Events

(From l. to r.): Krishan Kumar, Jahan Ramazani, Zhang Longxi, Jeffrey Alexander, Susan Fraiman, Linda Alcoff, T. J. Clark, Kevin Hart, Susan Stewart, Antoine Compagnon, Sharon Marcus, Steve Connor, N. Katherine Hayles, Rita Felski

 

New Literary History Conference

Interpretation and its Rivals

September 19-20, 2013

Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture | University of Virginia (Directions >>)

Is interpretation a limited and historically specific practice that is now in decline? Or, at a time when the humanities are under attack, should we defend interpretation as lying at the very heart of what we do?

Complete info >> | See photo gallery >>

 

Past Events

The State of Postcolonial Studies

December 3, 10-4

Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/
Small Special Collections Library (Directions >>)
 

10:00

DIPESH CHAKRABARTY (University of Chicago))
Postcolonial Thinking and the Turn Towards the Human

11:30

ROBERT J. C. YOUNG (New York University)
Postcolonial Remains

2:15

A conversation about Postcolonial Studies, with:
YARIMAR BONILLA (Anthropology)
KRISHAN KUMAR (Sociology)
JAHAN RAMAZANI (English)
and MRINALINI SINHA (History, University of Michigan)

4:00

Exhibition Tour, “Global Collections at the University of Virginia Library: Engaging the World,” Main Gallery (Harrison Institute/SmallSpecial Collections Library).

Co-Sponsored by: The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture and the Page- Barbour Lecture Endowment, University of Virginia

 

The State of American Studies

April 9, 10-4

Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library
 

10:00

ROBYN WIEGMAN (Duke University)
The End of New Americanism

11:30

WINFRIED FLUCK (Free University, Berlin)
A New Beginning? Transnationalisms

2:15

A conversation about American Studies, with:
CARMENItA HIGGINBOTHAM (Art History)
ERIC LOTT (English)
SANDHYA SHUKLA (American Studies/English)
and
SIVA VAIDHYANAtHAN (Media Studies/Law)

Co-Sponsored by: The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture
The English Department, and The American Studies Program, University of Virginia