Session 1 “What Explains the Enduring Power of (Under)Commons Democracy
Chair and Moderator: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University) “Materializing the Commons: Sensus Communis and Aesthesis.”
Cindi Katz (CUNY Graduate Center) tba
Anthony Barrymore Bogues (Brown) Race and racism in a "post racial moment": Working through a history of the present
“How Has Digitization Changed the Archive of American Studies?
Chair and Moderator: Ivy Schweitzer (Dartmouth) “How the Archive of Native American Studies is changing Digital Humanities”
Duncan Faherty (CUNY Graduate Center) “To Boldly Go Where Readers Have Gone Before: Digital Archives, Viral Texts, & the Chronicling of America”
James E. Dobson (Dartmouth) “The Exorbitant Question of (Digital) Method”
“Are American Renaissance Writings (Post)Secular?”
Chair and Moderator: Donatella Izz0 (Napoli) ““One mighty blood-spot”: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the crime scene.
Jared Hickman (Johns Hopkins) “"Back to the American Romance, Toward a Translatlantic History of Secularity"
Caleb Smith (Yale) “'Attending to Earthly Things”
“Why (not) Surface Reading Now?”
Chair and Moderator: Winfried Fluck (Freie Universitaett) “Self-Alienation.”
Jennifer Fleissner (Indiana University) “Romancing the Real: Latour, Sedgwick, and Post-Critical Monism.”
Walter Benn Michaels (Illinois, Chicago Circle)
Picnic on Tuck Drive this year 5-8
No PM Session
Chair and Moderator: Christian Haines (Dartmouth) tba
Lee Medovoi (Arizona) “Biopolitics Beyond the Body: from Michel Foucault to Mohsin Hamid”
No evening session
“Is the Pivot to the Asia-Pacific a Left-Over Cold War Fiction?
Chair and Moderator: Alan Nadel (Kentucky) "Sayonara, Teahouse of the August Moon, and the Re-Openning of Japan"
Yuan Shu (Texas Tech): Back to the Future: the Cold War, the Pivot to Asia, and China’s Rise
Donald Pease (Dartmouth): “Toni Morrison’s Korean War Tale”
“Was ….. a Neo-Liberal fantasy?
Chair and Moderator: Patricia Stuelke (Dartmouth) “Invasion Love Plots, Antiblack Acoustics, and the Neoliberal Makeover of Panama”
Annie McClanahan (University of California, Irvine): “Was Economic Growth a Neoliberal Fantasy?: The Culture of Secular Stagnation.”
“Afro-Pessimism? Afro-Optimism?” "Freedom Practices In the Shadow of Death”
Chair and Moderator: Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown)
Ronald Judy (Pittsburgh) ““On the Question of Losing Hope: Between Me and Afro-Pessimism”
Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt) “Afro-Pessimism and the Elders: Report From Part 2.”
“Post-Racial U.S. Culture?”Saturday evening, June 25
Chair and Moderator: Eric Lott (Cuny Graduate Center” "Post-Racial": A Postmortem”
Roland Vegso (Nebraska) "Perpetual Civil War”
Sandy Alexandre (MIT)” Black Lives, Matter: How to Make Stereotypes Get a (Shelf) Life!”
Last Updated: 3/30/17