FRIDAY February 8, 2013

8:00-1:00 Registration Research Commons, 3rd floor, Robert W. Woodruff Library
9:00-9:45 Opening Ceremony Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
10:00-11:30 The Queer Subject as Species and Spectacle White Hall 207
Chair: Jeffrey McCune, University of Maryland
Augustus Durham, Independent Scholar
 “Enqu(ee)r(y)ing Minds Want to Know: Is You Gay?! Or, An Episodic Moment in a Single Ladies Life”
Julian Gill-Peterson, Rutgers University
“Intensive Race, Intensive Sex: The Inhuman Life of a Batty Boy”
Lamont Lloyd-Sims, Georgia State University
“J-Setting: Black Queer Desire and World-Making”
10:00-11:30  Out of Place: Race, Nation, and Diaspora Anthropology Building 303
Chair: Kwame Phillips, Emory University
Nicole M. Jackson, Bowling Green State University
“A Very Tender Problem: Multicultural England and Black British families”
Sara Busdiecker, Spelman College
“High Altitude Blackness, Pacific-Side African-ness: Diaspora In and Out of Place in Contemporary Bolivia and Chile”
Andria Barabin, Pepperdine University
“The Black Tile in the Mosaic: Representations of Black Folk in the Canada’s Multicultural State (includes a digital ethnographic photography exhibit)”
10:00-11:30  Straddling Nothingness and Infinity: The Black Body Post-Reconstruction Candler Ethics & Society Ampitheater, Rm. 102
Chair: Mark A. Sanders, Emory University
Maleda A. Belilgne, Rutgers University
“Between Nothingness and Infinity: Toward a Theory of the Fantastic in Black Speculative Fiction”
Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College
“Heterosexual Genealogies: Natal Alienation, Marriage and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South”
Michael McGee, University of California, Berkeley
“Disalienation: The Prerequisite to Freedom”
11:45-1:15 Space, Hip Hop, and Afro-Futurism Candler 501
Chair: Samuel Livingston, Morehouse College
Matthew Won, Independent Scholar
“Auto-Tune’s pitch syncopation and the alien temporality of blackness”
James Ford, Occidental College
“Listening to The Love Below: Outkast’s Afrofuturistic Eroticism”
11:45-1:15 What Saith the Church?: Clerical Perspectives and Responses to Local and Global Alienation the African Diaspora White Hall 207
Chair: Dianne Diakite, Emory University
Melva Sampson, First Afrikan Presbyterian Church
Ernest Brooks, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College
AnnMarie Mingo, Big Bethel A.M.E. Church
Oliver C. Allen, III, Vison Church of Altanta
11:45-1:15 Constructions and Productions: The Black Body in Outer Space Candler 549
Chair: Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Emory University
Nicole Harrison, New York University
“Fear Into Fire: Reclaiming Black Male Identity Through the Art of Tattooing”
Nettrice R. Gaskins, Georgia Institute of Technology
“The construction and re-construction of black femininity through games and the social psychology of the avatar.”
Stephanie Jones, University of Georgia
“Becoming Wifey:  The (Re)construction of Gendered Bodies through Basketball Wives”
1:15-2:15 Lunch Jones Room, 3rd Floor Robert W. Woodruff Library
2:30-4:00 Revising and Envisioning: Past and Future Explorations of the Black Body White Hall, 208
Chair: Michelle Hite, Spelman College
Anna B. Scott, VISCERA Performance Instigation Troupe
Kashif Powell,  UNC Chapel Hill
“Envisioning the Alien Within: A Performative Adaption of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man”
4:15-5:15 Keynote Address: Alondra Nelson, Columbia University White Hall, 208
5:30-6:30 Break Time
Dinner (on your own)

Saturday February 9, 2013

8:00-1:00 Registration Research Commons, 3rd floor, Robert W. Woodruff Library
9:00-9:45 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Peculiar Landscapes: Art, Race, and the Body White Hall, 102
Chair: Amanda Rogers, Emory University
Elizabeth Carmel Hamilton, University of Florida
“Analog Girls in a Digital World: Fatimah Tuggar’s Afrofuturist Interventions in ‘Traditional’ African Art”
Kai Parker, University of Chicago
“The Art of Alienation: Afrofuturist Antinomies in the Paintings and Travels of William Edouard Scott”
J. Edgar Baur, Independent Scholar
“The Black Friar:  On Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Approach to Historicity and the Yoruba ‘Techniques of Ecstasy'”
10:00-11:30 Alien Identity Race, Authenticity and Alienness White Hall, 103
Chair: Asha French, Emory University
Sharell, D. Luckett, Kennesaw State University
I’m an alien from outer space; I’m a cyber girl without a face”
Beverly Bain Ph.D, Laurentian University
“Strange Bodies’- Bodies out of Place in Discourses of Sexual Assault of Women in Toronto.”
Bettina L. Love, University of Georgia
“The Queer Body as the Researching Body in Heteronormativity Spaces”
10:00-11:30 The Slave, Alienation, and the Body White Hall, 110
Chair: Reginald Wilburn, University of New Hampshire
Heather M. Finch, Auburn University
“Flesh was not his commodity’: Toni Morrison’s A Mercy and the Embodied Trauma”
Julia Tigner, Auburn University
“The Notions of Criminality and the Role of the Black Character in Frederick Douglass’s ‘The Heroic Slave’ and Louisa May Alcott’s ‘My Contraband'”
Lindsey Zanchettin, Auburn University
“This Land is My Land: Creating a Zone of Transcendence amidst the Paradox of Mobility in Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom”
10:00-11:30 Wealth, Race, and Alienation: Building Wealth in the Black Community Perspectives and Practices White Hall, 111
Chair: Monique Gilliam, Integrated Health Network and Community Affairs Contractor, Nestle Purina
Justin Giles, Hedge Fund Manager
Clarence Dabney, Entraprenuerer, Professor of Accounting
Ryan Anderson, Small Business Community Outreach Advocate, Wells Fargo
11:45-1:15 Seeing and Knowing Bodies: The Constructions of Blackness and the Politics of Gaze White Hall, 205
Chair: Estee Nena Dillard, Spelman College
Joshua Bennett,Princeton University
“Calling Untame Spirits Into Flesh: Reading race, animality and affect in Charles Chesnutt’s ‘The Conjure Woman'”
Irem Yildiz, Bilgi University (Istanbul- Turkey)
“Displaying and Constructing the “Exotics” & “Abnormals” : Human Zoos”
Stephanie M. Sparling, University of Southern California
“Witnessing within White Cubes: Black Women in American Art Museums”
11:45-1:15 Industry, Hip-hop, and Afrofuturism White Hall, 206
Chair: Chanel Craft, Emory University
Alexandria Barabin, Pepperdine University
“Outside Out: “Noplace” for Retro-Futuristic Funk”
Scot Brown, University of California, Los Angelos
“Roger Troutman and Blues Afrofuturism”
Seth E. Davis, Syracuse University
11:45-1:15 What We Mean When We Say Butler: Alien Bodies and Speculative Fiction White Hall, 207
Chair: Abdul R. JanMohamed, Emory University
Biko Mandela Gray, Rice University
“The Whole Procedure Was Wrong, Alien: An Ontological Exploration of the Alien in Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild”
Susana Morris, Auburn University
“We have very little in common with the vampires Bram Stoker described in Dracula: Afrofuturist Feminism in Black Women’s Vampire Literature”
Therí A. Pickens, Bates College
“You’re Supposed To Be a Tall, Handsome, Fully Grown White Man: Theorizing Race, Gender, & Disability in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling”
1:15-2:15 Lunch Jones Room, 3rd Floor Robert W. Woodruff Library
2:15-3:30 Break Time
3:45-5:15 Optimism, Performance, and the Redemption of the Black Alien Panel White Hall, 205
Chair: Lawrence P. Jackson, Emory University
Rizvana Bradley, Duke University
“Blackness and the Aesthetics of Fabrication and Reproduction in the Art of Thornton Dial”
Seulghee Lee, University of California, Berkeley
“Good Essentialism and the Black Alien Within”
3:45-5:15 Black Maybe: Historicity and the Art of Blackness White Hall, 206
Chair: Michael B. Gillespie, Ohio University
Reynaldo Anderson, Harris-Stowe State University
“Dark Futures: Afrofuturism and the Black Postmodern Aesthetic”
Michael B. Gillespie, Ohio University
“Destroy This Memory: Barry Jenkins, Visual Historiography, and San Francisco”
Michele Beverly, Georgia State
From HeLa to Erykah: The Immortal Lives of Black Women in Contemporary Visual Culture
John Jennings, SUNY Buffalo
“Black Kirby: In Search of the Motherboxx Connection”
3:45-5:15 Un/Sustainable Structures: Housing, Buildings, and Social Configuring in Local and Global Communities White Hall, 207
Chair: Akinyele K. Umoja, Georgia State University
Alan Brown, Property Specialist
Fair Housing?: Institutionalized Alienation in Atlanta
Erin A. Ferguson, TV Show Host, Citizens Review
“Haitian Takeover: Politics, Alienation, and Othering in the Bahamas”
Abena Saceky Ojetayo, Cornell Univeristy, Senior Project Coordinator,Facilities Services,
“Building Sustainable Structures: Implications for Universities and Global Communities”
5:30-6:00 Closing Ceremony White Hall, 208
6:00-8:00 Dinner (on your own)
9:00-12:00 DJ Party Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
DJ’s Lynne Denise and Superfree

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