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Sunday, October 11, 2015


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8:00 am – 9:45 am

373. AIDS and its Aesthetic, Cultural, and Legal Afterlives

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Lucas Hilderbrand, University of California, Irvine (CA)
PAPERS:
Nishant Shahani, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Matters of Life and Death: Redeeming Biomedicine in an Age of AIDS Globalization
Sarah Schulman, City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
Conflict is Not Abuse: HIV Criminalization in Canada and the Overstatement of Harm
Jih-Fei Cheng, University of Southern California (CA)
Geolocating AIDS on Gay Apps: Geosocially Networked Identities, Representations, and Surveillance
Ian Bradley-Perrin, Columbia University (NY)
A Seat at the Table: Rethinking the Cultural History of AIDS Activism
COMMENT:
Lucas Hilderbrand, University of California, Irvine (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

374. Miserable on Main Street

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Lori Flores, State University of New York, Stony Brook (NY)
PAPERS:
Mike Amezcua, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Sound Environments: Storefronts, Taverns, Studios, and the Aural Borderlands of Multiracial Chicago
Emily Mieras, Stetson University (FL)
Marginalized on American "Main Streets": Locating Misery and Resistance in Discourses of Small-Town Identity
Kevin Escudero, Williams College (MA)
Civil Disobedience as a Cross-Generational Social Movement Strategy: The Cases of the Immigrant Rights Movement
Andrea Quintero, Yale University (CT)
Miserable Things, Powerful Things: The Material Culture of Nationality in New York City's Multiethnic Neighborhoods
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

375. Misery Loves Company: Reimagining Disability/Transgender

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Alison Kafer, Southwestern University (TX)
PAPERS:
Cameron Awkward-Rich, Stanford University (CA)
Reading Like a Depressed Transsexual
Toby Beauchamp, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Tracing Hormonal Difference in Transgender and Disability Studies
Julie Avril Minich, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
The Right to Health Care in Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road
Ryan Lee Cartwright, University of California, Davis (CA)
"Around the Lumpen Hangouts": Intimate Bonds of Disability, Gender, Race, and Class in Brandon's Nebraska
COMMENT:
Alison Kafer, Southwestern University (TX)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

376. On Black Lives Matter

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
Clarence Lang, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University (NJ)
Because the Internet: Childish Gambino's Posthuman Aesthetics
Tiana Reid, Columbia University (NY)
No Guarantees: Black Life and the Ethical Character of Silence
Jessyka Finley, Middlebury College (VT)
Hashtag Blackmisery: The First Meme?
COMMENT:
Clarence Lang, University of Kansas (KS)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

377. Misery Machines: An Investigation into Therapeutic and Affective Technologies

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Jessica Feldman, New York University (NY)
PAPERS:
Hannah G. Zeavin Musser, New York University (NY)
Your Psyche May Be Monitored: The Rise of the Hotline
Jessica Feldman, New York University (NY)
"The Problem of the Adjective": Affective Computing of the Speaking Voice
Jeffrey Mathias, Independent Scholar
Online Therapy, Post-Disaster Therapeutic Governance, and Resilient Subjects
COMMENT:
Marisa Brandt, University of California, San Diego (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

378. Theorizing Settler Societies

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Paul Kellogg, Athabasca University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Kathryn A. Walkiewicz, Kennesaw State University (GA)
From Muskogee to Martí: Indian Territory and the Spanish-American War
Caroline Goodman, University of New Mexico (NM)
Decolonizing Affects: Settler Self-Transformation and Indigenous Affective Refusal
Nishant Upadhyay, York University (Canada)
Theorizing Racial Silences in Settler Colonial Societies
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

379. Pedagogical Resistance to "Paradigms of the Obvious"

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

This roundtable considers pedagogical practices in order to excavate agency, activism, and the political in unthought-of locations. We interrogate the salience and relevance of inter-sectionality for the study of identity, culture, citizenship, social stratification, and state violence. We explore hybrid identities, matrices of domination, colliding diasporas, sanctioned and illicit desires, and joy. We focus on the necessity of critique by paying special attention to multivocality and plurality of discourse. We hope to cultivate resistive and generative pedagogical practices that combat academic cultures of misery.

CHAIR:
Heidi R. Lewis, Colorado College (CO)
PANELISTS:
William Christopher Johnson, University of Memphis (TN)
Ernest L. Gibson, III, Rhodes College (TN)
Dana M. Asbury, Yale University (CT)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

380. Queer and Feminist Forms: Aesthetics Practices of Affiliation and Disidentification

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)
PAPERS:
Crystal Parikh, New York University (NY)
The Unyielding Earth: Women of Color Feminism and Cold War Fiction
Catherine Romagnolo, Lebanon Valley College (PA)
Narrative Disidentification: Forms of Subjectivity in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon
Pamela Thoma, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Under Surveillance: U.S. Women Writers of Color and Narratives of Self-Making in the Age of Global Media Capitalism
COMMENT:
Tamara Bhalla, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

381. The Death Panel

Sheraton Centre, Linden

CHAIR:
Maria Cotera, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
PAPERS:
Jennifer Rhee, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Necroaesthetics and Misery in Teju Cole's Seven Short Stories about Drones
Terrell Jake Dionne, Syracuse University (NY)
Aesthetic Catastrophe in the Anthropocene: Projections of Hum(animal) Rights
Amanda Keeler, Marquette University (WI)
Where the Western meets the Apocalypse: Deadwood, The Walking Dead, and Genre
Jessi Lee Jackson, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
Performing Death Work: Life Chances and the Emotional Labor of Policing
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

382. Regimes of Health and Medicine

Sheraton Centre, Maple

CHAIR:
Natalia Molina, University of California, San Diego (CA)
PAPERS:
Natalie Lira, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Mexican American's Emerging Struggles for Reproductive Justice in California, 1920s–1940s
Francesca Sawaya, College of William and Mary (VA)
Liberal Economics and Neurasthenia
Julius B. Fleming, Jr., University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Backwater Blues: Bessie Smith, Performance, and Racialized Medical Misery
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

383. Reproduction, Reconstruction, and Dispossession

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
David Roediger, University of Kansas (KS)
PAPERS:
Victoria Olwell, University of Virginia (VA)
What Happens When Misery Becomes Political?: The Case of Contraception and Nella Larsen's Fiction
Patrick Scott Lawrence, University of Connecticut (CT)
Anti-Reproductivity as Critique and Revelry in Cherríe Moraga's Heroes and Saints and Kathy Acker's Don Quixote, Which Was a Dream
Colleen C. O'Brien, University of South Carolina, Upstate (SC)
Sutton Griggs, D.E. Boswell, and the Racist Sexual Politics of Reconstruction
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

384. Senses of Exile: Perception and the Afterlives of Slavery in the Americas

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Tsitsi Jaji, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
PAPERS:
Danielle Bainbridge, Yale University (CT)
Refinements of Cruelty: The Ephemeral Labor Praxis of Millie-Christine McKoy
Petal Samuel, Vanderbilt University (TN)
"Timing to Descant": Sonic Memory and Resonant Time in Erna Brodber's Louisiana
Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard, Yale University (CT)
Seeing off the Street: From Yard to House in V.S. Naipaul's Miguel Street and A House for Mr. Biswas
COMMENT:
Tsitsi Jaji, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

385. Resistance and Consent

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Sora Han, University of California, Irvine (CA)
PAPERS:
David Marriott, University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Saying Yes to Abjection? Race, Psychoanalysis, and Identification
J. Kameron Carter, Duke University (NC)
Fugitive Dis-Consent: Poetic Blackness Between Sylvia Wynter and M. NourbeSe Philip
Karyn Ball, University of Alberta (Canada)
American Abjection, or What Is Sadomasocapitalism?
COMMENT:
Sora Han, University of California, Irvine (CA)

8:00 am – 9:45 am

386. School Daze

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Hiram Pérez, Vassar College (NY)
PAPERS:
Allison Page, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
In Darkness, Prejudice is Born: Slavery, Race, and the Pedagogies of Television
Robert A. Fanuzzi, Saint John's University (NY)
Schools of Abolition and an End to Misery
Lily Laux, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Public Schooling as Social Misery: Students, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Conor Tomás Reed, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Black Studies as Life Studies: June Jordan's Teaching Legacy at the City College of New York
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

387. Sentimental Modes: The Historical Deployment of Misery in Visual Culture

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Kirsten Pai Buick, University of New Mexico (NM)
PAPERS:
Maxine Marks, University of New Mexico (NM)
Killer Gestures: The Visual Language of Misery as Difference
Stephanie Morimoto, University of New Mexico (NM)
Wretched Excess: The Role of Sentimentality in U.S. Visual Cultures of Lynching
Emmanuel Ortega, University of New Mexico (NM)
Misery and Virtue in New Spain: Franciscan Martyr Portraits During the Period of Bourbon Reforms
Annette M. Rodriguez, Brown University (RI)
Trigger Warning: Civilization's After Party
COMMENT:
The Audience

8:00 am – 9:45 am

388. Soundings in African American Studies

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Christina Sharpe, Tufts University (MA)
PAPERS:
Cameron Leader-Picone, Kansas State University (KS)
Americana(h): The Dislocation of Race in American Studies
Sonya Donaldson, New Jersey City University (NJ)
Singing the Nation Into Being: Anthems and the Politics of Black Female Performance
Sean M. Kennedy, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Sonic Resistance to (White Supremacist) Misery: The Case of 'There's a Riot Goin' On'
Jeff Wimble, Purdue University (IN)
The Noise of Our Living: Black Oral Culture as Resistance in 12 Million Black Voices
COMMENT:
The Audience

9:30 am – 11:30 am

389. Business Meeting: Students' Committee

Sheraton Centre, Peel

9:45 am – 10:00 am

390. Jane's Walk Tour Check-In

Sheraton Centre, Sheraton Main Lobby

10:00 am – 11:45 am

391. Immaterialism, Repetition, and Disability: Medical Counter-Narratives as Sites of Resistance and Recovery

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
James Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
PAPERS:
Leisha Jones, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Main Campus (PA)
Those Leaky Women: Gender, Biopolitics, and the Pathography of Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leakers
Deanne Sparks, University of North Dakota (ND)
Silence and Speech: The Discourse of Dis/Abled Resistance in Joseph Boyden's Through Black Spruce
Catherine Mas, Yale University (CT)
Radical Immaterialism: Christian Science Healing in the Late Nineteenth Century
COMMENT:
James Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

392. Miserable in its Own Way? Disasters, Solidarity and Resistance

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Anelise Hanson Shrout, Davidson College (NC)
PAPERS:
Eric Larson, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA)
Disaster Development: Hurricanes, Multiculturalism, and Neoliberal Sustainability in Southern Mexico
Jacob Remes, State University of New York, Empire State College (NY)
"She Wanted Us to Come in There": Solidarity as Resistance to Misery
Sharon Howell, Oakland University (MI)
Detroit: A Story of Tesistance
Jerusha Westbury, New York University (NY)
"If There is Any Cause It is the Large and Excessive Work They Must Do": The Disaster of Cocoliztli and the Relaciones of the Sixteenth Century
COMMENT:
Anelise Hanson Shrout, Davidson College (NC)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

393. Misery Loves Company: Ruins, Risk, and Creative Contingencies

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Jasmina Tumbas, State University of New York, Buffalo (NY)
PAPERS:
Katherine Chandler, Georgetown University (DC)
Miserable Contingencies: The Unexpected Politics of Drone Networks
C. Greig Crysler, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
Green Alchemy: Conversion Ecologies at Treasure Island
Shiloh Krupar, Georgetown University (DC)
Legacy as "Living On": Nuclear Immiseration and Artful Endurance
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

394. Radical Midwest: Resistance, Racial Justice, and Sexuality in De/Industrial America

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
Frank Kelderman, Oberlin College (OH)
PAPERS:
Alexander Olson, Western Kentucky University (KY)
Regional Chapters as Spaces of Resistance: Betty Chmaj and the American Studies Association of Michigan, 1961–1972
Anthony Mora, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Uneasy Intimacies in the Urban Midwest: African Americans and Mexicans/Mexican Americans in Multiracial Chicago, 1910–1940
Kyle Mays, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
Performing Colonialism: The Construction of a Settler Colonial City at Detroit's 1901 Bicentennial
COMMENT:
Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

395. Miseries and Commiseration in the Mix

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Cara Caddoo, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
PAPERS:
Joo Young Lee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Visualizing Genealogies of Power: The Reproduction of U.S. Empire in Representing Afro-Koreans in Korean Films
Gino Conti, University of Southern California (CA)
Religious Misery and Transgender Martyrdom: The Affective Remnants of Christian Enthusiasm in #LeelahAlcorn
Elliott H. Powell, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
On the Corner with Miles: Tracing the Queer Afro-South Asian Political Visions of Miles Davis
Christina Owens, Miami University of Ohio (OH)
Migrant Labor and the Impoverishment of Resistance: Race, Gender, and Empire in Japan's English Teaching Industry
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

396. Comprehending Trauma

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Rachel E Levitt, University of New Mexico (NM)
PAPERS:
Tesla Schaeffer, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Fall Dead Like a Specimen: Traumatic Recognition in the Work of Dionne Brand
Rose Miron, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Guantánamo and Fort Snelling: Examining Corresponding Histories and Historical Memories
Kara Thompson, College of William and Mary (VA)
Deadly Perpetuities
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

397. North of Misery: Migration, Affect, and Action

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
Elizabeth Farfan-Santos, University of Houston (TX)
Biological Citizenship: The Politics of Health Care and Mexican Life in the United States
Jennifer Harford Vargas, Bryn Mawr College (PA)
Entering through el Hueco and Living in las Entrañas: The Colombian Undocumented Migrant Imaginary
Kristina Shull, University of California, Irvine (CA)
"Active Resistance": Reagan's Immigration Security State and the New Underground Railroad
Stephen M. Park, University of Texas, Brownsville (TX)
"A North-Side View": Fugitive Slave Narratives, Migration Journalism, and Sentimentality in the Americas
COMMENT:
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University (IL)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

398. Re-Alignments and Resistance: Queer Migration Interventions into State-Sanctioned Misery

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

CHAIR:
Karma R. Chávez, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
PAPERS:
Eithne Luibheid, University of Arizona (AZ)
From 'Pathway to Citizenship' to 'Deferred Action': Imaginaries of Immigration
Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawai'i, Manoa (HI)
Not DREAMing: Migrant Rights and Queer Activism
Melissa Autumn White, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Stranger Intimacies: On the Racial and Affective Politics of Privatized Queer Asylum Sponsorship
COMMENT:
Karma R. Chávez, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

399. Radical Organizing and Imperial Contradictions Across the Pacific

Sheraton Centre, Linden

CHAIR:
Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Seema Sohi, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)
Radical Migrations: Indian Anticolonialism in North America and Across the Pacific
Wendy Cheng, Arizona State University (AZ)
Taiwan Revolution: Taiwanese Leftists and Cold War Quandaries in the Diaspora
May Fu, University of San Diego (CA)
Beyond Vietnam: Vietnamese Antiwar Organizing and Solidarity in the U.S.
Robyn Rodriguez, University of California, Davis (CA)
Neoliberalism and Emergent Transnational Asian-Latino Migrant Labor Solidarities
COMMENT:
Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

400. CANCELLED:
Critical Latino Indigeneities: Transborder Cultures, Mobility, and Movements

Sheraton Centre, Maple

CHAIR:
TBA
PAPERS:
Lourdes Alberto, University of Utah (UT)
El Oaxaqueño Newspaper: Reading, Translating, and Circulating the Mexican Indigenous Experience
Maylei Blackwell, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Rethinking Indigeneity and Latinidad: Women's Activism within the Latin American Indigenous Diaspora in Los Angeles
Brenda Nicolas, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Reclamando lo que es nuestro: Identity Formation among Zapoteco Youth in Los Angeles
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

401. Woe Is Me? Resisting Misery in Politically Engaged South Asian Diasporic Art and Literature

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Andil Gosine, York University (Canada)
PANELISTS:
Natasha Bissonauth, Cornell University (NY)
Anna Malla, South Asian Visual Arts Centre (Canada)
Andil Gosine, York University (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

402. Sad Children: Social Misery in the Real and Imagined Spaces of Childhood

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
PAPERS:
Natalia Cecire, University of Sussex (England)
Cats, Babies, and Other Hurtable Creatures
Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut (CT)
Miserable Pedagogy: Colonial Education at the New York African Free School
Elizabeth Marshall, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Misery, Schooling, and Gender: Representations of Schoolgirls in Picture Books & Comics
Philip Nel, Kansas State University (KS)
Hurricane Katrina, Racial Invisibility, and Fantastic Flying Books: The Aestheticization of Misery in William Joyce
COMMENT:
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

403. Resisting Misery and Remembering Resistance: Race, Genocidal Carcerality and Social Movement Histories in California

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
Jin Haritaworn, York University (Canada)
PAPERS:
Colby Lenz, University of Southern California (CA)
"Every Step You Take is to Die in Here": Life Without Parole in California Prisons
Aundrey Jones, University of California, San Diego (CA)
Beyond "Books Not Bars": Impossibility/Possibility in the University-Prison Dichotomy
David Chavez, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Sound of the Beast: Historicizing Black Political Discourse on Policing and the Charge of Genocide
Ren-yo Hwang, University of California, Riverside (CA)
No Accounting for Misery: Los Angeles Stories of Transformative Justice Against Fictions of State Accountability
COMMENT:
Jin Haritaworn, York University (Canada)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

404. Resisting Whiteness: Queering Race, Disability, and Gender in the U.S. since 1900

Sheraton Centre, Rosedale

CHAIR:
Carol Mason, University of Kentucky (KY)
PAPERS:
Liam Oliver Lair, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LA)
Eugenics, Whiteness, and Regulating Gender; Sexology Revisited
Melissa Stein, University of Kentucky (KY)
When—and Where—Do #BlackLivesMatter?: Negotiating Normality and Urban Space from the MOVE Crisis to Ferguson
Michael Gill, Syracuse University (NY)
Kiss Me, Kill Me: Whiteness, Privilege, and Food Allergies
Ashley Mog, University of Kansas (KS)
Discomforting Biopolitics: Comfort Stations and Whiteness
COMMENT:
Carol Mason, University of Kentucky (KY)

10:00 am – 11:45 am

405. Writing Wrongs

Sheraton Centre, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Allyson Hobbs, Stanford University (CA)
PAPERS:
Courtney Williams Barron, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Memory, Misery, and the Nostalgic Turn to Literacy
Donatella Galella, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Feeling Yellow: Responding to Yellowface in Contemporary Musical Theatre
Mark Hodin, Canisius College (NY)
Thoroughly un-Shakespearean: David Warfield's Anti-Defamation Shylock
Jasmine Syedullah, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Harriet Jacobs's Philosophy of Wrong and Other Abolitionist Loopholes in National Narratives of Freedom
COMMENT:
The Audience

10:00 am – 11:45 am

406. Slavery, Miseries, and Recuperations

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Stefanie A. Jones, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
PAPERS:
John Christopher Cunningham, New Jersey City University (NJ)
For Myself, [the Collar] Is Sexual: Samuel Delany and the Non-Reproduction of Slave Sexuality
Abigail B. Bakan, University of Toronto (Canada) and Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta (Canada)
Reparations for Slavery and the United Nations World Conferences Against Racism, 2001–2011
Raquel Deborah Kennon, California State University, Northridge (CA)
Subtle Resistance: On Sugar and the Mammy Figure
R.J. Boutelle, Vanderbilt University (TN)
Whittier's Arm-Chair Abolitionism and the Challenges of Hemispheric American Studies
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

407. Chronicity and Contagion: Reimagining Queer-Crip Biosociality

Sheraton Centre, Cedar

CHAIR:
Kelly Fritsch, University of Toronto (Canada)
PAPERS:
Alyson Patsavas, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Excess, Access, and Relief: A QueerCrip Restaging of Too Much
Kater=ina Kolár=ová, Charles University (Czech Republic)
"Chronically Positive": The Slow, Chronic and Profitable Misery
Cynthia Barounis, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
A Giving Plague: Samuel Delany and the Anti-Prophylactic
Megan Milks, Beloit College (WI)
To Catch a Parasite: Itchy Occupations in Queer Writing
COMMENT:
Kelly Fritsch, University of Toronto (Canada)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

408. Miserable Systems: Affect, Materiality, and Resistance in Intermediated Networks

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut East

CHAIR:
Richard Grusin, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
PAPERS:
Gloria Chan-Sook Kim, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)
Flock Expressions: Bird Sentinel Technologies and Mapping the Networks of Vulnerable Systems.
Mél Hogan, Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
The New Farmers: Big Tech’s Greening of its Data Centers
Aubrey Anable, Carleton University (Canada)
The Miserable Internet: Wizardchan, 4chan, and Other Systems of #Gamergate
COMMENT:
Richard Grusin, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

409. Misery as Muse: Reifications, Appropriations, and Transformations of Black Suffering in Jazz

Sheraton Centre, Chestnut West

CHAIR:
Dale Chapman, Bates College (ME)
PAPERS:
Heather Pinson, Robert Morris College (PA)
Romancing the Stone: Examining Struggle in Jazz Photography
Peter Anson Williams, University of Kansas (KS)
Appropriating the Noise of Suffering: White Avant-Garde Jazz in a Local Scene
Tracy McMullen, Bowdoin College (ME)
The Truth of Suffering: Jazz, Buddhism, and Generosity as Resistance
COMMENT:
Dale Chapman, Bates College (ME)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

410. Oh, the (In)humanity: Biopolitics, Misery, and the Limits of the Human

Sheraton Centre, City Hall Room

CHAIR:
Julia Steinmetz, New York University (NY)
PAPERS:
Diana Leong, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Speculative Embodiment, Octavia Butler, and the Matter of Black Lives
Joshua A. Mitchell, University of Southern California (CA)
Abolishing the Prison: A Lesson from Defunct Technologies
Steven Pokornowski, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
In the Name of Security: Biopolitics, Race, and the Sanction of Violence
Emily Raymundo, University of Southern California (CA)
Enemy Combatants: The Torture Memos as Asian American Culture
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

411. Talking Back or Suffering in Silence: Female Misery and the Resistance of Voice

Sheraton Centre, Davenport

CHAIR:
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Salem State University (MA)
PAPERS:
Jennifer Desiderio, Canisius College (NY)
Telling Her Story: Women's Quaker Life Writing in the Eighteenth Century
Dana Dudley, Pepperdine University (CA)
Giving Voices to the Body as a Community: Lucille Clifton's Poetry on the Female Body
Rhaisa Williams, Northwestern University (IL)
When Grief Eats You Whole: Black Maternal Grief, Silence and Suicide
Lynne Beckenstein, City University of New York, Graduate Center (NY)
Listening to Color: Twenty-Eight Propositions on Pain as Feminist Aesthetic
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

412. Food at Every Speed

Sheraton Centre, Forest Hill

CHAIR:
Julia Ehrhardt, University of Oklahoma (OK)
PAPERS:
Charles T. Lee, Arizona State University (AZ)
Culinary Citizenship: Ethnic Food, Racial Agency, and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Times
Cassy Griff, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Too Fat to Fight: Contingent Citizenship, Latina/o Youth, and the War Against Childhood Obesity
Celine Grenier Nader, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
Azúcar Pa' Ti: Cane, Bitter/Sweet Symbol in African American & Puerto Rican Cultural Productions
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

413. Not Funny, Not Fun: Unlaughter, Anti-Jokes, and the Empire's Others

Sheraton Centre, Kensington

CHAIR:
Moira Marsh, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)
PAPERS:
Piotr M. Szpunar, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Laughing at the Sky: Drones, Secrecy and Belonging in Contemporary America
Perin Gurel, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Amerikan Jokes: The Folk Politics of Unlaughter in Turkey
Beck Krefting, Skidmore College (NY)
Discursive Lies: Social Media and the (Re)production of Gender Hierarchies in Stand-Up Comedy
COMMENT:
Moira Marsh, Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

414. Regional Chapters Committee: A Discussion with ASA Regional Student Award Winners

Sheraton Centre, Leaside

Winning graduate students will talk about their larger project, share a shortened version of their papers, and the faculty commentators will use these presentations to initiate a dialogue with the presenters and the audience about how to best put this work to use at a moment of crisis and opportunity both inside and outside of the university.

CHAIR:
Brett Mizelle, California State University, Long Beach (CA)
PANELISTS:
Hervé Mayer, University of California, Irvine (CA)
Them as Us: Redemption of the Frontier Myth in Post-Vietnam Cinema
Kalima Young, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Responsive Ethnography: Potential Impacts of Digital Storytelling on Ethnographic Research
Caitlin Black, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (PA)
Commerce, Community, Conduit: The Enduring Value of Central Pennsylvania's Diamond-Shaped Town Squares
Tyler Jackson Rogers, Yale University (CT)
The Limits of Recovery: Indigenous Women's Narratives of Slavery and Murder in Colonial New England
Joseph M. Thompson, University of Virginia (VA)
Nat 'King' Cole's Civil War: How the Intimate Sounds of Pop Music Ignited Alabama's Racial Tensions in the 1950s
COMMENT:
Mark Metzler Sawin, Eastern Mennonite University (VA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

415. Re-making Institutions for Resistance: The Present and Future of the Public Intellectual

Sheraton Centre, Linden

What we mean when we talk about the public intellectual is undergoing a sharply transformative moment, one defined by its anti-intellectual bent and in which many citizens do not associate intellectual work with an engaged interest in discussing, documenting, and solving public problems. But this moment in history is also one defined by dynamic participation by intellectuals in movements for social and cultural change. As our understanding of the public sphere continues to evolve toward storytelling as a primary vehicle for influence and disruption, the future of public intellectual work must remain a central concern to the profession of American Studies. This roundtable seeks to imagine what new forms that centrality might take.

CHAIR:
Jane Greenway Carr, New America Foundation (DC)
PANELISTS:
Jane Greenway Carr, New America Foundation (DC)
Sarah Blackwood, Pace University (NY)
Jack Hamilton, University of Virginia (VA)
COMMENT:
Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University (RI)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

416. War and Sacrifice

Sheraton Centre, Maple

CHAIR:
Stacy Takacs, Oklahoma State University (OK)
PAPERS:
Deborah Cohler, San Francisco State University (CA)
American Sniper: The Misery of the Military Wife
Jessica Cowing, College of William and Mary (VA)
Embodied Sacrifice: Representations of Dis/ability, Recovery, and National Service
Irene Garza, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
"War is an Ugly Thing": Sgt. Eric Alva, Queer Latinidad, and the Disfigurements of Liberalism
Kenneth MacLeish, Vanderbilt University (TN)
How to Feel about War: Conduct, Intimacy, and the Politics of Military Life
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

417. Writing Black Lives: Misery, Resistance and Resilience

Sheraton Centre, Pine

CHAIR:
Joshua C. Woodfork, Skidmore College (NY)
PAPERS:
Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
AME Minister William Paul Quinn, Militant Soldier of the Cross
Judi Moore Latta, Howard University (DC)
A Hellhole and a Love Supreme
Sonja D. Williams, Howard University (DC)
Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Labor, and Resistance
COMMENT:
Joshua C. Woodfork, Skidmore College (NY)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

418. Scenes of Crime in the Landscape of Urban Redevelopment

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room North

CHAIR:
Laura Rigal, University of Iowa (IA)
PAPERS:
Sarah Luria, College of the Holy Cross (MA)
History in Chains: Crimes of Property and Historic Preservation in Richmond, VA
Susan Quesal, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
Devastating Optimism: Landscapes of Renewal from Ida B. Wells to HUD H.O.P.E. VI
Diann Rozca, University of Iowa (IA)
The Dairy and the Morgue: Camarillo State Mental Hospital at Cal State–Channel Islands
Catherine Gudis, University of California, Riverside (CA)
Restaging Gentrification's Front Lines: Politics and Performance in Downtown Los Angeles
COMMENT:
Laura Rigal, University of Iowa (IA)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

419. Representing Misery without Civil Society

Sheraton Centre, Provincial Room South

CHAIR:
John Márquez, Northwestern University (IL)
PAPERS:
Curtis Hisayasu, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Beyond Recognition: Civil Society and the Debate on Urban Realism
Hossein Ayazi, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
"Earth as Witness": Land, Anti-Blackness, Settler Colonialism, and the Struggle for Recognition
Dorothea Gail, University of Mainz (Germany)
Electronic Warfare: Detroit Techno's Musical Resistance against Mental Dystopia
Christian Ravela, University of Central Florida (FL)
The Intellectual Within and Beyond Civil Society: A Case Study of Oscar Zeta Acosta as Specific Intellectual
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

420. Risen From the Ashes: Speculative Fiction at the End of the World

Sheraton Centre,, Rosedale

CHAIR:
André Carrington, Drexel University (PA)
PAPERS:
Maia Gil'Adi, George Washington University (DC)
Azúcaplypse Now: Consumption at the End of the World
Justin Mann, George Washington University (DC)
Worlds of Our Own Making: American Security Imaginaries in the 1980s
Meredith Murphy, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NC)
Zombies, Fences and Human Communities
Leah Pennywark, Purdue University (IN)
The Vampire as Political Transgressor in Jewelle Gomez's The Gilda Stories
COMMENT:
The Audience

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

421. Sexual Dissidents and the Perverse Appeal of Marriage

Sheraton Centre,, Simcoe / Dufferin

CHAIR:
Tera W. Hunter, Princeton University (NJ)
PAPERS:
Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado (CO)
"The Great Life-Long Mistake": Elizabeth Oakes Smith and the Necessity of Marriage
Holly Jackson, University of Massachusetts, Boston (MA)
The Free-Love Marriage Plot: Hagar Lyndon's "New Experiment"
Stephen Vider, Museum of the City of New York (NY)
"It's Something of a Merit Badge": Homosexual Marriage, Mental Health, and Romantic Adjustment in the 1950s and 60s
COMMENT:
Alison Lefkovitz, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

422. Slavery: Agency, Respectability, and the Material

Sheraton Centre, Willow East

CHAIR:
Heidi Ardizzone, Saint Louis University (MO)
PAPERS:
Sam C. Tenorio, Northwestern University (IL)
Jumping the Slave Ship: Black Anarchy and Unrecognizable Practice
Adam Lewis, Boston College (MA)
Emigration, Maroonage, and Transcolonial Citation in the Provincial Freeman
Savannah Shange, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Free LeeLee!: Ratchetry, Respectability and the Institutional Afterlife of Slavery
Tony Perry, University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
Enslaved, Clothed, and Cold: The Material Eco-Culture of Slavery in Antebellum Maryland

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