2011 Program

Ninth Annual Symposium

Objects in Revolt
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Saturday, April 16, 2011

PROGRAM (print)

8:00-8:45 Registration

8:45 Welcomes from the symposium co-chairs, the Center for Material Culture Studies, and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

9:00 Panel 1: Printed Revolt

Britt Rusert, Temple University (External Humanities Fellow, PhD received from Duke University in 2009)
“Fugitive Objects: African American Science and the Struggle Against Slavery”

Nichole Gleisner, Duke University (PhD Candidate, Romance Studies) “Apollinaire’s Case d’Armons: Remaking the Material of Poetry”

Clay Zuba, University of Delaware (PhD Candidate, English) “The Indian Sachem and the Instability of Empire, 1765-1783”

Commentator: Carol E. Henderson Belton, Associate Professor of English and Black American Studies, University of Delaware

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Panel 2: Revolt through Reinterpretation

Christine DeLucia, Yale University (PhD Candidate, American Studies) “Refighting the Old War: Material Remains of Colonial Violence and the Decolonization of Northeastern Indian Histories”

Jessica M. Dandona, Lamar University (Assistant Professor, PhD received from UC Berkeley in 2010) “The Blood of Armenia: Pain and Pleasure in a 19th-Century Decorated Chest”

Josh Probert, University of Delaware (PhD Candidate, History of American Civilization) “The Resurgence of Church Organs in Gilded Age America”

Commentator: Kasey Grier, Director of Museum Studies and Professor of History, University of Delaware

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Winterthur tour – collections

3:00 Panel 3: Consuming Revolt

Shannon Nagy, University of Texas (PhD Candidate, History) “‘National in Form, Socialist in Content’: East German Toys and the Power of Play, 1950-1980”

Audrey Russek, Carleton College (Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD received from the University of Texas in 2010) “American Scents and Sensibility: Objects of Odor Suppression in Twentieth-Century Restaurants”

Rebecca Burditt, University of Rochester (PhD Candidate, Visual and Cultural Studies) “The Pajama Game, Pepsi, and Postwar Visuality”

Commentator: Thomas Hine, Writer, Scholar, and Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University

4:30 Introduction to Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address: David Brody
Assistant Professor of Design Studies
Parsons The New School for Design, New York

4:50 Closing Remarks