Saturday, November 11th, 2017 || Hyatt Regency Chicago
Reception for Jan Radway ant the 2017 Annual ASA Conference
The occasion of the 2017 ASA meeting gave us the opportunity to honor our own Jan Radway, who served as President of the American Studies Association in 1998-99. Widely acclaimed as one of the most important scholars of her generation, she is the author of Reading the Romance (1984) and A Feeling for Books (1999), as well as a co-editor of American Studies: An Anthology (2009), among many other notable works. At Northwestern, Professor Radway teaches courses across American Studies, Communication Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies; her course “Girlhood in American Culture” is a perennial favorite with the majors.
A long train of colleagues and former students, including Northwestern alumni Andrew Levin (AMST ’12), Angela Wu (Media, Technology, and Society “14), and Leigh Meredith (Rhetoric and Public Culture ’16), came to celebrate Professor Radway. Everyone spoke admiringly about her as a mentor, teacher, and scholar, filled with anecdotes from colleagues about learning “how to be-in-the-classroom by imitating Jan” to those from students recalling her advice to “always historicize.”
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 || 5:00-6:00 pm || Kresge 5520 (American Studies Lounge)
Informational Meeting for Prospective Students
First year students and sophomores are invited to attend an informational about the Program in American Studies. Stop by with your questions about the curriculum and opportunities of the American Studies degree and how to apply for the Program.Faculty and current majors will be available to answer questions.
Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora 2017-18 programming
Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) provides an interdisciplinary intellectual space for faculty and students to interrogate issues in comparative race and ethnic studies, social and economic inequalities, public culture, and transnational history alongside gender, sexuality, class, and religion.
Wednesday May 23rd , 2018 || 5:30 PM || The Hagstrum Room
- "Home Cooking in a Box: Tracking the Shift in Care Work from Swanson to Blue Apron" by Hannah Givertz
- "Future Periods: Digitized Menstruation and the Politics of Risk, Liberation, and the Self" by Chelsea Hammersmith
- "The Music of Childish Gambino: A Black Nerd's Redefinition of Authentic Black Masculinity" by Ajoni Hopkins
- "Two Straw Men and the Creation of the World: Creationist Rhetoric in 21st Century Public Discourse" by Frederick Levenson
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