Beneath the American Renaissance at Twenty-Five
David S. Reynolds and American Cultural Studies–A Symposium
Friday, October 18, 2013, 2-4 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, Rooms 9204/9205
Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard), author of The Hemingses of Monticello, Andrew Johnson, Vernon Can Read!, others. Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Humanities Medal.
Bill Kelly (CUNY Graduate Center), author of Plotting America’s Past: Fenimore Cooper and the Leatherstocking Tales; articles in TLS, N. Y. Times Book Review, American Scholar, & elsewhere.
Robert Reid-Pharr (CUNY Graduate Center), author of Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black Aemrican; and Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual.
Sean Wilentz (Princeton), author of The Rise of American Democracy, Bob Dylan in America, Chants Democratic, The Age of Reagan, others. Bancroft Prize, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Grammy Award nominee.
Brenda Wineapple (Columbia; The New School), author of Ecstatic Nation, White Heat, Hawthorne, Genêt, Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein, others. Pushcart Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
Respondent: David S. Reynolds (CUNY Graduate Center), author of Beneath the American Renaissance, Walt Whitman’s America, Mightier than the Sword, Faith in Fiction, others. Bancroft Prize, Christian Gauss Award.