A nearly final schedule:

A “Nearly Final” schedule for 2010 Conference “Turning on Rights”—April 16th, 17th

Friday April 16th (University at Albany’s Science Library Third Floor, Uptown Campus)
6:00 Reception

6:20-6:30 Welcome Address by Mike Hill (University at Albany)

6:35-7:00 Opening Remarks by Tomás Noel (University at Albany)

• A reading by Jesse Drury

• A reading by Cara Benson, from her new book (MADE) just released from BookThug (2010).

7:30-7:45 Brief intermission and light refreshments

A reading by Rachel Zolf, author of Neighbour Procedure (2010) and winner of the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry for Human Resources (2007), followed by Q&A with the poet.

Saturday, April 17th (University at Albany’s University Hall, Uptown Campus)
8:45-9:30 Registration and light breakfast (University Hall Atrium)

9:30-9:50 Opening Remarks by Pedro Caban (Vice Provost for Diversity and Educational Equity at the State University of New York and professor of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany) University Hall 110A/B)

• Panel 1: “Radical Textuality” (Panel Respondent: Kevin Bell) UNH 110A/B
o “‘The Habeus Corpus: Resistance to Evacuated Language: Guantanamo Bay Poetics” (Anna Eyre, University at Albany)
o “Assata Shakur’s Poetic Terrorism in the Face of US Cultural Hegemony” (Joshua Gillespie, Binghamton University)
o “Cultivated Tragedy: Art, Aesthetics and Terrorism in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man” (Jennifer Bartlett, McGill University)
• Panel 2: “Disciplinary Creatures of the Long 18th Century” (Panel Respondent: James Lilley) UNH 107
o “Aesthetics in Kant’s Doctrine of the Right: the Aesthetic Foundation of R/recht” (Thomas Cook, University at Albany)
o “Who Framed Human Rights?” (Stephanie DeGooyer, Cornell University)
o “Human Rights and the 18th Century Juridical Mind” (Joel Sodano, University at Albany)

• Panel 3: “Cultural Exclusivity: The Categorical and Identity” (Panel Respondent: Kir Kuiken) UNH 110A/B
o “The London Charter and the Biopolitical State” (Christopher Jacques, University at Albany)
o “The Non-Malay Dilemma” (YZ Chin, New York University)
o “Re-evaluating the Evaluative Question: Rights, Healthcare Reform, and Archetypes” (April Pierce and Lisa Backman; New York University and Oxford University)
• Panel 4: “Revolution, Representation, and Feminisms” (Panel Respondent: Gan Wenping) UNH 107
o “Non-violence, the Nation and Human Rights in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura” (Tara Needham, University at Albany)
o “The Feminine Revolutionary Subjectivity of Rebiya Kadeer: Memory, Women and Nationalism in Human Rights” (Katharine Lu, New York University)
o “Gardens of Exploit, Gardens of Transformation: Hybridity, Identity, and Restoration in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes” (Katryn Sandler, Binghamton University)

1:15-1:45 Lunch, conviviality (University Hall Atrium)

• Panel 5: “Rethinking Ethical and Aesthetic Poeisis” (Panel Respondent: Paul Stasi) UNH 110A/B
o “Radical Equality in Motion: Leslie Scalapino and the Political” (Natalie Knight, University at Albany)
o “What am I to this man?”: Human Value and the Ethics of Help in J. M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K” (Rose Casey, Cornell University)
o “Repetition and the Honest Signal in Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics” (Sarah Giragosian, University at Albany)
• Panel 6: “Instigative Authorship and Anonymity” (Panel Respondent: Eric Keenaghan) UNH 107
o “Triumph of Ego: The Confict of the Individual and Human Rights in Ayn Rand’s Fiction” (Emily Hall, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
o “Great Expectations of Human Rights: The Postcolonial Bildungsroman in Mr. Pip” (Ben Walker, Boston College)
o “The Devaluing of the Author in New Historicism” (Patricia Ana Marquez, CUNY Brooklyn College)

• Panel 7: “Citizenship, Co-Opted” (Panel Respondent: Jennifer Greiman) UNH 110A/B
o “‘We are the World’; or, What are Human Rights after the Death of Michael Jackson?” (Matt McGregor, University at Albany)
o “The Illusion of Corporate Social Responsibility: Coca-Cola and Corporate Citizenship” (Jackie Hayes, University at Albany)
o “The Responsibility to the Non-Citizen as ‘Other’ in Human Rights Discourse and in Danticat’s Brother I’m Dying” (Lindsay Bogner, New York University)
o “Students Demand their Right to Free Speech: The Reed Harris Case” (Britt Haas, University at Albany)

5:15-6:00 Afternoon Break (University Hall Atrium)

Keynote Address by Joseph Slaughter (Columbia University, author of Human Rights, Inc., winner of the 2008 ACLA Rene Wellek Prize): “Vanishing Points: When Narrative Is Not Simply There.”


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