Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, Diaspora
Speakers at Aftermaths are researchers and practitioners from
diverse fields, including history, film studies, comparative literature,
English, literature, visual arts, and women
Bensmaia is Professor of French Studies and Comparative
Literature at Brown University. He is the author of The Barthes
Effect; Alger ou la maladie de la mémoire, and Experimental
Nations: Or, the Invention of the Maghreb.
Marcus Bullock is Professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is co-editor of Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume I, 1913-26 and author of The Violent Eve: Ernst Junger's Visions and Revisions on the European Right and Romanticism and Marxism: The Philosophical Development of Literary Theory and Literary History. His teaching areas include 18th- to 20th-century European literature and the Frankfurt School.
Eduardo Cadava teaches in the English Department at Princeton University. He is the author of Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History, Emerson and the Climates of History, and he has co-edited Who Comes After the Subject? and Cities Without Citizens (2004). He is currently writing a collection of essays on mourning and nationalism entitled Mourning America and small book on the relation between music and techniques of reproduction, memorization, and writing entitled Music on Bones.
Durovicova is an editor for
the International Writing Program at the
University of Iowa. She has written on a wide range of topics including
various European cinemas, their uneven relationship to Hollywood and
American culture, to the history of language barriers, as well as on
general matters of film historiography.
Ihab Hassan is Emeritus
Vilas Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and author
of fifteen books, including two travel
memoirs, Out of Egypt and Between the Eagle and the Sun.
He is currently working on a third volume, Coming to the
Andrew Kincaid is Assistant Professor in the English Department at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research explores the relationship between urbanism and modernism. His current project is a book on the ways that the ideologies of nationalism and colonialism have affected the physical space of Dublin. He earned his PhD in 2001 from the University of Minnesota's Department of Cultural Studies.
Andrew Martin is an Associate Professor in UWM's Department of English. The author of Receptions of War: Vietnam in American Culture, he has written and taught extensively on issues of culture, representation, and the implications of both for understanding our world today.
Tasha Oren is Assistant Professor in UWM's English Department. Most recently the author of Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television, she has also edited or contributed to a number of publications. She is currently developing a manuscript on cultural rage and media protests.
Ortiz is Assistant Professor of US Latino/a Studies in the English
Department at Georgetown University. His most recent publications
include: "Revolution's Other Histories: the Critical, Cultural and Sexual
Legacies of Roberto Fernández Retamar's Caliban," co-winner of the 1999
Crompton-Noll Award in Lesbian and Gay Studies, and "Hemispheric Vertigo:
Cuba, Québec and Other Provisional Reconfigurations of Our (New) America(s)."
Professor Ortíz is also nearing completion of a book-length project
recently retitled Cultural and Political Erotics in Cuban America:
Diaspora, Dissemination, and Desire.
Patrice Petro is Professor of English
and Film Studies and Director of the Center for International Education
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is author of Aftershocks
of the New: Feminism and Film History, Joyless Streets: Women
and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany, editor of Fugitive
Images: From Photography to Video, and co-editor of Truth Claims:
Representation and Human Rights and Global Cities: Cinema, Architecture,
and Urbanism in a Digital Age.
Stefan Rossbach received his PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and is now Lecturer in Political Theory and Methodology in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England. His research focuses on the spiritual dimension of politics and political philosophy. Recent publications include Gnostic Wars: The Cold War in the Context of a History of Western Spirituality.
Kristin Ruggiero is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an Associate Director of the Center for International Education. Her book, Modernity in the Flesh: Medicine, Law and Society in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in fall of 2003. Research for this work was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.
Supriya, is Assistant Professor
in the Communication Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
and the author of Shame
and Recovery: Mapping Identity in an Asian Woman's Shelter, and Remembering
Empire: Power, Memory, and Place in Postcolonial India. She teaches
Intercultural, International and Global Communication.
Sponsored by UWM's Center for International