Social Text 109/110 (Winter 2011/Spring 2012)
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Rooms C201/C202Thursday, 19 April 2012, 12-6pm
12:00-12:30pm Opening Remarks
Teemu Ruskola (Emory Law)
Anna McCarthy (Social Text)
12:30-2:15pm Panel 1
Chair Shuang Shen (Comparative Literature, Penn State University)
Ackbar Abbas (Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine), "China and the Human: A Visual Dossier"
Michael Dutton (Politics, Goldsmiths), "Fragments of the Political, or How We Dispose of Wonder"
Camille Robcis (History, Cornell), "'China in Our Heads': Althusser, Maoism, and Structuralism"
Mei Zhan (Anthropology, University of California at Irvine), "Worlding Oneness: Daoism, Heidegger, and Possibilities for Treating the Human"
Commentators Peter Hitchcock (English, Graduate Center, CUNY)
2:45-4:30pm Panel 2
Chair David Eng (English, University of Pennsylvania)
Eric Hayot (Comparative Literature, Penn State University), "Cosmologies, Globalization, and Their Humans"
Petrus Liu (Comparative Literature, Cornell), "Queer Human Rights in and against China: Marxism and the Figuration of the Human"
Shu-mei Shih (Comparative Literature, University of California at Los Angeles), "Is the Post- in Postsocialism the Post- in Posthumanism?"
Commentators Brent Edwards (English, Columbia)
5:00-6:00 Roundtable Discussion
Tani Barlow (History, Rice)
David Harvey (Anthropology and Geography, Graduate Center, CUNY)
Haun Saussy (Comparative Literature, Chicago)