Kodat Responds to New Scholarship in American Studies
October 23, 2011
Professor of English and American Studies Catherine Gunther Kodat was invited to provide commentary on the work of four scholars showcasing their recent research at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, held in Baltimore Oct. 20-23.
Kodat read and responded to a set of papers offered in a panel titled "Reimagining the Cold War." Comprised of faculty and graduate students from Brown University, Wake Forest University, Duke University and Haverford College, the panel addressed a broad range of topics, including mid-to-late-cold war literary production in Northern Virginia, Wendell Willkie's One World, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, and the novels of Philip K. Dick.
Founded in 1951, the American Studies Association is the oldest professional organization in the U.S. for scholars conducting interdisciplinary research in American culture and history.