Futures 2018 Schedule
Monday, June 18th
2:00 - 6:30 PM Participant Check-In (Brace Commons, East Wheelock)
7:00 - 7:30 PM Opening session (including Seminar Orientation)
- Donald Pease
- Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
7:30 PM-10:30 PM - Plenary: “How do Colonial Settlers Racialize Capitalism?” (Filene Auditorium)
Soyica Diggs Colbert, Moderator
- Patricia Stuelke: "Sympathizing with the Swamp in Settler Colonial Racial Capitalist Times”
- Brian Edwards: “Trump from Reality TV to Twitter”
- Elizabeth Maddock Dillon: “Ante-Oedipus: Race, Sex, Gender Systems of Colonial Modernity”
10:30 PM – Welcome Reception, Filene Foyer
Tuesday, June 19th
9:15 AM-12:30 PM – Plenary: “What Explains the Enduring Power of (under)commons Democracy?” (Filene Auditorium)
Cindi Katz, Moderator
- Tony Bogues: "Black Critique: Towards an Alternative Genealogy of Critical Thought"
- Christian Haines: “Black Poetry and the Uncommons”
- Fred Moten and Stefano Harney: "Locke Unloaded"
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Seminar Rooms
7:30 - 10:30 PM – Plenary: “Does Digital Humanities have a Method?” (Filene Auditorium)
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Moderator
- Lauren Klein: “Carework, Codework, and Digital Humanities Methods”
- James E. Dobson: “Techniques of the Computational Observer: Mixed-Method Governmentality and the Image”
- Duncan Faherty: “Imagined Communities 2.0”
Wednesday, June 20th
9:15 AM-12:30 PM – Plenary: "Is Anti-Black Violence a Category of Ontology?” (Filene Auditorium)
Eric Lott, Moderator
- Hortense Spillers: “To the Bone: Some Speculations on the Question of Touch”
- R.A. Judy: "The Perennial Crisis of Ontology, Why the White Man Invented the Negro, and Other Things to Kill"
- Ivy Wilson: “Textual Healing: Douglass, Assemblage, and the Slow Violence of Reading”
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM - Seminar Rooms
5:15 - 6:45 PM - Barbecue, Tuck Drive
Thursday, June 21st
9:15 AM-12:00 PM – Plenary: “What are the major challenges facing Asian American Studies in the ‘Pacific Century?’” (Filene Auditorium)
- Victor Bascara: “Exit Strategies”
- A. Naomi Paik: “Walls, Bans, Raids, Sanctuary: an American History and Abolitionist Futures”
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM - Seminar Rooms
7:30-10:30 PM – Plenary: “What is the Role of Critique in a Post-Truth Culture?” (Filene Auditorium)
Colleen Glenney Boggs, Moderator
- Winfried Fluck: "The Limits of Critique and the Affordances of Form: American Literary Criticism after the Hermeneutics of Suspicion"
- Giorgio Mariani: “Post-modernism, Post-truth, Disinformation, Literature”
- Christopher Castiglia: "The Spirits of Critique, Belief in a Post-Factual Age?"
Friday, June 22nd
9:15 AM-12:00 PM – Plenary: "How Has Your Way of Reading Canonical U.S. Writers Changed at this Historical Conjuncture?” (Dartmouth 105, NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
Alan Nadel, Moderator
- Evan Carton: “From Structure, Sign, and Play to Ancestry.com: Toward a Post-American, Post-Identity Studies?”
- Andrew Hebard: "Draining the Swamp: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Ecology of Corruption”
- Lynda Zwinger: "Reading Time Being"
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Seminar Rooms
7:30 - 10:30 PM – Plenary: “Puerto Rico? Charlottesville? Is a Politics of ‘Common Sense’ at Work in Trump’s Populist Movement?” (Filene Auditorium)
Donatella Izzo, Moderator
- Donald Pease: “This President That Is Not One”
- Donatella Izzo: “Pop(e)ulism. Populist miracles and neoliberal theologies.”
Saturday, June 23rd
9:15 AM-12:30 PM – Plenary: “What is the Geo-Political Significance of the #MeToo Movement?” (Dartmouth 105, NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
Hamilton Carroll, Moderator
- Heike Paul: "#MeToo and Other Kinds of Feminism in a Transatlantic Perspective"
- A round-table discussion with Institute Faculty
4:15 - 6:30 PM – Plenary: "Capitalocene/Anthropocene: How can the End of Human Exceptionalism Become Imaginable? (Hanover Inn, Grand Ballroom)
Donald Pease, Moderator
- Kyla Wazana Tompkins: “Form, Deform, Ferment, Rot: In Collaboration with David Findlay”
- Monique Allewaert: "Plantationocene Knowledges."
6:30 - 11:00 PM – Banquet (Hanover Inn, Grand Ballroom)
Sunday, June 24th
11:00AM - Participant Checkout