Date(s) - 01/23/2016
Following turns to the transnational and hemispheric, early Americanists are now extending their view of America to attend to global oceanic and terrestrial contexts. Our mini-conference at BYU on January 23rd will interrogate the possibilities this global turn opens and the challenges it presents. In order to promote true interdisciplinarity, each panel features both a historian and a literary scholar whose work demonstrates the potential of this productive development in early American scholarship. The conference is open to both faculty and students interested in attending.
Panel A, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (238 HRCB):
Sara E. Johnson, University of California – San Diego, “Librairie Moreau de Saint-Mery: A Case Study in the ‘Global’ Scholarship of an Early Philadelphia Bookstore”
Philip Stern, Duke University, “The Seventeenth-Century Global British Empire: A Tale of Three Corporations”
Panel B, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (238 HRCB):
Allison Bigelow, University of Virginia, “Global Currents, Local Currencies: Copper Diplomacies in the Early Americas”
Emily Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University, “The Forgotten Wife: Debating American Gender Norms in India”