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Post45 Conference

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

October 13 9am–5pm & October 14 10am–4pm



Post45 is a collective of scholars working on American literature and culture since 1945. The group was founded in 2006 and has met annually since to discuss new work in the field. In addition to its signature conference, Post45 publishes an award-winning journal (post45.org) and an award-winning book series (Stanford UP).


The conference format is somewhat unique. Invited presenters precirculate ~20 pp. of work in progress. Pairs of papers are discussed in 90–minute blocks. The discussion cumulates across the two days, so we ask that respondents commit to at least a day rather than drop in to discuss an individual essay. To facilitate the continuous discussion, lunch is provided. There is a celebratory dinner for all Saturday night.


Co-sponsored by the USC Division of Cinema & Media Studies, the CaMS Colloquium series, the Dean’s Office of the School of Cinematic Arts, and the Levan Institute for the Humanities.


Invited presenters & committed respondents:

Patrick Anson, Columbia University

Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, University of Notre Dame

Sean DiLeonardi, University of Pittsburgh-Greensberg

Mary Esteve, Concordia University

Loren Glass, University of Iowa

Jane Hu, University of Southern California

Brian Jacobson, CalTech/MIT

Joe Jeon, UCI

Kate Marshall, University of Notre Dame

Ted Martin, UCI

Sean McCann, Wesleyan University

Annie McClanahan, UCI

Deak Nabers, Brown University

Carlos Alonso Nugent, Columbia University

Francisco Robles, University of Notre Dame

Dan Sinykin, Emory University

Rachel Greenwald Smith, St. Louis University

Patricia Stuelke, Dartmouth College

Tyler Tennant, Emory University

Arthur Wang, University of Pennsylvania


Questions? Contact J.D. Connor, USC SCA Cinema and Media Studies at jconnor@cinema.usc.edu

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