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Conference Schedule – April 5, 2012


  • REGISTRATION // 8:45 AMKarl Anatol Conference Center
  • WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS // 9:15 AM
    Karl Anatol Conference Center

Session 1 // 9:30 am – 10:45 am

1A: Media, Arts, and the Politics of Representation
Karl Anatol Center


      • “Participation > Product: Art, Politics, and Participatory Culture in McLuhan’s Electric Age”
        Lisa Brown // California State University, Long Beach
      • “‘Viet rap’s leader’s revolutionary move’: Re-Occupying Saigon in Rapper Nah Nguyen’s Vietrap No1tuLoveR”
        Jade Hidle // University of California, San Diego
      • “A Power Struggle in Print: Ricardo Flores Magon, Harrison Gray Otis, and the 1911 Revolution of Baja California”
        Kevan Antonio Aguilar // California State University, Long Beach
      • “Contemporary Music Videos and the Preoccupation with Childhood”
        Ashley Kramer // California State University, Los Angeles

 

1B: Economics and the Currency of British Social Environments
AS 384


    • “Occupational Occupation in Early English Drama”
      Jeremiah Allen // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Why Hitchens Mattered: Reappraising the Occupy Movement”
      Joshua Bernstein // University of Southern California
    • “The Idealized East in Joyce’s ‘Araby’”
      Amy Sandoval // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Education, Wealth, and Principle in 18th Century Literature by British Female Writers”
      Daniella Soleimani // California State University, Northridge

Session 2: Keynote address // 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Occupational Hazards at Home and Abroad
Karl Anatol Conference Center


      • From “Arab Spring” to “Occupy Wall Street,” a discussion on the recent global surge of radical movements, mass protests, and political revolts.
        Dr. John Carlos Rowe // USC Distinguished Professor of American Studies

Lunch // 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      • LOCATION: Karl Anatol Conference Center

Session 3 // 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Challenging Hegemonic Occupational Practices in Education
Karl Anatol Conference Center


    • “Redeeming a Lost Narrative”
      Geghard Arakelian // California State University, Northridge
    • Que Es Eso? Pluralistic Literacy and Changes in Social Justice”
      Marissa Jenrich // California State University, Long Beach
    • “That They May Learn to Speak: Empowering Young Urban Poets through the Theory and Practice of the Post-Colonial Lens”
      Mae Ramirez // California State University, Long Beach

Session 4 // 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Borders, Liminality, and Hybridity
Karl Anatol Conference Center


    • “Occupy Shakespeare! The Occupy Movement in Richard II
      Courtney Long // California State University, Fullerton
    • “Fundamental Universalism in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret
      Chris Kennison // California State University, Los Angeles
    • “That Is Life”: Hybridity in Ricardo Pigia’s The Absent City
      Mujib Tahir // California State University, Fullerton
    • “Scepter and Pow’r:” Political Structures and Subjectivity in Paradise Lost
      Emily Keery // California State University, Long Beach

Session 5 // 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Identity and the Formation of Bodies
Karl Anatol Conference Center


    • “Within the Butterfly’s Cocoon: The Hijras of India”
      Irene Rose De Lily // Mount St. Mary’s College
    • “Game On! Identity Formation in Electrate Gaming Culture”
      Erin Griesser // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Producing Slippage in Hegemonic Masculinity: A (FTM) Transgendered Experience of Occupying Gender”
      Rusty Rust // California State University, Long Beach
    • “‘La Femme Ideale’: The Women of Naguib Mahfouz’s Adrift on the Nile
      Bennette Turpanjian // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Occupying the Third Space in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Finding a Fluid Identity in Other-Worldliness, Ugliness, and the Grandeur of Monstrosity”
      Kacie Wills // California State University, Long Beach

Session 6 // 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

6A: Physical Places and Textual Spaces
Karl Anatol Conference Center


      • “Spatial Practice and Place-Consciousness in Occupy Los Angeles: Symbolic Intersection on 4th and Figueroa”
        Rebecca Avalos // California State University, Fullerton
      • “Engaging Textual Enclosures: The Politics of the Peritext and Their Functional Shifts Across Media”
        Lisa Brown // California State University, Long Beach
      • “Marginal Experiences: Constructing Identity through Testimonial Narratives”
        Jessica Cowing // California State University, Long Beach

 

6B: Creative Panel—Short Readings of Poetry and Fiction
AS 122


    • “A Brief History of Rats”
      Larry Duncan // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Letters to Acapulco, My Mother’s Home,” “Self-Portrait as Montebello,” and “I Am Not a Real Mexican”
      Mae Ramirez // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Caring for Children”
      Merica Teng // California State University, Long Beach
    • “Marine World”
      Anna Mavromati // California State University, Long Beach

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