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Georges Seurat, Casseur de pierres, Le Raincy (ca. 1879-91)

Anachronisms Conference
New York University
April 14-15, 2017

The event is free and open to the public.
No prior registration is necessary for the panels.
Registration is required for the keynote address. Please RSVP here.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 14
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 405
31 Washington Place

Opening Remarks
9:30AM – 10:00AM

Emily Apter

Panel 1
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Moderator: Anastasiya Osipova

Rebecca Comay, “Willing Backwards: Testamentary Vicissitudes in Walter Benjamin”
Gabriel Rockhill, “Counter-History and the Transformation of Political Imaginaries”
Christopher Wood, “The Stigma of Mortality”

Panel 2
11:45AM – 1:15PM
Moderator: Daniel Howell

Roberto Dainotto, “Historical Immanence and the Problematics of the New: On the ‘Necessary Anachronism’ of György Lukács”
Erica Moiah James, “Decolonizing Time”
Sonia Werner, “Anachronism and Idiocy: Marx’s History and the Aesthetics of Verisimilitude”

Lunch Break
1:15PM – 3:15PM

Panel 3
3:15PM – 4:45PM
Moderator: Amy Obermeyer

Ana Dopico, “The Society for Creative Anachronism: Old Neighborhoods, Youth, and the Re-education of Cuban Time”
Harry Harootunian, “Restoring Untimeliness: Reflections on the Problem of ‘Second Hand Time’ in Postwar Japan”
Andrew Zimmerman, “Breaking Time: Conjure and Communism in Civil War Missouri”

Panel 4
5:00PM – 6:30PM
Moderator: Charles Gelman

Maggie Clinton, “Fascist Cultural Revolution in Interwar China”
R.H. Lossin, “Sabotage: A Certain Simple and Monstrous Thing?”
Erag Ramizi, “Anachronisms against Neologisms: Chronopolitics of the Peasant Question”

Dinner
7:30PM – 9:30PM

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SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Room 475
238 Thompson Street

Panel 5
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Moderator: Juan Carlos Aguirre

Daniel Benson, “A Laughable Anachronism: State Temporality and Colonization in France, 1830-1880”
Hala Halim, “Revisionism and Allochronism in Martin Bernal’s Black Athena
Massimiliano Tomba, “Decentering Modern History/Decolonizing Time”

Panel 6
11:45AM – 1:15PM
Moderator: Ziad Dallal

Kristin Ross, “The Seventh Wonder of the Zad”
Manu Goswami, “‘A Conspiracy of Equality’: Early Communism in Late Colonial India”
Elizabeth Benninger, “Untimely Futures: Anachrony in Utopian Critique”


Keynote Address
2:00PM – 4:00PM

The Grand Hall
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Top Floor
238 Thompson Street

“Anachronism and the Conflict of Times”
Jacques Rancière

Please RSVP

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