“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, April 12, 2015

UC Berkeley Objects and Ecology Schedule

A SYMPOSIUM 17 April 2015

10.00 to 10.15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION (315 Wheeler)

10.15 to 11.30 ETHICS, AFFECTS, OBJECTS (315 Wheeler)

Stefanie Graeter, UC Davis, “We Want to Work: Exposure as Agency in Peruvian Mining Politics”
Kali Rubaii, UC Santa Cruz, “In the Path of the Witness-Perpetrator: Concrete and Chemicals in Anbar, Iraq”
Respondent: Ashley Dawson, Professor of English, CUNY

11.30 to 12.30 JOAN ROUGHGARDEN (315 Wheeler)
Professor of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii
“Ram-2050: A Ramayana Epic for the Future”

12.30 to 1.30 LUNCH

1.30 to 3.00 THINKING WITH NONHUMANS (300 Wheeler)
Jonathan Wald, UC Berkeley, “Thinking about Morality with Orchids”
Elizabeth Crachiolo, UC Davis – “Sensitive Plants and Natural History in Early Modern England”
Lisa Reade, UC Berkeley – “Sound Bytes: Koda Rohan’s Phantom Linguistics”
Respondent: Ewa Domanska, Professor of Theory and Historiography, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; and Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

3.00 to 3.15 BREAK

3.15 to 4.45 AGENTIAL MATTER (300 Wheeler)
Emilie Dionne, UC Santa Cruz – “Dwelling in Corporeal Ambiguity and Vulnerable Ecologies”
Clement Hil Golberg, UC Berkeley – “Animated Extinction”
Susan Eberhard, UC Berkeley – “Marinship’s Wake: Salvage Ethics on the Sausalito Waterfront”
Respondent: Hector Hoyos, Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University

4.45 to 5.00 BREAK

5.00 to 6.00 TIMOTHY MORTON (315 Wheeler)
Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, Rice University
“Show Us Your Papers!”

6.00 to 6.15 CLOSING REMARKS


Sponsored by UC Berkeley English Department, Stanford Environmental Humanities Project, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Florence Green Bixby Chair, James Joyce Working Group, and Materiality Working Group.


Anonymous said...

Show us your papers! (Holds up zig-zag brand rolling papers ;)

Unknown said...

Tim, are you speaking or is Rita Shea speaking about you? I'm wondering if you'll be in attendance at this conference.