“States of Suspension” happens this Thursday and Friday!

Look for these posters (designed by the wonderful Naomi Patschke) on the UChicago campus, and join us in Classics 110 on Thursday, November 15, and in Classics 110 and CWAC 140 on Friday, November 16. Hope you can make it!

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Conference Locations — Getting to Classics 110 and CWAC 157

The Classics Building is located at 1010 E. 59th Street, in the southwest corner of the University’s main quadrangle. The quad stretches between E. 57th and E. 59th Streets and between University Ave. and Ellis Ave. A map of the Classics Building’s location can be found here.
The Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) is located at 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., just across the courtyard from the Smart Museum of Art and a short walk north of the quad and the Regenstein Library. A map of CWAC’s location can be found here.

Hyde Park is served by a few local bus routes–maps and schedules can be found here.

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Keynote Addresses

Below are times and titles for the conference’s two keynote lectures:

Thursday, November 15, 2012
5:15-6:30 p.m.
Classics 110
Molly McGarry, Associate Professor of History, UC Riverside
“Escape Artists: Suspended Masculinities and Queer Grift”

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Friday, November 16, 2012
4:00-5:30 p.m.
CWAC 157
Elina Gertsman, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History, Case Western Reserve University
“A Form Suspended Between Forms: The Shrine Madonna’s Mutable Body”

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Conference Schedule

Thursday, November 15, 2012

9:00-9:30 a.m.           Breakfast / Registration

9:30-9:45 a.m.           Opening Remarks & Thanks

9:45-11:15 a.m.         
PANEL 1: Making Waves in Sound and Space
[Co-Sponsored by UChicago New Media Workshop]

Patrick Morrissey, University of Chicago, PhD student in English
“Birds on a Wire: Ezra Pound’s Songs of Suspension”

Steven Swarbrick, Brown University, PhD candidate in English
“Toward an Archaeology of Noise: Sound and Unsound in Shakespeare and New Media”

Samuel Jacobson, MIT, Master’s student in the history, theory and criticism of architecture and art
“White Space City: Disconnecting Architecture and its Other Spaces”

11:15-11:30 a.m.         Break

11:30-1:00 p.m.
PANEL 2: Suspended Lives

Chalcey Wilding, University of Chicago, PhD student in English
“§: ‘Listen while I tell you all the time’: On Gertrude Stein’s Blood on the Dining-Room Floor and Stanzas in Meditation

Katerina Pantelides, Courtauld Institute of Art, UK, PhD student in Art History
“Heterotopian schemes: Russian émigré ballet and the body in 1920s Paris”

Michael Jones, University of Sussex, PhD student in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Thought
“Suspension and Pure Presence in Postmodernist Writing”

1:00-1:45 p.m.               Lunch

1:45-3:15 p.m.
PANEL 3: Suspended Bodies: Interruptions and Apparitions

Roger Maioli, Johns Hopkins University, PhD candidate in English
“Hume’s Suspension of Skepticism”

Benjamin Parris, Johns Hopkins, PhD candidate in English
“The body is with the King, but the King is not with the body: Sovereign Sleep in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Elizabeth Greeniaus, Mills College, MA English
“Air Swarmed with Characters: Victorian Texts and Suspended Presence”

3:15-3:30 pm.              Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.
PANEL 4: Technologies of Suspension: The Photographic Medium and Literary Studies
[Host Presentation by UChicago English Graduate Students]

Jose Antonio Arellano, University of Chicago, PhD student in English:
“The World Suspended: Daguerreotypes and Edgar Allen Poe’s Aesthetics”

Matthew Sims, University of Chicago, PhD student in English:
Pierre’s Extended Exposure: On Portraiture and Photographic Time”

Megan Tusler, University of Chicago, PhD Candidate in English:
“Snapshot, Caption, Subject: Allen Ginsberg’s Images of Suspension”

5:00-5:15 pm.              Break

5:15-6:30 p.m.             Molly McGarry (Associate Professor of History, UC Riverside)
“Escape Artists: Suspended Masculinities and Queer Grift”

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.          Reception – Classics 110

Friday, November 16, 2012

9:00-9:30 a.m.                         Breakfast / Registration

9:30-11:00 a.m.
PANEL 5: The View from Now: Time’s Supreme Fictions

Roland Betancourt, Yale University, PhD candidate in Art History
“On the Proleptic: The Apocalyptic Futurity of the Now, East and West”

Emily Laskin, Berkeley University, PhD student in Comparative Literature
“Or, or, Or: Thoreau and Dickinson Choose”

Marissa Grunes, Harvard University, PhD student in English
“‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: Wallace Stevens and the Theater of the Real”

11:00-11:15 a.m.         Break

11:15-12:45 p.m.
PANEL 6: Museumification: Between object and institution

Reed Gochberg, Boston University, PhD student in English
“Portraiture and Preservation in Peale’s Philadelphia Museum”

Phoebe Springstubb, Princeton University, M.Arch
“The Raw and the Cooked: The French Meal or Its Transfiguration as Intangible Cultural Heritage”

Tristan Bates, University of Chicago, PhD student in Comparative Literature
“‘her initial dangling at its tip’: Suspended Between Wor(l)ds in Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence”

12:00-1:00 p.m.           Medieval Studies Workshop

12:45-2:00 p.m.           Lunch
Vacate Classics 110 – move to CWAC auditorium

2:00-3:30 p.m.
PANEL 7: Wargames and Strategic Spaces

Joss Kiely, University of Michigan, PhD student in History and Theory of Architecture
“Disbelief, Suspended: Architectures of the Sky and the Transgressive Territorializations of Air”

John Blakinger, Stanford University, Doctoral candidate in Art & Art History
“Radar Vision: Aerial Bombardment, Camouflage Research, and the Militarization of the Image”

Hadji Bakara, University of Chicago, PhD student in English:
“Siberia USA: Cold War Culture between Brainwashing and World Government”

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.          Break

4:00-5:30 p.m.             Elina Gertsman (Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History,
Case Western Reserve University)      
“A Form Suspended Between Forms: The Shrine Madonna’s Mutable Body”
CWAC 157

6:00-8:00 p.m.                Potluck Dinner – Nancy’s Apartment

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Keynote Speaker – Molly McGarry

We’re very excited that Dr. Molly McGarry, Associate Professor of History at UC Riverside, will be giving a presentation following grad panel presentations on Thursday, November 15th. A specific time for her lecture will be posted shortly.

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Molly McGarry received her B.A. from Cornell University and Ph.D. from New York University.  She has worked as a curator and consultant for The New York Public Library, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, and the American Social History Project.  Her exhibits have received curatorial awards from the American Association of Museums, the American Society for State and Local History, the International Association of Art Critics, and the Society of American Archivists. She is co-author with Fred Wasserman of Becoming Visible (Viking, 1999), co-editor with George Haggerty of A Companion to LGBT/Q Studies (Blackwell, 2007), and author of Ghosts of Futures Past (University of California Press, 2008).

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Keynote Speakers: Elina Gertsman

We’re honored that Elina Gertsman will be presenting her research on Friday, November 16th as part of our conference. The time and location of Dr. Gertsman’s lecture will be posted shortly.

Elina Gertsman is Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History at Case Western Reserve University. Her research interests include medieval theories of memory and perception; uncanny animation of inanimate objects; performance/performativity; multi-sensory reception processes; late medieval macabre; materiality and somaticism; and medieval concepts of emotion and affectivity. She is the author of The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (2010); the editor of Visualizing Medieval Performance: Perspectives, Histories, Contexts (2008) and Crying in the Middle Ages: Tears of History (2011); and co-editor of Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces (2012). Her articles have appeared in numerous collections as well as in Gesta, Studies in Iconography, Religion and the Arts, and Mediaevalia, among other journals. Her new book project on late medieval Shrine Madonna imagery, tentatively titled Fragments, Ruptures, Imprints, Play, is under contract with Penn State Press.

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“States of Suspension” Participants

We’re in the process of finalizing a program order that works with participants’ and moderators’ schedule constraints, and those of our keynote speakers. The completed program will be posted as soon as possible.

Dr. Molly McGarry (UC Riverside, History) will be giving a presentation in the late afternoon/early evening of Thursday, November 15th.

Dr. Elina Gertsman (Case Western Reserve, Medieval Art History) will be giving a presentation in the late afternoon of Friday, November 16th.

Further details will be posted soon, but in the meantime, here is the (alphabetical) list of graduate students who will be presenting papers at the “States of Suspension” conference:

Hadji Bakara, University of Chicago, English

Tristan Bates, University of Chicago, Comparative Literature

Roland Betancourt, Yale University, Art History

John Blakinger, Stanford University, Art History

Christine Gardner, Courtauld Institute of Art (UK), Art History

Reed Gochberg, Boston University, English

Elizabeth Greeniaus, Mills College, English

Marissa Grunes, Harvard University, English

Samuel Jacobson, MIT, History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art

Michael Jones, University of Sussex (UK), English

Joss Kiely, University of Michigan, Architecture

Emily Laskin, UC Berkeley, Comparative Literature

Roger Maioli, Johns Hopkins University, English

Patrick Morrissey, University of Chicago, English

Benjamin Parris, Johns Hopkins University, English

Katerina Pantelides, Courtauld Institute of Art (UK), Art History

Phoebe Springstubb, Princeton University, Architecture

Steven Swarbrick, Brown University, English

Chalcey Wilding, University of Chicago, English

Thank you all in advance for your participation–we’re looking forward to meeting you and hearing your work!

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