Symposium: Just Feelings: Citizenship, Justice, and the Emotions
April 27 - 28, 2001

Friday, April 27  

1:00 - 2:00 pm







Welcome: Kristie Hamilton

Arenas of Justice

Ann Cvetkovich
"An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures"

Jane Gallop
"Living with His Camera: Emotional Detachment, Sontag, and Domestic Argument"

Moderator: Joan Wolf

3:00 - 3:30 pm


3:30 - 5:00 pm





Emotional History

William Reddy
"Emotional Rights: Superfluous or Fundamental?"

Kevin Rozario
"Feeling Good: Delicious Horror and the Origins of American Humanitarianism"

Moderator: Mark Bradley

5:00 - 7:00 pm


7:00 pm


Eduardo Kac
"Telepresence, Biotelematics, Transgenic Art"

Introduction: Lane Hall

Saturday, April 28  

9:00 - 10:30 am






Just Aesthetics

Lisa Saltzman
"On the Ethics and Aesthetics of Contemporary Holocaust Art"

Patrice Petro
"World Weariness and Weimar Women: Theorizing Aesthetic and Cultural Moods"

Moderator: Alice Gillam

10:30 - 10:45 am


William Vélez (UWM)

10:45 - 1:00 pm







Feeling and the Citizen-Subject

José Esteban Muñoz
"Freakery and Feeling: The Case of Latinidad"

Gregory Jay
"Other People's Holocausts: Justice, Empathy, and Accountability in the Work of Anna Deavere Smith"

Leerom Medovi
"Downsizing as a Structure of Feeling: The Emergent Politics of Disenfranchisement"

Moderator: Dick Blau


1:00 - 2:00 pm



2:00 - 3:30 pm






Controlling Emotions

Jennifer Travis / Milette Shamir
"Emotional Rescue? Rethinking Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S."

Jane Caputi
"'Take Back What Does Not Belong to Me': The Transmission of Affect and Secual Violence"

Moderator: Anne Hansen


3:30 - 4:00 pm



4:00 - 6:00 pm






Patterns and Practice

Susan Bandes
"What's Love Got to Do with It?"

Kristin Ruggiero
"Passional Crimes"

John P. Jackson
"The Political Uses of Race Hatred: The 'New' Scientific Racism in the Postwar United States"

Moderator: Bernard Gendron


General Discussants


Carrie Yang Costello, Ingrid Jordt,
Gwynne Kennedy, William
Vélez, Yuan Yuan


1968: The Center's Founding

The 1970s: Film, Performance, Language and Technology

The 1980s: Feminism, Modernism and Culture

The 1990s: Culture, Aesthetics, Aging and Animals

2000 to present




Center for 21st Century Studies

Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Center for 21st Century Studies / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA
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