Termcard

Hilary term 2021

Term dates: Sunday 17 January to Saturday 13 March
Venue: All events will be held online until further notice.

Daytime events are for Oxford academics, undergraduates, and graduate students unless otherwise indicated. Colleagues from other institutions and members of the public are welcome to attend RAI Special Seminars and Special Lectures, and Book Launches, which normally begin between 4pm and 6pm.

 

1st Week

Tuesday

19 January

14:30-15:30

American History Research Seminar

Jennifer Morgan (NYU)

Reckoning with slavery: Gender, Kinship and Capitalism in the Black Atlantic

2nd Week

Tuesday

26 January

16:00-17:00

American History Research Seminar

Blake Scott Ball (Huntingdon College)

What Snoopy can teach us about popular political discourse

Wednesday

27 January

16:30-18:00

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Ann Daly (Brown)

Dollars and Cents: Money, Politics, and the Establishment of the U.S. Mint, 1784-1828

The Oxford Early American Republic Seminar facilitates a network for UK-based graduate students and early career scholars who study the United States between the Revolution and Reconstruction. All are welcome to attend. Many papers are pre-circulated: for details please email grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk or stephen.symchych@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Thursday

28 January

17:30-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Erica Fretwell (SUNY Albany)

Sensory Experiments: Psychophysics, Race, and the Aesthetics of Feeling

Thursday

28 January

17:00-18:00

The Future of American Politics

The Biden Administration: Priorities and Challenges

Robert Lieberman (Johns Hopkins/RAI)

Margaret Weir (Brown)

Chair and Discussant: Desmond King (Oxford)

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iLxyNr-RTQqsYv_pKY-3Tw

3rd Week

Tuesday

2 February

14:30-15:30

American History Research Seminar

Tim Lockley (Warwick)

The Camden slave conspiracy of 1816

Tuesday

2 February

16:00-16:30

RAI Community Welcome

Virtual welcome event open to all.

Wednesday

3 February

13:00-14:00

Fellows’ Forum

Emily Burns (Auburn/Oxford)

Primitive / Incipient: Projections of Blackness in the US colony in Fin-de-siècle Paris

4th Week

Monday

8 February

17:00-18:00

The Future of American Politics

The Future of the Republican Party

Evan McMullin (2016 independent presidential candidate)

Donald Critchlow (Arizona State)

Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post)

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ufKZZKUsRL2D8u1c-2K1DA

Wednesday

10 February

14:30-16:00

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Briana Royster (NYU)

The Liberating Prospects of British Guiana

The Oxford Early American Republic Seminar facilitates a network for UK-based graduate students and early career scholars who study the United States between the Revolution and Reconstruction. All are welcome to attend. Many papers are pre-circulated: for details please email grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk or stephen.symchych@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Thursday

11 February

19:00-20:00

The RAI Goes to the Movies

Daughters of the Dust (1991, dir. Julie Dash, 103 min)

Introduced by:

Melissa Cooper (Rutgers University)

Alexandria Smith (Rutgers University)

Winter Dunn (award-winning producer and director)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rai-goes-to-the-movies-daughters-of-the-dust-1991-dir-julie-dash-tickets-139961818567

Thursday

11 February

17:30-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Tessa Roynon (RAI)

Julia Adamo (Kenyon ’20)

Kasia Boddy (Cambridge)

Stephen Harrison (Oxford)

Michael Kalisch (Oxford)

Discussion of Tessa Roynon’s The Classical Tradition in Modern American Fiction (Edinburgh UP, 2021)

5th Week

Tuesday

16 February

14:30-15:30

American History Research Seminar

Amanda Bellows (The New School)

Remembering American Slavery and Russian Serfdom during the Post-Emancipation Era

6th Week

Monday

22 February

17:00-18:00

The Future of American Politics

The Future of the Democratic Party

Seth Masket (Denver)

Julia Azari (Marquette)

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r8Ee5fUNTe-EmY0-j9gQ1w

Tuesday

23 February

16:00-17:00

American History Research Seminar

Michael Woods (Tennessee, Knoxville)

Branding a Business of Bigotry: John Van Evrie and the Mass Marketing of ‘White Supremacy’

Wednesday

24 February

16:30-18:00

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Adam Challoner (Warwick)

“No Class or Age Escapes It”: The Novel Reading Disease and the Democratisation of American Nationalism

The Oxford Early American Republic Seminar facilitates a network for UK-based graduate students and early career scholars who study the United States between the Revolution and Reconstruction. All are welcome to attend. Many papers are pre-circulated: for details please email grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk or stephen.symchych@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Thursday

25 February

17:00-18:00

The RAI Goes to the Movies

I am Not Your Negro (2016, dir. Raoul Peck, 95 min)

Introduced by:

Nigel Hatton (UC Merced)

Phil Bertelsen and Rachel Dretzin (award-winning filmmakers and executive producers of Netflix docuseries ‘Who Killed Malcolm X?’)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rai-goes-to-the-movies-i-am-not-your-negro-2016-dir-raoul-peck-tickets-139975332989

Thursday

25 February

17:30-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

James Baldwin’s Another Country: Reading Group and Discussion

7th Week

Tuesday

2 March

16:00-17:00

American History Research Seminar

William Goldsmith (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Educating for a New Economy: The Struggle to Rebuild a Jim Crow State

Wednesday

3 March

13:00-14:00

Fellows’ Forum

Maximilien Zahnd (Cambridge)

Praise the Native Gardener, but Tax His Hunter Counterpart: The Case of the 1921 Alaska Fur Tax

Wednesday

3 March

17:00-18:15

RAI Book Club

Details to follow.

8th Week

Tuesday

9 March

16:00-17:00

American History Research Seminar

Devin Fergus (Missouri)

Financial Matters, Black Lives: White Collar Crime and the Racial Wealth Gap

Wednesday

10 March

16:30-18:00

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Aisha Djelid (Reading)

“Dey jus’ puts a man and breedin’ woman together like mules”: Forced Reproduction in the Antebellum South, 1808-1865

The Oxford Early American Republic Seminar facilitates a network for UK-based graduate students and early career scholars who study the United States between the Revolution and Reconstruction. All are welcome to attend. Many papers are pre-circulated: for details please email grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk or stephen.symchych@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Thursday

11 March

17:00-18:00

The RAI Goes to the Movies

Sorry to Both You (2018, dir. Boots Riley, 102 mins)

Blindspotting (2018, dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada, 96 min)

Introduced by:

Brittney Edmonds (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Brandi Thompson Summers (UC Berkeley)

Denzel Whitaker (award-winning actor and filmmaker)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rai-goes-to-the-movies-sorry-to-bother-you-blindspotting-tickets-139993226509

Thursday

11 March

17:30-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Dagmawi Woubshet (Pennsylvania)

James Baldwin’s Another Country (1962): a discussion

Easter vac.

Thursday

25 March

17:00-18:00

The RAI Goes to the Movies

The Watermelon Woman (1996, dir. Cheryl Dunye, 90 min)

Introduced by:

Terri Francis (Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University)

Sarah-Tai Black (Film programmer and arts curator)

Grace Barber-Plentie (British Film Institute)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rai-goes-to-the-movies-the-watermelon-woman-1996-dir-cheryl-dunye-tickets-139997697883