Society for the Humanities Fellows' Conference: OCCUPATION: A Critical Problematic for the Humanities

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30am to 6:00pm

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room 29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Society for the Humanities Fellows' Conference

OCCUPATION:  A Critical Problematic for the Humanities

Friday, April 18

4:00-6:00pm

Guerlac Room, A. D. White House

Occupation: New Perspectives Roundtable with Society Fellows

Annmaria Shimabuku:  “The Seduction of Sovereignty and the Birth of Biopolitics: Okinawan Sexual Labor under U.S. Military Occupation as a Problem of the Extralegal”

Liron Mor:  “Occupy in the Plural: Tents in Political Protests in Israel/Palestine”

Pedro Erber:  “Occupy the Shopping Mall”

Erin Obodiac: “Preoccupations of the Already-There”

Avery Slater:  “Hazards of Occupation in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia: Thinking the Poetics of Ecology”

 

Saturday, April 19

10:00am-6:00pm

Guerlac Room, A. D. White House

 

10:30-12:00           

Panel 1:  Settler Colonialism, Sovereignty, Indigeneity

Chair: Jolene Rickard (History of Art; Director, American Indian Program, Cornell University)

J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan)  “Indigeneity and the Politics of Occupation"

Discussants:            

Jordana Rosenberg (Society for the Humanities)

Gerald Torres (Cornell Law School)

 

1:00-2:30pm          

Panel II: 

Technology, Digitization, Occupation in the Palestinian Territories

Chair:  Diana Allan (Society for the Humanities)

Helga Tawil-Souri (NYU), “Digital Occupation”

Respondents:         

Irus Braverman (Society for the Humanities)

Christine Leuenberger (Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University)

 

2:45-4:15pm          

Panel III:   

Theorizing Colonial “Occupation” in Black Radicalism

Chair:  Anna Marie Smith (Society for the Humanities)

Fred Moten (UC Irvine),  “Preoccupied Breathing”

Respondents:         

Jasbir Puar (Society for the Humanities)

Dagmawi Woubshet (English, Cornell University)

 

4:45-6:00pm          

Particular Assembly: Reflections on Occupy Movements

Moderators:           

Jodi Dean (Society for the Humanities)

Chris Garces (Society for the Humanities)

 

 

 

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