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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.

2018-19 Schedule


Wednesday, October 3 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Jim Hodge (Northwestern)
The Debt is Infinite: On Paul Chan and His Outliers
The Block Museum of Art
Thursday, October 4 - 7:00-9:00 pm
John Alba Cutler (Northwestern)
Compañero: The Radical Life and Films of Raymundo Gleyzer
The Block Museum of Art
Thursday, November 15 - 5:00-6:30 pm
Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt University)
To the Bone: Some Speculations on the Problem of Touch
Harris Hall 107
Friday, November 16 - 3:00 pm
Marianne Noble (American University)
"All the vivacities lie in differences": Sympathy in Stowe's Dred and The Minister's Wooing
Hagstrum Room, University Hall
Friday, February 22 - 2019

Timothy Yu (University of Wisconsin - Madison)


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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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