DISCO Grad Caucus Symposium: "Divergent Violences"

October 1, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Denney Hall 316
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Session 1 10:30-12:00 
  • Seth Josephson, Comparative Studies, “The Brutal and the Humane: Violence against animals and a posthumanist ethics” 
  • Debanuj Dasgupta, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, “Indefinite Detention and the Precarious Trans/Migrant Subject” 
  • Kristen Kolenz, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, “New Guerrilleras: Hip Hop Youth in a Post-Che Era”
  • Matthew Connolly, English, “He Comes of a Soldier Breed”: the Boer War, Statistics of Physical Decay and the Rise of the Medical Inspection in British Schools”
Lunch Break 12:00-12:30
Light lunch served.
 
Session 2 12:30-1:30
  • Krista Benson, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, “Constraining the Native queer: Imposition of heteronormativity on Native youth through settler education and juvenile justice” 
  • Marisol Becerra, School of Environment and Natural Resources, “Half-lives: A Comparative Analysis of the Navajo and ‘Radium Girls’ Radiation Exposure”
  • Alison Monaghan, English, “Minding the Gap: Violence and Unrepresented Time in Chris Ware’s Acme Library #20”
Keynote Speaker: Anne Jansen 1:30-3:00 
“Everyday Violences: Civility, (Micro)agression, and Racist Rhetoric in the Academy”
Anne Jansen is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Asheville and a graduate of OSU’s English PhD program. Her research focuses on contemporary US ethnic literatures as well as global indigenous literatures and gender and sexuality studies. In her most recent work, she uses a comparative approach to analyze connections across racial lines in contemporary African American, Asian American, Chican@, Latin@, and Native American literatures. She is especially interested in the intersections of politics and aesthetics in 20th and 21st century US ethnic literature in extra-realist forms such as the ghost story, “magical realism,” and science fiction.
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