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American Cultures Colloquium

The American Cultures Colloquium at Northwestern University brings Americanists from different academic specialties and institutions into dialogue with the Northwestern community. Operating on the principle that the study of American cultural history is necessarily interdisciplinary, the Colloquium allows scholars using multiple intellectual approaches to participate in conversations about a shared set of cultural artifacts and contexts.

The Colloquium is administered by advanced graduate students and funded by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and various Northwestern departments and programs. All ACC events are designed to appeal to broad audiences and are open to the public.


2017-18 Schedule

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

University Hall 201 (Hagstrum Room)

Film Screening: A Quiet Passion (2017)

Moderated by Julia Stern and John Alba Cutler (NU English)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

University Hall 201 (Hagstrum Room)

Brian Russell Roberts (Brigham Young University) and Michelle Ann Stephens (Rutgers University)

“Archipelagic American Studies”

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

University Hall 201 (Hagstrum Room)

Zakiyyah I. Jackson (University of Southern California)

“‘Not Our Own’: Speciation, Genre, and Subjectivation in Octavia Butler’s ‘Bloodchild’”

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

University Hall 201 (Hagstrum Room)

Christine Gerhardt (University of Bamberg)

“Dickinson’s Garden Ecologies”

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Past Participants

Past Colloquium participants have included:

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Various ACC@NU events are co-sponsored by:

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