Objects of Affection – Programme Details

MAY 4-6, 2O12
219 AARON BURR HALL
Princeton University

OBJECTS OF AFFECTION: TOWARDS A MATERIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS
Interdisciplinary Conference

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Keynote on May 5:
The New Aesthetic: Objects that Matter
PATRICIA TICINETO CLOUGH
(The Graduate Center and CUNY’s Queens College)

Program Committee:
Serguei Oushakine, Anna Katsnelson, David Leheny, Anson Rabinbach, Gayle Salamon

MAY 4, 2012
1.30pm – 3.15pm PANEL 1: AFFECTIVE POLITICS
Chair: Anson Rabinbach (Princeton University)
Sabine Kriebel (University College Cork) Left Wing Laughter: John Heartfield’s Mischievous Communist Subject
Natalia Skradol (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Joy in Numbers: Measuring / Making Subjects and Objects in Labor Camps
Nadia Guessous (New York University) Visceral Politics and Sartorial Rifts: Feminism in the Age of the Hijab in Morocco
Discussant: Arzoo Osanloo (University of Washington/Law and Public Affairs Program, Princeton)

3.30 pm – 5.15pm PANEL 2: POWERFUL THINGS
Chair: David Leheny (Princeton University)
Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) Constitutional Awe: Hungary’s Holy Crown of St. Stephen
Julia Chadaga (Macalester College) Embracing Stars: On the Corporeal Qualities of Russian Glass
May Chew (Queen’s University, Canada) Colonial Archives and Affective Residues
Discussant: Robert Geraci (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

5.30pm PERFORMANCE PANEL
ECONOMIES OF DIFFERENCE: DENIAL, DESIRE, AND A GENEALOGY OF THE OBJECT
By Jessica Jacobson-Konefall (Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada), Jaimie Isaac(University of British Columbia), Leah Decter (Winnipeg, Canada)

MAY 5, 2012
9.30am – 11.15am PANEL 3: STONE FEELINGS
Chair: Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University)
Jeehee Hong (Syracuse University) Grieving through Stone and Clay: Mourning Images of Middle-Period China (10th-14th Centuries)
Brigit Ferguson (UC, Santa Barbara) Judging Affect: Smiles in the Thirteenth-Century Sculpture of Bamberg Cathedral
Diego Cagueñas (Universidad Icesi, The New School for Social Research) The Impassivity of Stones and the Heart of Disaster
Discussant: Christopher Nygren (University of Pennsylvania)

11.30am – 1.15pm PANEL 4: ARCHITECTURES OF EMOTIONS
Chair: Rachael Z. DeLue (Princeton University)
Yogesh Chandrani (Columbia University) In the Asylum of Truth: Planning, Heritage, and Violence in Ahmedabad
Lois Weinthal (University of Texas) Embedded Emotions in Objects of the Architectural Interior
Krisztina Fehervary (University of Michigan) From Socialist Modern to Super Natural Organicism: Political Affect and the Materialities of the Home
Discussant: Spyros Papapetros (Princeton University)

2.00pm – 3.45pm PANEL 5: REGIMES OF SENSES
Chair: Ekaterina Pravilova (Princeton University)
Christina Kiaer (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) Feeling Socialism in the 1930s: A Haptic Aesthetics of Socialist Realist Painting
Emma Widdis (University of Cambridge) Socialist Senses: Film and the Creation of Soviet Subjectivity
Cheng-Guang Zhao (University of Chicago) Sentimental Objects: a Cultural Analysis of some Romantic Things and Spaces in Tianjin, China
Discussant: Anna Katsnelson (Princeton University)

4.00pm – 5.45pm PANEL 6: TECHNOLOGIES OF ADDICTION
Chair: Gayle Salamon (Princeton University)
Nicole Vitellone (University of Liverpool) Syringe Sociology: Addicts, Objects, Emotions
Jason Pine (Purchase College) The Demiurge of the Methamphetamine Economy
Diana Mincyte (New York University) Commodity-As-Comrade: The Making of Consumer Society in Brezhnev’s Lithuania
Discussant: Devin Fore (Princeton University)

MAY 5, 2012
6.00pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
PATRICIA TICINETO CLOUGH
(The Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York)
THE NEW AESTHETIC: OBJECTS THAT MATTER

MAY 6, 2012
9.30am-11.15am PANEL 7: OBJECT RELATIONS
Chair: Edyta Bojanowska (Rutgers University)
Judith Goldstein (Vassar College) Witness Objects
Joan Neuberger (University of Texas, Austin) Eisenstein’s Feeling-Thinking Things
Victor Vakhshtayn (Moscow School for Social and Economic Sciences) “Toys are Us” or How to Do Emotions with Things
Discussant: Dragan Kujundzic (University of Florida)

11.30am – 1.15pm PANEL 8: ACOUSTIC PASSIONS
Chair: Joshua Kotin (Princeton University)
Anna Fishzon (Williams College) Sound Affects: Love, Hate, and the Gramophone in Prerevolutionary Russia
Olya Zikrata (Concordia University) Intangible Objects: Mapping Sonic Forces of the Russian Avant-garde
Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The Materiality of Sound: Esfir Shub’s Haptic Cinema
Discussant: Natasha Kurchanova (Independent Scholar)

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