April 29 - May 1, 2010
Curricular Guide: speaker info, abstracts, suggested readings, representative publications
Thursday, April 29
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 Art Museum Drive
5:00 pm Welcome (and speaker registration)
Chipstone Decorative Arts Galleries, lower level
6:15 pm Theaster Gates, Jr.
Performance and lecture related to the exhibition, "To Speculate Darkly"
Co-sponsored by the Chipstone Foundation
Friday, April 30
3243 N Downer Ave
12:30 pm Welcome, Dean Richard Meadows, Merry Wiesner-Hanks, and Peter Y. Paik
1:00 - 2:30 pm The Economics of Debt
Richard D. Wolff, "Consumer Debt and the Economic Crisis"
Elaine Lewinnek, "The Cost of the American Dream: Historic Perspective on the Housing Crisis"
Joel Magnuson, "Looking Beyond the Recession"
John S. Heywood (Economics, UWM), moderator
2:45 - 4:15 pm The Ecology of Debt
Gerry Canavan, "Debt, Theft, Permaculture: Justice and Ecological Scale"
Genese Sodikoff, "Lazarus Effects: The Spectral Ecology and Political Economy
of Extinction Debt in Madagascar"
Julianne Lutz Warren, "Placing Debt"
Erica Bornstein (Anthropology, UWM), moderator
4:30 - 6:00 pm Keynote
Michael A. Gillespie
Saturday, May 1
Hefter Conference Center
3271 N Lake Drive
10:30 am Coffee and continental breakfast
11:00 am - 12:30 pm The Ethics of Debt
Eleanor Courtemanche, "Unintended Consequences from Dickens to Hayek"
Kennan Ferguson, "Debt's Moral"
Stephen Gardner, "How Debt Replaces Guilt: Social Order vs Sacred Order"
William Bristow (Philosophy, UWM), moderator
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm The Demons of Debt
Morris Berman, "Is Debt the New Karma? Why America Finally Fell Apart"
Mary Poovey, "Demonizing Debt, Naturalizing Finance"
Jason Puskar (English, UWM), moderator
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm The Futures of Debt
Michael Tratner, "The Resurrection of an Economic God: Keynes Becomes Postmodern"
Donald D. Hester, "China and the United States: The Bonds of Debt"
Steven Shaviro, "The 'Bitter Necessity' of Debt: Neoliberal Finance and the Society of Control"
Tracey Heatherington (Anthropology, UWM), moderator
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Closing Discussion
Map/Directions: Curtin Hall, Hefter Conference Center, Kenilworth Square Apartments