Society of Early Americanists Seminar Series

Society of Early Americanists Seminar Series

SEA Seminar Series: Early American Studies Scholarship Beyond The Book: April 15, 2022, 1-2:30 PM CDT

Please join us for the spring SEA Seminar Series: Early American Studies Scholarship Beyond The Book

Friday, April 15, 2022, 1-2:30 PM central time, ON ZOOM

Join us for a conversation with four scholars whose research has taken them beyond the monograph, scholarly article, and dissertation, to creative scholarship, organizing and activism, and digital exhibits.  We’ll consider the various forms early American scholarship might take, what audiences it might engage, and to what ends.

Speakers

Jeremy Paden, Transylvania U, When Scholarship Leads To Poems

Kimberly Toney, American Antiquarian Society, Indigenous Archives & Digital Exhibits

Jim Casey & Courtney Murray, Penn State U, Douglass Day: Collective Research Methods for Black Women’s Histories.

All are welcome; please feel free to share this information with colleagues and students.

The SEA Seminar Series is a virtual gathering oriented around discussing scholarship and teaching practices related to early American literature and culture.  Convening throughout the academic year, the seminar series aims to generate opportunities for sharing conversation and research about early America beyond SEA’s biannual conference.  The series especially seeks to reflect and amplify the range of scholarship on early American literature and culture, to create generative, supportive spaces accessible to scholars across a diversity of institutional and geographical locations; and to create opportunities for mentoring and supporting junior faculty and graduate students beyond the biennial conferences.

Society of Early Americanists Seminar Series: Origin Stories & Early American Studies: October 8, 2021, 1-2:30 PM CDT

Origin stories have long been central to early American studies, in questions of periodization and of the field’s geographic scope and in studies of empire, settlement, and nation. And origin stories are at stake in contemporary calls to grapple with histories of slavery and colonialism in our understandings of the past (such as those raised by the 1619 Project and calls to remove monuments to figures like Christopher Columbus). Bringing together scholars whose work takes up questions of origins in a range of archives and in several historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts, this panel asks how early American studies scholars might productively contribute to conversations and debates about origins, past and present.

Ajay Kumar Batra, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, University of Southern California, Looting
Dexter Gabriel, History/Africana, University of Connecticut, Slavery & Resistance
Emily Garcia, English and Latina/o/x & Latin American Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Interdependence & Translation
Jay Miller, ACLS Pforzheimer Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Agrarianism
Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Africana and American Studies, University at Buffalo, Settlement
Marie Balsley Taylor, University of North Alabama, Communal Stories

The SEA Seminar Series is a virtual gathering oriented around discussing scholarship and teaching practices related to early American literature and culture. Convening throughout the academic year, the seminar series aims to generate opportunities for sharing conversation and research about early America beyond SEA’s biannual conference. The series especially seeks to reflect and amplify the range of scholarship on early American literature and culture, to create generative, supportive spaces accessible to scholars across a diversity of institutional and geographical locations; and to create opportunities for supporting early Americanist scholars and teachers, especially junior faculty and graduate students, beyond the biennial conferences. A spring event will discuss teaching (more info to follow).

Additional SEA Event:

May 20, 2022 teach in on anti-racist teaching and editing 18th C Caribbean texts: 11:00-1:00; 2:00-4:00 (EST)

On May 20, 2022, the Society of Early Americanists is collaborating with the Early Caribbean Society and Bigger 6 to host a teach in on teaching and editing 18th century Caribbean texts. We’re delighted that Michael Drexler will join us to discuss editing Leonora Sansay’s Secret History (11-1 EST) and that Désha Osborne will join to discuss editing Hiroona (2-4 EST).

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