Don DeLillo: "At the Edges of Perception"
The Unabridged Arthur Cunningham
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, March 25, 1998
1. "The Grandiose and the Entropic" 12:00 - 1:30 PM

James Thomas: "'Language is the Mirror of the World.' Ratner's Star: Expressions of the Inexpressible"
Andrzej Antoszek: "Obliterated Vision: Don DeLillo's Bridge between the Grandiose and the Entropic"
Roland Kelts: "DeLillo and the Primeval"
Respondent: Arthur Saltzman
2. "Aesthetics and Politics" 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Mark Osteen: "Becoming Incorporated: Spectacular Authroship and Mao II"
Philip W. Nel: "'A Small Incisive Shock': Modern Forms, Postmodernism, and the Role of the Avant-Garde in Underworld"
Jim Finnegan: "Novelists, Terrorists, and the 'News': The Subject of the Mass-Mediated Photograph in Pafko and Mao II"
Respondent: Jeremy Green
3. "The Sacred..." 3:15 - 4:45 PM

John McClure: "Enchantment without Enclosure: Don DeLillo's Postsecular Turning"
Stathis Gourgouris: "Eluding the Name (DeLillo in Greece)"
William Robert: "Ritualized Filmmaking in Search of the Sacred: Reading DeLillo's Americana as Sacred Quest"
Respondent: Jeoff Bull
4. "...and the Profane" 4:45 - 6: 15 PM

Tim Waltonen: "Learning the 'Language of Soot:' Benjamin's 'Profane Illumination' in DeLillo's Recent Fiction"
Peter Knight: "JFK and the Primal Scene of Postmodernism"
*** Reception at the Hilton with live music 7-9 PM ***

Thursday, March 26, 1998
5. "Libra in the Balance" 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Skip Willman: "Art after Dealey Plaza: Don DeLIllo's Libra"
John Goshert: "The Wound of History and the Call to Closure"
Respondent: Robert Lougy
6. "Underworld and Film" 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Jeremy Green: "Diaster Footage: Violence, Repetition and History in DeLillo's Recent Fiction"
Sam R. McColl: "Events more tremendous than Church: Underworld and DeLillo's Interconnected Cinema"
Seamus Enright: "DeLillo and Eisenstein"
Respondent: Mark Osteen
LUNCH 12:00 - 2:00 PM
7. "Working with the Author" 2:00 -3:00 PM

Gerald Howard: "How DeLillo changed my life": Reflections from the Editor of Libra"
Silya Kiese: "Visual Art and Cobalt Blue": a Conversation with Arthur Cunningham
8. "Longing on Large Scale" 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Jesse Kavadlo: "Balance at the Edge of the Millennium: Underworld's Black Comedy, White Noise, and Shades of Gray"
Nicole Merola: "Belonging, Nostalgia, and History in Don DeLillo's Underworld"
Marni Gauthier: "The Downfall of Empire and the Emergence of Detergents: Underhistory in Don DeLillo's Americana and Underworld"
*** The Unabridged Arthur Cunningham 4:30 - 6:00 PM Multi-media presentation ***
Piano, audio-visual presentation on the work of American composer Arthur Cunningham, compiled and performed by John Ellis, Manhattan School of Music.
*** Cunningham Concert 8:00 PM ***
Featuring a world premiere of a newly discovered piano piece performed by John Ellis. We will consider a representative portion of this "encyclopedic" composer's work and will present an eclectic program of classical, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, and avant-garde music with pieces for voice, flute, french horn,
brass and string quartets, and piano.

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Last updated 22 March 1998.