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New Directions in U.S. Studies: Re-Imagining the 1950s and 1960s

New Directions in U.S. Studies: Re-Imagining the 1950s and 1960s
York University, Founders College Senior Common Room
Time: Oct 11th, 9:00 am End: Oct 12th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Cinema, Book History/Print Culture, Art (FAS), 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Conference featuring keynote speaker Paul Buhle, Brown University

The Centre for the Study of the United States and York University are pleased to present:

New Directions in U.S. Studies: Re-Imagining the 1950s and 1960s

This conference brings together some of the most exciting recent scholarship on the US in the 1950s and 1960s. The seven panels present thoughtful, cutting-edge research from the fields of history, political science, sociology, literature, as well as from art, music, and film. A highlight of the conference is the keynote address by Professor Paul Buhle of Brown University.  His talk, entitled "Culture as Politics: How Vernacular Arts Opened up U.S. Studies" discusses the rise of graphic novels and other non-traditional literature, fiction and non-fiction. Buhle, an activist since his teen years, established a new left journal in the 1960s and a journal on popular culture in the 1970s. He has edited or written more than 40 books, including a three-volume study of Jews and popular culture, an authorized biography of C.L.R. James, as well as graphic histories of IWW, SDS, and Emma Goldman. The conference helps launch York University's new U.S. Studies Program, and showcases, along with the contributions of other distinguished scholars, York's excellence in American Studies.

For additional information, and to register for this conference, pleae contact Professor Marc Egnal or visit the conference website: HERE.


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