Brian Roberts Lectures at the University of Potsdam Symposium July 2016

Brian Roberts was invited to lecture at the University of Potsdam Symposium on American Territorialities this summer. His lecture, entitled "American Territorialities and the Archipelagic Frame," traced key features of a postcontinental and archipelagic American imaginary. Dr. Roberts described the study of the archipelagic Americas' interlinked cultures, aiming to crystallize emergent trends in Americanist scholarship, namely, a turn toward approaching islands, island-sea assemblages, and coastline formations that goes beyond colonialist tropes and requires a new world of archipelagic understanding.

Symposium "American Territorialities"