Venue: University of Warwick (central campus), The Oculus, room 1.04


9.15: Registration and coffee

9.45: Welcome and introduction

10.00:  Definitions

Molly Geidel (University of Manchester): Melodramas of International Development

John Patrick Leary (Wayne State University): Empire on the Cheap: The American Ideology of Innovation Abroad

11.15: Break

11.30: Genres

Eric Covey (Miami University): Representing U.S. Mercenary Force from Derna to Nisour Square

Johan Höglund (Linneaus University): American Military Imperial Horror

12.45: Lunch

1.30: Edmund Clark, ‘Terror Incognitus’

2.45: Break

3.00: Ethnicities

Nathan Cardon (University of Birmingham): Major Taylor and the Trans-Imperial Color Line

Sarah Miller-Davenport (University of Sheffield): “Our History, Our Way!”: Ethnic Studies in Hawai’i and the Challenge to Liberal Multiculturalism

4.15: Break

4.30: Cultures

Shaul Mitelpunkt (University of York): Flattery and Contempt: The Cinematic Frictions of Israel’s Americanization, 1958-60

Laura MacDonald (University of Portsmouth): The Sound of America and the Sound of Austria: How Postwar American Imperialism Fostered Millennial Austrian Musical Theatre Imperialism

5.45: Closing remarks

6.00: Wine reception