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Visual Culture Caucus

Visual Culture Caucus Schedule of Events; ASA Annual Meeting – Fun and Fury

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6
8:00 - 9:45 AM  
Fun, Fury, and American Visual Culture: A Session in Celebration of Patricia Hills
Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica A (L3)
ASA Women’s Committee and Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making I:
Building Critical Contexts
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)
Riots, Radios and the Historical Record: Mass Media and Crisis in
20th American Literature and Art
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
Performing Radical Politics in the Postwar United States
  Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
        Selfie Nation
        Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel B (L1)
Ambivalent Activisms: Pleasure and the Politics of Racial Representation
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Pedro (L1)
Accessing Material Bodies
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara A (L1)

10:00 - 11:45 AM   A Sheer Romance: Cultural Representations of Black Women’s Sexuality, Pleasure, Power and Rebellion
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry B (L1)
Enduring Vulnerabilities: Performance, Pain and Publics
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)

12:00 - 1:45 PM   Performance and Play at the Edge of the Administered World: Three Sites
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara B (L1)
  Caucus - Visual Culture: Without Photography: Visualizing Violence in Non-Photographic-Documentary Media
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)
  Transnational Movements of Hip-Hop
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Monica D (L1)

2:00 - 3:45 PM   Black to the Archives: Technologies of Capture
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Pedro (L1)
  Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America - A Roundtable
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)

4:00 - 5:45 PM   ASA Women’s Committee: (En)gendering the Affects of Performance, Productivity, Pleasure and Pain
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)
Punch the Clock: Time, Asian American Art and Aesthetics
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Monica B (L1)

9:00 - 11:45 PM   ASA Site Resource Committee: A Concert with Artist Dorian Wood (Off-site: Human Resources Los Angeles)
Location: TBD


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7
8:00 - 9:45 AM   Caucus - Digital Humanities: Digital Shorts: The Fun and the Fury
        Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)
Racial Optics
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
  Feeling Queer
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel B (L1)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Tour - ASA Site Resources Committee: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries (Off-site)

10:00 - 11:45 AM   Caucus - Early American Matters: Early American Carnality
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)
  “Do you know what that feels like?” Black Art, Culture and Shamelessness
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
 
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM   Tour - “Route 66” Exhibition and Library Private Tours at The Autry National Center (co-sponsored by the Material Culture Caucus & Visual Culture Caucus) (Off-site)
Location: The Autry National Center - Collections Lobby
Participants meet at conference hotel registration lobby at 9:30. Bus transportation to be provided by ASA.This tour is for ASA members and meeting participants, and is limited to 18 people.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Exhibit (day 2): The Autry National Center in Griffith Park: Gratis Admission with ASA Badge (co-sponsored by the Material Culture Caucus & Visual Culture Caucus) (Off-site)
Location: The Autry National Center in Griffith Park, Museum and Special Collections

2:00 - 3:45 PM   Twelve Years a Slave: Sounds and Spectacles of Slavery
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Anita A (L1)
  Migrating the Black Body in Pleasure and Pain? The African Diaspora and Visual Culture
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica A (L3)
  Digital Deaths and Disenfranchisements: Reading Pleasure, Pain and Politics in Video Games
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica D (L3)

2:00 - 5:00 PM   ASA Program Committee - Film Screening and Discussion: Without Guarantees: Remembering Stuart Hall: The Stuart Hall Project
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Avalon (L3)

4:00 - 5:45 PM   Archival Time Machine: Queer Cultural Production and Ephemeral Worlding
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Cerritos (L1)
  A Turn to Flesh: Decolonial Pleasure as a Politics of Possibility
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
  Funny Feelings: A Roundtable Discussion with Queer Xicana-Indigena Artist Adelina Anthony
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel C (L1)
  Critical Play, Digital Games
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica C (L3)
  Is Porn Still Fun?
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica D (L3)

5:30 - 6:45 PM   Reception - Visual Culture and Material Culture Caucuses
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry Foyer (L1)


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8
8:00 - 9:45 AM   Tutus, Vagabonds, Comics, and Toxic Drag Queens: Tactical Deployments of Humor in the Critique of Sovereignty
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)
  Bazinga! Ethnic Humor, Stereotypes, and Sciences in The Big Bang Theory
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
  The View from Both Sides: Art and Transnational Latinidades
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita B (L1)
  Staging Racial Humor: The Politics of Comedy
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara A (L1)
  Digital Queer Utopias: Gaming, Performance, Pleasure
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica A (L3)

10:00 - 11:45 AM   Disastrous Aesthetics/The Aesthetics of Disaster
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry B (L1)
  Visions of Black Cinema
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
  The Mass Media’s Carceral Imaginary
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
  The Sweetest Taboo: Theorizing Black Female Pleasure, Agency and Desire within Black Feminism
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel C (L1)

10:00 - 10:50 AM   Business Meeting: Visual Culture Caucus
Location: Westin Bonaventure, LA Cienega (Business Meetings) (L1)

10:50 AM - 12:00 PM   Business Meeting: Material Culture Caucus
Location: Westin Bonaventure, LA Cienega (Business Meetings) (L1)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Exhibit (Day 3): The Autry National Center in Griffith Park: Gratis Admission with ASA Badge (co-sponsored by the Material Culture Caucus & Visual Culture Caucus) (Off-site)
Location: The Autry National Center in Griffith Park, Museum and Special Collections

12:00 - 1:45 PM   ASA Program Committee: Reading Blackness, Queerness, and Social Media: A Roundtable
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Cerritos (L1)
  Exploitation, Ecstasy, and Freedom: Movies and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1960s
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
  The Pleasure of Watching Slavery
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
  Global Circuits of Beauty and Fashion: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel C (L1)
12:00 - 3:00 PM   ASA Program Committee - Film Screening and Discussion of Passing Through (Off-site: MOCA)
1:00 - 4:00 PM   Tour: Historic Downtown Walking Tour with LA Conservancy Docent ((co-sponsored by the Material Culture Caucus & Visual Culture Caucus) (Off-site)
Location: Perishing Square (Downtown LA) Olive Street and 6th Street at Orange Groves
Participants will meet at the registration area, near the main lobby, at the Westin Bonaventure for 10-minute walk together to Pershing Square, located at Olive Street and 6th Street. Tour meets in the center of the park, near the mini-groves of orange trees.
This tour is for ASA members and meeting participants, and is limited to 18 people. Cost is $15.00 per person. Advanced online registration is required.

2:00 - 3:45 PM   The Black Feminist Pleasure Show: Perverse Bliss and Public Sex in Post-American Black Feminism
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)
  Indigenous Genre Films
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
  Performance, Affect and Labor in Contemporary Documentary in the Americas
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Anita A (L1)
  Caucus - Visual Culture: Step into the Arena: Visualizing Boxing and Wrestling in American Culture
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)
  ASA Program Committee: The Fun and Fury of José Esteban Muñoz
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3 Santa Monica A (L3)
  Aesthetics, Activism, and the Practice of Everyday Life
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3 Santa Monica B (L3)

3:00 - 6:00 PM   ASA Program Committee - Film Screening and Discussion: Wildness (Off-site: MOCA)
4:00 - 5:45 PM   Racial Meanings and Musical Performance in Film: Uses of Folk, Calypso, and Jazz in Films, 1944 - 1965
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1 Beaudry B (L1)
  Collaboration, Community, and Crisis: a Roundtable on Filipino/American Art Now
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)
  The Excesses of Ethnography: Aesthetics, Affect, and Fun in Urban Research
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Palos Verdes (L1)
  Going to the Movies: Situating Early Film Audiences
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Bernardino (L1)
  Liberating Encounters: Cultural Consumption as Agent of Pleasure and Social Change in Contemporary Asian, Latin-American and U.S. Popular Culture
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Fernando (L1)
Genuine Negro Fun: Contemporary Black Audiences and Popular Cultural Pleasures
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)
The Pleasure and Pain of Latino/a Media-tions: Representational Practice in Comparative Genres
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica A (L3)
ASA Program Committee: Sex is…Sex Ain’t: Working at the Critical Edge of Sex, Politics, Art and Industry
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica D (L3)

8:00 - 10:00 PM   ASA Site Resources Committee: #not1more: Art Music and Immigration Reform in 21st Century America (Off-site: Human Resources, Los Angeles)
Location: TBA


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9
8:00 - 9:45 AM   Gesture, Transfer and Kinetic Affects in Black Performance
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)
  Graphic Art, Slavery and the Minstrel Show: Staging Race in the Americas, 1828-1920
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
  ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Watching in Pain and Pleasure: Representing Women of Color on Screens
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
Feelings Hands: Pleasures and Perils of Haptic and Visual Encounters in Transnational U.S. Culture
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica A (L3)

10:00 - 11:45 AM   Imagined Pasts, Happier Presents: The Functions of Nostalgia in American
Culture
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel A (L1)
  Convivial ReVisions: Contemporary Black Performance, Visual Culture and the Archive of Slavery
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Exhibit (day 4): The Autry National Center in Griffith Park: Gratis Admission with ASA Badge (co-sponsored by the Material Culture Caucus & Visual Culture Caucus) (Off-site)
Location: The Autry National Center in Griffith Park, Museum and Special Collections

12:00 - 1:45 PM   Pleasure, Pain, Politics and Performance: Black Women Artists and their Fans
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)
  Queer Performances After Gay Rights: The Pleasures of Invisibility, Illegibility and the Undetectable
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
  Performative Pleasures of Blackness: The Creation, Consumption, and Conflict of Pleasurable Blacknessness
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
  Can Black Women Have Fun? Beyond Mammies and Martyrs
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Gabriel A (L1)
  Playing with the Imperial Imaginary: Race, Irony, Desire and the Afterlives of Empire
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita B (L1)
  Queer Play in the Archive: Chicano East L.A. and the Precarious Avant-Garde
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara A (L1)
  Totalities of Outsider Art
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara A (L1)
  From Furious Orientals to Funny Arabs: The Politics and Possibilities of Arab American Media Studies
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica (L3)
  The Sites, Sights and Design of Tourism
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica (L3)

2:00 - 3:45 PM   All in Good Fun: Race, Gender and the Politics of Fun in Early Television Comedy
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Fernando (L1)
Shamefully Delicious: The (Critical) Pleasures of ABC’s Scandal
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita B (L1)
The Pain and Pleasure of Viewing 12 Years a Slave
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)
What Beyoncé (and her Stans) can Teach us about the Pleasures of Intersectional Identity
Location: Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Barbara A (L1)

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ASA Visual Culture Caucus Sessions at the Annual Conference, 1997-2013

1997
“Going Public: Defining Public Culture(s) in the Americas”
Washington, D.C.  The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill and the Washington Court Hotel October 30-¬November 2, 1997

Business Meeting Only

1998
“American Studies and the Question of Empire: Histories, Cultures and Practices”
Seattle, Washington
The Sheraton Seattle November 19-22, 1998

Business Meeting Only

1999
“Crossing Borders/Crossing Centuries”
Montréal, Québec
Le Centre Sheraton October 28-31, 1999

Business Meeting Only

2000
“American Studies in the World/The World in American Studies”
Detroit, Michigan Marriott Renaissance Center
October 12-15, 2000

SESSION
“Detroit’s Renaissance Center, Or the Joys and Sorrows of Modernist Architecture and Urban Planning” (A Roundtable sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus. This walking tour of the conference site is designed as a discussion of articles about the Renaissance Center and Detroit.)

CHAIR:
Patricia Johnston, Department of Art, Salem State College

PANELISTS:
David Brody, Department of Art, West Chester University of Pennsylvania Scott Campbell, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan Judith Fryer Davidov, Department of English, University of Massachusetts Rebecca Zurier, Department of Art History, University of Michigan

COMMENT:
Audience

2001
“Multiple Publics/Civic Voices”
Washington, D.C.
Renaissance Hotel
November 8-11, 2001

SESSION
“Rockwell Redux: Rethinking the Cultural Logic of Norman Rockwell” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)

CHAIR:
David M. Lubin, Department of Art, Wake Forest University

PAPERS:
Eric J. Segal, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida “Re-Picturing a Nation: How Rockwell’s America Became “Ours” “

Alan Wallach, American Studies Program, College of William and Mary “Norman Rockwell at the Guggenheim: The Work of Art in the Age of Corporate Sponsorship”

Anne Knutson, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA “Inside the Rockwell Phenomenon: Museum Politics and the Mass Media”

COMMENT:
David M. Lubin

2002
“The Local and the Global & Recovery Project/Redefining “Nuestra América” “
Houston, Texas November 14-17, 2002

SESSION
“Vision, Visuality and Commerce in Nineteenth Century America, 1800-1850” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)

CHAIR:
John Davis, American Studies Program, Smith College

PAPERS:
Wendy Bellion, Department of Art History, Rutgers University “Hooking the Eye: Meat and Markets in William Birch’s Views of Philadelphia”

Alan Wallach, American Studies Program, College of William and Mary “Panopticism and the Construction of Bourgeois Identity”

Peter Brownlee, Department of American Studies, George Washington University “Manifest Visuality: Richard Caton Woodville’s War News from Mexico, the Daguerreotype, and Vision at Mid-Century”

COMMENT:
Laura Rigal, Department of English, University of Iowa


SESSION
“Visual Culture at Work in the 1930s” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)

CHAIR:
Peter Bacon Hales, Department of Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago

PAPERS:
Joan Saab, Department of American Studies, University of Rochester “Art and Work on the WPA”

Kate Sampsell, Department of History, Georgetown University “Lewis Hine and “The Moral Equivalent of War”: Photography as Toil”

Sharon Ann Musher, Department of History, Columbia University “Painting out the Bottom Third: How Government-Sponsored Artists and Intellectuals Made the Poor into the People During the Great Depression”

Carol Quirke-Radja, Department of History, City University of New York, Graduate Center “Bitter Kisses: Visual Narratives of a Sit-down Strike at Hershey Chocolate Corporation, April 1937”

COMMENT:
Ellen Wiley Todd, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University

2003
“Violence and Belonging”
Hartford, Connecticut
October 16-19, 2003

No session or business meeting recorded

2004
“Crossroads of Cultures”
Atlanta, Georgia November 11-14, 2004

SESSION
“Scenes From a New Nation: Visual Culture in Early America” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)-This panel explores fresh dimensions of early American visual culture and connects those inquiries to debates that stand at the center of early American history and literary studies.

CHAIR:
Robert St. George, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

PAPERS:
Eric Slauter, Department of English, University of Chicago “Looking for Scipio Moorhead: African-American Visuality and the American Revolution”

Kate Haulman, Department of History, University of Alabama “Envisioning an American Mode in the 1790s”

Catherine Kelly, Department of History, University of Oklahoma “The Father’s Faces”

COMMENT:
Robert St. George

 


2005
“Groundwork: Space and Place in American Cultures”
Washington, D.C. November 3-6, 2005

SESSION
“Figuring Labor: The Body at Work in Early Twentieth-Century Visual Culture” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)

CHAIR:
Linda Kim, Art and American Studies Departments Colby College

PAPERS:
Jessica Lee May, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley “Walker Evans and the South: Work as the Image of Time Past”

Sharon Corwin, Colby College Museum of Art “Male Subjectivity and the Crisis of Labor”

George Speer, Smithsonian American Art Museum “Turrets and Tanktops: Fascist Contagion and the American Antibodies”

Ellen Wiley Todd, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University “Garment Workers on the Wall: Labor, Society, and Politics in Ernest Fiene’s History of the Needlecraft Industry”

COMMENT:
Erika Doss, Art and Art History Department, University of Colorado, Boulder


SESSION
“The Digital Classroom and American Visual Culture”
The institutions with which we work—universities, museums, high schools and even the ASA—have begun demanding that scholars of American visual culture incorporate digital technologies. How does this impact our sense of the “place” of learning? How can image and content producers engage with the broad archive of material available on the World Wide Web while maintaining a sense of focus and identity?-Organized by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus, this roundtable brings together educators and content providers from a variety of fields and institutions to explore these issues and inquiries.

CHAIR:
Vivien Green Fryd, Department of Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University

PANELISTS:
David Jaffee, Department of History, City College of New York
Meredith Davis, Department of Fine Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Cynthia Copeland, New York Historical Society
Kathe Albrecht, Art History Department, American University

COMMENT:
Audience

2006
“The United States from Inside and Out”
Oakland, California October 12-15, 2006

SESSION
“Lands Far Away and Places Long Ago: The Creation of Virtual Environments in Interwar America” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)
CHAIR:
Eric Gable, Mary Washington College

PAPERS:
Joan Saab, University of Rochester “Twentieth Century Display”

Jeffrey Trask, Hunter College, City University of New York “The Art of Living: Creating Public History at the American Wing”

Victoria Cain, Columbia University “Artifice and Immersion: Natural History Museum Display in the Interwar Period”

COMMENT:
Eric Gable, Mary Washington College


SESSION
“Neither Here nor There: (Re)presenting and (Re)constructing Transnational Identity in Contemporary American Art” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)
CHAIR:
Lorraine Morales Cox, Union College

PAPERS:
Siona Benjamin, Independent artist “Finding Home”

Jean Ulrick Désert, Independent artist “Negerhosen2000 & The Burka Project”

Jerry Philogene, New York University “What is ‘Trans’ in Transnational American Art”

COMMENT:
Jennifer Gonzalez, University of California, Santa Cruz

2007
“America Aqui: Transhemispheric Visions and Community Connections”
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 11-14, 2007

SESSION
“Seeing in Color: Visual Culture and Racial Politics in Philadelphia” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus)
CHAIR:
Tanya Sheehan, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:
Susanna W. Gold, Temple University (PA) ” “If this war is to be forgotten, . . . what shall men remember?”: The African American Presence at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition”  Erin Park Cohn, University of Pennsylvania (PA) “Imprinting Race: The Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop and the Visual Politics of Race in the 1930s”  Emily Hage, The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA) “From Africa and the Streets of Philadelphia: Georges Adéagbo’s America in “Abraham—the Friend of God” “

COMMENT:
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

2008
“Back Down to the Crossroads: Integrative American Studies in Theory and Practice”
Albuquerque, NM
October 16-19, 2008

SESSION
“The State of Comix: Cultural Identity, the Nation, and the Visual Politics of American Comics” (Sponsored by the Visual Culture Caucus)
CHAIR:
Kent Worcester, Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

PAPERS:
Hertha D. Sweet Wong, University of California, Berkeley (CA) “Autobiographical Comix: Racialized and Gendered Subjects in American Born Chinese and A Child’s Life”

Matt Yockey, University of California, Irvine (CA) “Re(a)d Man: Representing Native American Masculinity in Superhero Comics”

Ramzi Fawaz, George Washington University (DC) “Marvelous Corpse: The National Body and Iconic Death in American Superhero Comics”

COMMENT:
Kent Worcester, Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

2009
“Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability, and Belonging”
Washington, D.C.
November 5-9, 2009

SESSION
“Visualizing the Urban Jungle and the Urban Oasis: Cities in the American Environmental Imaginary” (sponsored by the Visual Culture Caucus)
CHAIR:
Catherine Zuromskis, University of New Mexico (NM)

PAPERS:
Jennifer A. Greenhill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL) “Wallowing in the Dirt with William Holbrook Beard”

Dawn Biehler, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) “Rats, Deviance, and Crowding: Ecological Visions of Race and Overpopulation in John Calhoun’s Rat Cities”

Lisa Uddin, Brown University (RI) “Flight Distance: Zoo Design and Urban Anxiety in Postwar San Diego”

Ursula McTaggart, Wilmington College (OH) “Zombies Rule: Anarchism, Environmentalism, and the Zombie Metaphor”

COMMENT:
Catherine Zuromskis, University of New Mexico (NM)

2010
“Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the Twenty-first Century” San Antonio, TX November 18-21, 2010

SESSION
“ASA K-16 Collaboration Committee II. Race Matters: Teaching Race and Representation in the K-16” (cosponsored by the Visual Culture Caucus)

CHAIR:
Orlando Serrano, independent scholar

PANELISTS:
Leslie Ellen Fishbein, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)  Renee Christine Romano, Oberlin College (OH)
Barbara L. Tischler, Horace Mann School (NY)  Deborah Willis, New York University (NY)

2011
“Imagination, Reparation, Transformation”
Baltimore, MD
October 20-23, 2011

“Guided Tour at the American Visionary Art Museum” - Sponsored by the Visual Culture Caucus, this guided tour will take you through the museum’s collection of visionary art—that is, “art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.” The only American institution of its kind, the American Visionary Art Museum is located just over a mile from the conference hotel.

SESSION
“Visual Culture Caucus: The Illustrated Press and the Transit of Images in Twentieth-Century America”

CHAIRS:
Jason E. Hill, Terra Foundation / Ecole normale superieure / INHA
Melissa Renn, Harvard University (MA)

PAPERS:
Martin A. Berger, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) “Emmett Till’s Disappearance in the White Press”

Seth Feman, College of William and Mary (VA) “On the Intransigence of Transit: Marian Anderson’s Performance in News Pictures Alexandra”

Davis, University of Pennsylvania (PA) “Brassaï‘s and Alexander Liberman’s Photographic Portraits of Artists for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, 1946-1951”“”

Erina Duganne, Texas State University-San Marcos (TX) “Implicating History: Susan Meiselas and the Traffic of Nicaragua in Photography”

COMMENT:
Mary Panzer, Independent Scholar

2012
“Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future”
San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 15-18, 2012

SESSION
“Caucus: Visual Culture: Visualizing Pre-Columbian Civilizations in the Service of Nation-Building in the U.S. and Mexico, 1880-1980”

CHAIR:
Ray Hernández-Durán, University of New Mexico (NM)

PAPERS:
Matthew Johnston, Lewis & Clark College (OR)
“Pre-Columbian Civilization as Cultural Patrimony in Late Nineteenth-Century U.S. and Mexican Archaeology”

Breanne Robertson, Wesleyan University (CT)
“From the Mayans to Disney: The Visual Culture of Hemispheric Defense during World War II”

Alexis Salas, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
“State-sponsored Rebels with a Cause: Los Grupos, Ancient American Iconography, and the Mexican Nation-State”

Ann De Leon, University of Alberta (Canada)
“Coatlicue as Skyscraper? García Cubas’ Cuadro geográfico and MOMA’s Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art”

COMMENT:
Kenneth Haltman, University of Oklahoma (OK)


SESSION
“Caucus: Visual Culture: Pictures in Motion: American Photography and Empire”

CHAIR:
Tanya Sheehan, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

PAPERS:
Marcy Dinius, DePaul University (IL)

” “Science and art are taking hold in long benighted Africa”: Daguerreotypy and African Colonization”

Jessica May, Amon Carter Museum of American Art (TX)
“O’Sullivan and Moran in Panama”

Laura Katzman, James Madison University (VA)
“Photography and the Colonial Gaze: Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag”

Andrea Gustavson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
“Snapshots and Scrapbooks: Private Photographs, Public Feelings, and American Empire during the Cold War”

COMMENT:
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Barnard College (NY)

2013
“Beyond the Logic of Debt,Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent”
Washington, D.C.
November 21-24, 2013  

SESSION
“Caucus - Visual Culture: Spectacles of Debt: Visualizing Indebtedness in Landscape Painting, Documentary Photography, and the Mass Media” (Off-site, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery)

CHAIR:
Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary (VA)

PAPERS:
Erin Royston Battat, Harvard University (MA) “Dorothea Lange’s Hill House Photographs: Visualizing Interracial Resistance to Agrarian Debt Peonage”
Maggie Cao, Harvard University (MA) “Painting Against Development: Ralph Blakelock and Shantytowns in 1870s New York”

Kathalene Razzano, Independent Scholar “Deadbeat Dads and Daytime Television: “Worthless” Men in a Neoliberal Logic of Failure”

Fan Yang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) “The Spectacle of National Debt in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election”

COMMENT:
Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary (VA)


SESSION
“Caucus - Visual Culture: Recuperating Disabled Spaces: Intimacies of Visual and Tactile Cultures (Off-site, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery)

CHAIR:
Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:
Adria L. Imada, University of California, San Diego (CA) “A Leprosy Album: Medical Photography in America’s Tropical Empire”

David Serlin, University of California, San Diego (CA) “Learning at Your Fingertips: Architecture, Disability, and Tactile Modernity in the Early Twentieth Century”

Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario (Canada) “Recovered Photographs: Injury and the Aesthetics of Recuperation in American War Imaging”

Aimi Hamraie, Emory University (GA) “Universal Design and the National Museum: Representing Knowledge, Culture, and Belonging”

COMMENT:
Laura Wexler, Yale University (CT)

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