The Seventh Annual Department of Comparative Literature Conference
Literature, Politics and Aesthetics: A-disciplinarity
University Downtown Center
(Room 120 a/b)
Friday March 28, 2014
9:30-9:45 Opening Address (Comparative Literature G.S.O.)
9:45-11:15 Panel 1: Literature
Facilitator: Thomas Guerrero Diaz
Rania Said (Binghamton University) "Isabelle Eberhardt: Conversion, Transvestism, and the Production of the Maghreb"
Aykun Ozgen (University of Buffalo) "Orhan Pamuk's Snow as a "Political" Novel"
Olesya Bondarenko (Kyiv National Linguistic University) "I Think of My Poetry As Inherently Political": Rancièrian Aesthetics and the Language School"
11:45-1:15 Panel 2: Politics
Facilitator: Kai Wen Yang
Joshua Eichen (Binghamton University) "Rancière, Race, and Subjectivation"
Alvin Camba (Binghamton University)Cooper Francis (Kingston University)
2:30-4:00 Panel 3: Aesthetics
Facilitator: Patchani Patabadi
Tara Cuthbertson (Binghamton University) "Immaterial Realisms: Empiricism, Evolution, and the Experience of the Romantic Sublime"
Igor Dombrovsky (University of Pennsylvania) "Rancière on Schiller's Play Drive and the 'Politics of Aesthetics'"
Kate Corder (University of Reading) "Exploring Allotment Garden History and Aesthetics"
4:30-6:15 Keynote Address
Dr. Gabriel Rockhill (Villanova University)
Thai Time Restaurant
(96 Front Street)
Saturday March 29, 2014
9:30- 11:00 Panel 4: Translation
Facilitator: Lotfi Zekraoui
Dr. Luiza Moreira (Binghamton University) "Contextual Readings: A Poem and an Editorial in 1940s Brazil"
Patrick Schultz (Binghamton University) "Translating Nicolás Guillén's Prosa de Prisa: An Aesthetic Risk"
Roberto Ortiz (Binghamton University) "The Long Twentieth Century of Latin American Literature: World Capitalism, Semiperipheral Culture and the Transformations of the Literary Field"
11:00-12:30 Panel 5: Pedagogy, Academia, and the Disciplines
Facilitator: Kerstin Petersen
Michael Fisher (University of Rochester) "The cultural politics of resonance: teaching subversion in the classrooms of the early twenty-first century"
Ron Milland (Queens College) "In Defiance of Discipline: Evolving Scholarship and Eroding Exclusivity Through Interdisciplinary Thinking"
Dr. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Case Western Reserve University) "Or you can't get a job: non-academic discipline"
12.45-2.45 Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator: Dr. Jeroen Gerrits
Dr. Moulay-Ali Bouanani (Binghamton University, Africana Studies)
Dr. John Havard (Binghamton University, English)
Dr. Sandro Sticca (Binghamton University, Romance Languages)
Steven Warech (Comparative Literature)
Jason Parry (Comparative Literature)
Film-footage and Presentation by Jos Diegel (visual artist, Frankfurt, Germany)
"Entity, identity, and the construction of a relational San Francisco"