American Culture Studies is launching several new Program Initiatives:
three- to five-year endeavors centered on themes that bring
interested faculty members together across disciplinary boundaries...
As part and parcel to American Culture Studies’ continued efforts to bring the vibrancy of our community to the web,
the Media Archive will include a growing body of audio and visual material. Culled from interviews with visiting scholars, recordings
of AMCS events hosted throughout the semester, and features from program initiatives, the Media Archive rounds out amcs.wustl’s
digital presence. Our aim is to offer site visitors a way to hear and see community inquire about and debate issues critical to American Life.
The questions the Modern Segregation Program Initiative will ask include
(but are not limited to): Why and how is segregation maintained in housing,
education, and work; in civic and communal associations; [read more]
This AMCS program initiative seeks to bring into more formal and productive
conversation Americanist faculty who work on performance (theater, literature,
history, film, music, television, social dance, [read more]
The Visual and Material Culture Initiative in American Culture Studies seeks to foster
collaboration and exchange amongst scholars, critics and practitioners whose work is
concerned with visual and material [read more]