Postnatural // SLSA Conference 2013

Hosted by the University of Notre Dame

Conference Updates

We will post last-minute changes to the program as they come in.

SLSA13 Program Updates as of October 2, 2013

 

Thursday October 3:

 

Session 1 (E): Being Postnatural (McKenna 104)

Withdrawn: Samantha Noll, Michigan State University

 

Session 2 (A): Ecological Variations on Narrative Realism

Session Cancelled; all three presenters have withdrawn.

 

Session 2 (K): Dwelling with the Postnatural

Session Cancelled; Ilaria Mazzoleni and Samantha Noll have both withdrawn.

 

OPENING NIGHT DVT DETAILS! Thursday, Oct. 3, 8-9:30 DVT Theater, Jordan Hall:

Presentations followed by Q&A with the artists:

Steve Tomasula reads from his new-media novel, TOC, formatted for the DVT

Patricia Olynyk’s DVT-Formatted video Eureka!: Or, Because Nothing Was, Therefore, All Things Are . . . .

Molly Morin’s DVT-formatted video Spinning in the Dust

 

Friday October 4:

 

Session 3 (I): Smooth Surfaces & Withdrawn Objects (McKenna 210)

Addition: Katherine Finley, University of Notre Dame: Tycho Brahe and the Role of Aesthetics in the Scientific Revolution

 

Session 3 (J): Deleuze, Mathematics, and Art )

Withdrawal: Sha Xin Wei, Concordia University

 

Session 4 (C): Creative Explorations of the Natural and the PostNatural

Withdrawal: James Barilla, University of South Carolina

 

Session 4 (E): Beyond Biopolitics: Papers from the Society for Biopolitical Futures—Panel I: Pleasure, Ecstasy, Affect

Withdrawal: Brad Evans & Aaron Westbrook; copies of their paper will be made available electronically.

 

Session 4 (I): Knowledge Production (McKenna 212)

Correction: Chair’s name is Qingyuan Jiang, University of Notre Dame

 

Session 5 (B): Rewriting the Human in the Anthropocene

Session canceled: two papers withdrawn.

Melody Jue’s presentation, “Considering Water: The Anthropocene and Media of Planetary Memory” has been moved to Session 7 (B): Contemporary Art and the End of Nature.

 

Session 5 (D): Critical Game Studies 2: ARG and the Politics of Play II

Withdrawal: Jeff Watson, University of Southern California

Additions:  Stephanie Boluk, Pratt Institute: “Symbolic Xchanges: Poetry, Money, ARGs”

Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago: “The Source: Transmedia Games as STEAM Learning Networks”

 

Session 5(H): Postnatural Health

Withdrawal: Olivia Banner, Rice University

 

Session 6(H): Reconfiguring Sensations: Sensory Prostheses and the Postnatural Sensorium 2. Subjects.

Chair: David Parisi, College of Charleston

 

Session 6 (I): Book Panel: Irina Aristarkhova’s The Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture (Columbia UP, 2012)  

Correction: Emanuela Bianchi, New York University

 

Saturday, October 5:

 

Session 7 (B): Contemporary Art and the End of Nature

Withdrawal: Kate Mondloch, University of Oregon

Addition: Melody Jue, Duke University: “Considering Water: The Anthropocene and Media of Planetary Memory”

 

Session 8 (C): Postnatural Aesthetics

Withdrawal: Susanne Pratt, The University of New South Wales

 

Session 8(G): Capturing Nature

Withdrawal: Maggie Kainulainen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

SATURDAY BUSINESS LUNCH HAS MOVED: same time, 12:30-2:00, but now in MORRIS INN BALLROOM

 

Session 10 (C): Postnatural Dance Ecologies and the (Im)materiality of the Dancing Body

Withdrawal: Allana Thain, McGill University

 

Session 10(H): Reconfiguring Sensations: Sensory Prostheses and the Postnatural Sensorium 3. Substitutions.

Chair: Elizabeth Stephens, University of Queensland

Withdrawal: Florence Chiew, University of New South Wales

Addition: Oron Catts, SymbioticA (University of Western Australia): “Demonstrable Neolifism

 

Sunday, October 6:

 

Session 11(H): Reconfiguring Sensations: Sensory Prostheses and the Postnatural Sensorium 4. Discussions.

Co-Chairs:  Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh; David Parisi, College of Charleston; Elizabeth Stephens, University of Queensland