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Harold Chase/Edward J. Sweeney, New York Highlanders, baseball card portrait; Fred R. Hamlin's musical extravaganza, The wizard of Oz; Ringling Bros.--Crandall and his comic burlesque equestrian act on his riding mule Thunderbolt; Woman beating cassava, Jamaica American WW1 Propaganda Poster - U.S. Department of Labor, 1918; Hand painted mural showing the Cuban flag and Che Guevara, neighborhood in Old Havana, Cuba
; WWII Patriotic 'We Can Do It' Poster by J. Howard Miller Photo by Béatrice de Géa for The New York Times; Old Negro (former slave); Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait; Son of depression refugee from Oklahoma now in California

American Studies, IUB @ ASA 2014

"The Fun and Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA

Hilton, Washginton, DC

Thursday, November 6

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Paper Submission: Traditional Format
Global Lockdown: Policing and Protest from the Americas to the Middle East
  • Micol Seigel - "Policing Pipelines: Channeling Oil and Empire from Alaska to Saudi Arabia"
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Paper Session: Exhibit Format
Intimate Ways of Seeing: Queer Diasporas and Interracial Friendships in the U.S. and Global South
  • Jordache Ellapen - "Race Craft Beyond the Black/White Binary, Towards a Queer Diasporic Framework"

Saturday, November 8

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Paper Session: On Line Format
Circuits of Pleasure: New Visions of Black Cinema
  • Cara Caddoo - "Spectacles of Trauma: Cinema and the Aesthetics of Black Modernity"
    Watch Cara Caddoo's presentation here:
  • Vivian Halloran - "Running Numbers: Blaxploitation Filmmaking and Chester Himes' Harlem Cycle" Watch Vivian Halloran's presentation here:
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Non-Paper Session: Dialogue Format
  • Marlon Bailey, Panelist - Sex is...Sex Ain't: Working at the Critical Edge of Sex, Politics, Art, and Industry

Sunday, November 9

2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Non-Paper Session: Performative Format
  • Courtney Mitchel, Panelist - Theory Beyond the Regime of the Theoretical: Fun With Race, Sex, Dis/ability, and Performance