Friday, September 28:

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: "Consolidation: an Analogy between Individual and Collective Memory"
Beckman Institute, 1215

Chair: Elizabeth Hoiem, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pat Watson, Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Consolidation of Individual and Collective Memory: Analogous Processes on Different Levels?"

Kristen Ehrenberger, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The Case for a Theory of Collective Consolidation: Making an analogy out of a Metaphor Already in Use."

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Coffee Break

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm: Keynote Address
Beckman Institute, 1005

Phoebe Sengers, Information Science and Science & Technology Studies, Cornell "Recoding Affect"

6:00 pm: Reception

Saturday, September 29:

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Coffee and Breakfast

10: 00 am - 11:30 am: Keynote address
Beckman Institute, 1005

Neal Cohen, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Memory and Amnesia: Real-life, Hollywood, and Media Versions"

11:30 am - 11:45 am: Coffee Break

11:45 am - 1:00 pm: "Thinking Bodies:  Emotion and Memory as Tools for Social Justice"
Beckman Institute, 1215

Chair: Gregory Wilson, African American Studies and Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Caroline Rueckert, Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
"Affective Transruption: Weaving Other Tales in the Multicultural Classroom"

Kim O'Neill, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Folk Memory and Ethnography in Zora Neale Hurston"

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: "Tangible Memory and Cognition"
Beckman Institute, 1215

Chair: David Roof, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dawna Schuld, Art History, University of Chicago
"Memory Made Palpable: Synaesthetic Experience and the Cabinet of Curiosities"

Daniel Estrada, Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Rethinking Machines: Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Philosophy of Mind"

(15 minute coffee break)

Jameson Bell, German, Media and Cultural Studies, Pennsylvania State University
"Performance Anxiety: The Brain Image in the Spotlight"

Michael Simeone, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Thinking Affleck, or the Brain on Screen: Gadgets, Memory, and Video in Paycheck"

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: "Trauma and Affect"
Beckman Institute, 1215

Chair: Stephanie Cherolis, English, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Rebecca Kraus, English, Boston College
"Trans-Generational Trauma: Post-memory and the Zone of Indistinction"

I-Ju Ruby Chen, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, SUNY Stony Brook University
"SARS: Affect and Victims"

Marta Bladek, English, The Graduate Center, CUNY
"Against Memory: Acts of Remembering in Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother"

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