Calendar of Events

Spring 2012 (Archived)

Friday, February 10, 2012
Frieda Knobloch (American Studies, Wyoming)
Remaking Environmental Studies: Excavating Bedrock and Creating Formations
a lecture
3:30 pm Curtin 118

Brown bag lunch with Frieda Knobloch
Friday, February 10, 2012
12 noon Curtin 939
Reading: "Specimens" and "Album" from Frieda Knobloch, Botanical Companions
Keynote: Siobhan Somerville (English, Illinois)
Unsettling Citizenship: Queer Indigenous Studies, U.S. Empire, and the Racial State
Friday, February 24
2:00 pm Curtin 175

Keynote: Kathryn Stockton (English, Utah)
Kid Orientalism: How a Global Future for Child Sexuality is Now Surfacing
Friday, February 24
3:30 pm Curtin 175

Brown bag lunch with Kathryn Stockton
Friday, February 24
12 noon, Curtin 939
Reading: “Somewhere a Child is Desiring You: A Thought Experiment for Those Not in Need” (DRAFT: Do not circulate)

Graduate Student Presentations
Saturday, February 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Curtin 175

Graduate Student Keynote: Alexis Lothian (English, University of Southern California)
Futures without Closure: Queer Fandom and the Reconfiguration of Media Time
4:15 pm Curtin 175

The MIGC is co-sponsored by UWM's Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), the College of Letters & Science, and the Graduate School.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Eric Hayot (Comp Lit, Penn State)
Comparative Literature in the 21st Century: Literary History After European Time
2:00 pm Curtin 368
Co-sponsored by UWM Department of English; and Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature

Brown bag lunch with Eric Hayot
Thursday, March 1, 2012
11:30 am Curtin 939
Recommended reading: Eric Hayot, "Ideologies of the Institution"
Friday, March 30, 2012
Timothy Lenoir (Visual Studies, Duke)
Premediating Neurofutures: Brain-Machine Interfaces and the New New Media
a lecture
3:30 pm, Curtin 118

Brown bag lunch with Timothy Lenoir
Friday, March 30, 2012
12 noon Curtin 939
Recommended reading: Timothy Lenoir, Contemplating Singularity
Thursday, May 3 - Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Nonhuman Turn
Speakers include Jane Bennett (Political Science, Johns Hopkins), Ian Bogost (Literature, Communication, Culture; Georgia Tech), Wendy Chun (Media and Modern Culture, Brown), Mark Hansen (Literature, Duke), Erin Manning (Philosophy/Dance, Concordia University), Brian Massumi (Philosophy, University of Montreal), Tim Morton (English, UC-Davis), Steven Shaviro (Wayne State)

In addition to the invited speakers, the conference will hold several breakout sessions for additional participants to present their work.

Thursday, May 3
3:00 pm Curtin 175

Friday, May 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Curtin 175

Saturday, May 5
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Curtin 175
All events are free and open to the public
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