Missed Connections

February 19, 2010 (Friday) / 9:00 am4:45 pm

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Missed Connections

9:00–9:30: Coffee and Remarks

9:30–11:30: Session I

Respondent: Sharrona Pearl, Asst Professor of Communication

  • Megan Cook, English, Penn
    The Non-History of the Non-Reading of Thomas Usk’s “Testament of Love”
  • Neil Crimes, Music, Penn
    The First Cut is the Deepest: On Lacan’s Splitting and Music in the Margins
  • Emily Hyde, English, Princeton
    “Heroic Cutting:” Auden in China
  • Tal Kastner, English, Princeton
    Bartleby and Boilerplate: Paradigms of Failed Connection?

11:30-12:30 | Lunch

12:30-2:30 | Session II
Respondent: Salamishah Tillet, Asst Professor of English

  • Denise Dahlhoff, Communication, Penn
    Converting Strangers to Intimates: Cultural and Societal Implications of Online Dating as Shortcut for Romantic Connections
  • Yumi Lee, English, Penn
    Identifying Across in Forough Farrokhzad’s The House Is Black
  • Christine Marks, English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
    Closed, Open, and Overmixed Bodies in Siri Hustvedt’s Novel What I Loved
  • Lisa Mendelman, English, UCLA
    Reading into Silence: Desire and Intimacy in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus

2:30-2:45 | Break

2:45-4:45 | Session III

Respondent: Jeffrey Green, Asst Professor of Political Science

  • Peter Clericuzio, History of Art, Penn
    Art Nouveau and French Connections with Alsace-Lorraine, ca. 1900-1914  
  • Scott De Orio, German, Penn
    Is Pederasty Gay? Discourses about Male Intergenerational Intimacy during the Early German Homosexual Emancipation Movement
  • Elias Saba, Near Eastern Language and Civilizations, Penn
    Heroes, History, and Fiction: Rereading and Rewriting History in Ba’thist Iraq
  • Jason Saunders, English, UVA
    “Imperial Boyhood”: Masculine Rivalry, Interracial Desire, and the Limits of Empire in Absalom, Absalom

5:00–6:30 | Keynote
Laura Otis, Professor of English, Emory University
Reconnecting Verbal and Visual Thinking