American Studies Meets Postcolonial Studies: a Conversation
Over the last decade, scholars have re-imagined the interdisciplinary field of American studies through the frameworks of transnationalism, globalization, and diaspora, bringing to the field's center questions of racialization, difference, and neoliberal empire. This shift does the important work of "decolonizing" American studies itself — and indeed those literatures and cultures with which it is concerned — and of challenging postcolonial studies, which has long utilized transnational perspectives, to assess the relevance and efficacy of its methodologies.
Moderated by students concentrating in postcolonial and transnational American studies, and featuring faculty from the Graduate Center's English and American studies programs, this forum will be an informal conversation about these fields' convergences and disagreements.
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