Department of English

Graduate Program

Contact Info
Dr. Vicki Tischio
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2822
VTISCHIO@WCUPA.EDU


National/Transnational/Global Cultures Research Group Archive

 

Fall 2012 Events

Wednesday 3rd October, 1.00-2.30pm, Main Hall 132

William Nessly (West Chester University), “Plotting Colonial Independence: Japanese Colonialism and Fantasies of Resistance in the Novels of Richard Kim.”

Work in progress discussion: please email gmacphee@wcupa.edu if you would like to take part.

Thursday 8th November, 5.45-7.00pm, Anderson Hall 117

Edward Larkin (University of Delaware), “Visualizing American Empire: Samuel F.B. Morse's History Paintings”.

Paper presentation -- all faculty and graduate students welcome.

Fall 2011 Events

Monday 17th October, 7.00-8.45pm, Philips Autograph Library

Graham MacPhee (English, WCU), “Imperial Parallax: Reflections on Empire, Nation, & Globalization from within the New Hegemon”.

Research lecture to mark the publication of Graham MacPhee's new book Postwar British Literature & Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh UP, 2011).

 

Spring 2011 Events

Monday 21st March, 3.00-4.30pm, Sykes 210

Visiting speaker: Rajeswari Mohan (English, Haverford College), 'Plotting Women's Militancy in the Sri Lankan Civil War'

The talk will discuss Santosh Sivan's film The Terrorist (1999) and Mani Ratnam's A Peck on the Cheek (2002), both of which are available from Netflix and are well worth viewing!

Monday 11th April, 7.15-8.30pm, Recitation 307

Current Faculty/Graduate Student Research Projects:

Erin Hurt (English, WCU), 'The Genre of Chica Lit: Constructing a New Kind of Latina/o Cultural Citizenship'

Valerian DeSousa (Sociology, WCU), 'The Indian Diaspora in the Lusophone World'

Chris Murphy (MA English Program), 'Roger Casement's Shifting Identity'

ALL FACULTY & GRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME

 

Spring 2010 Events

Tuesday 3/23/10, 12.00-1.30, Main Hall, Rm 132

Faculty reading/discussion: Globalization and the Fate of the Nation.

Introduced by Graham MacPhee

Readings (both available via E-reserve)

1. Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities (1983), pp11-16, 104-107, 126-28.

2. Partha Chatterji, 'Beyond the nation? Or Within?' Social Text 56 (Autumn 1998), 57-69.

Thursday 4/22/10, 4.15-5.30pm, 210 E.Rosedale, Rm 109

Current Faculty Research Projects on Transnational Approaches to Culture

Chair: Graham MacPhee

Presenters:

Kostas Myrsiades: “Field Research on Greek Oral Poetry and the Greek Resistance”
Eleanor Shevlin:  “Going Transnational—By the Book”
Hyoejin Yoon:  “‘The Points of Beauty’: 19th Century Newspaper Representations of the First Chinese Woman in the U.S.”

 

Fall 2009 Events

Wednesday, September 9, 2:00-3:00pm. Main 132.

Planning meeting.

Friday, November 13, 2:00-3:00pm, Swope Music Building 303
Mark Rimple (West Chester University), "Confronting Historical and Social Diversity in a New Approach to Music Theory: Strategies and Problems."

 

Spring 2009 Events

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1:00-2:30pm, Room 148, 25 University Ave.

Carolyn Sorisio & Graham MacPhee (West Chester University), "Contemporary Currents in Postcolonial and Globalization Theory."

Tuesday, March 31, 4:15-5:45pm, Room 162, 25 University Ave.

Ania Loomba (University of Pennsylvania), "Race and the Possibilities of Comparative Critique."
Preceded by a reception for faculty and graduate students at 3:15 in Phillips Lower Level Conference Room. Refreshments will be served. Come and mingle and discuss!

Wednesday, April 15, 2:00-3:30pm, Room 191, Schmucker Science Center North

Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University), "Making World Literature: J.M. Coetzee and the Transnational Novel."

 

Fall 2008 Events

Wednesday September 3rd, 2.00-3.30pm: SMB 118.

Faculty reading/discussion:      

1. Ali Behdad, ‘On Globalization, Again!’ (2005).

2. Amy Kaplan, ‘The Birth of an Empire’ (1999).

Thursday 23rd October, 11.00-12.30pm, SMB 118

Faculty reading/discussion:Rethinking the Nation State

Introduced by Graham MacPhee

Readings:

1. M. Mamdani, "Defining the Crisis of Postcolonial Citizenship" (2001).                                                       2. 2. Franz Fanon,"‘Reciprocal Bases of National Culture" (orig. 1959).

Tuesday 18th November, 7.15-8.45pm, Room 105, 25 University Ave.

Panel on WCU Transnational Research In Progress

Chair:    Kuhio Walters

Presenters:        

Carolyn Sorisio, "US Colonialism, Translation & Resistance: The Case of Sarah Winnemucca."

Hyeojin Yoon, "Chinese Femininity and Material Culture in Nineteenth Century America."

Graham MacPhee, "Imperialism and Storytelling in Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin."