Special Collections and the Center for Gaming Research welcome our latest Eadington fellow, Danielle Seid.
Seid is a Doctoral Candidate in English at The University of Oregon where she teaches history of the motion picture. Her interdisciplinary work centers on American media history, race and empire, and queer-feminist discourse. She recently published an article on a literary and filmic trope, “the reveal,” in Transgender Studies Quarterly, and is currently revising an essay on labor, immigration, and transgender identity for publication in 2016.
While in residency at UNLV Special Collections, Seid will conduct research for a chapter of her dissertation on a singing girl group from Korea, The Kim Sisters, who performed in Las Vegas throughout the 1960s. Drawing from the collection’s scrapbooks, entertainment reviews, photographs, and a recorded interview with one of the group’s members, she will both reconstruct this largely forgotten popular culture history and theorize its significance for our understanding of race, gender, and American media in the postwar era.
Seid’s Colloquium talk, “Forgotten Femmes, Forgotten War: The Kim Sisters’ Dis-Appearance from American Screen and Scene,” is scheduled for December 21, 2015, at 3 PM in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library, UNLV campus.