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THURSDAY, MAY 2 (2nd Floor Levis)

10.00: Coffee Reception

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

*10.30 - 12.00: Keynote 1    

    HOWARD SINGERMAN (Virginia): "Is the Neo- in Neoexpressionism the Neo- in Neoliberalism?"

    Introduction: Jennifer Greenhill (Art History)

*Lectureship supported by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts.


12.00 - 1.00: LUNCH

1.00 - 2.30

    NANCY CONDEE (Pittsburgh): "Cold War and Hot Colonies: Imperial Memory in the 1980s"

    JOHANNA BURTON (Bard): "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same, or: How Do You Feel about 'the Eighties'?"

    Moderator: Lilya Kaganovsky (Slavic/Comparative & World Literature/Media & Cinema Studies)

2.30 - 2.45: Coffee

2.45 - 4.45

    ROGER HALLAS (Syracuse): "The Historicity of Crisis: Narrativizing AIDS Activism of the Long Eighties"

    CHRISTOPHER CASTIGLIA (Penn State): "The Epidemic Isn't Over: the Contested Memory of AIDS"

    JONATHAN KATZ (Buffalo): "The Death of the Author: AIDS, Dead Authors, and Postmodernism"

    Moderator: Paula Treichler (Gender & Women's Studies)


FRIDAY, MAY 3 (2nd Floor Levis)

10.00: Coffee Reception

10.15: Opening Remarks: Gabriel Solis (Musicology)

10.30 - 12.00: Keynote 2

    JEREMY GILBERT (University of East London): "Restoration: the Defeat of the Left and its Cultural Consequences"

    Introduction: Michael Rothberg (HGMS/English)

12.00 - 1.00: LUNCH

1.00 - 1.20: MYSTERY 80S PERFORMANCE

*1.25 - 2.55

    TRAVIS A. JACKSON (Chicago): "This Is Not a Love Song: Sound, Image, and the Eighties in Rock History"

    KEMBREW MCLEOD (Iowa): "Remix Culture in the 1980s"

    Moderator: Justine Murison (English)

*Lectureship supported by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts.

2.55 - 3.15: Coffee

3.15 - 4.45: Closing Roundtable
Chantal Nadeau (Gender & Women's Studies)
Cynthia Oliver (Dance)
Richard T. Rodriguez (Latino/Latina Studies/English/Gender & Women's Studies)
Terri Weissman (Art History)
Moderator: J.B. Capino (Unit for Criticism/English/Media & Cinema Studies)



Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Nicholson Funds, the Jerrold Ziff Distinguished Lecture on Modern Art Fund, the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Department of English, Media and Cinema Studies, and the Institute of Communications Research.