Poetry, Politics & The Profession
A Tribute to Cary Nelson
Hotel Information for Visiting Guests
The Friday night roast is the only event that requires preregistration and is currently full.
Friday, October 27, 2006: Levis Faculty Center
10:00 – 10:25 am: coffee and pastries
10:25 am: Welcome by Michael Rothberg and Peter Garrett
10:30 am – 12:30 pm:
Panel 1: The Political Role of Intellectuals
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch for participants and audience members
Chair: Melissa Girard (UIUC)
Michael Bérubé (Penn State), "The Organization Man."
Grant Farred (Duke),
"'Within Every Worker, An Intellectual': Reading Ranciere to Nelson."
Alan Wald (Michigan), "Communists in Novels."
2:00 – 3:45 pm:
Panel 2: New Directions in Cultural Studies
Chair: Stephanie Foote (UIUC)
Jane Juffer (Penn State), "Everyday Life at the Corporate University."
Constance Penley (UC Santa Barbara), "Popular Futures."
Daniel Vukovich (University of Hong Kong), "The Poetics of Intervention."
4:00 – 5:30 pm:
Introduction by Siobhan Somerville (UIUC)
Lisa Duggan (NYU): "Are Radicals Like Roaches? Surviving the Class and Culture Wars"
6:00– 6:30 pm:
Rene Garcia: "9-1-BUY-1" - (click for description)
Saturday, October 28, 2006: 160 English Building
9:30 – 10:00 am: coffee and pastries
10:00 – 11:30 am:
Introduction by Paula Treichler (UIUC)
Andrew Ross (NYU): "The Rise of the Global University"
11:45 am – 1:00 pm:
The Future of the Academic Profession
Chair: Paula Treichler (UIUC)
Marc Bousquet (Santa Clara), "Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation."
Stephen Watt (Indiana), "The Humanities, Masochism, and the Enemy Within."
Respondent: Cary Nelson (UIUC)
1:00 – 2:30 pm: lunch for participants and audience
2:30 – 4:15 pm:
Panel 4: Expanding the Canon of American Poetry
Chair: Christopher Simeone (UIUC)
Karen Ford (Oregon), "Transparent as Air: Color, Culture, and Haiku in the United States."
Walter Kalaidjian (Emory), "Logopoeia to the People!"
Michael Thurston (Smith), "To Hell in a Handbasket: Katabasis as Cultural Critique."
4:30 – 6:00 pm:
Closing Roundtable: Cary Nelson as Teacher and Mentor
Chair: Bill Maxwell (English, UIUC)
Stacy Alaimo (Texas, Arlington)
Marsha Bryant (Florida)
Larry Hanley (CUNY)
Jefferson Hendricks (Centenary)
Mark Van Wienen (NIU)
Other invited guests include:
Ed Brunner (SIU)
Jane Buck (former president of the AAUP)
Kathryn Benzel (University of Nebraska-Kearney)
Jim Finnegan (Anne Arundel CC)
Lee Furey (Art Institute of Atlanta)
John Marsh (UIUC)
Jim Sullivan ( Illinois Central College)
Jeff Sychterz (US Naval Academy)
For more information, contact Michael Rothberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is coorganized with the Department of English and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, LAS State-of-the-Art Conference Fund,
American Association of University Professors (AAUP),
Illinois State Conference of AAUP Chapters,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign AAUP chapter, Trowbridge Office for American Literature, Culture, and Society, Center for Advanced Study, Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Richard Powers,
the University of Illinois Press