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Sunday, November 24, 2013

8:00 am – 9:45 am

276. Caucus – Humor Studies: When Does Laughter Liberate?: Humor and Dissent in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture

Washington Hilton, A – Albright (T)

CHAIR:

Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio University (OH)

PAPERS:

Juniper Ellis, Loyola College (MD)
Making Laughter: Collective Dissent in Hurston's High John de Conquer

Philip Nel, Kansas State University (KS)
Laughing from the Left: Crockett Johnson's Barnaby and the Limits of Satire as a Means of Dissent

Gary Richards, University of Mary Washington (VA)
Who Wants to Be a Registered Sodomite?: Satire and Sexual Politics in A Confederacy of Dunces

COMMENT:

Lori Brooks, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

277. ASA National Council: Special Meeting

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

278. Reading in the Age of NAFTA

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

CHAIR:

Amy Sara Carroll, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PAPERS:

Alberto Varon, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Exporting Manhood: "Into the Beautiful North," Mexican Masculinities, and NAFTA

Jessica Hurley, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Open Borders, Closed Form, "Infinite Jest"

Jina B. Kim, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
The Life of Objects: Karen Tei Yamashita's Post-NAFTA Los Angeles

Stephen M. Park, University of Southern California (CA)
NAFTA, Quebecois Separatism, and the Indigenous Response of Peter Blue Cloud's Poetry

COMMENT:

Amy Sara Carroll, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

279. Dissident Methodologies in Latina/o Studies

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Raúl Coronado, University of Chicago (IL)

PAPERS:

Ralph Rodríguez, Brown University (RI)
Formally Speaking: Latina/o Literature and the Possibilities of Form

Kimberly O'Neill, Quinnipiac University (CT)
Latina/o Conspiracy!: Hemispheric Activism and the Cold War

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
The Errant Latino: Redressing the Absence of Central America

COMMENT:

Raúl Coronado, University of Chicago (IL)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

280. Arab Dissent, Arab Dignity: Analyzing the Unfinished Dignity Revolutions in the Middle East and Beyond

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Sohail Daulatzai, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PAPERS:

William Youmans, George Washington University (DC)
A Case of Monstration: Al Jazeera English's Broadcasting of Social Media Content during the 2011 Egyptian Uprising

Zareena Grewal, Yale University (CT)
On the Wrong Side of the Revolution: Muslim Intellectuals and the Question of Dissent

Nadine Naber, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
They Betrayed Women . . . and Everyone Else: The Egyptian Revolution beyond Liberal Feminism

Amina Elannan, Yale University (CT)
The Failure of Hope: The Arab Spring and Postcolonial Melancholia

COMMENT:

Sohail Daulatzai, University of California, Irvine (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

281. Left Alone in American Studies: The American Military and Military Culture in America

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University (GA)

PANELISTS:

Jenifer Van Vleck, Yale University (CT)

Gretchen Heefner, Connecticut College (CT)

Elizabeth Mesok, New York University (NY)

Aaron B. O'Connell, United States Naval Academy (MD)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

282. Contemporary Asian American Politics: View Through the Lens of the 1882 Project

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Janelle Wong, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PANELISTS:

Franklin Odo, University of Maryland, University College (MD)

Deepa Iyer, South Asian Americans Leading Together

Michael Lin, OCA and 1882 Project

Ted Gong, 1882 Project Co-Chair

Xinqian Qiu, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

283. Prison Abolition and the Queer Commons

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Dean Spade, Seattle Law School (WA)

PANELISTS:

Elias Walker Vitulli, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Pooja Gehi, Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Eric A. Stanley, Independent Scholar

Treva Ellison, University of Southern California (CA)

Darby Hickey, Best Practices Policy Project

Ralowe Ampu, Independent Scholar

Che Gossett, Independent Scholar

8:00 am – 9:45 am

284. Diversity's Debts: Difference and Biovalue in Neoliberal Multiculture

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Aren Zachary Aizura, Arizona State University (AZ)

PANELISTS:

Cindy I-Fen Cheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

Karma R. Chávez, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

285. Against Debt, Dependence, and Disenfranchisement: Dissent in American Indian, Working Class, and Women's Writing

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

PAPERS:

Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA); Kristina Ackley, Evergreen State College (WA)
Laura Cornelius Kellogg, The (Lolomi) Industrial Village Model, and America's Debt to the American Indian

Jonathan Vincent, Towson University (MD)
A Sudden Bright Anger: Maritta Wolff and Working-Class Dissent during the U.S. Mobilization for World War II

Dana Carluccio, University of Maryland, Baltimore (MD)
Amateur Economics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Evolutionary Critique of Debt

Melissa Girard, Loyola College (MD)
Glitter and Gender Fluidity: Protest Poetry from Greenwich Village to Zuccotti Park

COMMENT:

Cristina Stanciu, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

286. ASA Students' Committee: Making Your Work Do Work: A Conversation with ASA Regional Student Award Winners

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CO-CHAIR:

Julia Kaziewicz, College of William and Mary (VA)

Megan Black, George Washington University (DC)

PANELISTS:

Megan Black, George Washington University (DC)

Julia Kaziewicz, College of William and Mary (VA)

Colleen Marie Tripp, Brown University (RI)

Andrea Quintero, Yale University (CT)

Avery Dame, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Cassie Griff, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Alexander Mazzaferro, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)

COMMENTS:

Mark Metzler Sawin, Eastern Mennonite University (VA)

Brett Mizelle, California State University, Long Beach (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

287. Racial Form and the Logic of Capital

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIR:

Amy Parsons, University of Wisconsin, Platteville (WI)

PAPERS:

Janet Neary, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)
Race and the Aesthetics of Value: John Jones and Kerry James Marshall

Edlie Wong, University of Maryland, Baltimore (MD)
Cosa de Cuba!: American Literary Travels, U.S. Empire, and the Contract Coolie

Dean Franco, Wake Forest University (NC)
The People Were Becoming People: Economies of Sacrifice and the Durative Present in Tomas Rivera

Bruce Barnhart, Elon University (NC)
Trading on Racial Futures: W. E. B. Du Bois, James T. Farrell, and the Politics of Futurity

COMMENT:

Amy Parsons, University of Wisconsin, Platteville (WI)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

288. Folklorization on the National Mall: Representations of Culture through the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

William S. Walker, State University of New York, College at Oneonta (NY)

PAPERS:

Virginia Myhaver, Boston University (MA)
Institutionalizing the Folk: Emergent Neo-Liberalism and the Mixed Legacy of the Bicentennial Folklife Festival

Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Emory University (GA)
Participation on Folklore's Terms: Sacred Harp Singing at the 1970 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife

Olivia Cadaval, Smithsonian Institution (DC)
Negotiating Cultural Representations through the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Diana Baird N'Diaye, Smithsonian Institution (DC)
Curating Crucial Conversations about Twenty-first-Century African American Diversity at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

COMMENT:

William S. Walker, State University of New York, College at Oneonta (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

289. Party Like It's 1899: Racial Play in the Neoliberal University

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

David Leonard, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

PANELISTS:

Susana Loza, Hampshire College (MA)

Blanca Vega, Teachers College, Columbia University (NY)

Joycelyn Wilson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)

COMMENT:

Jeffrey McCune, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

290. Pitied But Not Entitled?: Disability and Dissent in American History

Washington Hilton, Jefferson East (C)

CHAIR:

Hannah Joyner, Independent Scholar

PAPERS:

Katherine Ott, Smithsonian Museum of American History (DC)
Object Entrepreneurs: Disability Improvisation in a Hostile Marketplace

Paul Lawrie, University of Winnepeg (Canada)
Malingering Negros and the Germ of Laziness: Labor, Disability, and Racial Management in the World War One U.S. Military

Robert Buchanan, Goddard College (VT)
From the Margins to the Mainstream?: Disabled and Deaf Workers Contest Private and Public Workplace Limits and Exclusion

COMMENT:

Susan Burch, Middlebury College (VT)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

291. ASA Program Committee: Television and the Politics of Consumption and Debt

Washington Hilton, Jefferson West (C)

CHAIR:

Anna McCarthy, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Eva Hageman, New York University (NY)
From Foreclosure to the Amazon: Lifestyle and Debt in Reality TV

Laurie Ouellette, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Indebted to MTV?: Ethical Capitalism and the Problem of Student Debt

Hector Amaya, University of Virginia (VA)
Beyond Bling: Television, Violence, and the Narco-Imaginary

Wendy Sung, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
"Celebrity Rehab," Rodney King, and the Visual Economy of Racial Violence in Television

COMMENT:

Anna McCarthy, New York University (NY)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

292. Caucus – Science and Technology: Naturalizing Neoliberal and Neutralizing Networks: Power, Control, and the Normative Functions of Information Networks

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Joel Dinerstein, Tulane University (LA)

PAPERS:

Richard K. Popp, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Wide Area Telephone Service and the New Networks of Consumer Capitalism, 1960–1982

Peter Schaefer, Marymount Manhattan College (NY)
Material and Discursive Forms of Network Neutrality, 1960–1985

Stephanie Ricker Schulte, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (AR)
Occupying Personal Technologies: Protecting and Producing the Public through Protest

Sangeet Kumar, Denison University (OH)
The Globalizing Network and the New Normal: Reading the Internet Through Critical Theories of Technology

COMMENT:

Joel Dinerstein, Tulane University (LA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

293. Critical University Studies I: Mortgaging Higher Education

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

T. V. Reed, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

PAPERS:

John Cline, Independent Scholar
Lines of Flight: American Studies, Student Debt, and Alternative Forms of Scholarship

Jeanne Scheper, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Mortgaged Minds: Redlining Public Higher Education

Jeffrey J. Williams, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
The Debt Experience

Robert Bradley Oxford, New York University (NY)
From Occupy to Strike Debt: Organizing Success and Struggles

COMMENT:

T. V. Reed, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

294. Queer Histories, Queer Methods

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

CHAIR:

Jen Jack Gieseking, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

PAPERS:

Rachel E. Levitt, University of New Mexico (NM)
Bullies and the Death of the Queer

Calvin Warren, George Washington University (DC)
Onticide: Toward an Afro-pessimistic Queer Theory

Nadine Hubbs, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Revisionist History and the Middle-Classing of Deviance; or, Fuck Aneta Briant

Chris Guzaitis, Scripps College (CA)
Stranger Intimacy as Queer Historical Method

COMMENT:

Jen Jack Gieseking, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

8:30 am – 11:30 am

295. Book Exhibit (Sunday)

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 1–8 (Book Exhibit) (T)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

296. Tour: The Price of Freedom at the National Museum of American History (Off-site)

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center (Exhibit)
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001

ASA conference participants are invited to take a self-guided tour of the Smithsonian's "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War" exhibit using an interactive mobile application to re-narrate the exhibit followed by a panel discussion at the Washington Hilton. View the exhibit online at: http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/

Note: Departure from the main lobby of the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue. Tour time includes round trip travel via metro.

10:00 am – 11:45 am

297. Deficiency, Debt, and Deportation: The Carceral Space of Migrant Removal

Washington Hilton, A – Albright (T)

CHAIR:

Mae M. Ngai, Columbia University (NY)

PAPERS:

Ethan Blue, University of Western Australia (Australia)
The Deportation Special: Mobile Carceral Space and the Emergence of Mass Deportation

Tanya Golash-Boza, University of California, Merced (CA)
The Deportation of 1.5 Generation Immigrants: Policing, Profiling and Assimilation

David Hernandez, Mount Holyoke College (MA)
A Place Reeking with Rottenness: The Valente Detention Home and Contemporary Private Immigrant Detention

Jenna M. Loyd, Syracuse University (NY)
Refugees Are a Cash Crop: Building a Prison Economy in Central Louisiana

COMMENT:

Mae M. Ngai, Columbia University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

298. Business Meeting: Students' Committee

Washington Hilton, B – Boundary (T)

PANELISTS:

Amy Jin Johnson, Brown University (RI)

Christopher Charles Kramaric, Yale University (CT)

Kritika Agarwal, University of Buffalo (NY)

Megan Black, George Washington University (DC)

Christopher Eng, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

Amy Katherine King, University of Mississippi (MS)

Sarah Van Horn Melton, Emory University (GA)

Hilary Miller, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)

Phonshia Nie, Northwestern University (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

299. Security States and Global Governance

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

CHAIR:

James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PAPERS:

Alison J. Kanosky, Yale University (CT)
Building the Security State in Rural America

Rana M. Jaleel, New York University (NY)
Consent of the Governed?: War Rape, Humanitarian Interventions, and the Ethno-Sexual Logics of Global Governance

Simone Browne, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Dark Matters: Branding, Biometric Technology, and the Surveillance of Blackness

Ronak K. Kapadia, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Warm Data: Redacted Archives and the Sensorial Life of U.S. Military Prison Documents

COMMENT:

James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

300. Latinas/os Onscreen and On/Off Air: Rethinking Contemporary Media Audiences and Discourses

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Mari Castañeda, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PAPERS:

Jillian Báez, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Losing Weight, Balancing, and Aging: Intergenerational Readings of the Mediated Latina Body

Dolores Inés Casillas, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Lost in Translation: The Politics of Spanish-language Radio Ratings

María Elena Cepeda, Williams College (MA)
Latinidad as Transnational Marketing Construct and Performative Category: Latina/o Youth Interpret Los Tigres del Norte and Calle 13's "América"

Hannah Noel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Imagining NPR's National Publics: Latinas/os and Neoliberal Models of Social Regulation

COMMENT:

Mari Castañeda, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

301. Recording U.S. Debt to Palestine: Payment Overdue and Collectible with High Interest

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)

PANELISTS:

Noura Erakat, Temple University (PA)

Riham Barghouti, Adalah (NY)

Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

302. The C.I.A. and American Studies

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Harilaos Stecopoulos, University of Iowa (IA)

PANELISTS:

Deborah Cohn, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

Eric Lott, University of Virginia (VA)

Donald Pease, Dartmouth College (NH)

John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California (CA)

Penny Von Eschen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

303. Caucus – Critical Prison Studies: The Debt Financing of Mass Incarceration: Prison Profiteering in High Financial Times

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University (OR)

PAPERS:

Jack Norton, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
The Shadow of the Empire State: Mass Incarceration, Public Debt, and the Urban Development Corporation

Micol Seigel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Hypothecation: Debt Bondage for the Neoliberal Age

Brett Story, University of Toronto (Canada)
The Prison "Outside": Rematerializing the Prison in the Political Life of the Urban "Million-Dollar Block"

Kerwin Kaye, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury (NY)
Social Impact Bonds and the Hollow State: Making Money from Doing Good?

COMMENT:

Anoop Mirpuri, Portland State University (OR)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

304. ASA Minority Scholars Committee: Race and the Academy: Navigating the Institution

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Jennifer Brody, Stanford University (CA)

PANELISTS:

Karla Holloway, Duke University (NC)

Janet Jakobsen, Barnard College (NY)

Robert Reid-Pharr, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

305. DIY Nation (Re)marking the Boundaries of Self-Possession in Neoliberal America

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Wahneema Lubiano, Duke University (NC)

PAPERS:

Jennifer Pettit, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
DIY Identities: American Neoliberalism and the Politics of Home Improvement

Stephanie May, Boston College (MA)
Re/Designing the House Beautiful: Neoliberal Economies of Value in the Domestic Space

Caroline E. Light, Harvard University (MA)
Faith in the Posse: Genealogies of DIY Security

COMMENT:

Wahneema Lubiano, Duke University (NC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

306. Caucus – Sports Studies: Sport and the Geography of Debt

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

PAPERS:

Daniel Gilbert, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Managing Fantasy Football: The Pleasures of Debt and the New Geography of Spectatorship

Frank Guridy, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Bombed by the Bronx Bombers: Yankee Stadium's Renovation in the Era of Fiscal Crisis

Roberta Newman, New York University (NY)
Jumping Through Hoops: Class, Race, Conflict and Brooklyn's Barclay Center

10:00 am – 11:45 am

307. Identity Work and Identity Play Online

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Tara McPherson, University of Southern California (CA)

PAPERS:

Daniel Greene, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Access to Self and City: Internet Entrepreneurs and the Politics of Presentation and Space

Laura Portwood-Stacer, New York University (NY)
The Work of Social Media Refusal: Thoughts on Labor, Productivity, and Identity among Facebook Resisters

Anne Cong-Huyen, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Voces Móviles and the Precarity of Work and Play in Online/Offline Spaces

Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Spambaiting, Dog and Child Shaming, and the Racial Violence of Social Media

COMMENT:

Tara McPherson, University of Southern California (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

308. Dishing it Up: Food and Labor

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIR:

Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming (WY)

PAPERS:

H. Louise Davis, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
At What Cost?: U.S. Green Energy Mandates and Radical NGO Initiatives for Global Food Aid

Stephanie Kolberg, University of South Florida (FL)
Red Lobster Narratives and the Cultural Politics of Cheap Abundance

Johana Londoño, State University of New York, Albany (NY)
Still "Treated Like a Wet Food Stamp": EBT Cards and the Continuing Stigma of Government Food Assistance

René Alexander Disini Orquiza, Jr., Wellesley College (MA)
Images of Food in the Philippines During the American Period, 1898–1946

COMMENT:

Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming (WY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

309. Lessons from the Archive: Three Colleges Partner with Brooklyn Historical Society

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

Leah Dilworth, Long Island University, Brooklyn (NY)

PANELISTS:

Alice Anderson, Education Development Center, Inc.

Peter Catapano, New York City College of Technology (NY)

Athena Devlin, Saint Francis College (NY)

Robin M. Katz, Brooklyn Historical Society (NY)

Jennifer Wingate, Saint Francis College (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

310. Performance Economies of Race: Labor, Debt, and Dissent in America

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)

PAPERS:

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University (IL)
Exhibiting Labor: Indigenous Performance, American Tourism, and Museum Consumptive Intimacies

Lisa Merrill, Hofstra University (NY)
The Costs of Sharing Space in Antebellum America: Space, Race, and Performing Americanness in Five Points, NYC

D. Soyini Madison, Northern Illinois University (IL)
Black Is (Not) Beautiful: Abject Poverty and the (Post) Black Arts Movement

Judith Hamera, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
The Consuming Passions of Michael Jackson

COMMENT:

E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

311. After the Shutdown: A New Generation of Postindustrial Ethnography and Political Organizing

Washington Hilton, Jefferson East (C)

CHAIR:

Michael Frisch, State University of New York at Buffalo (NY)

PAPERS:

Jill Schennum, County College of Morris, Randolph (NJ)
Reshaping the Working Class: Bethlehem Steelworkers in Postindustrial Work

Chloe Taft, Yale University (CT)
The Postindustrial Factory: Seeking Continuity in Casino Work at a Former Steel Plant

Seth Moglen, Lehigh University (PA)
Public Humanities and Democratic Movement Building: Fighting for Free Speech in Postindustrial Bethlehem

COMMENT:

Michael Frisch, State University of New York at Buffalo (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

312. Finance, Culture, and Everyday Life: Connections, Speculations, Possibilities

Washington Hilton, Jefferson West (C)

CHAIR:

Reeve Huston, Duke University (NC)

PAPERS:

Carolyn Hardin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
What's Your Number?: Retirement Investing and Financial Value Capture

Lana Swartz, University of Southern California (CA)
Rumors of the Death of Cash: The Diners' Club Network, 1950–1975

Michael Palm, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Magic Touch: Transaction Apps and the Political Economy of Swiping

Robert Wosnitzer, New York University (NY)
The Primal Scene of Finance: The Speculative Ethos of Financial Culture

Mark Kear, Simon Frasier University (Canada)
Resisting Debt, Living by Credit: Everyday Aporias on the Financial Margins

COMMENT:

Edward Lipuma, University of Miami (FL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

313. ASA Program Committee: The Burdens of Our Genealogies: Intellection, Indebtedness, and American Studies

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Roderick A. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

PAPERS:

Daphne Brooks, Princeton University (NJ)
"Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent": American Studies through Black Feminist Praxis

Laura Hyun Yi Kang, University of California, Irvine (CA)
"Wonderful Thinking" Within and Across Asian American Studies and American Studies

Brian Klopotek, University of Oregon (OR)
Talking Back: Vine Deloria Jr., Indigenous Methodologies, and the Future of Indigeneity in American Studies

José Munoz, New York University (NY)
Brown Theory/Latino Studies

COMMENT:

Roderick A. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

314. Critical University Studies II: Reordering Higher Education

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

Augusta Rohrbach, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

PAPERS:

Courtney Williams Barron, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
A Capital Campaign: The Common Core State Standards and the Education Debt

Jennifer Heusel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Maintaining Racial Hierarchy with Efficiency: Merging Mississippi's Public HBCUs with a Clear Racial Consciousness

Nadia Khalid Raza, University of Oregon (OR)
Pedagogy of the Dispossessed: Remaking Curriculum though Re-Authorship

Aaron Allen, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Legacy Preferences: On the Politics of Mixed Race Student Organizing

COMMENT:

Augusta Rohrbach, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

315. The Way Queer Travels: Capitalism, Tourism, and Transnational Migrations

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

CHAIR:

Kevin Mumford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

PAPERS:

Kevin P. Murphy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Sickness of Socialism: Same-Sex Intimacy and Critiques of Industrial Capitalism in the Early Twentieth Century

Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University (CA)
Queer Tourism and Late Capiatlism

Meredith Raimondo, Oberlin College (OH)
All Families Like to Hug Each Other: Normativity and Intimacy in LGBT Children's Books

Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico (NM)
The Transnational Travels of Queer Studies: Towards a Postcolonial Queer Theory

COMMENT:

Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame (IN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

316. Indebtedness To and For the Nation of Immigrants

Washington Hilton, A – Albright (T)

CHAIR:

Linda Vo, University of California, Irvine (CA)

PAPERS:

Pia Møller, George Mason University (VA)
Exotic Mortgages and American Dreams in the Silicon Dominion: Anti-Immigrant Politics and the Foreclosure Crisis in Prince William County, Virginia

Leah Perry, State University of New York, Empire State College (NY)
Immigrant Rights Owed: Family Reunification Reform and Multicultural "Family Values"

Ramona C. Tenorio, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Latino Lay Healing and Sociomedical Networking as Collective Dissent

COMMENT:

Linda Vo, University of California, Irvine (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

317. The Urban Turn?: A Roundtable on the City (at the) Center of American Studies

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

CHAIR:

Jamin Rowan, Brigham Young University (UT)

PANELISTS:

Julie Sze, University of California, Davis (CA)

Suleiman Osman, George Washington University (DC)

Sandy Zipp, Brown University (RI)

Carl Nightingale, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

318. File Under "Labor"

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Sharon Ann Musher, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)

PAPERS:

Craig Robertson, Northeastern University (MA)
Learning to File: Efficiency, Office Workers, and the Emergence of the Filing Cabinet

Jesse Carr, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Go to Work, Don't Worry: Economies of Affect and Violence

Grace I. Yeh, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA)
Love, Labor, and Filipinas in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties, 1920–1970

Anna G. Goodman, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Shared Work as Protest: "Community Commons" as Spaces of Struggle and Alliance in 1960s Philadelphia

COMMENT:

Sharon Ann Musher, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

319. Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness: To Whom is the Human Indebted?

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Tryon P. Woods, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA)

PANELISTS:

Tavia Nyong'o, New York University (NY)

Christina Sharpe, Tufts University (MA)

Jared Sexton, University of California, Irvine (CA)

COMMENT:

P. Khalil Saucier, Rhode Island College (RI)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

320. ASA Site Resources Committee: Activist Responses to the Policing of Sex in DC

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Elijah Aidv Edelman, American University (DC)

PANELISTS:

Ruby Corado, Casa Ruby and Latinos en Acción (DC)

Debbie McMillan, Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive, HIPS (DC)

Jason Terry, DC Trans Coalition (DC)

Meredith Zoltick, Andromeda Transcultural Health (DC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

321. Confronting Carceral America: Activist Responses to the Punitive Logics of Debt

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Heather Ann Thompson, Temple University (PA)

PAPERS:

Lindsay Davis, George Washington University (DC)
Women Prisoners and Carceral Debt: Writing and Resisting the State

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)
Releasing Restraints: From Crimes Against Nature to Transformative Organizing

Marisol Lebron, New York University (NY)
Boricua Winter: Punitive Logic and Human Value in Puerto Rican Anti-Violence Organizing

Elissa Underwood, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
The Carceral Kitchen: A Recipe for Change in the Punitive State?

COMMENT:

Heather Ann Thompson, Temple University (PA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

322. White Supremacist Cultures

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Jeffory A. Clymer, University of Kentucky (KY)

PAPERS:

Balbir K. Singh, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Calculated Violence: Sikhs, Muslims, and Racial Logics

Anna Pegler-Gordon, Michigan State University (MI)
Ellis Island and Japanese Internment: "New York has a Concentration Camp of its Own"

Julian Gill-Peterson, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Growing Up in the Societies of Control: Population Racism and the Becoming-Prison of School

Katherine Lennard, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Racial Cleansing: Everyday Violence and Social Purity in the Laundries of the Second Ku Klux Klan

COMMENT:

Jeffory A. Clymer, University of Kentucky (KY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

323. Movement Debts in the Age of Neoliberalism

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University (MA)

PAPERS:

Wendy Allison Lee, Harvard University (MA)
Big-Box Stores and Time Machines: Debts to Asian American Nationalism in Charles Yu's Speculative Fiction

Molly Geidel, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Bad Behavior and Unpaid Debts: Revisiting My Own Private Idaho

Patricia R. Stuelke, Boston University (MA)
Sex in Exchange for Not Being Racist?: Towelhead and Sex Radical Feminism's Bad Debt

COMMENT:

Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

324. Mobilizing Against Settler Colonialism: Idle No More and Allied Dissent

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY)

PANELISTS:

Mishuana Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Scott Morgensen, Queen's University (Canada)

Dana Olwan, Syracuse University (NY)

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Wells College (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

325. Producing Play: Labor and Leisure in Early Video Game Culture

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

Raiford Guins, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)

PAPERS:

Carly Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
Programmers, Hacks, and Designers: Game Designers and the Creative Economy

Michael Newman, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Early Video Games and PCs: Leisure and Labor in the American Home

Laine Nooney, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Home Productivity: Domestic Labor, Game Development, and the Making of Sierra On-Line

COMMENT:

Rachel Donahue, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

326. Slavery, Trafficking, and Criminalization: Using Historical Metaphors to Assess Interlocking Systems of Oppression

Washington Hilton, Cabinet (C)

CHAIR:

Jane Gordon, University of Connecticut (CT)

PAPERS:

Lyndsey Beutin, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Beacon, Blindspot, or Bait and Switch: Framing Labor Exploitation as Slavery across Social Movements

Christina Pruett, Michigan State University (MI)
The Deficits of Freedom: Metaphors of Slavery and Articulations of Dissent

Jasmine N. Salters, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Trafficking-In-Women as the Contemporary Discourse of Slavery in "Post-racial" America

COMMENT:

Jane Gordon, University of Connecticut (CT)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

327. American Modern Design: A Question of Cultural Indebtedness

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

David Brody, Parsons School of Design (NY)

PAPERS:

Virginia Gardner Troy, Berry College (GA)
The Golden Age of American Textiles, 1935–1965

Margaret Re, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
The Traveling Exhibition Program: Postwar Consumption, Design and Desire

Jan Logemann, German Historical InstituteDesigning the "American Dream"?: European Immigrants and Mid-Twentieth-Century U.S. Commercial Culture

COMMENT:

David Brody, Parsons School of Design (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

328. Specters of Du Bois: Dissent as Decolonization

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Munia Bhaumik, Emory University (GA)

PAPERS:

Ainsworth Clarke, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
The "Infinite Possibilities" of the Crowd, or, W. E. B. Du Bois and the Question of Political Agency

Andrea Zittlau, Universität Rostock (Germany)
Du Bois and Medicine Science: Literature and the Culture of Dissent

Yuichiro Onishi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
W. E. B. Du Bois's Paradigm of Refusal in the 1930s: A Transpacific Context Considered

James E. Ford III, Occidental College (CA)
Honoring Dr. Du Bois: W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, and the Black Radical Tradition

COMMENT:

Munia Bhaumik, Emory University (GA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

329. Muckraking, Dissent, and Social Change: Writing in the Public Interest

Washington Hilton, Jefferson East (C)

CHAIR:

Carla Kaplan, Northeastern University (MA)

PANELISTS:

Cecelia Tichi, Vanderbilt University (TN)

Carla Kaplan, Northeastern University (MA)

Brooke Kroeger, New York University (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

330. Genealogies of Neoliberalism

Washington Hilton, Jefferson West (C)

CHAIR:

Lester Spence, Johns Hopkins University (MD)

PAPERS:

Gavin Benke, University of South Florida (FL)
Futurology as Neoliberal History: John Naisbitt's Use of History in Megatrends

Caleb Wellum, University of TorontoEnergy Scarcity, Time, and Neoliberalism in the 1970s

Andrew Busch, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Technopolis: Building Neoliberalism in Austin, Texas

COMMENT:

Lester Spence, Johns Hopkins University (MD)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

331. Queer Reorientations of the Good Life

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Jacqueline Nassy Brown, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)

PAPERS:

Martin Manalansan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Care+Debt=Love?: Affective Formulas, Care Labor, and Other Queer Matters in the Filipino Global Diaspora

Gayatri Gopinath, New York University (NY)
States of Suspension: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions of Family and Futurity

Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Regionality, Indigeneity, and the Affective Archive of Land

COMMENT:

Tina Campt, Barnard College (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

332. Neo/Colonial Pedagogies and the Creation of Indebted Knowledges in the American Century

Washington Hilton, Lincoln West (C)

CHAIR:

Julio Capó Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

PAPERS:

Taylor Jardno, Yale University (CT)
Leaders of a Pan-American Century: American-Sponsored Education and Pan Americanism in Mexico, 1920–1970

Juliet Nebolon, Yale University (CT)
Truth Makes Us Free: Library Reform During the U.S. Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952

Lily Laux, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Teaching Texas: Disguising Debt in the School to Prison Pipeline

COMMENT:

Julio Capó Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

333. Refugee Archival Memory: Disrupting the U.S. Logics of Freedom and Debt in Hmong/Laotian History

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

CHAIR:

Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

PAPERS:

Davorn Sisavath, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Scenes of Loss: Imagining Alternative Forms of Historical Experience

Chong Moua, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Hmong Refugee Cosmopolitanism: (Re)Imagining Southeast Asia through a Stateless Perspective

Aline Lo, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Forever Indebted: The Obligation to Retell Refugee Flight in Yang's The Latehomecomer

COMMENT:

Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

334. Historical Debts and Public Commemoration: Questioning the "Good War's" Memory and Meaning in Contemporary America

Washington Hilton, A – Albright (T)

CHAIR:

Erika L. Doss, University of Notre Dame (IN)

PANELISTS:

Andrew Shanken, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Franklin Odo, University of Maryland, University College (MD)

Ingrid Gessner, University of Regensburg (Germany)

Birgit Daewes, University of Mainz (Germany)

Renée Ater, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Erika L. Doss, University of Notre Dame (IN)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

335. Burning Down the House: Violence, Race, and Development

Washington Hilton, C – Cardozo (T)

CHAIR:

Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

PAPERS:

Lai Ying Yu, Tufts University (MA)
Acute Ghetto-itus: Contract Sales, Debt, and the Politics of Sentiment in Mid-Century Chicago

Jennifer Fang, University of Delaware (DE)
Contesting the American Dream: Chinese and African American Housing Disputes in the Cold War Suburbs

Nicole King, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
Envisioning Relocation as Justice: The Debt of War and Industrialization in South Baltimore

Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, Yale University (CT)
Scrap or Salvage?: Contesting the Past and Future of Admiral's Row, Brooklyn

COMMENT:

Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

336. New Queer Materialities: The Sexual Mattering of American Studies

Washington Hilton, D – Du Pont (T)

CHAIR:

Julie Passanante Elman, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)

PAPERS:

Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University (MI)
Warhol's Queer Liking

Scott Herring, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Clutterology

Susan Stryker, University of Arizona (AZ)
Queering the Object of Knowledge

COMMENT:

Julie Passanante Elman, University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

337. Collecting Social Debt: Twentieth Century Political Reaction and Right-Wing Dissent

Washington Hilton, E – Embassy (T)

CHAIR:

Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

PAPERS:

William Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
FBI Minstrelsy and COINTELPRO Counterliterature

Chris Vials, University of Connecticut (CT)
Financial Analysis and U.S. Conservative Support for Fascism in the 1930s

COMMENT:

Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

338. Carceral Logics, Anti-Violence Politics, and Abolitionist Practices

Washington Hilton, F1 – Fairchild West (T)

CHAIR:

Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)

PANELISTS:

Rachel Herzing, Independent Scholar

Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College (CA)

Mimi Kim, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Emily Thuma, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

339. This Debt We Pay to Human Guile: Economies of Race in Neo-Passing Narratives

Washington Hilton, F2 – Fairchild East (T)

CHAIR:

Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)

PAPERS:

Vershawn Ashanti Young, University of Kentucky (KY)
The Neo-Passing Novel: Passing as a Girl in Daniel Black's Perfect Peace

Mollie Godfrey, Bates College (ME)
Passing for Post-Racial: Political Correctness and The Human Stain

Derek Adams, Ithaca College (NY)
You Owe Me My Blackness: Sexuality, Race, and Passing in ZZ Packer's Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago (IL)
Passing, Suburban Style

Alisha Gaines, Florida State University (FL)
Passing for Tan: Snooki and the Grotesque Reality of Ethnicity

COMMENT:

Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

340. Pedagogies of Food and Eating: Teaching Debt, Dissent, and Identity through Food

Washington Hilton, G1 – Gunston West (T)

CHAIR:

Robert Fanuzzi, Saint John's University (NY)

PANELISTS:

John M Burdick, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

Robert Fanuzzi, Saint John's University (NY)

Julia Ehrhardt, University of Oklahoma (OK)

Doris Friedensohn, New Jersey City University (NJ)

Lyndsey Lefebvre, Independent Scholar

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

341. Rosie the Riveter in an Age of Debt and Insecurity: Democracy, Race, and Work on the World War II Home Front

Washington Hilton, G2 – Gunston East (T)

CHAIR:

Yevette Richards, George Mason University (VA)

PAPERS:

Jess Rigelhaupt, University of Mary Washington (VA)
"We were union people . . . I forgot what union that is": Remembering Organized Labor and the American Economy on the World War II Home Front

Robin Li, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Patriots Abroad: Narratives of Chinese Nationalism on the U.S. World War II Homefront

Samuel Redman, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
The Limits of Democracy: An Account Through Oral History of California's Response to Japanese War Relocation and the Port Chicago Disaster

COMMENT:

Yevette Richards, George Mason University (VA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

342. Settler Colonialisms and Their Discontents

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 10 (T)

CHAIR:

Rayna Green, Smithsonian Institute (DC)

PAPERS:

Janet Dean, Bryant College (RI)
Indian Blood and "The Indian Magazine": Affirmations of Native Identity in a Dawes-Era Periodical

Emily Magrath, University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
Re/Constructing Indian?: The Debts and Legacies of Representations of Native Americans in Oklahoma, 1911–1924

Michael Millner, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (MA)
The Casino and the Museum: Plimoth Plantation, the Wampanoag, and the Historiography of Neoliberal Sovereignty

COMMENT:

Rayna Green, Smithsonian Institute (DC)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

343. States of Exception: Representing the War on Terror

Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall 9 (T)

CHAIR:

A. B. Huber, New York University (NY)

PAPERS:

Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
From The Manchurian Candidate to Zero Dark Thirty: Reading Hollywood Thrillers against CIA Realities

Alex Lubin, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Hamra in the Homeland: Israel-izing U.S. State Exceptionalism and the War on Terror

Lisa Duggan, New York University (NY)
It's a Mad, Mad World: The Geopolitics of Mental States in Showtime's Homeland

COMMENT:

A. B. Huber, New York University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

344. The Price of Freedom App: Discussing a Collaboratively Produced Alternative Tour of the Smithsonian's History of American Wars

Washington Hilton, Georgetown West (C)

CHAIR:

Kristin Hass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

PANELISTS:

Tom Guglielmo, George Washington University (DC)

Daniel Kim, Brown University (RI)

Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Columbia University (NY)

David Kieran, Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

W. Frank Mitchell, Independent Scholar (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

345. American Studies and Periodical Studies: Investigating a Disciplinary Debt

Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (C)

CHAIR:

Nadia Nurhussein, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)

PAPERS:

David M. Earle, University of West Florida (FL)
The Popular Front: Pulp Magazines as Anti-Fascist Propaganda

Jesse W. Schwartz, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY)
The Saturday Evening Post, Red Russia, and the Racialization of Radical Politics

Daniel Worden, University of New Mexico (NM)
Neoliberalism as Style: Alex Haley, Hunter Thompson, and Countercultures

COMMENT:

Adam McKible, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

346. Fictions of Speculation: Genre, Narrative, Critique

Washington Hilton, Jefferson East (C)

CHAIR:

Hamilton Carroll, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

PAPERS:

Eva Cherniavsky, University of Washington, Seattle (WA); Tom Foster, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Permanent Crisis and Technosociality in Bruce Sterling's Distraction

Aimee Bahng, Dartmouth College (NH)
Predatory Speculation and Techno-Orientalism: A Queer Unsettling via the Transgenic Fish

Andrew Pepper, Queen's University Belfast (United Kingdom)
From Geopolitics to Biopolitics: Security, Surveillance and Regulation in Olen Steinhauer's CIA "Tourism" Trilogy

COMMENT:

Hamilton Carroll, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

347. Normalizing Debt in the Americas

Washington Hilton, Jefferson West (C)

CHAIR:

Miglena Todorova, University of Toronto (Canada)

PAPERS:

Bianet Castellanos, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
To be Modern and in Debt in Cancún, Mexico

David Karjanen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Race, Debt, and the New American Caste System

Lance McCready, University of Toronto (Canada)
Indebtedness of Black Male Youth in Global Cities

Zulema Valdez, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Entrepreneurial "Success" in the Face of Economic Decline and Debt

COMMENT:

Miglena Todorova, University of Toronto (Canada)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

348. Rethinking Boundaries of Belonging: Queer Practices of Citizenship

Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (C)

CHAIR:

Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University (CT)

PAPERS:

Leticia Alvarado, Brown University (RI)
Asco's Queer Un-civic Abject Aesthetics

Ariana Ochoa Camacho, New York University (NY)
Ambivalent Belongings: Racial Performance and Colombianidad in New York City

Jara M. Carrington, University of New Mexico (NM)
Binational Same Sex Couples, Normativity, and Politics

Jessica A. F. Harkins, University of New Mexico (NM)
Contradictory State Discourse: U.S. Sexual Exceptionalism and the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill

COMMENT:

Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

349. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing: The Book and the Bottom Line

Washington Hilton, Monroe (C)

CHAIR:

Erin A. Smith, University of Texas Dallas (TX)

PAPERS:

D. Berton Emerson, California State University, Fullerton (CA)
Whose Bottom Line?: Sheppard Lee, Quaker City, and Publishers of the Early Industrial Book

Catherine Turner, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
The Price of Quality: Ulysses, the Market for Books, and the Politics of Book Prices

Evan Brier, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
The Media Conglomerate, the Black Book, and Literary Fiction

Corinna K. Lee, Marquette University (WI)
Out-of-Print: 1970s Feminist Literary Recovery, Imagined Community, and the Value of Textual Scarcity

COMMENT:

Michael Winship, University of Texas, Austin (TX)