Events

The Research Group regularly meets to discuss texts and invites scholars whose research touches on various aspects of our projects. If you would like to participate in one of our discussions, please email James Dorson at dorson@zedat.fu-berlin.de.


Upcoming

International Workshop Symposium “Managing Racial Capital”
organized by the Research Group “Fictions of Management, American Naturalism and Managerial Culture, 1875-1925”
June 30 – July 1, 2017

Past

Research Group Discussions

18/01/2017
On Maurice S. Lee’s Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2011)

11/11/2016
On Edlie Wong’s Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship (2015)

10/10/2016
On Michele Elam’s Race, Work, and Desire in American Literature, 1860-1930 (2003)

05/12/2016
On Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Life Among the Piutes (1883)

04/05/2016
On Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition (1901)

02/22/2016
On S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema: A Child of the Forest (1891)

09/14/2015
On Mita Banerjee’s Color Me White: Naturalism/Naturalization in American Literature (2013)

06/29/2015 – with Mark Seltzer (UCLA)

06/16/2015 – with Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Brandeis)
On Edward Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014) and David Roediger’s The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (1999)

04/30/2015
On Frank Kelleter’s “A Tale of Two Natures: Worried Reflections on the Study of Literature and Culture in an Age of Neuroscience and Neo-Darwinism” (2007)

03/27/2015
On Martha Banta’s Taylored Lives. Narrative Productions in the Age of Taylor, Veblen and Ford (1993)

02/17/2015 – with Katharina Metz (FU Berlin)
Presentation of Projects

11/10/2014
On Alan Trachtenberg’s The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. (1982)

Workshops and Conferences

“Fictions of Management: An International Conference”                                               organized by the Research Group “Fictions of Management, American Naturalism and Managerial Culture, 1875-1925”                                                                                                    December 8-10 2016

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“Uncertainty/Risk/Management”
co-organized with Sebastian Jobs from the History Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
October 26, 2015

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“Data Fiction: Naturalism, Narrative, and Numbers”
January 30, 2015

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