2015 Symposium Schedule

Inhabiting Containment
Troy Moore Library (25 Park Place, room 2343)
Georgia State University
February 27, 2015

10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks and morning reception

SESSION I: Spatializing Histories of Containment and Struggle

10:30 – 10:50 “Memories of Birmingham and the Captive Geographies of Empire”
Brittany Meché, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley

10:50 – 11:10 “Between White and Wrong: Loopholes of Retreat and Other Amalgams of Domestic Tranquility”
Jasmine Syedullah, Department of English, University of California, Riverside

11:10 – 11:25 BREAK

SESSION II: Racialized Spatialities

11:25 – 11:45 “The Duality of the Wall As an Evocative Object and Its Functionality As Othering”
Faisal Saleh and Rasha Sansur, Communication and Development Studies Program, Ohio University

11:45 – 12:05 “What Can’t a Body Do: Theorizing Spatiotemporal Structures of Discipline”
Ameen Mettawa, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida

12:05 – 1:25 LUNCH

SESSION III: The Spatiotemporality of Political Enactment

1:25 – 1:45 “Visions of Utopia: The Shifting Temporalities of Black Queer Protest Space”
Taryn Jordan, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

1:45 – 2:05 “Cloud Hegemonies: The Nature of Virtual Revolutionary Space”
Rohan Ghatak, Graduate Institute, St. John’s College

2:05 – 2:20 BREAK

SESSION IV: Carceral Spatialities and Anti-Prison Activism

2:20 – 2:40 “Abstracting Oakland: Consumer Citizenship and the Containment of Dissent”
Trisha Barua, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, University of California, Davis

2:40 – 3:00 “‘Count the Contradictions’:
Queer Space, Affect, and the U.S. Architecture of Carcerality”
Savannah Kilner, Department of Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

3:00 – 3:20 “So I’ll Jump!: The Unpublished Prisoner Correspondence of Joseph Beam”
Marty Fink, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:20 – 3:35 BREAK

SESSION V: De/Reterritorializing Empire

3:35 – 3:55 “Specters of the Strike: Interventions in the Deterritorializing Violence of U.S. Drone Warfare”
Andrea Miller, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, University of California, Davis

3:55 – 4:15 “Weapons of Mass Destruction Reterritorialized: From Guernica to Ferguson”
Amira Jarmakani, Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Georgia State University

4:15 – 4:30 BREAK

4:30 – 5:00 KEYNOTE RECEPTION

5:00 – 6:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“‘Our Prison’: Kitchenettes, Carceral Power, and Black Masculinity During the Inter-War Years”

Dr. Rashad Shabazz, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Vermont

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