Schedule 2017

April 7, 2017. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 319 (except where noted).

9:00-9:15.  INTRODUCTIONS by the Conference Organizing Committee.

9:15-10:30.  PANEL 1: Diasporas and Vernaculars

Jess Cotton (University College London), “‘Migratory passings to and fro’: Wallace Stevens, Picasso and Multiple Forms of Nothing”

Jeremy Miller (University of Arizona), “Unincorporated Territory: Rethinking Postcoloniality Through Craig Santos Perez”

Christofer A. Rodelo (Harvard University), “Exhibiting Latinx: Maximo and Bartola, Travel Narratives, and the Aesthetic Brown Body”

Panel Chair: Courtney Sato (Yale, American Studies)

Panel Respondent: Cera Smith (Yale, African American Studies and English Literature)

10:30-11:45.  PANEL 2: Vulnerabilities and Surveillance

Aaron Coleman (Washington University in St. Louis), “Necessary Apparitions: Supernatural Access Points into Radical Vulnerability”

C. O. Grossman (Stanford University), “The ‘Difficult Miracle’ of State-Funded Poetry”

John James (Georgetown University), “Poetry of Surveillance in the Middle Eastern Diaspora: Philip Metres’ Sand Opera and Solmaz Sharif’s Look

Panel Chair: Anusha Alles (Yale, African American Studies and English Literature)

Panel Respondent: Shayne McGregor (Yale, English Literature)

12:00-1:00. RESEARCH WORKSHOP, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Melissa Barton, Curator of Prose and Drama for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library


Wai Chee Dimock, Editor, PMLA

Jordan Brower, Co-editor, American Literature in the World: An Anthology from Anne Bradstreet to Octavia Butler (Columbia, 2017)

Edgar Garcia, Co-editor, American Literature in the World: An Anthology from Anne Bradstreet to Octavia Butler (Columbia, 2017)

2:00-3:15.  PANEL 3: Macro Players

Simona Schneider (University of California, Berkeley), “Walt Whitman’s ‘Salut au Monde!’ in the World”

Sara Gabler Thomas (University of Wisconsin–Madison), “Derek Walcott at Standing Rock: The Indigenous Archipelagic Americas”

Panel Chair: Carlos Alonso Nugent (Yale, English Literature)

Panel Respondent: Maryam Ivette Parhizkar (Yale, African American Studies and American Studies)

3:15-4:30.  PANEL 4: World Curation

Wendi Bootes (University of California, Berkeley), “The Optics of Marginality: Langston Hughes, Dziga Vertov, and the Uzbek Unveiling Campaign”

Matthew Holman (University College London), “‘in Spain they said nothing for foreigners’: Frank O’Hara in Madrid”

Hayley O’Malley (University of Michigan), “Museums, Movies, and Toni Morrison: Bridging Worlds at the Louvre and in Home”

Panel Chair: Brandon Menke (Yale, English Literature)

Panel Respondent: Tobi Haslett (Yale, English Literature)

4:30-5:30.   RECEPTION

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