19th Century American Culture and Globalization: A Symposium featuring Prof. Stephanie LeMenager (English), Jacob Berman (Ph.D. candidate, English), and Revell Carr (Ph.D. candidate, Ethnomusicology)

Event Date: 

Friday, April 29, 2005 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • English Dept. Seminar Room SH 2635

19th Century American Culture and Globalization: A Symposium featuring Prof. Stephanie LeMenager (English), Jacob Berman (Ph.D. candidate, English), and Revell Carr (Ph.D. candidate, Ethnomusicology)

The Americas are and have always been "global." This symposium situates the contexts of globalization and the Americas via three different perspectives, presented by UCSB scholars from a variety of backgrounds. 

*Prof. STEPHANIE LeMENAGER will focus on the ways in which 19th Century American discourse deals with and is influenced by environmental issues. 

*JACOB BERMAN will present on mid 19th Century American representations of the lost Nabatean city of Petra and the image of the Arab in American writing. 

*REVELL CARR will look at the role of music in the globalized and globalizing space of whaling ships. 

Co-sponsored by The American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music.