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Racing Across Borders:
National and Transnational Narratives
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Conference Schedule

8:30-9:00: Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00-9:10: Welcoming Remarks: Kathryn Dolan, Sarah Hirsch and Eric Martinsen (Conference Organizers)

9:10-10:30: Transnational Race
Moderator: Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Professor of English, UCSB
Yanoula Athanassakis (English, UCSB) “Like being born again”: Resistance to Identity Formations in Jean Rhys’ Voyage in the Dark Abstract
Jacob Berman (English, UCSB) Pentamento Geographies: Nativity, Nation and the Construction of Arab-ness in 19th Century American Travel Narratives Abstract
Christina Bertrand (English, CSU Long Beach) "The magic land at the end of the road:" Sal Paradise's Construction of the Other in Jack Kerouac's On The Road Abstract


10:30-10:40: Break


10:40-12:00: Mapping Empire Moderator: Stephanie LeMenager, Associate Professor of English, UCSB
Stephanie A. Amsel (English, U Texas, San Antonio) Her Own Sense of Belonging: Viramontes’ and Olsen’s Cultural Landscapes Abstract
Kathryn Dolan (English, UCSB) Cannibal Nation: The Donner Party and the Crisis of Manifest Destiny Abstract
Danielle La France (Comp Lit, UCSB) White Women Writing Women of Color in the Late Nineteenth Century U.S.: The Catholic as the Sympathetic Other Abstract

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:20: Keynote: Shelley Streeby, The Sensational West: Cultural Memories of the US-Mexico War and the Civil War during the Mexican Revolution


2:20-2:30: Break

2:30-2:50: Film Screening: Bleach: A short digital video by Nicole Starosielski (Film Studies, UCSB)

2:50-3:50: Memory Traces
Moderator: Bishnupriya Ghosh, Associate Professor of English, UCSB
Nicole Starosielski (Film Studies, UCSB) Discussion of Bleach: Short digital video by Nicole Starosielski Abstract
James Groom (English, CUNY) Imperial Designs: Nationalizing Race in the Barbary Captivity Narratives Abstract
Jennifer L. Roscher (Literature, UC Santa Cruz) Fictional Histories: The Memory of Haiti in the 20th Century Novel Abstract


3:50-4:00: Break


4:00-5:20: Media Migration Moderator: James Kyung-Jin Lee, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, UCSB
ShiPu Wang (Art History, UCSB) “Japan Against Japan:” Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s War Posters for the U.S. Propaganda during World War II Abstract
Noah Lopez (Film Studies, UCSB) Soy Loco Por Ti America: Denigrated Hip-Hop and Filesharing in the Brazilian Favela Imagination Abstract
Aimee M. Woznick (English, UCSB) "We're All Others:" Pop Culture Narratives of Race and the Global in Lost  

5:20-5:30: Closing Remarks: Carl Gutierrez-Jones, ACGCC Director and Professor of English, UCSB