Oct 30 & 31: The Telephone Book @ 25 symposium

The Telephone Book @ 25

a two-day symposium with Emanuela Bianchi, Patricia Clough, Hent de Vries, Ben Kafka, Kyoo Lee, Lydia Liu, Mariano López SeoaneElissa Marder, Fred Moten, Ann PellegriniAntje B. 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

Lydia Liu, East Asian Languages & Cultures and Institute for Comparative Literature & Society, 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 25thanniversary.

Deutsches Haus @ NYU
42 Washington Mews

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Deutsches Haus, with additional support from the NYU Department of Performance Studies and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

 

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Oct 30th

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

Opening Panel: 5:15 to 7 pm
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

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

Opening reception: 7:15 to 8 pm

Friday, Oct 31st

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

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

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

Session Three: 3 to 4:30 pm
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

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

Closing reception: 5 to 6 pm

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO RSVPs.

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

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