Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3:30 - 5:00 pm  -“Feeling It: Race/ Affect/ Performance," 240 Art Building West 

  • "How does it feel to be black in the U.S.?"  Bianca Williams, Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
  • "Addressing Race, Identity, and Sexuality through Choreography," Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Grant Wood Fellow, University of Iowa; Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project
  • "Out of the Body, Onto the Page," Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Communication Studies, University of California-Northridge

5:15 - 6:45 pm - "Affect Studies and José Muñoz", Art Building West

Chair: Deborah Whaley, American Studies, University of Iowa

  • Lauren Berlant, English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
  • Ann Cvetkovich, English, University of Texas - Austin

Q&A and open discussion of "Feeling Brown, Feeling Down: Latina Affect, the Performativity of Race, and the Depressive Position"

7:00 - 8:00 pm - Welcome reception, Art Building West


Friday, March 28, 2014

9:00am - Welcome from Joe Kearney, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (University of Iowa)

9:00 - 10:30 am - Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, Keynote lecture: "Writing, Procrastination and Resistance:  How to Identify Your Writing Blocks and Move Through Them," Iowa City Public Library

10:30 - 10:45 am - Break

10:45 am - 12:00 pm - “Feeling Out of It: Space / Time / Global Capitalism," Iowa City Public Library

Chair:  Michael Schoenfeldt, English, University of Michigan

  • "What does Globalization Feel Like?" Sean Scanlan, English, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
  • "Girl Sounds: Voice, Affect and Neoliberal Femininities," Kimberly Lamm, Women's Studies, Duke University 
  • "Feeling Right(s), Feeling Time," Rebecca Wanzo, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Washington University-St. Louis 

12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch on your own

1:30 pm - Welcome from Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (University of Iowa)

1:30 - 3:00 pm - Jasbir Puar, Women's & Gender Studies, Rutgers University, Keynote lecture: "Conviviality: New Methods for No Future," Iowa City Public Library

3:00 - 3:15pm - Break

3:15 - 4:30 pm - “Flattening Sensations?: Science / Technology / Affect, ” Iowa City Public Library

        Chair:  Alex Lockwood, Newcastle University, UK

  • "The Path to the Machine: Affect Studies, Technology and the Problem of Emotion," Brenton Malin, Communication, University of Pittsburgh  
  • "The Flatness Problem(s) of the Digital Age," Maria Fackler, English, Davidson College 
  • "Contested Competencies: The Ontological Choreography of 'LGBT Affirmative' Therapy," Patrick Grzanka, Center for Biology & Society, Arizona State University and Joe Miles, Psychology, University of Tennessee 
  • "Fears of Amygdalae from Iowa City: Neurons, Narrative, Affect," Timothy Yaczo, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

Dinner on your own


Saturday, March 29, 2014

9:30 - 11:00 am - Intergenre Workshop, "Crossing the Scholarly/Creative Divide," Public Space One (120 N. Dubuque Street)

  • Kim Marra, Theatre Arts and American Studies, University of Iowa 
  • Lisa Heineman, History, University of Iowa
  • Loyce Arthur, Theatre Arts, University of Iowa 
  • Sarah Kanouse, Art & Art History, University of Iowa 
  • Naomi Greyser, Rhetoric, University of Iowa 

11:00 - 11:15 am - Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Ann Cvetkovich, English, University of Texas-Austin, Keynote lecture: "The Sovereignty of the Senses," Public Space One

12:30 - 2:00 pm -  Lunch on your own

2:00 - 3:30 pm -  “Aesthetic Feelings: Art / Affect / Everyday Life,” Old Capitol Museum

Chair:  Rachel Marie Williams, Art & Art History; Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa 

  • "Mouthing an Impossible Exchange: Affect and Intention in the Work of Adrian Piper," Rizvana Bradley, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Emory University 
  • "One of An Exposed Crowd: Mirror Affect in Contemporary Art," Cristina Albu, Contemporary Art, University of Missouri-Kansas City 
  • "Vaginal Visibilities: Shame and the Possibility of Affective Agency," Michaela Frischherz, Communication Studies, University of Iowa 
  • "The Pathetic Visage: The Test Case of Tod Browning," Katherine Fusco, English, University of Nevada, Reno 

3:30 - 4:00 pm - Break

4:00 - 5:30 pm - Lauren Berlant, English, University of Chicago, Keynote lecture: "Sex in the Event of Happiness," Senate Chambers, Old Capitol Museum

5:30 - 6:30 pm - Closing discussion with all, facilitated by Jeff Bennett, Deborah Whaley, and Naomi Greyser, Senate Chambers, Old Capitol Museum

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Closing Reception at Prairie Lights Bookstore