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Oct 30 & 31: The Telephone Book @ 25 symposium



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The Telephone Book @ 25

a two-day symposium with Emanuela Bianchi, Patricia Clough, Hent de Vries, Ben Kafka, Kyoo Lee, Thomas Y. Levin, Lydia Liu, Mariano López SeoaneElissa Marder, Fred Moten, Ann PellegriniAntje Pfannkuchen, Ethan Philbrick, Willis G. Regier, Nimrod Reitman, Avital Ronell, Chadwick Smith, Elizabeth Weed, Shari Wolk, & Dominik Zechner

October 30 & 31, Thursday & Friday
October 30: 5 to 8 pm
October 31: 10:30 am to 6 pm

REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED. NO RSVPs.

Emanuela Bianchi, Comparative Literature, New York University

Patricia Clough, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY

Hent de Vries, Humanities Center and Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University

Ben Kafka, Media, Culture & Communication, New York University

Kyoo Lee, Philosophy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Thomas Y. Levin, German, Princeton University

Lydia LiuComparative Literature and Chinese, Columbia University

Mariano López Seoane, New York University Buenos Aires

Elissa Marder, French & Comparative Literature, Emory University

Fred Moten, English, UC-Riverside

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Antje Pfannkuchen, German, Dickinson College

Ethan Philbrick, Performance Studies, New York University

Willis G. Regier, Director, University of Illinois Press

Nimrod Reitman, German, New York University

Avital Ronell, Comparative Literature, New York University

Chadwick Smith, German, New York University

Elizabeth Weed, Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women, Brown University

Shari Wolk, Media, Culture & Communication, New York University

Dominik Zechner, German, New York University

This two-day event brings together scholars in literary studies, philosophy, new media, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, and performance studies to discuss the ongoing impact of Avital Ronell’s path-breaking The Telephone Book, on the occasion of that book’s 25th anniversary.

Deutsches Haus @ NYU
42 Washington Mews

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Deutsches Haus at NYU; with additional support from the NYU Department of Performance Studies; the NYU Department of Media, Culture & Communication; the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service); the NYU Office of the Vice-Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity; and the NYU Office of the Dean for Humanities.


SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Oct 30th

5 pm: Welcoming Remarks — Joy Connolly, Dean for the Humanities, NYU

5:15 to 7 pm: Opening Panel
Emanuela Bianchi, Comparative Literature, NYU
Patricia Clough, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY
Mariano López Seoane, Faculty, NYU Buenos Aires
Fred Moten, English, University of California, Riverside
Moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Social & Cultural Analysis; Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, NYU

Video of Thursday’s Welcoming Remarks and Opening Panel
http://youtu.be/uChyhRRbFH0

7 pm: Performative Interlude
Ethan Philbrick, Performance Studies, NYU

7:15 to 8 pm: Opening reception

Friday, Oct 31st

10:30 am: Welcoming Remarks — Willis G. Regier, Director, University of Illinois Press & Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, NYU

Video of Friday’s Welcoming Remarks:
http://youtu.be/u4ss_l5jO0g

10:45 am to 12:15 pm: Session One
Nimrod Reitman, German, NYU
Shari Wolk, Media, Culture & Communication, NYU
Dominik Zechner, German, NYU
Moderator: Avital Ronell, Comparative Literature and German, NYU

Video of Session One: N. Reitman, S. Wolk, D. Zechner, A. Ronell
http://youtu.be/_9gHZkm-aCU

1:15 to 2:45 pm: Session Two
Hent de Vries, Humanities Center and Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
Lydia Liu, Comparative Literature and Chinese, Columbia University
Elizabeth Weed, Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women, Brown University
Moderator: Chadwick Smith, German, NYU

Video of Session Two: H. de Vries, L. Liu, E. Weed, C. Smith
http://youtu.be/LuHQ7hgaHto

3 to 4:30 pm: Session Three
Kyoo Lee, Philosophy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Elissa Marder, French and Comparative Literature, Emory University
Antje Pfannkuchen, German, Dickinson College
Moderator: Ben Kafka, Media, Culture & Communication, NYU

Video of Session Three: K. Lee, E. Marder, A. Pfannkuchen, B. Kafka
http://youtu.be/RZLlin41F2M

4:30 to 5 pm: Concluding remarks
Avital Ronell, Comparative Literature and German, NYU

Video of Concluding remarks: Avital Ronell
http://youtu.be/mc4J_SoMYqk

5 to 6 pm: Closing reception & Gramaphonic Telephonalities, a performative installation by Thomas Y. Levin, German, Princeton University

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO RSVPs.


For more information about this event, please contact CSGS @ csgs(at)nyu.edu or @ 212-992-9540.

Facebook event page here.



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