Sgt. York


Freedom Struggles

 Black Soldiers in WW1

Citiznship Conference Poster

Women Peace Delegates 1915


Citizenship and Crisis poster


Good News from home poster


Buy Liberty Bonds


Your Country Needs You


Film: Sergeant York (1941)

April 27th 2015, 7pm
Owen Hall, Room 103
Introduced: Prof. Joseph Orosco;
Commentary: Prof. Courtney Campbell, Prof. Christopher McKnight Nichols


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Invited Lecture: “Black Citizenship in Crisis: World War I and Its Aftermath”

May 06th 2015, 4pm
Oregon State University Campus,
Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Meeting Room

Prof. Adriane Lentz-Smith,
Adriane Lentz-Smith(Associate Prof, Duke, author of Freedom Struggles)

World War I supplied a new field in the battle for freedom rights. Nearly four decades after the end of Reconstruction, African Americans still sought the basic rights of American citizens, and they pushed their fellow Americans to make the world safe for democracy at home as well as abroad. Their triumphs and failures would shape the subsequent civil rights movement and its aftermath.



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Citizenship and Crisis: 
OSU Student Research Conference at the OSU Center for the Humanities

Multi-day conference for undergraduate and graduate student paper and panel presentations, with a central theme of "citizenship and crisis"
Click here for a detailed schedule of presenters / paper topics / etc.


What is CITIZENSHIP?   Five Disciplinary Perspectives

May 8:  4pm, MU La Raza

Panel Discussion with Marisa Chappell, Tim Jensen,
Christina Leon, Crystal Boson, and Megan Spencer.


May 9:  9:45-3:30, Autzen House

Undergraduate Panels

May 10:  10:30-3:30, Autzen House

Graduate Panels

Invited Lecture: "Bears that Dance:  Blood Meridian, History, & Performance"

May 11:  4pm, MU Journey Room

Prof. Stacey Peebles, Director of Film Studies Program, Centre College

Contact Prof. Raymond Malewitz for more information.
(Sponsored by SWLF and the Center for the Humanities,
with support from the American Studies Faculty Working Group and SHPR)


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Invited Lecture: “War, Borders, and the Human Rights of Immigrant Labor in Contemporary European Cinema” 

Elizabeth AnkerMay 18th, 2015, 4pm
Oregon State University Campus, Memorial Union, Horizon Room
(Sponsored by SWLF and SHPR)

Prof. Elizabeth Anker,
(Associate Prof, Cornell, author of Fictions of Dignity)

Both World War I and II lend to massive population displacements, and this talk examines the legacy of those events in terms of how they continue to drive immigration policy in contemporary Europe. In particular, it considers how the inheritance of those conflicts impacted the failure of the movement for a formal European Constitution. In May and June 2005, first France and then the Netherlands rejected the Treaty that would have established a European Constitution. Those “no” votes are typically attributed to fears about immigration, or that an integrated Europe would render the nation’s borders overly porous. This talk engages those debates about migration and the long aftermath of war through analyses of a series of recent European films that address assaults upon the human rights of unauthorized migrants and refugees. Films by the Dardenne brothers, Michael Haneke, and Stephen Frears all imagine controversies over immigration in what I describe as “biopolitical” terms, as they depict the disavowed immigrant labor that is vital to the European economy. In so doing, they further enlist the longstanding “body politic” metaphor for the nation in order to contend with various challenges that confront attempts to forge a political community that transcends the limits of state borders.