This course is anintroduction to methodology in and development of the field. We willconcentrate on the ways in which the scholarship/field have addressedthe politics of representation in popular constructions and mobilizationsof diverse American identities. Our reading list will include texts thathave worked to shift the paradigms in the field: Roy Harvey Peace's Savagism and Civilization, Eric Lott's Love and Theft, George Lipsitz' The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Priscilla Wald's Constituting Americans, as well as a number of scholarly articles. Course requirements will include a research paper (13-15 pages) anda class presentation on research paper topic.
Presentation of research paper at the AUA 2015