A multi-disciplinary steering committee from the University of North Texas will is set to host its annual Postwar Faculty Colloquium on March 24 of this year. The annual event focuses on postwar studies (1945-1980s) across the disciplines and welcomes faculty participants from UNT and area colleges and universities. Thanks to generous university sponsorship, the Colloquium features two leading researchers in post-WWII studies to serve as morning and afternoon keynote speakers at its one-day event.
"The Postwar Faculty Colloquium is for researchers in post-World War II studies in all disciplines from around the Metroplex", said Jacqueline Foertsch, professor of English. "This year, we are welcoming colleagues from two Chicago schools whose disciplines is focused distinguished in postwar studies as our keynote speakers", said Foertsch.
This year's morning keynote speaker, Dr. Long Le-Khac is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University - Chicago, and is the author of Giving Form to an Asian and Latinx America (Stanford 2020), which received Honorable Mention for the Asian American Studies Association's Best Book/Literary Studies Prize. He is at work on Racial Entanglements: Racialization Across Groups, Species, Objects, and Environments, and his other work appears or is forthcoming in New Literary History, Post-45, MELUS, Victorian Studies, American Literature, The Cambridge Companion to the American Short Story, and the pamphlets of the Standford Literary Lab. He is a former Faculty Fellow and First Book Fellow at the Center for Humanities, Washington University.
Attendees will hear the afternoon keynote from Dr. Darby English, Professor of Art History with the University of Chicago. Professor English is the author of To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror (Yale 2019) and 1971: A Year in the Life of Color (Chicago 2016), among numerous other book-length and article publications. He holds a joint appointment in Chicago's Department of Visual Arts and its Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. He received his university's Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2010 and served as Adjunct Curator for the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MOMA from 2014 to 2020. A recipient of numerous awards and fellowship, English has received recognition from the Warhol Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities (among others) and received the Frank Jewett Mather Award in 2020 for To Describe a Life. This work also received 2020 Book Prize from the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present.
Postwar Faculty Colloquium welcomes both faculty and students in its audience, and faculty panel participants from a diverse array of disciplines, including history, art history, rhetoric and composition, communications, political science, emergency management, English, and media arts. It aims to foster a robust and engaged community of scholars. The broad scope of the colloquium allows UNT faculty to host conversations about an extraordinary number of genres, geographies, and times.
This event is sponsored by The UNT Office of Research and Innovation, Willis Library, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Art History, Department of English, Department of History, and the Department of Media Arts.