Late Modern Planet:
11th Annual Cultural Studies Symposium
Kansas State University
March 7-9, 2002
THURSDAY, MARCH 7:
Session 1: Crossing Cultural Borders. Location: Union 207. Moderator:
Dean Hall (Kansas State University).
- Margaret Werry (Pennsylvania State University), "Other(ed)
Worlds and Imagined Islands: Xena-philia in the South Seas"
- Servando Halili (Bowling Green State University), "Creating an
American Other: Race and Gender and the US colonization of the
- Radhika Gajjala and and Annapurna Mamidipudi (Bowling Green
State University) "Impossible Identities: Composing Other
Session 1: Natural and Post-Natural Worlds. Location: Union 207.
Moderator: Carol Franko (Kansas State University).
- Joanna Harader (University of Kansas), "Ecofeminist Spaces of
Resistance In Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer"
- Matthew Candelaria (University of Kansas), "'The Thing
Itself': Place Without Nature and Culture in Kim Stanley
Robinson's Red Mars"
- Jae Roe (Sogang University), "The Digital Fabric of the World:
Idoru as a Vision of our Late Modern Planet"
Session 2: Postmodernity, Globalization, and Gender. Location:
Union 206. Moderator: Bonnie Nelson (Kansas State University).
- Deborah Gordon (Wichita State University), "'We Can't Move':
Postmodernity From The West Bank"
- Moira Ferguson (University of Missouri, Kansas City), "Women
- Maria T. Melgarejo (Kansas State University), "Mexico's
Contemporary Capitalist Society And The Place Of Women: Analysis
Of Guadalupe Loaeza's 'Compro, Luego Existo (I Shop, Therefore I
Session 1: Global Commodities. Location: Union 207. Moderator: Harvey
Partica (Kansas State University).
- Jennifer L. Metz (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),
"Basketball, Babies, and Bud light: Mother'hood-WNBA Style and the
Global Localism of Transnational Sponsorship"
- Phil Nel (Kansas State University), "Faithful to Profit, One
Hundred Percent: The Disneyfication of Dr Seuss"
- Michael D. Giardina (University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign), "Flexible citizenship in an Adidas world:
Celebrity Subjectivity and the 'Global Hingis' Paradigm"
Keynote Speakers: Ginu Kamani and Joel
Barraquiel Tan. Staged reading of Kamani and Tan's play, "The
Cure." Student Union, rm. 212.
Reception to follow
FRIDAY, MARCH 8:
(All day break-out room to continue discussions, Union 209)
Session 1: Representation and Exoticism. Location: Union 207.
Moderator: Naomi Wood (Kansas State University).
- Shawna Dulan (Kansas State University), "The Invisible Man:
The Underdeveloped Black Characters in Don DeLillo's Work"
- Rebecca Dyer (University of Texas, Austin), "Teaching Acts in
Postwar Caribbean Migrants' Fiction and Autobiography"
Session 1: Theorizing Modernity. Location: Union 207. Moderator:
Alison Wheatley (Kansas State University).
- Justin Paulson (University of California, Santa Cruz),
"Globalization and Uneven Reification"
- Greg Seigworth (Millersville University), "Virtualities of
Session 2: Music. Location: Union 206. Moderator: Phil Nel (Kansas
- Charles J. Stivale (Wayne State University), "The
Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance Arena Online: Diaspora in
- Marc Matera (University of Colorado at Boulder), "'We're A
Winner': Cultural and Political Exchange in African American,
Afro-Caribbean, Latino, Black British and Nigerian Popular Music
in the Black Power Era"
Session 1: The Local within the Global. Location: Union 207.
Moderator: Carolyn Comiskey (Kansas State University).
- Amit Ray (Rochester Institute of Technology), "'Indianess' and
Contemporary Cosmopolitan Fictions &emdash; of Bookers and 'Spice'
and Everything Nice"
- Karin E. Westman (Kansas State University), "Keeping it Local,
Keeping it Real: Global Capitalism, American Culture, and British
Identity in Zadie Smith's White Teeth"
- Samiran Chanchani (Georgia Institute of Technology), "A City
in Full? Charting the Terrain of Tom Wolfe's Atlanta"
Session 2: 9/11 Considered. Location: Union 206. Moderator: Nancy
Cervetti (Avila College).
- Anthony C. Alessandrini (Kent State University), "Reading the
- Mark Driscoll (University of Alberta), "Urgent New
Coloniality/Nuclearity/Reverse Postcoloniality: Security, Culture,
and Control before and after 9/11, 2001"
- Gary Holcomb (Emporia State University), "Imagining 11
Session 1: Resisting Globalization. Location: Union 207.
Moderator: Donna Potts (Kansas State University).
- Sean Johnson Andrews (George Mason University), "Who's
Right(s) and Who's Left: The Cultural Politics of the
- Matthew Brooks, "Global Voices at the Intersection of
Individual Experience: The Problem of Unity and Representation in
Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues"
- Yeon-Soo Kim (Rutgers University), "Resisting Globalization: A
Case in Spain."
Session 2: Negotiating Liminality. Location: Union 206. Moderator:
Maureen Fielding (Pennsylvania State University).
- Mike O'Donovan-Anderson (University of Maryland), "The
Development Of A Post-Colonial Body-Subject In V.S. Naipaul's A
Way In The World"
- Jessica Lieberman (Rochester Institute of Technology),
"Globalism and Liminality in Anita Desai's Baumgartner's
- Nasrin Qader (Northwestern University), "Art and the Feminin
in Ahlam Musteghanemi' s Dhakirat al-Jasad (Memory in the
Keynote Speaker: Larry Grossberg on
"Globalization and the Death of Imagination." Student Union, rm.
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Robbins. "The Clash
of Civilizations and the Critique of Culture." Little Theater,
Reception to follow at the home of Jill Deans
SATURDAY, MARCH 9:
Session 1: Technology and Identity. Location: Union 207.
Moderator: Matt Brooks (University of South Florida).
- Andrew Schroeder (City University of Hong Kong/University of
Wisconsin at Oshkosh), "All Roads Lead to Hong Kong: Martial Arts,
Digital Special Effects and the Production of Transnationality in
Contemporary Hollywood Action Film"
- Onookome Okome (University of Calabar), "Africa's New Cinema
and its Audience: Video Film and the Formation of a New Audience
in West Africa"
- Erin Downey Howerton (Kansas State University), "Orality,
Literacy, and Culture: Societal Responses to Technology"
Session 2: Deviancy, Uneasiness, and Enchantment. Location: Union
206. Moderator: Robert Clark (Kansas State University).
- Yasmin Nair, "Spectacles of the Flesh: The Formation of
Deviancy in Visual Culture"
- Volkan Aytar (SUNY Binghamton), "Globalizing Through Fame:
Turkish Fascination and Uneasiness with Tarkan as a 'Pop
- Kevin Glynn (University of Canterbury), "Otherworldly
Tele-Visions: Subjunctive Knowledges, Seductive Histories, and the
Enchantment of Postmodern Media Culture"
Session 1: Globalization and Identity. Location: Union 207.
Moderator: Lee Behlman (Kansas State University).
- Justyna Bartkiewicz (Polish Academy of Science), "The Impact
of Globalization on Changes of Identity in Modern Societies -- the
Example of Europe and Its Integration Process"
- Andrew Nestingen (University of Washington), "Wine and
Cosmopolitanism: Refashioning Finnish Identities"
- Mark Kaufman (Washburn University), "The Impact of
Modernization on the American Family: Traditional, Reformist, and
Session 2: Globalization of Identity. Location: Union 206.
Moderator: Peter Arnds (Kansas State University).
- William Kerwin, "Carlo Gebler and the Fiction of Irish
- Cheyanne N. Nesgoda (University of South Florida), "Browsing
Identities: The Making of a Bookstore Type"
- Defne Karaosmanoglu (McGill University), "Globalized
Difference: Representation of 'Otherness' in Two Postmodern
Session 1: Displacements. Location: Union 207. Moderator: Jill
Deans (Kansas State University).
- Rajini Srikanth (University of Massachusetts at Boston),
"Unsettling Asian American Literature: When More Than 'America' is
in the Heart"
- Benzi Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), "Culture in
Diaspora: Translation, Transformation and Transposition"
- Kate McInturff (American University in Cairo), "The View From
Here:" Emancipation, Experience, and Anti-Foundationalism"
Session 2: Politics of the Web. Location: Union 206. Moderator:
Karin Westman (Kansas State University).
- Isaac Balbus (University of Illinois, Chicago), "The Infancy
of Modernity: Cyberspace, Time-Space Compression, and the
- Dan Goodman (The University of Cincinnati), "A Dire
Anniversary: Reflections On The '96 Telecommunications Act"
- Gilbert B. Rodman (University of South Florida), "The White
World's Web: The Politics of Race and Global Access to the
2:30 Keynote Speaker: Amitava
Kumar on "The Death of the
Author Library: A
Postcolonial Memoir." Student Union, rm. 212.
4:00 Roundtable discussion of September 11 and subsequent
events. Student Union, rm. 212.
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