American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Christine Rosen, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business; Scott Saul, Professor, English; Alex Craghead, PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Chi Elliott, Assistant Professor, African American Studies; Greil Marcus, Visiting Professor, American Studies and English; Tessa Rissacher, Undergraduate Student, English and Theater/Performance Studies

 Mary Ryan, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins

 American Studies


10:00 Christine Rosen (Associate Professor, Haas School of Business) Going Green: What Today's Business Executives Can Learn from Their Progressive Era Predecessors about Environmental Leadership

10:40 Scott Saul (Professor, English) and Tessa Rissacher (Undergraduate, English and TDPS) “For the Love of People”: Berkeley’s Rainbow Sign and the Secret History of the Black Arts Movement

11:20 Alex Craghead (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design), "Your Precious Old Dumb Stuffy Coliseum”: Memorialization, Urbanity, and Democracy in 1960s Portland


2:00 Chi Elliott (Assistant Professor, African American Studies) Erasing Faulkner in Contemporary African American Poetry

2:40 Greil Marcus (Visiting Professor, American Studies and English) Love and Death in the American Rock 'n' Roll Novel

3:20 Mary Ryan (Professor Emeritus, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins)
The Global Cities of the 19th Century, Starting in San Francisco and Stretching to Hong Kong