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741. Remapping Transnational American Studies

Tuesday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Back Bay B, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Yuan Shu, Texas Tech Univ.

Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock, Yale Univ.; Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford Univ.; John Carlos Rowe, Univ. of Southern California; Ramón Saldívar, Stanford Univ.; Rob Wilson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

Session Description:

This session explores the opportunities and challenges that the transnational turn has posed in American studies. We first discuss the specter of United States exceptionalism and the ecological effect of United States imperialism. We then address how transpacific movements influence knowledge production and geopolitical epistemology. We finally examine why digital technology matters.


Subjects:

  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – General

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