Almost Always Deceived:
Revolutionary Praxis and Reinventions of Need
March 29-31, 2001
University of Florida
All panels will take place in the O. Ruth McQuown room, 219 Dauer
The keynotes will take place in the Keene Faculty Center on the first
floor of Dauer Hall.
Thursday, March 29
9.00-10.30 Mapping the Imaginary
Alan Clinton, "The Bliss of Dispersion: An Archaeology of Discovery"
"New Lands: Heterotopias of the Network"
Scott Nygren, "Animals and Machines: Running Amuck in Imamurais' 60's Films"
Moderator: Erica Pittman
10.45-12.15 Between Classes
Mindy Cardozo, "A Teaching Story"
Dina Smith, "Toward a Materialist Identity Politics"
"Welfare Reform, Enclosure, and the New Economy"
Moderator: Harun Thomas
"Strange Love, or How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market"
Robin Truth Goodman, "Junk-King Education"
Kenneth Saltman, "Rivers of Fire: Amoco's Impact on Education"
Respondent: Peter McLaren
4.00-5.30 Recontextualizing the Queer
Renuka Bisht, "Fire: Directing Transpositions in Bollywood's
Kim Emery, "Left. Out. : Capitalism, Compulsory Heterosexuality, and
the Gay Marriage Question"
N. Shahani, "Mapping Strategies: Queering the National Line"
Moderator: Laura Sullivan
7.30 Writing and Commitment
Michael Hofmann, Rick Joines, Ralph Savarese, Stephanie Smith
Friday, March 30
8.30-10.00 Discordant Desires
"L'Education Brut: The Educational Philosophy of Jean Debuffet"
"Rethinking the Politics of the Ear: Japan's Sonic Underground"
"Cool Desires, Godard Drives"
Moderator: E. Scott Launier
12.45-2.15 Have It Your Way
"On the Ideology of Consumer Sovereignty and the Production of
"Plath, Advertising, and the Domestic Surreal"
"The Cost of Being on Top: Nonsense and Disconnectedness in
"Crisis, Culture, and Consumption: The Commodification of
Dissent in Late Capitalism"
Moderator: Brian Meredith
2.30-4.00 "Marxism, Cultural Studies, and the Pedagogy of Desire"
Roundtable: Susan Hegeman, Jane Kuenz, Shelton Waldrep, Philip Wegner
4.15-6.00 Spatial Economies
Sonya Anderson, "Bodies in Space: Postmodern Desires to Name and Transcend the Iron Cage"
"Dow Theory: 2001"
"Modernist Bodies at the Millenial Border: Who Needs Mexico?"
"The Pretty Woman Goes Global: Or, Learning to Love
'Americanization' in Notting Hill"
Moderator: Derek Merrill
8.00 Keynote Address
Peter McLaren, "Critical Pedagogy at the Crossroads: Notes for a
New Revolutionary Politics"
Reception to follow in the Keene Faculty Center
Saturday, March 31
Red Collective I
Class and Materiality: Labor, the Unsaid of Re-visionist Heterodoxy
"The Parody of Flexodox Marxism: Why Orthodox Marxism is Needed to
End Inequality for All"
"Orthodox Marxism and Pedagogy: The 'Molecular' and the 'Molar'
"(D)evolutionary Socialism and the Containment of Class: For a Red
Theory of Class"
"Globality and Class: Left-Transnationalism and Red
Red Collective II
Marxism in the Contemporary Spaces
"Family, Capital, and the Left Now"
"Urban Post-Theory, Class and the City"
"Eclipsing Exploitation: Transnational Feminism, Sex Work, and
"Labor as Revolutionary Praxis: A Red Critique of the 'Post-Work'
1.10-2.40 Slash and Burn
Dean Casale, "Producing In-Organic Intellectuals: Literacies, Labor and the
Fate of State Institutions of Higher Education"
"Needs of Nature? Environmentalism, Human Rights Law, and the
"'Supermodels of the Rainforest': Neoimperialism,
Intellectual Property and Cosmetics"
Moderator: Ralph Savarese
2.50-4.20 Capital Nightmares
Andy Hazucha and John Wells,
"Fahrenheit 666: Fundamentalist Firemen and Dystopic
Brian Meredith, "The Return of the 18th Century"
William Scott, "Revolutionary Consumption"
Moderator: Raina Joines
4.30-6.00 Critical Conditions
"Desire, Needs, and the Revolution from a Schizoanalytic
"Critical Realism & Social Justice: Moving Beyond the Fact/Value
Julian Wolfreys, "Hauntology or the Political: Or, No Politics Not Now"
Respondent: Rick Joines
8.00 Keynote Address
Rosemary Hennessy, "Building Social Movement Out of Unmet Needs: Class Consciousness,
Transnational Solidarity, Hope"
Center for Humanities Lecture Series
The English Department at the University of Florida
The Marxist Reading Group