Practicing Transnational Cultural Studies: Dialogues between Working Groups at Yale University and New York University
A three-day retreat bringing together working groups in transnational cultural studies from Yale University and New York University, May 11-13, 2008 at the Voluntown Peace Trust in Voluntown, Connecticut.
NYU Piracy Working Group
Ariana Ochoa Camacho, "Pirates of the Desert: Latin American Social Banditry in the Landscape of the Dispossessed"
Rana Jaleel,"Piracy as Analogy: The Alien Torts Claim Act and Contemporary International Human Rights"
Dacia Mitchell, "Steal this Nation: The Looting and 'Recovery' of the National Museum in Baghdad"
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein, "The Pirate University, and the University of Pirates: Knowledge, Property, and Immaterial Labor"
NYU South Asian Diaspora Group
Vivek Bald, "Peddlers of Notions: Indians in the American Orientalist Economy, 1880-1920"
Miabi Chatterji, "Putting 'The Family' to Work: Manager-Worker Relations in South Asian-run Service-sector Businesses in New York City"
Sujani Reddy, "From 'Women on the Loose' to 'Women in the Lead': A Sketch of Indian Nurse Migration to the United States"
Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture, "Worlds and Contact Zones"
Amanda Ciafone, "Post-Research, Pre-Writing Thoughts"
Michael Denning, "The Spectre of Wageless Life"
Rossen Djagalov, "The Links that Bind Us: The Afro-Asian Writers' Movement"
Christina Moon, "The Kim Family"
Charlie Samuya Veric, "Planet of Cultural Studies"
Contact Zones Sub-Group
Amina El-Annan, "The Transnational Poetics and Politics of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali"
Daniel Gilbert, "The Limits of Free Agency: Dominican Professionals in the Modern Baseball World"
A. Naomi Paik, "Testifying to Rightlessness"
Ariana Paulson, "The Work of Women"
Van Truong, "Sundays at the Swap Meet: Towards a Postmodern Geography of Self"
Schedule and Format:
Papers will not be presented at the retreat; rather respondents from other groups will kick off a discussion of the issues raised by the papers of each group. Papers are posted above, so everyone can read the work in advance.
Sunday, May 11: 5 PM Arrival, drinks, dinner
8 PM: Brief introductions of each group, history of the group, methods of work, etc.
10 PM: Relax, Party
Monday, May 12: Breakfast
9:30-11: Roundtable Discussion of papers by NYU Piracy Group, kicked off by respondents from Yale Contact Zones Group.
11:30-1: Roundtable Discussion of papers by Yale Contact Zones Group, kicked off by respondents from NYU South Asian Diaspora Group.
2-3:30: Roundtable Discussion of papers by NYU South Asian Diaspora Group, kicked off by respondents from Yale Worlds Group.
4:30-6: Roundtable Discussion of papers by Yale Worlds Group, kicked off by respondents from NYU Piracy Group.
6-8: Drinks, dinner
8-late: Dance, talk, party
Tuesday, May 13: Breakfast
10 AM: Wrap-up and discussion of future plans and meetings