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Withdrawn: Samantha Noll, Michigan State University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Session Cancelled; all three presenters have withdrawn.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Session Cancelled; Ilaria Mazzoleni and Samantha Noll have both withdrawn.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Session 3 (I): Smooth Surfaces & Withdrawn Objects (McKenna 210)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Session canceled: two papers withdrawn.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