“The Tea Party, Obama, and the Politics of Occupy: A Conversation with Donald Pease Jr.”
Moderator: Robyn Wiegman
Friday, January 20, 2012
Franklin Center Room 230
Bio: Author of numerous books and over a hundred articles on American and British literature, Donald Pease Jr is the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College and founder of Dartmouth’s Institute in American Studies. In 2000 he was the Drue Heinz Visiting Professor at Oxford, and for the past five years he has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at the JFK Institute of American Studies at the Freie Universitaett in Berlin. His most recent book is The New American Exceptionalism (Minnesota, 2009).
The essay to be discussed is “States of Fantasy: Barack Obama versus the Tea Party Movement” (boundary 2, 2010)