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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time Event Location
9:30-9:50am Registration/Light Refreshments CL 501 Corridor

Welcome Address by Neepa Majumdar

CL 501

Perfect Strangers: Outsiders, Encounters, and Exchange

Moderator: Neepa Majumdar, Department of English

  • Adam Hebert (University of Pittsburgh), “In Place of the Parent: There Will Be Blood, the Conflation of Kubrick, and What Nietzche’s Got to do With It”
  • Will Schmenner (University of Pennsylvania), “Slapstick’s Radical Homelessness”
  • Jesse Anderson-Lehman (University of Pittsburgh), “Genre Contagion in SyFy’s Helix; or, ‘Waiter, There’s a Melodrama in My Sci-Fi!’”
  • Devina Chandola (Indian Institute of Technology), “Matrabhoomi: A Story of Motherland Via the Lens of Sexual Taboos”
CL 501
11:45-1:15pm Lunch ––

Growing Pains: Development, Disruption, and Legacy

Moderator: David Petterson, Department of French & Italian

  • John Taylor (University of Pittsburgh), “Growing Up Maoist: Radical Film and Radical Theory as Teenage Dream”
  • Andrew Vielkind (Yale University), “In-Formation Feedback: The Curious Kinship of Stan Brakhage and George Gamow”
  • Madison Helman (West Virginia University), “‘Come Home, Come Home, My Little Ones’: The ‘Ballad of the Lawson Family’ and Community Control and Power”
CL 501
3:00-3:15pm Break ––

All in the Family: Incest, Media, and the Erotic

Moderator: Lucy Fischer, Department of English

  • Maxime Bey-Rozet (University of Pittsburgh), “Raw Images: Watching Irréversible and Baise-moi with Céline”
  • Fred Kern (Washington University in St. Louis), “We’re All Made This Way: Incest Fantasies and a Maniac Abstract”
  • Olivia Hinkin (Birkbeck, University of London), “Incest in Television Narratives”
  • Pedro Noel Doreste (University of Chicago), “Of Blood- and Skylines: Spatial Imperatives within Three East Asian Oedipal Narratives”
CL 501
5:00–5:45pm Break and Head to Performance/Keynote ––

Performance: My Family Before Me

Sara Debevec, Performance Artist

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Keynote: “Kinematics: Adopted Methods, Incestuous Intellectuals, and Ineffable Relations”

Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
7:45-9:00pm Catered Reception Frick Fine Arts Atrium