History Program

GSHA 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference Program

"Nostalgia and Amnesia: Avenues of Forgetting and Remembering"

 

*All panels/events will take place in or near the Burkle Family Building of CGU's Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management located at 1021 North Dartmouth Ave.

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Friday, March 25th



Registration and Lunch   12:00pm - 1:00pm

lunch is free for all participants and registered attendees

Lunch Location: Burkle Family Building Courtyard
Registration Location: Burkle Family Building Lobby (1st Floor)

 

Welcome   1:00pm - 1:15pm

Robert Dawidoff, Chair, CGU History Department
Location: Burkle 16

 

Session 1    1:30pm - 3:15pm

Panel 1 - Music, Meaning, and Memory: Interrogating Musical Legacies
Chair: Robert Dawidoff, Professor of History, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 24

"Canonic Nostalgia, Historical Amnesia: The Case of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre "
Matthew D. Blackmar, M.A. Student in Musicology, California State University, Long Beach

"Enemies of Mary: The Role of the Cantigas de Santa Maria in the Remembrance of Medieval Jewish Stereotypes"
Jessica Bedol, California State University, Long Beach

"Blasting Wagner's Gesamtkunstwerk out of the Continuum of History: Achim Freyer and the L.A. Ring"
Samuel Adams, Ph.D. Student in Art History, University of Southern California

Panel 2: War and Trauma: Transmitting, Re-presenting, and Coming to Terms with Troubled Pasts
Chair: Janet Farrell Brodie, Professor of History, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 26

"Vietnam Metonymy, Minimalist Prism: The Work of Chris Burden 1971-1975"
Russell Stephens, University of British Columbia

"Monument, Memorial, or Marketing Gimmick: The Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial"
Bob Stein, California State University, San Diego

"Mastering the Past? Issues of Representation and Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the Films The Nasty Girl and Downfall"
Courtenay Stallings, Claremont Graduate University

"The Memorial Which Will Live in Infamy: National Memory of World War II on the National Mall"
Emily Hummel, American University

 

Session 2   3:30pm - 5:15pm

Panel 1 - Texts, text, and Memory: Formation(s) of Identity
Chair: Reina Alejandra Prado, Research Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 24

"The Construction of Amnesia: Remembering to Forget in My Ántonia and The Death of Artemio Cruz"
Chris Perry, M.A. Student in Comparative Literature, California State University, San Francisco

"Identity Lost and Found: Postcolonial Memory, Amnesia and Nostalgia within in the Oeuvre of Lalla Essaydi"
Christina Alegria, M.A. Student in Art History, California State University, Long Beach

"Memory and Betrayal in Proust's Swann's Way"
Jenny W. Lau, Ph.D. Student in English, Claremont Graduate University

Panel 2 - Negotiating Trauma: Compromising, Constructing, and Adapting Memory
Chair: Elaine McLemore, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 26

Re-imagining April 24: Armenians and Commemoration in Los Angeles"
Tamar Salibian, Ph.D. Student in Cultural Studies, Media Studies Concentration, Claremont Graduate University

"The Nostalgist's Ancestor"
Fatima Burney, Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

"Recovering From Trauma: Transitioning Through the Limen as Seen in Beloved, Dessa Rose, and Animal Dreams"
Jessica Cowing, M.A. Student in English, California State University, Long Beach

 

Saturday, March 26th



Registration and Coffee   8:00am - 9:00am

Location: Burkle Family Building Lobby (1st Floor)

 

Session 1 9:00am - 10:30am

Panel 1 - Constructing California: Myths and Veiled realities of the Golden State
Chair:
John Macias, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 24

"Tourists, Tipis, and Gold: Heritage, Tourism, and Memory in Big Bear, California"
Susan Wood, Ph.D. Student in History, University of California, Riverside

"Mythical Amboy: A Roadside Oasis in the Mojave Desert"
Jennifer Thornton, Ph.D. Student in Public History, University of California, Riverside

"Mirages Solidified: The Rise of Santa Barbara's El Pueblo Viejo"
Michael D. Orth, M.A. Student in History, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Panel 2 - I, Me, We: The Construction, Revision, and Legacies of the 'Author'
Chair:
Jolene Zigarovich, Research Assistant Professor of English, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 26

"Sifting Through the Fragments: Re-constructing Lewis Carroll's Authorial Presence
Natalie Hewitt, Ph.D. Student in English, Claremont Graduate University

"The Unseen World: Antebellum Spectacle and the Emergence of Blind Autobiography"
Justin Tyler Clark, Ph.D. Student in History, University of Southern California

"Re-made in Chicago: Why Sigmund Zeisler and William Kunstler Remedied Their Professional Images Through Autobiography"
Jessica Blake, M.A. Student in History, California State University, San Francisco

 

Session 2   10:45pm - 12:15pm

Panel 1 - What is a Memorial?: Expanding, Redefining, and Reinterpreting Memorialization
Chair: Joshua Goode, Assistant Professor of History and Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 24

"Confronting Denial: The Coalescing of the Armenian Diaspora in Los Angeles and the Montebello Genocide Memorial"
David Okonyan, Ph.D. Student in History, Claremont Graduate University

"The German Historical Museum as Memorial Museum: Time, Place, and Space in the Musealization of the German Past"
Sarah Jaques-Ross, Ph.D. Student in History, Claremont Graduate University

"Sounds of Remembering and Forgetting: Economies of Death and Memorialization in American Bell Towers"
Tiffany Ng, Ph.D. Student in Musicology, University of California, Berkeley

Panel 2 - Historical Memory: Revising and Recalibrating Narratives of History
Chair: Eve Oishi
, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 26

"Forget-me-not: Shakespeare's First Tetralogy and the Rejection of Historical Revisionism"
Emily Sloan-Pace, Ph.D. Student in Literature and Languages, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Memories of Progress and Brutality: The Dynamic and Contested Images of Historic Fort Snelling"
Andrew Korb, History, Macalester College

""Memory, History, and Ex-Communist Guilt in Richard Wright's The Outsider""
Timothy Haehn, Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Lunch   12:30pm - 1:45pm

Free to all participants and registered attendees
Location: Burkle Building Courtyard

This is a joint lunch with participants of CGU's 12 Annual Student Research Conference and Art Exhibition, "The Balancing Act: Theory and Practice"

 

Keynote Address   2:00pm - 2:45pm

"Politics and the Art of Commemoration," Katherine Hite, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vassar College
Location: Burkle 16


Session 3   3:00pm - 4:30pm

Panel 1 - The Margins of Memory: Silenced, Ruptured, and Reticent Communities
Chair: Katherine Hite, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vassar College
Location: Burkle 24

"Publications as a Form of Protest: Japanese American Newsletters during the World War II Internment"
Tiffany Polfer, M.A. Student in History, California State University, Fresno

"Uncovering a Community's History: The Meaning of Silence in Philippine Seattle"
Precious Grace Singson, History, University of California, Los Angeles

"Moving Beyond the Pact of Silence: New Media Approaches to Remembering Spain"
Lori Mesrobian, Ph.D. Student in Hispanic Languages & Literatures, University of California, Berkeley

Panel 2 - Pop(ped) Culture: Revision, Commodification, and Nostalgia in Art and New Media
Chair: Stefani Stallard, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Claremont Graduate University
Location: Burkle 26

"Realism, Escape and the British Response to Hip Hop, 1980-1987"
Luke Hannington, California State University, Long Beach

"Polarized Nostalgia: HiFi and LoFi on Flickr"
Lulú De Panbehchi, Ph.D. Student in Media, Art & Text, Virginia Commonwealth University

"The Public Memory of Kurt Cobain"
Jason Ward, M.A. Student in American Studies, California State University, Fullerton

 

Reception   4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: Humanities Resource Center (HRC)

The Keynote Speaker for CGU's 12 Annual Student Research Conference and Art Exhibition, "The Balancing Act: Theory and Practice"
will be speaking at 4:30 pm in Burkle 16. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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