This conference keynote lectures by Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) and Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), and papers by Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), Laura Pulido (USC), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), Margaret Somers (Michigan), Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), and Jeremy Varon (New School).
The conference begins on Friday, May 9, with opening remarks at 9:45 a.m., by Lauren M.E. Goodlad, Director of the Unit for Criticism/English. Keynote lectures or sessions continue until 1:15 p.m., when an hour-long lunch break takes place. Panel sessions resume from 2:15-5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the conference resumes at 11 a.m. with remarks by J.B. Capino, Unit for Criticism/English, followed by a keynote talk by Patricia Williams, Columbia University. Lunch will take place from 12:45-1:45 p.m., followed by a panel from 1:45-3:15 p.m., and a closing roundtable from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
SLCL sponsors include Department of French/French@Illinois and the Program in Comparative and World Literature.