Postcolonial Melancholia Conference
March 13-14, 2009
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
|Elliott Colla (Comparative Literature, Brown University)|
| Nauman Naqvi(Comparative Literature, Brown University):
"Melancholy as Counter-Historical Askesis"
Abdul JanMohamed (English, UC Berkeley):
"Between Dying and Speaking: The Subaltern in the Context of U. S. Slavery"
Zahid R. Chaudhary (English, Princeton University):
"Subjects in Difference: Walter Benjamin, Historical Difference, and Postcolonial Theory"
Respondent: Jacques Khalip (English, Brown University) |
| Serguei A. Oushakine (Slavic Languages & Literatures, Princeton University):
"Communities of Loss, Metonymies of Death: Dealing with Colonial Wars in Post-Imperial Russia"
Esther Whitfield (Comparative Literature, Brown University):
"Postwar Havana and the Aesthetics of Ruin"
Respondent: Michal Oklot (Slavic, Brown University)
|4:00-6:00pm||Keynote Address I|
| David Scott (Anthropology, Columbia University):
"The Ruins of Time and Generations of Memory"
| Gil Anidjar (Religion, Columbia University):
"Trust No One: Vicissitudes of Christian Melancholia"
David Kyuman Kim (Religious Studies, Connecticut College):
"Future Perfect/Past Conditional"
Respondent: Corey Walker (Africana Studies, Brown University)
| Samera Esmeir (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley):
"Humanism and the Loss of the Human: Reflections on Egypt's Colonial History"
Marc Nichanian (Independent Scholar, Istanbul):
"History as Mourning"
Respondent: Réda Bensmaïa (French, Comparative Literature, Brown University)
| Iain Chambers (Faculty of Arts, Instituto Universitario Orientale, Naples):
"Mediterranean Blues: Memory and Modernity at War with Itself"
Marinos Pourgouris (Comparative Literature, Brown University):
"The Unbearable Melancholia of Being British"
Respondent: Rey Chow (Comparative Literature, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University)
|4:00-6:00pm||Keynote Address II|
| Ranjana Khanna (English and Women's Studies, Duke University):
"Hope, Demand, and the Perpetual"