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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

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8:00 am – 9:45 am

358. ASA International Committee Talkshop III: Egyptian Universities Beyond Crisis

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)

CHAIRS:
Ira Dworkin, Texas A&M University (TX)
Sherene Seikaly, The American University in Cairo (Egypt)
PANELISTS:
Zainab Magdy, Cairo University (Egypt)
Heba Ahmed Abdelaziz, Minia University (Egypt)
Mariam Al-Naqr, Cairo University (Egypt)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

359. Sports, Sex, and Music across the Pacific during the Cold War

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)

CHAIR:
Penny Von Eschen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Mary Lui, Yale University (CT)
Diving Follies: Vicki Manolo Draves and the International Field of Women's Aquatic Sports
Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University (RI)
Kinsey in Asia-Pacific: Sex and Cold War Modernity
Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Lenny Blows Up the World: Classical Musicians Play the Cold War
COMMENT:
Penny Von Eschen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

360. Welcome Breakfast for K–16 Collaboration Teachers

Westin Bonaventure, La Brea (L1)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

361. Sonics of Black Excess, 1940s to 1980s

Westin Bonaventure, Los Cerritos (L1)

CHAIR:
Imani D. Owens, Princeton University (NJ)
PAPERS:
Brian Lefresne, University of Guelph Canada
A Fool in Space: Sun Ra the Jester at the Carnival
Charles McGovern, College of William and Mary (VA)
I Want a Lavender Cadillac: Fun, Excess and Labor in Black Popular Music, 1940–1970
Terrion L. Williamson, Michigan State University (MI)
I'm Not Your Superwoman: Black Female Embodiment and the Sites of Social Intimacy
Brian Edward Jones, College of William and Mary (VA)
Big Fun with the Prince of Darkness: Miles Davis and the Death of the American Dream
COMMENT:
Imani D. Owens, Princeton University (NJ)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

362. Gesture, Transfer, and Kinetic Affects in Black Performance

Westin Bonaventure, Los Feliz (L1)

CHAIR:
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PANELISTS:
Stephanie Leigh Batiste, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Hershini Bhana Young, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Sharon Bridgforth, New Dramatists (NY)
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

363. Troubling Terms from the War on Terror

Westin Bonaventure, Palos Verdes (L1)

CHAIR:
Andrew Ross, New York University (NY)
PAPERS:
Moustafa Bayoumi, City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)
Civilian
Yaman Salahi, National Security and Civil Rights Program at the Asian Law Caucus
Suspect
Christina Heatherton, Trinity College (CT)
Internationalism
Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico (NM)
Boycott

8:00 am – 9:45 am

364. Graphic Art, Slavery, and the Minstrel Show: Staging Race in the Americas, 1828–1920

Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)

CHAIR:
Lázaro Lima, University of Richmond (VA)
PAPERS:
Christian DuComb, Colgate University (NY)
Imaging Race: Graphic Art and Black Performance
Katherine Anne Zien, McGill University (Canada)
U.S.-Panamanian Collaborations in Blackface Minstrel Performance, 1880–1920
COMMENT:
Lázaro Lima, University of Richmond (VA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

365. ASA Ethnic Studies Committee: Watching in Pain and Pleasure: Representing Women of Color on Screens

Westin Bonaventure, San Fernando (L1)

CHAIR:
Ralina Joseph, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
PAPERS:
Manoucheka Celeste, University of Nevada–Las Vegas (NV)
Black Women Wail: The Multiply Victimized Figure in Docu-dramas
Julietta Hua, San Francisco State University (CA), Annie Fukushima, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Calling Consumers, Consuming Raced and Gendered Subjects: Call and Response and the Terms of Legibility
Dayna Chatman, University of Southern California (CA)
Live-Tweeting Scandal: How Viewers Grapple With Olivia Pope, the Mistress
COMMENT:
Ralina Joseph, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

366. Playing In the Past: The Promise and Peril of "Fun" History

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel A (L1)

CHAIR:
Alison Landsberg, George Mason University (VA)
PAPERS:
Joseph Clark, Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
History Unchained: Tarantino's Cinematic Excess and the Pleasure and Pain of Representing Race on Film
Ashley Bowen-Murphy, Brown University (RI)
Healing in the Past: Veteran Civil War Re-Enactors, PTSD, and Resilience
Ami Sommariva, University of California, Davis (CA)
New Hope from an Old Story? Public Pedagogy and the Roots Phenomenon
Rebecca Onion, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science, Slate.com
The Virality of History: Playing with Historical Enthusiasms in the Digital Age
Malgorzata Joanna Rymsza-Pawlowska, Eastern Illinois University (IL)
Inside History: Pedagogy, Reenactment, and Performance in U.S. History Institutions
COMMENT:
Alison Landsberg, George Mason University (VA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

367. Where There is Surveillance There is . . . Pleasure?: Resistance, Play, and Entertainment in Cultures of Surveillance

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel B (L1)

CHAIR:
Toby Beauchamp, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)
PAPERS:
Julie Anne Beicken, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
I Like to Watch: Surveillance as Entertainment on Homeland
Hale M Thompson, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
GenderHack: Electronic Health Records and Resisting the Surveillance of Gender Non-Conformity
Torin Monahan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
The Right to Hide? Anti-surveillance Camouflage and the Retrenchment of State Visuality
Maggie Tate, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Free Zones: Racializing Surveillance, Targeted (Un)Policing and Play in an Urban Center
COMMENT:
Toby Beauchamp, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OK)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

368. Guilty Pleasures: Enjoyment, Innocence, and the Affective Dimensions of Mass Imprisonment

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel C (L1)

CHAIR:
Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
PAPERS:
Stephen Dillon, Hampshire College (MA)
The Prisoner's Dream: Queer Visions from Solitary Confinement
Andrew Dilts, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
The Pleasures of Social Life/Death Under Mass Incarceration
Joshua Mitchell, University of Southern California (CA)
Resting Places: Documentary, Affect, and Angola's Prison Cemetery
COMMENT:
Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

369. More Than a Feeling: Race, Queerness, and the Political Potential of Affect

Westin Bonaventure, San Pedro (L1)

CHAIR:
David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PAPERS:
Samuel Ng, New York University (NY)
Silence in the Streets: Mourning East St. Louis
Michael Pascual, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Sex, Violence, Whatever: Ordinary Violence in Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation
Emily Raymundo, University of Southern California (CA)
A Kind of Nothingness: Racial Feeling in Tao Lin's "Taipei"
Angela L. Robinson, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Performing the Pacific: Indigenous Futurity in Oceania Aesthetics
COMMENT:
David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

370. Queer Passions and Pieties: Perspectives on Religion and the Politics of Sexuality

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Anita A (L1)

CHAIR:
Molly McGarry, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PAPERS:
Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis (CA)
Becoming Furniture: The Shakers, Eros, and the Death Drive
Anjali Arondekar, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Divine Historiography: On Devadasis and Capital Formation in Colonial India
Evren Savci, San Francisco State University (CA)
Revolutionary Muslim and Queer Politics
Abram J Lewis, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
The Turning Dark: Goddess, Apophasis, Occult, 1969–1982
COMMENT:
Molly McGarry, University of California, Riverside (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

371. Techno-objects and the Racial: A Roundtable on Material Pleasures and Violence of the Post-American Century

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita B (L1)

CHAIR:
Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
PANELISTS:
Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Wendy Chun, Brown University (RI)
Neda Atanasoski, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Aimee Bahng, Dartmouth College (NH)
Caetlin Benson-Allott, Georgetown University (DC)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

372. Variation, the Microbiome, Hox Genes: How are these Tools for American Studies Today?

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita C (L1)

CHAIRS: Rachel Lee, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Sandra Harding, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
PAPERS:
Deboleena Roy, Emory University (GA)
The Shocking Competence of E. Coli and the Rhythmic Regularity of the Handbook
Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Invasive Species, Nativism, and Science: Lab Choreographies that American Studies Cannot Afford Not to Know
Rachel Lee, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Chop Chop Chang: Experiments at the Hinge of the Genetic-Poetic, the Gravity-Defying, and the Crypt/ic
COMMENT:
Sandra Harding, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

373. Playing at Work: Food, Sex, the Home and the Labors of Leisure

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara A (L1)

CHAIR:
Matt Stahl, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
PAPERS:
Heather Berg, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
The Wages of Playfulness: Labor and Identity in Porn Performance
Carly Thomsen, Rice University (TX)
Play and Labor, Life and Death: Queer Rurality and the Discourses of Local Foods Movements
Jennifer Pettit, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
The Recess of Home: The Recreative (Fun)ction of Contemporary Domestic Interiors
COMMENT:
Matt Stahl, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

374. Clenched Fists Limp Wrists: Performing Camaraderie and Endurance in Visual Art and Radical Politics

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara C (L1)

CHAIR:
Julia Steinmetz, New York University (NY)
PANELISTS:
Sandra Ruiz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Heather Cassils, Artist
Kenneth Pietrobono, Artist

8:00 am – 9:45 am

375. Feeling Hands: Pleasures and Perils of Haptic and Visual Encounters in Transnational U.S. Culture

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica A (L3)

CHAIR:
David Serlin, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Adria L. Imada, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Touching while Untouchable: Hands and Haptic Intimacies of Leprosy
Elspeth H. Brown, University of Toronto (Canada)
Photography, the Haptic, and Trans Belonging in the 1980s
James Kyung-Jin Lee, University of California, Irvine (CA)
A Doctor's Touch: Asian American Physician Narratives and the Haptic Oriental
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University (GA)
Different Strokes: Haptic Regimes and Accessible Technologies
COMMENT:
David Serlin, University of California, San Diego (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

376. It's the End of the Neocolonial World Order as We Know It: Apocalyptic Visions of Redistribution

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica B (L3)

CHAIR:
Samantha Nicole Pinto, Georgetown University (DC)
PAPERS:
Erin Suzuki, Emory University (GA)
Beasts From the Deep: Postmodern Apocalypse in the Pacific
Marisa Parham, Amherst College (MA)
Octavia Butler's Parable Tales: Apocalypse, Astrofuturism, and Post-Ecological Time in the Black Anthropocene
Anna Joo Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
K-Town After Apocalypse: Fear and Fantasy in the Entertainment Enclave
Jennifer Wilks, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
American Phoenix Rising: Reconstruction and Resignation in Colson Whitehead's Zone One
COMMENT:
Samantha Nicole Pinto, Georgetown University (DC)

8:30 am – 11:30 am

377. Book Exhibit (Sunday)

Westin Bonaventure, California Ballroom (Book Exhibit) (L2)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

378. The Origins of Biopolitics in the Americas

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)

CHAIR:
Emma Stapely, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PAPERS:
Raquel Albarran, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Material Poiesis, Spatial Freeplay, and the Grid of Coloniality
Urvashi Chakravarty, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
De-Lineating Biopower: Anti-Natalism, Queer Kinship, and Blood in the Early Modern Transatlantic
Greta L. LaFleur, Yale University (CT)
The Science of Proximity in Early American Anti-Prostitution Campaigns
COMMENT:
Emma Stapely, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

379. Coloring Faith: Black and Latina/o Religion, Politics, and Leadership

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)

PAPERS:
Anne M. Martinez, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Christ Came to Chicago: Black and Mexican Performances of the Via Crucis
Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
Black, Brown, and Mennonite: Latinas/os and the Politics of Interethnic Alliances
Theresa Delgadillo, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Religion, Ethnicity and Race in Afro-Latina/o Literature

10:00 am – 11:45 am

380. K–16 Collaboration Committee: Discourses and Acts of "Violence" in the United States Education System

Westin Bonaventure, La Brea (L1)

CHAIR:
Dylan Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PANELISTS:
Connie Wun, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
K. Wayne Yang, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Damien Sojoyner, Scripps College (CA)
Patrick Camangian, University of San Francisco (CA)
John David Marquez, Northwestern University (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

381. What Words Can't Do: Instrumentals, Identity, and Interpretation

Westin Bonaventure, Los Cerritos (L1)

CHAIR:
Shana L. Redmond, University of Southern California (CA)
PANELISTS:
Shana L. Redmond, University of Southern California (CA)
Tsitsi Jaji, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Guthrie Ramsey, Jr., University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Tamara Roberts, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

382. The Perils of Pity and Punishment: Race, Regulation, and the Rise of the Carceral State

Westin Bonaventure, Los Feliz (L1)

CHAIR:
Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
PAPERS:
Naomi Murakawa, Princeton University (NJ)
The Perils of Liberal Law-and-Order: The Allures of State-Building and Racial Pity
Jordan T. Camp, Princeton University (NJ)
From Countersubversion to Counterinsurgency: Reaganism, Repression, and the Rise of Neoliberal Globalism
Elizabeth D. Esch, Barnard College (NY)
Driving While Black: Regulation and Race on the Road
COMMENT:
Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

383. Gods Just Want to Have Fun: Ecstasy, Celebration and Community in Los Angeles Religions

Westin Bonaventure, Palos Verdes (L1)

CHAIR:
Diane Winston, University of Southern California (CA)
PAPERS:
Jennifer Scheper Hughes, University of California, Riverside (CA)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord: Latino Religious Practice in the Streets of Los Angeles
Philip Deslippe, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
Blanchard Hall, Metaphysical Community, and the Growth of Los Angeles as America's Mystical Capita
Eileen Luhr, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
The Sacred Good Life: The Cosmopolitan Religious Imagination of Encinitas, California
Richard Flory, University of Southern California (CA)
Hot Fun in the City: Los Angeles in the Social Imagination of an Urban Social Ministry
COMMENT:
Amanda Lucia, University of California, Riverside (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

384. The Pleasures and Pains of Hip Hop Listening: New Aesthetic Approaches

Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)

CHAIRS:
Jill Toliver Richardson, City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY)
James Ford, Occidental College (CA)
PAPER:
Karen Jaime, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL), Jonathan Gray, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY), Candice Jenkins, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY), James Ford, Occidental College (CA)
The Pleasures and Pains of Hip Hop Listening: New Aesthetic Approaches
COMMENT:
Michael Jeffries, Wellesley College (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

385. Imagined Pasts, Happier Presents: The Functions of Nostalgia in American Culture

Westin Bonaventure, San Fernando (L1)

CHAIR:
Susan Trollinger, University of Dayton (OH)
PAPERS:
Janneken Smucker, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Documentary Photography and the Nostalgia for Quilts
Laura Barraclough, Yale University (CT)
Playing Charro: Ethnic Mexican Cowboys in the Urban American Southwest
Emily Mieras, Stetson University (FL)
Marketing the "Athens of Florida": Nostalgia, Historical Memory, and Community Identity in Central Florida
Debarchana Baruah, Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Germany)
Retro Cultures: The American Post-War in Contemporary Television
COMMENT:
Susan Trollinger, University of Dayton (OH)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

386. Contesting Gender and Sexuality Through Performance and Play

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel A (L1)

CHAIR:
Jennifer A. Reimer, Bilkent University (Turkey)
PAPERS:
Sara Lampert, University of South Dakota (SD)
Stagestruck Girls in 1850s America
Molly Rosner, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Playing with Womanhood: Bridal Dolls and Collectible History
Rebecca Scofield, Harvard University (MA)
Camp and the Cowboy: Contesting Oppression through Fun at the Gay Rodeo
Elizabeth Sharp, Texas Tech University (TX)
When Bridal Play Becomes Work: The Tenuous Balance between Princess and Bridezilla
COMMENT:
Sara Warner, Cornell University (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

387. Making Archives, Making Blackness: African American Collecting Acts and the Politics of Assembly

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel B (L1)

CHAIR:
Jonathan Fenderson, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
PAPERS:
Melanie Chambliss, Yale University (CT)
Collections and Connections: The Founding of the Johnson Collection at Yale University
Laura E. Helton, University of Virginia (VA)
Ephemeral Archives and their Publics
Adalaine Holton, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (NJ)
Black folklore is not a thing of the past: Zora Neale Hurston's Historical Intervention
COMMENT:
Jonathan Fenderson, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

388. The Pleasures of Teaching in a World of Pain

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel C (L1)

CHAIR:
Sarah R. Robbins, Texas Christian University (TX)
PANELISTS:
Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Amherst College (MA)
Linda Stewart, Kennesaw State University (GA)
Heather Radke, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Faye Peitzman, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Sarah R. Robbins, Texas Christian University (TX)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

389. Sex Panics, Dangerous Pairings, and Moral Rhetorics of Pleasure and Pain

Westin Bonaventure, San Pedro (L1)

CHAIR:
Jonathan Metzl, Vanderbilt University (TN)
PANELISTS:
Roger Lancaster, George Mason University (VA)
Sarah Banet-Weiser, University of Southern California (CA)
Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Priscilla Wald, Duke University (NC)
Jonathan Metzl, Vanderbilt University (TN)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

390. Profit and Pleasure in Prison Expansion

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Anita A (L1)

CHAIR:
Rashad Shabazz, University of Vermont (VT)
PAPERS:
Jack Norton, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Star of the North: Abolitionist Landscapes and the Political Economy of Prison Dreams
Andrea Morrell, Guttman Community College (NY)
Policing the Prison Town, Policing Panic
Alison Kanosky, Yale University (CT)
Stopping "Gitmo North": Opposition, Ambivalence and Support in a Rural Prison Town
Brett Story, University of Toronto (Canada)
The Prison Disguised: Carceral Ideology and the Production of Space
COMMENT:
Rashad Shabazz, University of Vermont (VT)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

391. Western Radicals and Innovators: Sanora Babb, Willa Cather, Carlos Bulosan, and James Wong Howe

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita B (L1)

CHAIR:
Michael Steiner, California State University, Fullerton (CA)
PAPERS:
Tracy Tucker, Willa Cather Foundation (NE)
Failing and Flourishing on the Frontier: Outlook and Outcome in Cather and Babb
Meg Sparling, University of California, Davis (CA)
American Pastoralism and Female Agricultural Experience in Sanora Babb's Whose Names Are Unknown
Cristina Cheveresan, West University of Timisoara (Romania)
Carlos Bulosan's 1930s California: The Sound of Filipino Fury
COMMENT:
Erin Royston Battat, Harvard University (MA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

392. Convivial ReVisions: Contemporary Black Performance, Visual Culture and the Archive of Slavery

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita C (L1)

CHAIR:
Richard Yarborough, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
PAPERS:
P. Gabrielle Foreman, University of Delaware (DE)
Sir Dave Speculates Darkly: Jonathan Green, Theaster Gates and Dave the Potter
Christina Knight, Amherst College (MA)
The Joke's on You: Satirizing Slavery in Jordan Black's "Ask a Slave" Web Series
COMMENT:
Richard Yarborough, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

393. Caucus: Environment and Culture: Ecologies of Pleasure and Pain: Deviance, Destruction and Desire in Environmental History

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara A (L1)

CHAIR:
Sarah Schrank, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
PAPERS:
Marguerite S. Shaffer, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
A Peculiar History of 'Aping': Dian Fossey, Digit, and Interspecies Encounters
Craig Eley, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Psychologically Ultimate Seashores: Natural Sound, Personal Pleasure, and Recording Technologies
David Barrett Gough, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA)
Commonwealth Against Wealth: Locating Resistance and Pleasure in Appalachian Storytelling
Cinda Nofziger, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Bathing Beauties and River Rats: Playing with Gender and Sexuality on the Grand Canyon's Colorado River
COMMENT:
Sarah Schrank, California State University, Long Beach (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

394. "All the Way Live": The Aesthetics of Pleasure in California Funk

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara C (L1)

CHAIR:
Laura Harris, Pitzer College (CA)
PAPERS:
Scot Brown, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
"All the Way Live": The Live Funk Aesthetic of Lakeside
Cheryl L. Keyes, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
From Mademoiselle Mabry to Betty Davis: The Reigning Funk Diva from the Underground
Tony Bolden, University of Kansas (KS)
Are You Funkified?: The Choreopoetics of Pleasure in the Music of Sly and the Family Stone
COMMENT:
Laura Harris, Pitzer College (CA)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

395. Racial Melancholia and the Pleasures of Obstinate Attachments

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica A (L3)

CHAIR:
Badia Sahar Ahad, Loyola University Chicago (IL)
PAPERS:
Sara Mameni, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Conceptualizing Loss: U.S. Feminism and the Iranian Revolution
Jan Goggans, University of California, Merced (CA)
Imagined Melancholy in Plum Bun and Passing
Katherine Stanutz, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
George Jackson's Revolutionary Melancholia
Roshanak Kheshti, University of California, San Diego (CA)
On National Substitutes: Trauma and the Problem of Turkey as "Homeland" to Iranian Queers

10:00 am – 11:45 am

396. Teaching About Palestine: Changing the Pain and Fury of Ignorance to the Pleasures of Knowing

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica B (L3)

CHAIR:
Lucy Burns, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
PAPERS:
Snehal Shingavi, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
"The Intifada Curriculum": On Teaching the Politics and Poetics of Palestinian Resistance
Laura Lyons, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
By Comparison and in Solidarity: Hawai'i, Ireland, and Palestine in the Cultural Studies Classroom
Mary Husain, California State University, Fresno (CA)
Teaching Palestine along with Diverse Multicultural Topics through Film and Public Dialogue
Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
What I Did Not Know I Did Not Know: Palestinian Rights and Human Rights

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

397. Exhibit (Day 4): The Autry National Center in Griffith Park: Gratis Admission with ASA Badge (co-sponsored by the Material Culture Caucus and Visual Culture Caucus) (Off-site)

The Autry National Center in Griffith Park,Museum and Special Collections

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

398. There Is Here: Transnational Archives, Comparative Furies

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)

CHAIR:
Sylvia Chan-Malik, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Huma Dar, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College (MA)
Zareena Grewal, Yale University (CT)
Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Purdue University (IN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

399. Caucus: Critical Prison Studies: Fury of The Oppressed: Fifty Years of California Anti-Prison Organizing

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)

CHAIR:
Dan Berger, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)
PANELISTS:
Mike Davis, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Dolores Canales, Families to Amend Solitary Confinement (CA)
Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CA)
David Johnson, San Quentin Six; Campaign for Hugo Pinell (CA)
Diana Block, California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CA)
COMMENT:
Dan Berger, University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

400. K–16 Collaboration Committee: Building Power, Making Change: Tools for Educational/Justice Mobilizations

Westin Bonaventure, La Brea (L1)

PANELISTS:
Connie Wun, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

401. Queer Inhumanisms

Westin Bonaventure, Los Cerritos (L1)

CHAIR:
Dana Luciano, Georgetown University (DC)
PANELISTS:
Neel Ahuja, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
Jayna Brown, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Jeanne Vaccaro, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

402. ASA Graduate Education Committee: The Core of the Field: Required Courses in American Studies Doctoral Education

Westin Bonaventure, Los Feliz (L1)

CHAIR:
Ben Chappell, University of Kansas (KS)
PANELISTS:
Ruben Flores, University of Kansas (KS)
Kristin Ann Hass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Mary Lui, Yale University (CT)
Jennifer Pierce, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Shirley Thompson, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

403. Pleasure, Pain, Politics, and Performance: Black Women Artists and Their Fans

Westin Bonaventure, Palos Verdes (L1)

CHAIR:
Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)
PANELISTS:
Ruth Feldstein, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)
Emily Lordi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Cherise Smith, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

404. Queer Performances After Gay Rights: The Pleasures of Invisibility, Illegibility, and the Undetectable

Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)

CHAIR:
Marcela Fuentes, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
Malik Gaines, City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)
If They Could See Me Now: Deflecting the Gaze at Gays
Nathan Lee, Brown University (RI)
Cruising the Undetectable: The Strange Case of Stranger By The Lake
C. Riley Snorton, Northwestern University (IL)
M.A.S.K.: Plasticity, Publicity, and Hip Hop's Sexual Spectrality
A. L. Steiner, University of Southern California (CA)
Residuals: The Traces of Psyko-Sexual Herstories

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

405. Performative Pleasures of Blackness: The Creation, Consumption, and Conflict of Pleasureable Blacknesses

Westin Bonaventure, San Fernando (L1)

CHAIR:
Lisa Ann Guerrero, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
PAPERS:
Theresa Runstedtler, American University (DC)
The Policing of Black Pleasure: New Negro Performers in White Australia
Danielle C. Heard, University of California, Davis (CA)
Feeling Good: Nina Simone and the Pleasures of Live Performance, Montreux 1976
Scott Poulson-Bryant, Harvard University (MA)
The 'Unruly Delights' of the Great Black Way: Contradiction, Pleasure and Black Musicals of the 1970s
Allyson Nadia Field, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
What it is . . . What it was!: Historicizing "Blackness" in 1970s Black Film Culture

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

406. Can Black Women Have Fun?: Beyond Mammies and Martyrs

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel A (L1)

CHAIR:
To Be Named
PAPERS:
LaKisha Simmons, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Mardi Gras Girls: Black Girlhood, Pleasure, and Respatialization in Jim Crow New Orleans
Margo Crawford, Cornell University (NY)
Erykah Badu's Black Fantastic Re-invigoration of Black Cultural Nationalism
Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Michelle Obama, Medical Center Administrator, Plays Mom-in-Chief
TreaAndrea Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Now Pixelated and Player-Controlled: Recoding the Gaming Industry's First Black Heroine

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

407. The Afro-German Parallax: The Pleasure and Pain of African American and German Relations

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel B (L1)

CHAIR:
David Harold Ikard, University of Miami (FL)
PAPERS:
Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE)
"On The Brain of the Negro": German Scientists on the Negro Question, 1774–1836
Heike Paul, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
Postcards from Uncle Tom's Cabin: American Slavery and German Popular Culture
Jeffery G. Strickland, Montclair State University (NJ)
German and African-American Encounters in the American South during the Civil War Era
Simone C. Drake, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH)
Finding Your Mother: The Vexed Nature of African Diasporic Roots and Routes
COMMENT:
David Harold Ikard, University of Miami (FL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

408. Confronting Racism: The Fun and the Fury

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel C (L1)

CHAIR:
Michael Drexler, Bucknell University (PA)
PAPERS:
Brigitte Nicole Fielder, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
Yo, Is This Racist? and Ask a Slave: Laughing at Racism
Lori L. Brooks, Fordham University (NY)
Beyond the Sassy/Earthy Paradigm: Spectacles of Domesticity in African-American Women's Comedic Performance
Philip Nel, Kansas State University (KS)
How to Read Uncomfortably: Affect, Power, and Resisting Racist Children's Books
Melissa Adams-Campbell, Northern Illinois University (IL)
Cooper's Racism: The Fun and Fury of The Last of the Mohicans

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

409. Settler Colonialism and Postmodern Play in the U.S. West

Westin Bonaventure, San Pedro (L1)

CHAIR:
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PAPERS:
Laura Fugikawa, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Sonic Connections: Home and Belonging with a Shake of a Rattle
Alex Young, University of Southern California (CA)
Neoliberal Pluralism, Postmodern Form, and "The Morality of Indian Hating"
Casey Shoop, University of Oregon (OR)
Wild West Broke Down: Ishmael Reed and the Robber Barons of Genre
Charlotte Quinney, University of Denver (CO)
Mythic Contamination and Lowbrow Surrealism: The Aesthetics of the 'Post' American West
COMMENT:
Jodi Byrd, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

410. Queer Studies and Class: A Roundtable

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Anita A (L1)

CHAIR:
Regina Kunzel, Princeton University (NJ)
PANELISTS:
Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Reina Gossett, Independent Scholar
Emily Hobson, University of Nevada–Reno (NV)
Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

411. Playing with the Imperial Imaginary: Race, Irony, Desire, and the Afterlives of Empire

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita B (L1)

CHAIR:
Victoria Hesford, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
PAPERS:
Michele Hardesty, Hampshire College (MA)
Florence of Arabia: Feminism, Activism, and Imperial Masquerade
Susana Loza, Hampshire College (MA)
Decolonizing Steampunk: The Potential and Pitfalls of Reimagining Imperial Style
Katherine Sugg, Central Connecticut State University (CT)
Sci-Fi Fantasies, Empire, and the Guilty Pleasures of Irony: Joss Whedon's "Firefly" and "Serenity"
Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Mount Holyoke College (MA)ARTivism Embodied: Latina Cultural Production and (Re)
Mapping Desire in Los Angeles
COMMENT:
Victoria Hesford, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

412. Examining the Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Mixed Martial Arts Fighting

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita C (L1)

PAPERS:
Travers Scott, Clemson University (SC)
Pained Bodies, Passionate Pleasures: The Affective Economy of Irish Travelers' Fight Videos
Jennifer McClearen, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
The Paradox of Fallon's Fight: Conflicting Discourses of Pain Surrounding MMA's First Openly Transgender Fighter
Alexander Antonopoulos, Concordia University (Canada)
"Heart, Mind, Balls": Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Dog Brothers Post-American Mixed Martial Arts
Matthew Masucci, San Jose State University (CA)
Embodied Epistemology: Mixed Martial Arts, Pain and the Politics of Research

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

413. Queer Play in the Archive: Chicano East L.A. and the Precarious Avant-Garde

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara A (L1)

CHAIR:
Leticia Alvarado, Brown University (RI)
PAPERS:
Leticia Alvarado, Brown University (RI)
Abject Play: Asco as Abject Structure of Feeling
Joshua Javier Guzmán, New York University (NY)
Style as Play, Playing with Style: Gronk's Aesthetics of Darkness
Megan Alvarado Saggese, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Playing in the Light: Placemaking through "No Movie" Stills
COMMENT:
Ondine C. Chavoya, Williams College (MA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

414. Totalities of Outsider Art

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara C (L1)

CHAIR:
Judith Goldman, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PAPERS:
Litia Perta, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Just Speak Nearby: Archives and Outsiders
Eyal Amiran, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Totality and Infinity of the Family of Howard Finster
Janet Sarbanes, California Institute of the Arts (CA)
Rock My Religion: Shaker Ritual Art and the Project of Autonomy
COMMENT:
Judith Goldman, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

415. From Furious Orientals to Funny Arabs: The Politics and Possibilities of Arab American Media Studies

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica A (L3)

CHAIR:
Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Dominic Garzonio, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Achmed the Dead Terrorist: The Orientalist Stand-Up Comedy of Jeff Dunham
Waleed F. Mahdi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Reclaiming Agency: Toward an Arab American Film Industry?
Umayyah Cable, University of Southern California (CA)
Cinematic Activism: Palestinian Cultural Politics at the Boston Palestine Film Festival
COMMENT:
Melani McAlister, George Washington University (DC)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

416. The Sites, Sights, and Design of Tourism

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica B (L3)

CHAIR:
Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)
PAPERS:
David Walker, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
An Incitement to Excitement: The Touristic Imperative in Nineteenth-Century Utah
Anna Thompson Hajdik, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (WI)
Haycations, Rural Retreats, and Cheese Trails: The Convivial Refuge of Agritourism in Twenty-first-Century America
Brenna Casey, Duke University (NC)
Lookout Points: Scenic Vistas, Lynching Photographs, and the American Imaginary
Rusty Bartels, University of California, Davis (CA)
Social Media, Militarism, and Tourism: Everyday "Fun" in WWII National Parks
COMMENT:
Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Davis (CA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

417. ASA Program Committee: Soap Box Manifestos

All members invited to present 1-3 minute manifestos

Westin Bonaventure, California Ballroom Foyer (L2)

PANELISTS:
Jennifer Devere Brody, Stanford University (CA)
Dean Spade, Seattle University (WA)
Margaret Rhee, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Ricardo Bracho, Artist
Mel Y. Chen, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Juana María Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

418. Caucus: Sports Studies: Viewing the Peanut Gallery: An Open Forum on Studying Sports Fans

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)

CHAIR:
Dan Gilbert, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
PANELISTS:
John Bloom, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Thabiti Lewis, Washington State University, Vancouver (WA)
Pellom McDaniels, Emory University (GA)
Daniel Nathan, Skidmore College (NY)
Mack Lacy, Skidmore College (NY)
Samuel Regalado, California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
Noah Cohan, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

419. Central Avenue Breakdown: Gender, Race, and Coming of Age in a Los Angeles Jazz Community

Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)

CHAIR:
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University (NY)
PAPERS:
Monica Hairston-O'Connell, Columbia College (IL), Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas (KS)
Revisiting Central Avenue through Melba Liston's Oral Histories
COMMENT:
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University (NY)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

420. Working in the Empire: Pain and Pleasure in U.S. Circuits of Labor

Westin Bonaventure, Los Cerritos (L1)

CHAIR:
Christen Sasaki, University of Hawai'i, West Oahu (HI)
PAPERS:
Robyn Rodriguez, University of California, Davis (CA)
Mapping the Imperial Architecture of Contemporary U.S. Global Labor Formations
Lauren Hirshberg, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
"Almost Heaven," Imperialist Nostalgia and U.S. Weapons Testing in the Marshall Islands
Vernadette V. Gonzalez, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Making Aloha: The Cultural Labor of Hospitality in the Service of Empire
COMMENT:
Christen Sasaki, University of Hawai'i, West Oahu (HI)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

421. Bad Habits, Everyday Life

Westin Bonaventure, Los Feliz (L1)

CHAIR:
Heather N. Lukes, Occidental College (CA)
PANELISTS:
Christine Bacareza Balance, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, Northwestern University (IL)
Ann Pellegrini, New York University (NY)
Richard T. Rodríguez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
COMMENT:
Heather N. Lukes, Occidental College (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

422. Writing Loss: Pleasure and Interdisciplinary Possibilities

Westin Bonaventure, Palos Verdes (L1)

CHAIR:
Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
PANELISTS:
Lisa Marie Cacho, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson, Northwestern University (IL)
Ruby C. Tapia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Leigh Raiford, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
COMMENT:
Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

423. Theory Beyond the Regime of the Theoretical: Fun With Race, Sex, Dis/ability, and Performance

Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)

CHAIR:
Kadji Amin, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
PANELISTS:
Leon Hilton, New York University (NY)
Courtney Mitchel, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
Marcus Anthony Brock, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
Clara T. López Menéndez, Bard College (NY)
Katherine Brewer Ball, Wesleyan University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

424. All in Good Fun: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Fun in Early Television Comedy

Westin Bonaventure, San Fernando (L1)

CHAIR:
Martin Gostanian, Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles (CA)
PAPERS:
Anne Berke, Yale University (CT)
The Woman in the Machine: Women Comedy Writers in the 1950s
Phoebe Bronstein, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
Comic Relief: The Andy Griffith Show, Race, and the Politics of Fun
Melissa Phruksachart, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
"Cousin Soong, will you please speak English!" Articulating Asian American Ethnic Humor in Bachelor Father
COMMENT:
Josh Glick, Yale University (CT)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

425. The UnMaking of Latina/o Citizenship: Culture, Politics, Aesthetics

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel A (L1)

CHAIR:
Ellie D. Hernandez, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
PAPERS:
Alicia Gaspar de Alba, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Dyad or Dialectic? Deconstructing Chicana/Latina Identity Politics
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
Drag Racing The Neoliberal Circuit: Latina/o Camp and the Contingencies of Resistance
Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA), Peter J. Garcia, California State University, Northridge (CA)
Twenty-first-Century New Mexican Road Trip: Reclaiming Ceremony, Music, Time and Land
COMMENT:
Ellie D. Hernandez, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

426. Freedom's Movements, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Rock the Prison Empire

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel B (L1)

CHAIR:
Melinda Chateauvert, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PAPERS:
Laura McTighe, Columbia University (NY)
Like a Phoenix, We Rise: Relations of Resistance in the Prison Capital of the World
Evan Bissell, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
The Knotted Line: Towards an Abolition Pedagogy
Pascal Emmer, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Talkin' 'Bout Meta-Generation: ACT UP History and Queer Futurity
Jenna M. Loyd, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Stratigraphies of Empire: Prison, Landscape, Responsibility
COMMENT:
Melinda Chateauvert, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

427. Disastrous Affects: Hopelessness Against Fun in the University of Disaster

Westin Bonaventure, San Gabriel C (L1)

CHAIR:
Abigail Boggs, University of California, Davis (CA)
PANELISTS:
Danielle Bouchard, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
Katie Bashore, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Amy Lucinda Brandzel, University of New Mexico (NM)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

428. The Pleasure and Pain of Queer Generations

Westin Bonaventure, San Pedro (L1)

CHAIR:
Eva Hayward, University of Arizona (AZ)
PAPERS:
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
Handmaidens of Heredity: The Queer Evolutions of the Earliest Women Physicians
Lynn Wardley, San Francisco State University (CA)
Offspring at a Distance: Telegony and the Generation of Pleasure
Aren Aizura, Arizona State University (AZ)
Generating Transsex: The Cut That Grows Back
COMMENT:
Eva Hayward, University of Arizona (AZ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

429. Mothers of Color in Academia: A Performative Panel and Workshop

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Anita A (L1)

CHAIR:
Michelle Téllez, Arizona State University (AZ)
PANELISTS:
Yvette Martinez-Vu, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Judith Perez-Torres, University of Utah (UT)
Cecilia Caballero, University of Southern California (CA)
Christine Vega, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
COMMENT:
Michelle Tellez, Arizona State University (AZ)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

430. Shamefully Delicious: The (Critical) Pleasures of ABC's Scandal

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita B (L1)

CHAIR:
Lisa Woolfork, University of Virginia (VA)
PAPERS:
Sharon Holland, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
"Molly, You in Danger, Girl!"
Todne Chimupuro, University of Vermont (VT)
The Scandal of an Evangelical's Mind: Sally Langston and the Critique of Conservative Institutionalism
Safiya Noble, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Holding My Sister's Hand: The Pleasure Politics of Scandal
Sonya Donaldson, New Jersey City University (NJ)
A Scandalous Freedom: Olivia Pope and the Choice to be a "Bad" Black Woman
Aymar Jean Christian, Northwestern University (IL)
Scandal, Post-Network Television and the Value of Black Drama

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

431. The Pain and the Pleasure of Viewing 12 Years a Slave

Westin Bonaventure, San Anita C (L1)

CHAIR:
Christina Sharpe, Tufts University (MA)
PAPERS:
Erica L. Ball, California State University, Fullerton (CA)
Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave, and the Psychic Pain of Black Liminality
Kimberly Juanita Brown, Northeastern University (MA)
Gender, Landscape, and Architecture in 12 Years a Slave
Kellie Carter Jackson, Harvard University (MA)
Is Viola Davis In It? Black Women Actors and the Single Stories of Historical Film
Autumn Womack, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Seeing Survival: 12 Years a Slave's Almost Radical Aesthetic

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

432. What Beyoncé (and Her Stans) Can Teach Us About The Pleasures of Intersectional Identity

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara A (L1)

CHAIR:
Deborah Paredez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
PANELISTS:
Clare Croft, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Micah Salkind, Brown University (RI)
Kristen Warner, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)
Chelsea Bullock, University of Oregon (OR)
Deborah Paredez, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

433. Machine, Sex, and Other Intimate Acts

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Barbara C (L1)

CHAIR:
Eve Oishi, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
PAPERS:
Lucy Mae Burns, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Sentient Machines
Allan Punzalan Isaac, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
AfterCall: Nationalist Ruptures in the Average Handling Time
R. Zamora Linmark, University of Miami (FL)
Bomba: The Dovie Beams-Ferdinand Marcos Sex Tapes
Karen Yamashita, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
I, Kitty

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

434. From East London to East L.A.: Excavating Urban Identity and Culture in the West Coast Jungle Scene

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica A (L3)

CHAIR:
Christopher Muniz, University of Southern California (CA)
PANELISTS:
Raoul Gonzalez, Artist
George Ybarra, Artist
Aaron Perez, Artist

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

435. The Machine in the Garden Fifty Years Later: A Roundtable

Westin Bonaventure, Santa Monica B (L3)

CHAIR:
Agnes Malinowska, University of Chicago (IL)
PANELISTS:
Jason Weems, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Rachael Nichols, Skidmore College (NY)
Kathleen M. Ryan, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Michael Litwack, Brown University (RI)
COMMENT:
Jennifer Leigh Lieberman, University of North Florida (FL)

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

436. ASA Site Resources Committee: Latin America + Los Angeles: Arts Organizations Respond to Pacific Standard Time 2017 (Off-site)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) Auditorium

CHAIR:
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (CA)
PANELISTS:
Robert Crouch, Pasadena Arts Council
Ciarra Ennis, Pitzer College
Robb Hernandez, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Rita Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Karen Rapp, Vincent Price Art Museum
Alma Ruiz, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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