Indiana University Bloomington

Schedule with Contact Information

 

Thursday, March 22

 

1pm-6pm Registration

Redbud Room, Indiana Memorial Union [click here for a .pdf map of the IMU]

 

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Maple Room

Alternative Histories and Imagined Spaces

  • Matthew Hale, matthew.hale0009 [at] gmail [dot] com, Indiana University, “Alternate Temporalities and Sartorial Chronotopicity: Steampunk Occupation of History and Counterfactual History”
  • Robert Yeates, ryeates [at] gmail [dot] com, University of Tulsa, “Dark Tourism: Explaining the Apocalypse Trend in Video Games”
  • Emma C. Obata, emma.obata [at] gmail [dot] com, Indiana University, “Dreams of the Unreal Body: Body Art in Fantasy Worlds and Virtual Spaces”

 

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room

Faithful Translations

  • Andrew Wells, andrew.robert.wells [at] gmail [dot] com, Brigham Young University, “Occupying the Political Space of Translation in Early Modern England”
  • Sara Shafer, stshaf01 [at] louisville [dot] edu, University of Louisville, “The Chosen Tongue: Yiddish as Linguistic Occupation in the Search for a Jewish Nationhood”
  • Rebecca Schwarz, rebecca.schwarz [at] umontreal [dot] ca, University of Montreal, “Bifurcation, Obsession, Toleration?: Christian Hebraism and the Emancipation of the Jews”

 

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Maple Room

Political Frontiers

  • David Church, drchurch [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Interrogating Border-Crossing Paratexts and Histories of Exploitation in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Trailers”
  • Courtney H. Mitchel, Indiana University, “Alongside the Angel of History: The Unending Frontier of Modernity”
  • Jon Erich Booth, jonbooth [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “The name, and all the additions to a king”: Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer and Biopolitics in King Lear

 

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Maple Room

Breaking Boundaries: Meaning Beyond the Text
* undergraduate panel

  • John R. Brown, Indiana University, “Thick Threshold: The Liminality of the Induction of The Taming of the Shrew
  • Nathan Claire, nclaire [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Home”
  • Brittany Stigler, bstigler [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University “Creating Spatial Dialogues: A Close Look into the Artistic Collaboration of W.D. Snodgrass and DeLoss McGraw”
  • Derek Frasure, frasure4 [at] live.marshall [dot] edu, Marshall University, “Occupying Asylums: Madness as a Resistance to Bio-Power”

 

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room

 Through the Airwaves, Into the Digital Archives

  • Eric Enrique Borja, ericeborja [at] gmail [dot] com, University of Texas-Austin, “#OWS: How the Hashtag has Revolutionized the Revolution”
  • Ruth Grossman, rooth.grossman [at] utoronto [dot] ca, University of Toronto, Massey College, “The Enduring Self: A View from the Archives”
  • Jessica George, jessgeor [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Who Listens in the Snow: Sound Ecologies and Paul D. Miller’s Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica

 

6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner Break

 

7:00 p.m. Creative Speaker

Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. (see our Guide to Bloomington map for directions)

Title TBA

Jacinda Townsend, Indiana University

Friday, March 23

 

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:00-4:00 p.m. Registration

Hoosier Room                                           Tree Suites Lobby

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Redbud Room

Reverse Colonization

  • Mica Hilson, mhilson [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Cuckoos of the World, Unite!”
  • Mary Pierce, piercem [at] email.arizona [dot] edu, University of Arizona, “Coffee Brought in Islamic Public Space: The Integration of an ‘Oriental Liquor’ into English Society”
  • John Walters, jw77 [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “‘This Land’s Indwellers’: Edmund Spenser on Colonial Occupations Old and New”

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room

Inhabiting Bodies, Inhabiting Identities

  • Laura M. Seger, lmseger [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Neuropathography: A Window into the Obsessive-Compulsive Mind”
  • Ben Bagocius, bbagociu [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Semen Unsexed: Queer Pangenesis in Darwin’s The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (1868)”
  • Mary Mitchell, mitchmae [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “‘Flesh of My Flesh’: The Myth of an American Identity and Eden’s Impossible Subjects”

 

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Redbud Room

Gestures of Resistance

  • Alisha Lola Jones, aljones1 [at] uchicago [dot] edu, University of Chicago, “Pole Dancing For Jesus: Gesture, Masculinity, and Sexual Ambiguity in Black Gospel Performance”
  • Lauren Caldwell, caldwellian [at] uchicago [dot] edu, University of Chicago, “My Closet Inviolate: The Reconfiguration of Private Architecture in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comic Dramaturgy”
  • Emily Koenig, eekoenig [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “‘Look Away’: Finding an Oppositional Gaze in Flower Drum Song

 

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room

Narrative Space

  • Nancy Reid Knezevic, nancyknezevic [at] yahoo [dot] fr, University of Chicago, “‘Did U C this novel? LOL’ – How I texted you Dangerous Liaisons, but you didn’t get it”
  • Stefanie Sevcik, stefsevcik [at] gmail [dot] com, Brown University, “Narrative Preoccupations: Working Through Loss and Life in Elias Khoury's Gate of the Sun
  • Christopher Martiniano, martini [at] umail.iu [dot] ed​u, Indiana University, “‘If You Brand Too Deep, The Worms Will Get In’: Inhabiting, Crossing-Over & Crossing-Out Textual Space in Crispin Hellion Glover’s/W.M. Baker’s Novel, Oak-Mot (1828/1989)”

 

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Hoosier Room

Safe(r) Spaces: New Approaches to Old Occupations

  • Vivian Davis, vivdavis [at] ucla [dot] edu, University of California-Los Angeles and Virginia Commonwealth University, “Classroom Occupations: Pedagogy of Safer Spaces” (part 1)
  • Jane Harwell, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Classroom Occupations: Pedagogy of Safer Spaces” (part 2)
  • Morgan Krug, krugmr [at] vcu [dot] edu, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Occupying Space with a Service Dog”

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room

The Limits of Realism

  • Tanushree Vachharajani, tanushreevachharajani2016 [at] u.northwestern [dot] edu, Northwestern University, “Drifting Worlds: Seamlessness of English Spaces in Dickens' Bleak House
  • Lindsay Munnelly, lmunnell [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “The Inevitability of Mr. Mudge”
  • William Clark, ws.clark [at] ucla [dot] edu, University of California, Los Angeles, “Stephen Crane’s Public Spaces: A Study of Nationhood and Crane's Anesthetic Style”

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Redbud Room

 Discourses of Subject Formation

  • Shaun Macpherson, shaunmac [at] uvic [dot] ca, University of Victoria, “‘Heroic Laziness’: Subversive Indolence as a Tool of the Occupiers”
  • R. Lila Steinberg, rlsteinberg [at] ucla [dot] edu, University of California, Los Angeles, “Shout-Outs, Mic Checks, and Amendments: The Multi-Mediated Life of a Group-Authored Document at Occupy L.A.”
  • Carter Neal, caeneal [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “What We Mean by Life: Emersonian Convergences in Liberalism and Communitarianism”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Hoosier Room

Occupying the Land: Taking Up Agriculture

  • Emily Lind, eclind [at] umich [dot] edu, University of Michigan, “CAFO as Agro-Slum”
  • Stuart Robinson, stuartr [at] email.arizona [dot] edu, University of Arizona, “Why Was Agriculture Adopted At All? New Questions about Occupation, Cultivation, and Civilization”
  • Joe Rankin, joesrankin [at] gmail [dot] com, Colorado State University, “‘We have come to a Paradise’: Pobladores, Indians, and the Nature of Occupancy in the San Luis Valley”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room

Poetry and the Present Audience

  • Sarah Suksiri, Indiana University, “I Want to Write You a Love Poem”
  • Eric Weinstein, eqw201 [at] nyu [dot] edu, New York University, “Poetics of the Liminal: Hybridity of Identity in Contemporary American Poetry”
  • Keith Leonard, krleonar [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “A Poetics of Address: Living People and Living Place”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Indiana Memorial Union, Redbud Room

Poetic Space and Time

  • Brett Beasley, beasley.brett [at] gmail [dot] com, Loyola University Chicago, “Wordsworth and the Poetic Occupation of Time”
  • Bethany Carlson and Stephanie Horvath, Indiana University, “Sifting Through Spaces of Wilderness & Wildness: Poetry as an Act of Response”

 

4:15-5:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker

Indiana Memorial Union, University Club, President’s Room

"Literary Studies and the 99%"

Caroline Levine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

5:30-7:00 p.m. Conference Reception

Indiana Memorial Union, University Club, Faculty Room

 

Saturday, March 24

 

8:30a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration

Ballantine Hall 008

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Ballantine Hall 004

Elusive Spaces: In-Between, Unstable, Metaphysical

  • Ziad Mubadda Suidan, zmsuidan [at] bellsouth [dot] net University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Occupying the Terrain of Israel-Palestine: The Sound- and Land-scapes in Mahmoud Darwish’s ‘The Second Line’”
  • Kevin A. Richards, richards.113 [at] osu [dot] edu, The Ohio State University, “Strategies against Modernity: Hunger as an ‘Occupying’ Metaphor in Franz Kafka’s Hungerkünstler
  • Christine D’Auria, cdauria [at] andrew.cmu [dot] edu,Carnegie Mellon University, “Making Something Out of Nothing: Moby-Dick and Man’s Search for Meaning”

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Ballantine Hall 005

Moving In from the Margins

  • Jacob Greene, jwgreen [at] clemson [dot] edu, Clemson University, “Designing Waste in Media Representations of the ‘Occupy’ Movement”
  • Ashley Theissen, astheiss [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Public Space and Protest: The Homeless Community in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange
  • James Clark, 2jamesclark [at] gmail [dot] com, York University, Toronto, “From ‘End the occupation’ to ‘Occupy everywhere’: Anti-Imperialism, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement”

 
9:00-10:15 a.m.

Ballantine Hall 006

Inside Looking In: Filming the Occupy Movement

  • Remington Smith, remington-smith [at] uiowa [dot] edu, University of Iowa, “Black Friday”
  • Andy Ditzler, andy [dot] ditzler [at] emory [dot] edu, Emory University, “Occupy Atlanta: An Observational Documentary”

 

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Ballantine Hall 004

Politicizing Architecture

  • Christy Dickinson, cjoyr24 [at] gmail [dot] com, Colorado State University, “The Craftsman Bungalow: Environmental Control of Domestic Space in Early Twentieth-Century America”
  • Jessica Harrell, jbharrel [at] andrew.cmu [dot] edu, Carnegie Mellon University, “The Park51 Controversy and the Construction of Public Memory after 9/11”
  • Allison Sligting Mays, a.sligting [at] gmail [dot] com, Brigham Young University, “The Female Role within German Nationalism and Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Allegorical Female in ‘The Hall of Stars’”

 

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Ballantine Hall 005

Literary Legacies of 19th Century Philosophy

  • Robert Ramos, robert.ramos [at] marquette [dot] edu, Marquette University, “The Dominion of the Jar: A Phenomenological Analysis”
  • Michelle M. Martinez, mmmarti2 [at] illinois [dot] edu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “‘Yes!’ ‘Yes.’: Time and Affirmation in Selected Works of James Joyce”
  • Brian Eschrich, beschric [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “The Philosopher’s Occupation: A Study in the Victorian Philosophical Imaginary”

 

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Ballantine Hall 006

Scaling Down Spaces

  • Averill J. Leslie, ajleslie [at] uchicago [dot] edu, University of Chicago, “Occupy Wall Street’s Scalar Alchemy: A National ‘Face to Face’ Democracy Out of Local Encampment?”
  • Rob Gingerich, gingerich [at] wisc [dot] edu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Neighborhood and Worldhood: Heidegger and Human Scale”

 

12:00-1:00 p.m. Conference-Sponsored Pizza Lunch

Ballantine Hall 008

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 004

Tracing ‘Occupy’ Through the Past

  • Thomas Alter, talter3 [at] uic [dot] edu, University of Illinois at Chicago, “A Return to Economic Radicalism: The Farm-Labor Bloc of the1870s-1920s and the Occupy Wall Street Movement”
  • Benjamin D. O’Dell, bdodell2 [at] illinois [dot] edu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “‘We are the 99%’: Occupy, Chartism, and the Challenges of Voicing Collective Agency in Modern Political Protest”
  • Huang-wen Lai, Lai27 [at] illinois [dot] edu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Resistance, Collaboration, and Assimilation: Taiwanese Identity under Japanese Colonial Rule”

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 005

Focus on the Local: Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison

  • Melissa Seifert, mseifert [at] uwm [dot] edu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “The Spatialities of Signage, Sound, and Solidarity: D.I.Y. Visual Culture at Madison”
  • Ashley J. Bohrer, ajbohrer [at] gmail [dot] com, Depaul University, “Phantasmatic Occupations: Desire, Urban Space, and Political Resistance”
  • Erin Dorbin and Matthew Prigge (Hey Man, Cool! Digital History Productions), erindorbin [at] gmail [dot] com, mjprigge [at] gmail [dot] com, University at Albany, SUNY, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “The Wisconsin Black Cowboys Association: Milwaukee’s Urban Identity Redefined”

 

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 006

 “Reading Cultural Space”

  • Alex Lukens, alukens [at] emory [dot] edu, Emory University, “A Certain Tendency of the American Cinema-Goer: Notions of Time and Space in the Theater of the Occupied Era”
  • Sherri Sturgis and Heather Chase Wilson, rristurgis [at] email.arizona [dot] edu, heathercwilson [at] email.arizona [dot] edu, University of Arizona, “Occupation: The Physical Library in the Digital Age”
  • Valerie Lazalier, valazali [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Distance and Intimacy: The Viewer’s Space in the Artwork of Joseph Cornell”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 004

Actualizing the Imaginary: Filling Theoretical Spaces and Placing the Self in the World

  • Rachel E. Bennett, rebenne2 [at] illinois [dot] edu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Occupying the Abyss: the Violence of Speech and Image from the Red Army Faction”
  • Peter T. De Simone, petertdesimone [at] gmail [dot] com, The Ohio State University, “Rebuilding a Sacred Moscow:  The Rogozhskoe Old Believers and their New ‘Third Rome’”
  • Elizabeth J. Kerr, kerr.212 [at] osu [dot] edu, The Ohio State University, “Medieval Mental Maps and Petitioners’ Rhetorical Strategies”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 005

Life on the Margins

  • Haley L. Osborn, Loyola University Chicago, “La Acampada del Sol: Student Generation Occupies Space and Time to Be Heard in Spain”
  • Cassandra Book, cabook01 [at] louisville [dot] edu, University of Louisville, “Reading los Californios: Poetry as Unity and Resistance in El Clamor Público
  • Sarah A. Rola Zarate, szarate [at] umich [dot] edu, University of Michigan, “The Commonwealth Exception: Puerto Rican Displacement and Marginalization Within and Outside the United States”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 006

Space, Place, and Race

  • Mariam Yasin, myasin1 [at] jhu [dot] edu, Johns Hopkins University, “Occupying Ruins, Ruining Occupation: Structures of Claiming and Reclaiming in Israel and Lebanon”
  • John R. Terry, jrterry [at] uwm [dot] edu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “Blue Maxwell: The Maxwell Street Market and the Chicago Blues”
  • Miriam Aloisio, miriama [at] uchicago [dot] edu, University of Chicago, “Literary Microcosms in Fantasmi Romani by Luigi Malerba”

 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Ballantine Hall 336

Creating Identities: How Space, Place, and Time Influence Who We Are
* undergraduate panel

  • Andrew Weatherford, weathera [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Occupying History: Shakespeare’s History Plays and Identity Confusion in Early Modern England”
  • Michael Jenkins, jenkinsm [at] umail.iu [dot] edu, Indiana University, “Drawing Family Blood:  The Recurring Mark of Cain in East of Eden and One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Taylor Crompton, taylorcrompton_2012 [at] depauw [dot] edu, DePauw University, “Enclosed Spaces, Occupied Places: Autonomy and Subjugation in John Clare’s ‘The Nightingale’s Nest’”
  • Meredith Kipp, makipp [at] indiana [dot] edu, Indiana University, “From the Porch to the Muck: Moving Spaces in Their Eyes Were Watching God

 

4:00-5:30 p.m. Closing Speaker

Ballantine Hall 005

"On Standing and Being Moved"

Nicholas Williams, Indiana University

 

 

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