Robert Lowell’s Memoirs, which Prof. Grzegorz Kosc, ASC Director, has coedited with Prof. Steven Gould Axelrod from the University of California, Riverside, will be released next week by renowned New York publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in London by Faber and Faber. It is a collection of largely unpublished autobiographical prose by Robert Lowell (1917-1977), the precursor of confessionalism in American poetry. The book is now being reviewed by major American and British newspapers and weeklies—New York Times, Guardian, Literary Hub, and many others.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Robert-Lowell/dp/0374258929
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/25/books/review-robert-lowell-memoirs.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jul/27/memoirs-by-robert-lowell-review-a-poets-life 

Year 2022/2023

December 6: Witches in American Popular Music: Introduction + Discussion

November 23, 2022

Rebellious and powerful, witches penetrate the social spaces and popular culture. In her introduction, Joanna Kaniewska will map the presence of witches in American music. Later, she will invite all the participants to discuss the “music witches,” their common traits and associations.

Year 2022/2023

ASC Thanksgiving Dinner

November 18, 2022

We’re happy to invite all students, faculty and staff to join our traditional Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner!

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 17: Imagining Sex Between White Men: Slash Fan Fiction and the Racial Politics of Feminist Fantasy

November 10, 2022

In this talk, Alexis Lothian discusses slash fan fiction by examining the ways that dynamics of racialization can be critically engaged on and through the bodies of white male protagonists, and whether a speculative erotics of white masculinity might have something to contribute to a feminism committed to antiracist politics.

News

The ASC’s New Americanist will be published with Edinburgh University Press

October 28, 2022

Starting from Spring 2023, the ASC’s New Americanist will be published with Edinburgh University Press in cooperation with the University of Warsaw.

American Studies Colloquium Series

October 27: The Shapes of Apocalyptic Time: Decolonising Eco-Eschatology

October 20, 2022

On the contrary to contemporary ecological discourses, rooted in linear temporality derived from Christian eschatology, this presentation offers to see eco-eschatological time as a spiral and as a non-contemporaneous totality, which can help us devise more accurate strategy for decolonial environmental politics.