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December 6, 2019

Dissertation Colloquium

Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Friday, December 6

9am-1:15pm (with a break between 10:35 and 11:15) 

9:00 – 9:45           Andrew Block, presenting a chapter presently titled “Whitefacing the Lincoln Legend in Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play,” from the dissertation presently titled “Whitefacing History: Uses of Theatrical Whiteface to Disrupt Racialism” [pdf]

9:50 – 10:35        Simon Sun, presenting a chapter presently titled “‘To Such an Extravagant Excess’: Chinese Tea in the Atlantic World (1586-1766), from a dissertation presently titled “China and the Atlantic World: From John Cabot to the Age of Revolutions” [pdf]

Break: please reconvene at 11:15 when a light lunch will be available

11:40 – 12:25      Chloe Chapin, presenting a chapter presently titled “Performances of Class: Formality in Antebellum America,” from the dissertation presently titled “Full Dress: Uniformity, Masculinity and Power in Antebellum America” [pdf]

12:30 – 1:15         Keidrick Roy, presenting a proposal for a dissertation presently titled “Underground Enlightenment: American Literature, Intellectual History, and the Black Radical Tradition” [pdf]