funded by the Ford Foundation. Morris’s work combines meticulous attention to the demands of classical scholarship with bold scrutiny of the process […]