Apr 12

Comparative Literature Graduate Conference 2024
Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135

April 11-12, 2024

Thursday 12:00PM -6:30PM - Kevnote: Prof. Idris Robinson

Friday 12:00PM-6:30PM - Keynote: Prof. David Marriott

Violence makes for a familiar ground in the academy, buttressing contemporary articulations of materiality just as it contours the unthought enclosures of idealist actuality. This Conference seeks to investigate violence as a potentially unstable category between disciplines. We aim to explore the tenuous distinctions that theories of violence have often upheld, such as state violence and revolutionary violence, or law-making and law-preserving. The interdisciplinary presentations comprising this conference aim to identify the tenses, constructions, and modalities in which violence takes shape as a distinct form.

Thursday - April 11, 2024
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM-2:30 PM - Residuals of Procedure
2:45 PM-4:15PM - Contradictions and Their Institutionalization
4:30PM - Keynote Speaker: Prof. Idris Robinson, Texas State University

Friday - April 12, 2024
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM-2:30PM - Disappearance
2:45PM-4:15PM - Scar, Dehiscence, and Relational Wounding
4:30PM - Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Marriott, Emory University