Fall 2010 Seminar Schedule

The McNeil Center invites graduate students, faculty members, independent scholars, and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series. Meetings are held at various locations and convene at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons. A social hour follows at 5:00 pm. Papers are circulated in advance and should be read by those planning to attend.  To obtain copies via listserv, or for more information, e-mail abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

September | October | November | December


10 September:

Nicole Eustace, New York University

War Stories and Love Stories: Patriotism, Population, and Print in the American War of 1812

Opening MCEAS Friday Seminar session, followed by a welcome-back picnic
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The David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road,, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

24 September:

Tamara Walker, University of Pennsylvania

Travelers and Artists: Drawing Color Lines in Colonial Lima, Peru

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

1 October:

Contested Spaces Conference

8 October:

Michele Currie Navakas, Texas Tech University and 2008-2009 Barra Dissertation Fellow

"On the Edge of the Everlasting Everglades": Mapping Florida, Rediscovering America

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

22 October:

Douglas Bradburn, Binghamton University

To Submit to the Public Good: War, Trade, and the Birth of Empire in the Chesapeake, 1690-1715

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

29 October:

Robb Haberman, Colby College and 2007-2008 Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

Magazines, Civic Rivalry, and Cultural Nationalism in Post-Revolutionary America
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

5 November:

Quakers and Slavery Conference

12 November:

Caitlin Fitz, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

The Problem of Slavery in a Hemisphere of Republics: The United States and Spanish American Emancipation, 1810-1825

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

19 November

Laura Johnson, University of Delaware and 2009-2010 Barra Foundation Dissertation Fellow in Art and Material Culture

Making Connections, Making Metaphors: The Many Layers of Clothing and Encounter in Early American Southeast

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

3 December:

Marcia Nichols, University of Minnesota-Rochester and 2009-2010 Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Dissertation Fellow

"Let them see how curiously they're made": Defining Femininity and Masculine Authority in the Aristotle Texts
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

10 December:

Joseph Rezek, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

Transatlantic Revision and American Literary History

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

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