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Simon Critchley Keynote Speaker

November 7-8th, 2008 198 State Street Binghamton, NY

Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosohy at the New School for Social Research. He has written extensively on the relation between philosophy and poetry, and ethics and politics. His publications include Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistence, and Very Little...Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, and Literature.

2008 Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

Desire, Praxis & the Common(s) Friday, November 7th

Saturday, November 8th

9am Registration/Breakfast

9am Breakfast

10am Panel One: Troubled Subjects: Praxis of Individuation “Praxis and Subjectivity” Ana Haber Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY “When 21st century African Men and Women Display ‘Disorganized Pleasures:’ ‘Subversive Sexualities in Benjamin Kwakye’s The Sun By Night” Jessie Kabwila Kapasula Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY “Agamben’s Apocalypse” Bryan Dewey Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY moderator: Diviani Chaudhuri, Comparative Literature Ben Schacht, Comparative Literature Binghamton University

10am Panel Four: Desired Bodies: Biopolitics/Resistance “Animal Rights, Animal Wrongs: Human Rights, the Common, and Biopolitics” James K. Stanescu Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY “Desire for Metamorphoses” Hyun Joo Lee New York University. NYC, NY “Pretending to Ignore: Tactical Misrecognition and the Publicization of Perversity” Hilary Malatino Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY

12-1pm Lunch Break

moderator: Matt Applegate, PIC Josh Tobias Franco, PIC Binghamton University

12:30-2pm Lunch Break 1pm Panel Two: Stage of Production: Labor & Time “Avant Garde and Contemporaneity” 2pm Keynote Address Pedro Erber “Neo-Militarism, Neo-leninism, and Neo-anarchism” Cornell University. Ithaca, NY Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy “Networked Production, Cyborg Desires: (Re)production, The New School for Social Research. NY, NY Desire and Labor in the Digital Commons” Andrew Famiglietti 3:30pm Conference Roundtable Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH William Haver, Professor of Comparative Literature “The Political Physics of Im/possibility: Uno Kōzō’s Irmak Ertuna, Comparative Literature Theater of Abstraction” Elif Şendur, Comparative Literature Gavin Walker Erin Barrett, Comparative Literature Cornell University. Ithaca, NY Binghamton University moderator: Gisela Brinker-Gabler Prof of Comparative Literature Irmak Ertuna, Comparative Literature 5pm Catered Dinner BInghamton University 3pm Panel Three: Affective Politics: Media and Violence “The Committee in the Papers” Peter Barker Miami University. Oxford, Ohio “Self-Mutilation versus Social Transformation: Alienation, Action and Reaction” Ariel Sheen. Instructor South Broward High School. Hollywood, FL “Global Designs and Global Desires from Mark Twain to Matt Harding: A Question of Affect” Charles Robinson Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY moderator: Brett Levinson, Professor of Comparative Literature Binghamton University 7pm First Friday Art Walk: meet at 198 State St for guide

This event was organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association with generous support from the Department of Comparative Literature.

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