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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Session A: ANIMALITY
Chair:
1. ) Calkins, Jennifer (U. Washington). Scientific Understanding and Literary Representation of Nonhuman Animals.
2. ) McFarland, Sarah (Northwest State University) Savage Beast! Predation, Revenge, and Animality
3. ) Johnson, Lindgren (U. Mississippi) Spectacle Lynching and Slaughter

Session B: AESTHETICS
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Gregory VanHoosier-Carey
1. ) Kiss, Orsolya (Indiana University) Energetic Discourses: Motion and Energy in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Language Philosophy and Poetics
2. ) Cazeaux, Clive (U. of Wales, Institute, Cardiff). The Aesthetics of the Scientific Image.
3. ) VanHoosier-Carey, Gregory (Centenary College of Louisiana) - Understanding Pictures and Programs, or What Paleolithic Cave Paintings Can Teach Us about Visual Art
4. ) Zdebik, Jakub (The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University) - Stereoscopic Aesthetics: Reiteration and Repetition the Work of Robert Rauschenberg

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Session A: BODIES/BRAINS/PERFORMANCE
Room: PINE Chair:
Mark Pizzato
1. ) Ogburn, Cara (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). Writing Skin: Iterative Bodies in Performance Art.
2. ) Pizzato, Mark (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). Neuro-Psychoanalytic Theatre: A Further Cognitive Turn
3. ) Sattar, Atia (The Pennsylvania State University) Science and the Theater of Experimentation

Session B: ROMANTICISM: ENGLISH & AMERICAN
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair:
1. ) Marguliet, Efraht (University at Buffalo) “Not Very Uncommon Nonsense": Coleridge's Revision of Scottish Enlightenment Baconbild
2. ) Ishikawa, Ryuji (University of the Ryukyus, Japan) - Scaling of the Universal Harmony: The Giant Harps of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Henry David Thoreau

Session C: WHITEHEAD AND DELEUZE, DELEUZE AND WHITEHEAD
[A stream in three sessions organized by Steven Meyer]
I. The Emergence of the Event: Prehension, Machine Perception, (Mis)reading
Room: POPLAR Chair: Steve Meyer
1. ) Crawford, T. Hugh (Georgia Tech) - Whitehead's Hands, Deleuze and Guattari's Hammers
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Sha, Xin Wei (Concordia University) - Petitot, Whitehead, the Problem of Novelty, and Computer Vision
3. ) Richardson, Joan (CUNY Graduate Center) - “Shall I uncrumple this muchcrumpled thing?”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CYPRESS
R E C E P T I O N & DEMONSTRATION:
INTERACTIVE SURVEILLANCE
Celine Latulipe & Annabel Manning
(UNC Charlotte Center for Visualization)
Thursday 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 C ON T I N E N T A L B R E A K F A S T - WILLOW
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Session A: ELEMENTAL LIVES: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF THE INORGANIC
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Phillip Thurtle
1. ) Mitchell, Robert (Duke University) - The Elemental in Romantic-era Naturphilosophie
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Smith, Robyn (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) - An Organism at War: Capturing the Transformative Capacities of the Vitamins
3. ) Thurtle, Phillip (University of Washington) - The Gothic Spaces of the Butterfly’s Wings: The Supernatural Politics of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology

Session B: INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Room: JUNIPER
Chair: Dene Grigar
1. ) Oshima, Naoto (_____) Reiteration, Chaos Theory and Sonic the Hedgehog,
2. ) Grigar, Dene (Washington State University) - Kinesthesia and Virtual Environments
3. ) Evens, Aden (Dartmouth) - Digital Gaming and the Supersession of Representation

Session C: THE REITERATIVE ARTIST
Room: PINE Chair: Kevin Chua
1. ) Chua, Kevin (Texas Tech University) - Jacques-Louis David and the Iterability of the Law
2. ) Grabiner, Ellen (Simmons College) - See Frontispiece: The Flicker of Foucault’s Las Meninas
3. ) Mazow, Alissa Walls (Penn State University) Robert Smithson, Mark Dion, Dump Truck Dinosaurs and Mice Men: A Consideration of Transmutation and Life

Session D: HORROR, HEALTH, & THE REPRODUCTIVE BODY
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Anne Pollock (Georgia Tech)
1. ) Vint, Sherryl (Brock University) --Cannibalism and Consumption: Eating Well in the Horror Film
2. ) Mukhopadhyay, Arun (Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta) - Dual-Use Iteration in Public Health and Security
3. ) Colatrella, Carol (Georgia Institute of Technology) - Fetal Narrative and Reproductive Technologies in Heather Swain’s Luscious Lemon

Session E: THERMODYNAMICS AND COMPLEXITY
IN LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

Room: MAGNOLIA BIRCH Chair: John Bruni
1. ) Hatch, John G. (The University of Western Ontario) - Robert Smithson's Utopian Vision of a Culture of Decay
2. ) Vanden Heuvel, Mike. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - From Paradise to Parasite: Informational Entropy in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation
3. ) Bruni, John (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology) - The Thermodynamic Economies of Theodore Dreiser and Edith Wharton

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session A: Monkeys, Ripe Cheese, and Green Rays: Ingredients for a Surrealist Concoction
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Jim McManus
1. ) Warlick, M.E. (University of Denver) - Monkey Business: Apes, Alchemy and the Art of Imitation
2. ) King, Elliot (University of Essex) - The Many Faces of Dali’s Soft Watch
3. ) McManus, Jim (California State University-Chico)- Marcel Duchamp and Le Rayon Vert: An Ossianic Voyage?

Session B: SCALES OF RESISTANCE Room: JUNIPER Chair: Trace Reddell
1. ) Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Tatiana (University of New South Wales) - Concept of Entropy in Early Poems of Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov
2. ) Huizar, Angelica (Old Dominion University) - Digital Echoing and Coded Reverberations of the Metropolis: Reiteration of Sounds as a Poetic Enterprise
3. ) Logemann, Andrew (Indiana University) - Joyce’s Standard Stoppages: Ulysses and the Science of Scale

Session C: AMERICAN ROMANTICISM AND THE NATURAL SCIENCES: NEW NEGOTIATIONS
Room: PINE Chair: Maurice Lee
1. ) Iannini, Christopher (Rutgers University) - Birds of America, New World Nature and the Specter of Caribbean Accumulation
2. ) Lee, Maurice (Boston University) - Generally Speaking: Thoreau’s Scientific Aesthetic
3. ) Baker, Jennifer (New York University) - Thinking by Analogy: Science and American Romanticism

Session D: RETHINKING THE INTERMEDIATED EXPERIENCE THROUGH LITERATURE AND GAMING
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Terry Schenold
1. ) Sayers, Jentery (University of Washington) - Listening to Shelley Jackson: Sound Practices in Electronic Literature
2. ) Schenold, Terry (University of Washington) - Intermediation in the Computer Roleplaying Game: Toward an Ergodics of Reflection
3. ) Welsh, Tim. (University of Washington) Against Immersion: Fiction in Real Life

Session E: FICTIONAL METAWORLDS
Room: POPLAR Chair: Tanner Jupin
1. ) Jupin, Tanner (University of California, Davis) - Entering Virtual Space: Responsive Environments in Science and Science Fiction
2. ) Embry, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology) Reiteration and Process Theology in the Final Works of Philip K. Dick
3. ) Birrer, DoryJane and Anna Thomas (College of Charleston) Metafiction or Metacognition? Reframing Reality in the Contemporary British Novel
4. ) Van Scoy, Frances L. (West Virginia University) Writing Novels; Writing Software

Session F: THE ITERATIVE PROCESS Room: DOGWOOD BIRCH
Chair: Christopher Toumey
1. ) Spector, Donald (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) - Imposing a Notion of Iteration on a Non-Iterative Universe: Waiting for Godot and the Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
2. ) Venkatesan, Priya (Northwestern University) - The Iterative Process Behind Nanoconvergence
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Toumey, Christopher (University of South Carolina) – Reading Feynman into Nanotechnology: A Text for a New Science

Friday, November 14, 2008
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session A: STEAM PUNK’S VISION AND REVISION
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Dave Parry (University of Texas at Dallas)
1. ) Jagoda, Patrick (Duke University) - The Difference Engine: Information, Self-Reflexivity, and Steampunk Fiction
2. ) Miller, Barbara L. (Western Washington University) - Time Warp: From Steampunk to Streamlined
2. ) Bowser, Rachel A. and Croxall, Brian (Emory University) - Industrial Evolution: Steampunk’s Predecessors and Present
3. ) Lunning, Frenchy. (Minneapolis College of Art and Design ) Reiteration and Reminiscence: Layers of Life and Images of Time

Session B: ON WES ANDERSON’S CINEMATIC REITERATIONS
Room: DOGWOOD MAGNOLIA
Chair: Matthew Holtmeier
1. ) Young, Joshua (Western Washington University)- “Wildcat Was Written in a Kind of Obsolete Vernacular”: Cinematic Fingerprints and Re-inventive Reiteration
2. ) Holtmeier, Matthew (Bellevue Community College) - “This is Probably My Son Ned”: Virtualizing Post-Capitalism and Redefining Nuclear Family
3. ) Potter, Nick (Western Washington University) - “Dad’s Bags aren’t Going to Make it”: The Deconstruction of the ‘Male Gaze’ in Wes Anderson’s Films

Session C: CHIMERIC COMPANIONS
Room: JUNIPER Chair: Anne Pollock (Georgia Tech)
1. ) Behar, Katherine (Hunter College) - Live Chatter: Impersonal Impersonation of a Chatterbot Persona
2. ) Martin, Aryn (York University) - Foreign Cells in the Mother(land): Trafficking Metaphors in Fetal Cell Research

Session D: SLSA CREATIVE WRITERS & ARTISTS PRESENT THEIR WORK
I: Reiterating Life Cycles
Room: PINE Chair: Laura Otis
1. ) Martinez, Bob - Untitled Story
2. ) Otis, Laura (Emory University) - Refiner’s Fire
3. ) Hagedorn, Sue and Cheryl Ruggiero (Virginia Tech) - Sunshine Memories

Session E: EARLY MODERNS AND TECHNOLOGY
Room: JUNIPER POPLAR Chair: Kirk Melnikoff (UNC Charlotte)
1. ) » Handout - Sir Thomas Browne as Poet-Signator of Hydriotaphia

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Blume, Gregory (Fordham University) - Sir Thomas Browne as Poet-Signator of Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cybrus
2. ) Bodie, Gary (Northwest State University) - Reiteration as Tool, Reiteration as Method: Computing with Cynewulf
3. ) Swan, Jim (University at Buffalo)- Shakespeare’s Impossible Movies

Session F: Animals/Desire/Collecting
Room: PINE
Chair: Nigel Rothfels
1. ) Rothfels, Nigel (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) - The Monotonous Recurrence’: Scenes of Hunting and Collecting in Mid-Nineteenth Century Ceylon
2. ) McHugh, Susan (University of New England) - Bleeding Edges: Queer Animal Collections
3. ) Coburn, Wendy (Ontario College of Art & Design) - Botching It in Science and Art: Lab-Built Mothers and the Wonders of Animal Instincts
4. ) Lucinda Cole (University of Southern Maine) - What Elephants Can Teach us about the Aesthetic

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Session A: BEYOND GREEN AND GREY: EMANCIPATORY PRAXIS AND POSTMODERN TECHNOLOGY
Room: PINE Chair: Louise Economides
1. ) Economides, Louise (University of Montana) - Recycled Creatures and Rogue Genomes: Iteration and Bio-technology in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas
2. ) Shackelford, Laura (Rochester Institute of Technology) - Digital Organicisms?: The Promise of Plasticity and Protest in Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End
3. ) Mazzolini, Elizabeth (Rochester Institute of Technology) - Green-Grey: Debasing Mount Everest

Session B: UNITED SYSTEMS OF AMERICA
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Bruce Clarke
1. ) McMurry, Andy (University of Waterloo) - The System in the Garden: America Studies and Functional Differentiation
2. ) Wolfe, Cary (Rice University) - “American Romanticism”: A Systems Theory Perspective
3. ) Clarke, Bruce (Texas Tech University) - Systems Countercultures in the Whole Earth Catalog and the CoEvolution Quarterly

Session C: PERSPECTIVES ON NATURE
Room: POPLAR Chair: Helena Feder (East Carolina University)
1. ) Welling, Bart (University of North Florida) - What is it Like to be a Critter?: Ecoporn, Animal-Borne Imaging Systems, and the Question of Animal Subjectivity
2. ) Kevin McKelvey (Indiana) - Natural Succession: Ecopoetry of Indiana's Deam Wilderness Area

Session D: IDENTITY & SCIENCE
Room: JUNIPER Chair: Michael Bennett
1. ) Bennett, Michael (Vassar) - For the Fairest Use: Technopolitics and the Edge of Ethics in the iParadigm Case
2. ) Engemann, Christoph (University of Texas at Austin) - The Will to Write Oneself- Governmediality of Digital Identity
3. ) Shaman, Cory (Arkansas Tech University) - Outsider Science: The Practice of Anti- Establishment Science in Environmental Detective Fiction

Session E: NEW STUDIES IN COLLABORATION BETWEEN MUSIC AND ART
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Melissa Warak
1. ) Boland, Lynn (The University of Texas at Austin) - Multimedia Dissonance in Russian Futurism
2. ) Hellstein, Valerie (State University of New York, Stony Brook) - Vital Politics: Herbert Matter, Alexander Calder, and John Cage
3. ) Warak, Melissa (The University of Texas at Austin) - ‘For Eyes and Ears’: Earle Brown and Takis Make Music

Session F: WHITEHEAD AND DELEUZE, DELEUZE AND WHITEHEAD
II. Process without Teleology: Atomicity, Multiplicity, Interstices
Room: DOGWOOD BIRCH
Chair: Steve Meyer
1. ) Bono, James (University at Buffalo) - Whitehead’s Actual Occasions, Deleuze’s Events: Atomicity, the Virtual, Life and Organism
2. ) Lamarre, Thomas (McGill University) - The Multiplication of Species
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Shaviro, Steven (Wayne State University) - Interstitial Life

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. CYPRESS
R E C E P T I O N
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. BIRCH/DOGWOOD
GREETING FROM UNCC
JOAN LORDEN – PROVOST – UNC CHARLOTTE
Plenary
INTRODUCTION – NIGEL ROTHFELS
ROBERT SEYFARTH
(University of Pennsylvania)
Baboon Metaphysics:
The Evolution of a Social Mind
Book Signing to Follow

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
7:00 a.m. - 8:30
C ON T I N E N T A L B R E A K F A S T – WILLOW
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Session A: CHEMISTRY AS SUBJECT AND INFLUENCE
Room: JUNIPER Chair: Craig Morehead
1. ) Black, Suzanne (Purdue University) - Breaking the Fastest Bonds: Muriel Rukeyser, Willard Gibbs, and the Social Contexts of Physical Chemistry
2. ) Morehead, Craig (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) - The Energy of Utopian Potential in Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead
3. ) Hiller, Anna (University of California, Berkeley) - Pure Poetry and the Chemical Subject

Session B: CHAOS
Room: PINE Chair: Candelas Gala
1. ) Gala, Candelas (Wake Forest University) - Analogical Extension: Alberti’s Surrealist Poetry and Chaos Theory
2. ) Druitt, Fiona (School of Social Sciences, Sydney Australia) - From Cartesianism to Chaos
3. ) Dillon, Sarah (University of St. Andrews) - Chaotic Narrative: David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten (1999)

Session C: POSTHUMAN MEDIATION
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Colin Milburn
1. ) Sylvie Bissonette (UC Davis) - Posthumanist Resistance: Documenting the Conquest of Outer Space and Inner Space
2. ) Milburn, Colin (UC Davis) - Of Molecules and Avatars: Posthuman Perception in Synthetic World
3. ) Curtain, Tyler (UNC-Chapel Hill) - Claims of Change: Perception, Evolution, and the ‘Post’ of Human

Session D: MODERNISM’S SCIENCE
Room: POPLAR Chair: Michaela Giesenkirchen
1. ) Haffey, Kate (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) - Jeanette Winterson, T.S. Eliot and The Dance Along the Artery
2. ) Giesenkirchen, Michaela (Utah Valley University) - Hugo Münsterberg and Gertrude Stein
3. ) Calkins, Jennifer (University of Washington) Iteration, Fragmentation, Probability in Experimental Analysis and Literary Form

Session E: FICTION & COGNITION
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Barri Gold
1. ) Gold, Barri (Muhlenberg College) – Hi-Tech Rehetorical Devices
2. ) Schwenger, Peter (Mount Saint Vincent University) - Interminable Waking
3. ) Pulizzi, James (UCLA) - Narrating Consciousness: Language, Media, and Embodiment.

Session F: NEW SELVES, NEW WORLDS
Room: DOGWOOD BIRCH Chair: Charles Tedder
1. ) Stickgold-Sarah, Jessie (Brandeis University) - Brave New World All Over Again
2. ) Tedder, Charles (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) - Iterating Arcadia: Tom Stoppard and the History of Utopia
3. ) Johnston, John (Emory University) - Iterations of the Technological Singularity

Session G: CONVERGENCE: Science Producing 21st Century Literature
Room: POPLAR
Chair: Debra Di Blasi Debra Di Blasi (www.debradiblasi.com - debra@debradiblasi.com)
Andrea Kneeland
Vanessa Place

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session A: CHAOS & THE SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Orit Halpern
1. ) Halpern, Orit (The New School for Social Research) - Chaos and Control: The Architecture of Communication In Cybernetics and Post-War American Design
2. ) Wessels, Chelsea (Western Washington University) - Reiterating Subjectivity: Deleuze’s Crystal-Image and the Viewing Experience in Vertigo
3. ) Matheson, Iain (Independent Scholar) Sameness and Iteration

Session B: PROBLEMS OF CAUSALITY
Room: JUNIPER Chair: Mita Choudhury
1. ) Choudhury, Mita (Purdue – Calumet) - Derridean Deferrals, Failures of Response and the Recognition Problem in Beckett
2. ) Plotnitsky, Arkady (Purdue) - Iterability and Causality: From Bohr to Beckett to Derrida

Session C: POETICS & COMPLEXITY
Room: PINE Chair: Victoria Alexander
1. ) Alexander, Victoria (Dactyl Foundation) - Dreams, Poetics, and Language
2. ) Bankston, Bradley (Grambling State University) - Biopoetics and Complexity
3. ) Lattig, Sharon (New Jersey City University) - Melodious Plots: The In-formation of Perception and Action in Lyric Space

Session D: THE COGNITIVE GAME
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Aaron Toscano (UNC Charlotte)
1. ) Birge, Sarah (Penn State University) - Paper Memories, Elastic Minds: Re-cognizing the Self after Brain Trauma
2. ) Clark, Mark (Saint Louis University) - Post-traumatic Experiential Reiteration, Rereading, and Resilience
3. ) Frelik, Pawel (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland) - To Think or Not to think – Sentience vs. Intelligence in Contemporary Science Fiction

Session E: PARSING TIME
Room: POPLAR Chair: Paul Youngman (UNC Charlotte)
1. ) Tobin, Samuel (New School for Social Research) - In the Pocket, in the Hand
2. ) Lacey, Kimberly (Wayne State University) - Investigating Suspension: Body Expansion and Time Creation
3. ) Squire, Kelsey (Marquette University) - Landscape and the Rhetoric of Time: Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac and Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
4. ) Clark, Jill (Fisk University) - What Happens in Las Vegas: Postmodernist City Spaces in CSI

Session F: CERTAINTY AND EVIDENCE
Room: DOGWOOD BIRCH Chair: Julia Krause
1. ) Steslow, Kristin (University of Otago) and K.L Evans (Yeshiva University) - Between Madness and Religion: Wittgenstein, Drury, and the Problem of Imponderable Evidence
2. ) Wilhelm, Hans-Jakob (New School University) - Now is Night: The Role of Reiteration in Hegel’s Treatment of Sense-Certainty
3. ) Krause, Julia (Johns Hopkins University) - Analog Types: Goodman on Copying and Symbol Systems

Session E: KNOWING ANIMALS
Room: OAK Chair: Susan McHugh (University of New England)
1. ) Nash, Richard (Indiana University) - Looking Fast
2. ) Karnicky, Jeffrey (Drake University) - Reiterations of Ornithological Biography

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m. SLSA – BUSINESS LUNCHEON - Cypress
– For ALL full Registrants-

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session A: ITERATIONS OF GENDER
Room: POPLAR Chair: Jason Ellis
1. ) Ellis, Jason (Kent State University) - Transsexual Technologies: Re-iterating Cultural Production of Gender
2. ) Yampell, Cat (Wayne State University) - Sometimes You Just Gotta Be a Bitch: Unleashed and Unrestrained through Magical Reiterations of Reality in Melvin Burgess’s Lady: My Life as a Bitch

Session B: SLSA CREATIVE WRITERS & ARTISTS PRESENT THEIR WORK II: REITERATING INSIDE AND OUT
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Victoria Alexander
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Alexander, Victoria (Dactyl Foundation) - The answers lie: a theory of errors
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Bringman, Gregory (University of Minnesota) - Distributed Writings/Readings from CNE, or Classical-Episteme Not Episteme
3. ) DeBaise, Janine (SUNY- College of Environmental Science, & Forestry) - Snake Dreams
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Oscherwitz, Steven (University of Washington) - A Compound Picture: My Philosophical Trajectory

Session C: INFECTIOUS KNOWLEDGE
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Tom Cannavino
1. ) Cannavino, Tom (University of Minnesota) - Compulsive Buying as a Sickness: Medical and Literary Ways of Knowing
2. ) Marshall, Kate (University of California, Los Angeles) - Contagion, Media, and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic
3. ) Caleb, Amanda (U. of Tennessee) - “Microscopic Allies” and Bottled Enemies: The Emergence of Bacteriology in the Nineteenth Century

Session D: PROCESS AND SYSTEM
Room: JUNIPER Chair: Paul Youngman
1. ) Kilgore, Dewitt (Indiana University) - According to Hoyle: How Men of Science Meet the Extraterrestrial
2. ) Markley, Robert (U. of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign) - Biocentrism, Systems Theory, and Climate Change
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Wagner, Roy (The Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv University) - Reiterations and Shifts of Meanings in Mathematical Texts

Session E: “COLLECTING” KNOWLEDGE
Room: POPLAR BIRCH Chair: Alan Rauch
1. ) Goodyear, Anne Collins (Smithsonian Institution) - Techno/Science and the Arts, 1966 to the Present
2. ) Moll, Ellen (University of Maryland) - Narrating Interdisciplinarities: Mathematics, Literature, and Worldly Knowledge Work
3. ) Rosner, Mary and Annette Powell (University of Louisville) - Reading Museums Rhetorically
4. ) Dillard-Wright, David. (University of South Carolina Aiken) - Reiterating Lascaux: The Virtual Museum at the Boundary of Humanity

Session F: WHITEHEAD AND DELEUZE, DELEUZE AND WHITEHEAD
III. Thinking “on an Abstract Plane”: Mathematics, A-Life & Summary discussion
Room: PINE Chair: Hugh Crawford
1. ) Steven Meyer (Washington University) - ‘Radically New Mathematics’: Whitehead, Maybe Deleuze
2. ) Goffey, Andrew (Middlesex University) - Iteration and Irritation: Life on an Abstract Plane

Session G: SCIENCE IN/AND LITERATURE
Room: BIRCH OAK Chair: Jennifer Calkins
PANELISTS:
Jennifer Calkins received her doctorate in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine in 2000, and her MFA in Poetry from Antioch University in 1999. She presently conducts research in evolutionary genetics in the University of Washington's Department of Genome Science in Seattle. Jennifer's most recent publication is A Story of Witchery, published in 2006 by Les Figues Press, described by Amy Gerstler as "part fever dream, part initiation rite and part fairy tale."
Debra Di Blasi (www.debradiblasi.com - debra@debradiblasi.com) is the author of Jiri Chronicles & Other Fictions (FC2/University of Alabama Press); Prayers of an Accidental Nature (Coffee House Press); and Drought & Say What You Like (New Directions). She is the recipient of a James C. McCormick Fiction Fellowship, Thorpe Menn Book Award, and Cinovation Screenwriting Award, among others. Her writing has been anthologized and adapted to film, radio, music and theatre, here and abroad. She is president of Jaded Ibis Productions, producing a mélange of prose, poetry, video, audio, music, visual art, and ironic consumer products, and the forthcoming vodcast arts channel, BLEED.
Andrea Kneeland's (aka Andrea Fitzpatrick) innovative writing has appeared (or is soon forthcoming) in a number of journals, including Hobart, Diagram, Mad Hatters' Review, Night Train, and elimae. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vanessa Place is a writer and lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. She is the author of Dies: A Sentence (Les Figues Press), a 50,000- word, one-sentence prose piece; the post-conceptual novel La Medusa (Fiction Collective 2), and, in collaboration with appropriation poet Robert Fitterman, Notes on Conceptualisms (Ugly Duckling Presse (forthcoming). Her nonfiction book, /The Guilt Project: Rape and Morality /will be published by Other Press in 2010. Place is a regular contributor to X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and is co-founder of Les Figues Press, described by critic Terry Castle as “an elegant vessel for experimental American writing of an extraordinarily assured and ingenious sort.”

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Session A: SPECULATIVE ITERATIONS
Room: DOGWOOD Chair: Sue Hagedorn
1. ) Ferreira, Maria Aline (University of Aveiro, Portugal) - Reiteration in Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods: Doomed to Repetition
2. ) Hagedorn, Sue and Cheryl Ruggiero (Virginia Tech) - East Meets Western in Science Fiction: Wuxia and the Wild West in Wheedon's Firefly ]
3. ) Fest, Brad. (University of Pittsburgh) Reiterating the Eternal Return (of the Same): Southland Tales and the Unstable Present

Session B: TECHNOLOGIES OF SOUND
Room: PINE Chair: Trace Reddell
1. ) Conner, Trey (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg) - Infodynamics of Sound Technologies
2. ) Reddell, Trace (University of Denver) - Technicians of Space: From Planetary to Alien Consciousness in Golden Age Science Fiction Soundtracks
3. ) Niebisch, Arndt (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) - Ugly Sound. On Repetition and Difference in the Acoustic Aesthetics of Hermann v. Helmholtz and Luigi Russolo

Session C: PSYCHOLOGY AND EXPANDED PERCEPTION IN 20TH CENTURY ART: THE CASES OF ARTAUD, KIESLER, AND THE PARK PLACE GROUP
Room: JUNIPER Chair: Peter Mowris
1. ) Mowris, Peter (University of Texas at Austin) - The Pulse of Creation: Antonin Artaud and Physiological Psychology
2. ) McGuire, Laura (University of Texas at Austin) - From the Louvre To You: Frederick Kiesler’s Televised Architecture
3. ) Henderson, Linda Dalrymple (University of Texas at Austin) - (Proxy: Jim McManus) Psychology and Expanded Perception in 20th Century Art: The Cases of Artaud, Kiesler, and the Park Place Group

Session D: BRAIN SCIENCE & DISABILITY
Room: POPLAR Chair: Shannon Walters
1. ) Walters, Shannon (Pennsylvania State University) - Reiterating Disability in Contemporary Fiction
2. ) Skolnik, Christine (DePaul University) - Rhetoric and Neuroplasticity
3. ) Dreiss, Joseph (University of Mary Washington) - Aesthetic Experience as Meditative Practice Neuroplastic Transformation through Ritual and Reiteration
4. ) Grant Gillett (Dunedin Hospital and Otago Bioethics Centre) - Freud's Wunderbloc and the Neural Palimpsest

Session E: ANIMALS, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY
Room: MAGNOLIA Chair: Helena Feder
1. ) Pollock, Mary (Stetson University) - Primatology in the Wilderness
2. ) Kelly, Sean (Florida Gulf Coast University) - Interspecies Ethics, or Culture Across Species
3. ) Feder, Helena (East Carolina University) - Ecocriticism, Biology, and Animal Cultures

Session F: FROM LARVAE TO GAIA: MERGING SYSTEMS, SHIFTING PARADIGMS
Room: Birch Chair: Bruce Clarke
1. ) Karl Zuelke (College of Mount St. Joseph) - A Theory of Interspecies Gene Transfer as Paradigm Challenge
2. ) Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Serena (University of Puerto Rico) - Health and Medicine: Shifts, from Allopathic to Holistic, via Gaia and the AIDS Reappraisal Movement
3. ) Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech) - Systemic Merger and Operational Closure

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. CYPRESS
R E C E P T I O N
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – BIRCH/DOGWOOD
INTRODUCTION – LAURA OTIS
Plenary
REBECCA GOLDSTEIN INCOMPLETENESS: PROOF AND PARADOX
Book Signing to Follow

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Room: Pine/Magnolia/Poplar
SLSA – DANCE
with the band
M E L O N B E L L Y

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session A: SCIENCE FICTION
Room: JUNIPER
Chair: Sue Hagedorn (Virginia Tech)
1. ) Zides, Steve and Deno Trakas (Wofford College) -Third Time’s a Charm: Science Fiction at Wofford College
2. ) Taylor, Mandy (California State University) - Reiterating the Future: Matt Groening, General Motors, and World(s) of Tomorrow

Session B: FORENSIC READING
Room: PINE Chair: Fiona Coll (University of Toronto)
1. ) Coll, Fiona (University of Toronto) - “A Stately and Heartless Automaton": Reading reiteratively in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret.
2. ) Littlefield, Melissa (University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign)- Sherlock Holmes Takes Out the Trash: The Historicide and Reiteration of Fiction in Forensic Science Textbooks
3. ) Simpson, Sean Erik (Independent Scholar, Boston) - Reiteration as Ontology: The Incestuous Footsteps and Generational Replacements of Ring Composition in an Ancient Maya “Path of Song”

Session C: MIND/BODY REPRESENTATIONS
Room: MAGNOLIA
Chair: Carol Colatrella (Georgia Tech)
1. ) Heiniger, Abigail (University of Louisville) - Lines and Spaces in Cambiaso Reiteration
2. ) Balladur, Laura (Bates College) - H is for Heterotopias: Descartes’s Fountains and the Modern Cineplex

Session D: THIRTY-SIX ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD: A WORK OF FICTION
Chair: Paul Youngman
Room: DOGWOOD
REBECCA GOLDSTEIN: A Reading from Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. DOGWOOD –
CONFERENCE WRAP-UP
Sunday 10:45 p.m.-12:00 p.m.