Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule: UU 252

Friday March 2nd:

9:00-10:15 am: After the End: Apocalypse and the Future of Life

Moderator: Jackson Nichols

Gabriel Piser: “Apocalypse How? Scarcity, Access, and Environmental Movements”

David Stewart: “Remembering Our Post-Apocalyptic Decade”

Robert King: “Two Post-Hegelian Forms of Life and Sense: Autopoietic Theory and

Differential Ontology”

10:30-11:45 am: Empire and Insurrectionary Life in the Metropolis

Moderator: Steven Warech

Philip Mahoney: “The Untorelli of Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City”

Andrew Culp: “Weaponizing Escape: Disemboweling the Metropolis”

Khatuna Beridze: “Pushkin, Lermontov and Politics of Caucasian Translation?”

11:45-12:45 pm Lunch

12:45 pm -1:45 pm Keynote, Dr. K.L. Evans

2:00pm – 3:30 pm: Critical Art and the Production of Life

Moderator: Tara Cuthbertson

Kamar Mangalon: “Drawing, Painting and Writing resistance: texts of Eduardo Galeano and Graffiti in JNU”

Yan-Eun-Koo: “The Experience of Literature: The Encounter”

Hsin-ning Chang: “Questioning Ethnical Relationships in Kuala Lumpur:

Four Video Works by Amir Muhammad”

3:45-5:00 pm: Living Art & Controversial Forms of Life

Moderator: Matt Applegate

Al Aguero

Steven J. Leyba

Michelle Martin: “At the Frontiers of Art and Science: Taboo and Transgression in Bioart”

Saturday March 3rd:

9:00-10:15 am: Queer Life, Polygendered Subjectivity

Moderator: Kerstin Petersen

Taylor Black: “Babelogue: A Queer Benediction”

Justin Derry: “Enterprise Epidemic and the Product (RED) Campaign”

Melissa Tanti: “Enacting Contemporary Feminist Sociolinguistics: Kathy Acker’s Transformative Interlinguistics”

10:30-11:45: Biopolitics and the Administration of Life

Moderator: Ergin Cenebasi

Hande Kesgin: “The Animal that Therefore ‘Am I’?”

Francis James Sanzau: “Appeals to Immanence Tell Us What? Deleuze and Tertullian on Biopolitics”

Michael Feola: “On (un)Livability: Butler and the Politics of Life”

11:45-12:45 pm Lunch

12:45-2:00 pm: Capturing Life, Visualizing Resistance

Moderator: Kristine Jennings

Matt Varner: “Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Animals: A Photographing-Before Insane Ecological Consequences”

Megha Anwer: “Visualising Violence: Photographing the Pain and Torture of ‘Others’”

Matt Applegate: “Cartography, Expanded Cinema, and the Time of the Now

2:15-3:30 pm: The Production of Sense at the Colonial Difference

Moderator: Natalia Andrievskikh

Gabriela Vieronelli: “Decolonial Politics of Making of Sense: Beyond Resistance and

Towards Suma Qamana (the well living)”

Madhu Priya: “Language as Site of Exchange and Conflict: A Study of Spanish in Latin America”

Graciela Boruszko: “An Identity Quest, A Journey Through History, A Conversation Long Overdue”

3:45-5:00 pm: Global Perspectives, Trans-national Forms of Life

Moderator: Stavroula Poutouridou

Marcelo Hamam: “Rousseau’s Self-Presence: Derrida on the Origin of Languages”

Anna Eyre: “Jaime de Angulo’s Morphological and Trans-Relational Poetics”

Steven Warech: “Nietzsche’s Zarathustra and Levinas’ Responsibility to the Other: An Ethical Form of Life?”

Conference Information

The annual Department of Comparative Literature conference, Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics, will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2012 at Binghamton University’s Main Campus, located in Vestal.

The conference hotel, Quality Inn & Suites, is conveniently located a block away from the Main Campus. Please click here for hotel information.

Bus travel information can be found here. If you are coming from New York City or from Syracuse NY, you can use the Shortline Bus system for your travel needs.