A Conference co-organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory
and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 (Day 1)

10.00: Coffee Reception in the Lincoln Room

10:15: Conference begins in the Alma Mater Room

10.15: Screening, Excerpts from Germany in Autumn
Moderator: Anke Pinkert (German/Media & Cinema Studies)

11.00: Opening Remarks: Dianne Harris (Director, IPRH/Landscape Architecture)

11.15: KEYNOTE 1
Introduction: Vicki Mahaffey (Kirkpatrick Professor of English/Gender and Women's Studies)
BONNIE HONIG (Northwestern), “After Utopia: Genre, Tragedy, and Melodrama in Germany in Autumn”

12.45 - 2.00: LUNCH BUFFET in the Lincoln Room

2:00: Conference resumes in the Alma Mater Room

2.00 - 3.30: Panel 1

Rebecca Zorach (Chicago): "The ‘No Place’ of Pencil and Paper"


Prof. Zorach has needed to cancel, and her visit will be rescheduled for next year.
Speaking in her place will be Irene Small (Art History) on, "Ped*a*go*gia: How To Do Things With Words"

Jeffrey Skoller (Berkeley): "Embodied History and the Post-Cinema Trace"

Moderator: J.B. Capino (Unit for Criticism/English/Cinema Studies)

3.30 - 3.45: Coffee

3.45 - 5.15: Panel 2

Melissa Orlie (Illinois): "An Aesthetic Turn in Utopian Thinking"

Phillip E. Wegner (Florida): "W.E.B. Du Bois’s Universal History"

Moderator: Zsuzsa Gille (Sociology/Global Studies)

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 (Day 2)

10.00: Coffee Reception in the Lincoln Room

10:15: Conference resumes in the Alma Mater Room

10.30: Opening Remarks: Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism/English)

10.45: KEYNOTE 2
Introduction: Dianne Harris (Director, IPRH/Landscape Architecture)
EYAL WEIZMAN (Goldsmiths): "The Morning After"

12.15 - 1.15: LUNCH BUFFET in the Lincoln Room

1:15: Conference resumes in the Alma Mater Room

1.15 - 2.30: Panel 3
Noha Radwan (UC Davis): "Poetics of Dissent"
Mohammed Bamyeh (Pittsburgh): "Revolution and Enlightenment"
Moderator: Valerie Hoffman (Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies/Religion)

2.30 - 2.45: Coffee

2.45: KEYNOTE 3
Introduction: Feisal Mohamed (English)
SABA MAHMOOD (Berkeley), “Secularism, Sexuality, and the Right to Religious Difference”

4:15-4:30: Coffee

4.30 - 5.45: Closing Roundtable
Participants: Kevin Hamilton (New Media, Illinois),
Irene Small (Art History, Illinois)
Amanda Ciafone (International Studies, Macalester),
Jan Vanvelk (Grad Student,Literature, K.U. Leuven/Illinois)

Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Center for Advanced Study, the School of Architecture, the Program in Jewish Culture & Society, the Department of English, the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Sociology and the Transnational Sociology Area, the Department of Religion, the School of Art & Design, the Center for Global Studies with the aid of a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, the Department of Political Science, the Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, and the Sustainability Studies Initiative in the Humanities.

Lead Organizers: Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Unit for Criticism/English), Dianne Harris (IPRH/Landscape Architecture), J.B. Capino (Unit for Criticism/English/Cinema Studies), Zsuzsa Gille (Sociology/Global Studies), Markus Schulz (Sociology), Irene Small (Art History). Research Assistants: MC Anderson and Mike Black