Imagination and the Nation:
In, Between, and Beyond States
ACGC Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 8th, 9am - 6:30pm,
Centennial House, UCSB
Tentative Conference Schedule
8:00-9:00: Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00-9:10: Welcoming Remarks, Rob Wallace,
Eric Martinsen, Elizabeth Freudenthal
9:10-10:40: Marketing the Global, Moderator
R . Diyah Larasati (UCR), "Culture Reinvention: The
Case of Indonesia and United States Relations"
Danielle La France (UCSB), "Women's Reponses to Global
Claudia Brazzale (UCLA), "Tracking Desire: How Family
Capitalism Produces Global Fashion Consumers"
11:00-12:00: Embodiments and Representations
of Gender, Moderator Melissa Stephenson
Cindy Garcia (UCLA), "Choreographing the Pan-Latina:
Cinematic and Televisual Representations of the Dancing
Andrea Fontenot (UCSB), "'What to Fear' in an Ikea
Catalog: Masculinity as Resistance in Global America"
12:00-1:30: Delectable Catered Lunch
1:30-3:00: Faculty Rountable, featuring
Susan Koshy, Chris Newfield, and Jacqueline Stevens and
moderated by Emily Davis.
3:15-4:45: Globalizing Literary Studies,
Moderator Christy Cannariato
Karen Steigman (UMinnesota), "The State of the Subject:
Teaching the American Literature Survey in an Era of Globalization"
Laura Furlan Szanto (UCSB), "Ethnobilia in Louise
Erdrich's The Antelope Wife"
Jacob Berman (UCSB), "Dis-Orienting the Orient: Poe's
Arabesque and Domesticating the Image of the Arab"
5:00-6:30: (Trans)national Music and Spoken Word
Performance, Moderator Rob Wallace
Denise Odello (UCSB), "Imagined Communities, Invented
Traditions and the Working Class: The Brass Band Movement
as a Nationalist Phenomenon"
H.A. "Beto" Gonzalez (UCLA), "Early Globalization
in World Music: the Parallel Development of Brazilian
Tango/Choro and American Ragtime"
Anoosh Jorjorian (UCLA), "Flip(ping) Identities,
Constructing Communities: Imagining New Alliances Through
Filipino-American Spoken Word Performance"