Date: Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Location: Nau 101 at the University of Virginia.

10:30. Opening remarks by Michael Levenson (University of Virginia)

    Free bagel breakfast outside Nau 101

11:00-12:30. Panel 1: Aesthetics, Media, & Fiction

  • Mrinalini Chakravorty (University of Virginia), “The Contemporary in Ruins”
  • Scott Selisker (University of Arizona), “Tracing Global Networks: Collectivity, Protocol, and Yamashita’s I Hotel
  • Aarthi Vadde (Duke University), “Universal Communication or the Emoji-Novel”

12:30-1:30. Free lunch outside Nau 101

1:30-3:00. Panel 2: Race, Class, & Labor

  • Nico Israel (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center), “The Totaled Work of Art: Animal Spirits, Risk Management and the Temporality of Insurance”
  • Jarvis McInnis (University of Notre Dame), “A Corporate Plantation Reading Public: Labor, Literacy, and Diaspora in the Global Black South”
  • Sonali Perera (Hunter College), “World Literature or Working-Class Literature in the Age of Globalization?”

3:30-5:00. Panel 3: Culture, Form, & the Local

  • Christopher Ali (University of Virginia), “What does it mean to be local in the digital age? Lessons from media studies”
  • David James (Queen Mary University of London), “Humilities of World Fiction”
  • Jahan Ramazani (University of Virginia), “The Local Poem in a Global Age”

5:15. Keynote address by Rey Chow (Duke University), “The Remains of Our Day: Evolving Conceptual Frames”

Sponsored by the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture, New Literary History, the Department of English, the McIntire Department of Art, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, the Department of French, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Council.