Realism in the World

A conference sponsored by the
RICSRE/SHC How Do Identities Matter? Network and the Junior Scholars Caucus of The Future of Minority Studies National Research Project

Thursday, May 19, 2005
8:00am - 6:30pm
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall

8:15am Introductory Remarks
Paula Moya, English, Stanford University
Ulka Anjaria, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University
8:30am-10:30am Panel 1: Language, Identity and Democracy

Chair: Jennifer Harford Vargas, English, Stanford University
Danielle C. Heard, English, Cornell University
Petty Particulars?: The Legitimacy of an African-American Political Identity
Amanda Nolacea Harris, Modern Languages, Ohio University
Calling a Spade a Spade: Language and the impossibility of representative democracy in realist practice
Carmen Sanjuán-Pastor, Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University
The Politics Behind Linguistic Metaphors: Juana María Rodriguez's journey in online sex rooms
Respondent: Michael Hames-García, English, Binghamton University
10:30am-11:00amTea and Samosas
11:00am-1:00pm Panel 2: Representation, Resistance and Knowledge

Chair: Sarah Allison, English, Stanford University
Ulka S. Anjaria, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University
Representing the Untouchable: Gandhi, Mulk Raj Anand, and the Dalit Question
Esha Niyogi De, Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, UCLA
Anti-Imperialist Humanism: A Transcultural and Realistic Perspective
Ernesto J. Martínez, English, Binghamton University
Dying to Know: Suicidal knowledge and responsibility in Baldwin's Another Country
Respondent: Alex Woloch, English, Stanford University
1:00pm-2:45pmLunch and Informal Discussion
2:45pm-4:45pm Panel 3: Pedagogy, Practice and Power

Chair: Sarah Lagrotteria, English, Stanford University
Annmaria Shimabuku, East Asian Literature, Cornell University
Transpacific Colonialism
Karin Spirn, English, Diablo Community College
The Working Classroom: Crossing professional boundaries
Gerald Campano, Education, Indiana University
The Neighborhood Writes Back: (Im)migrant students shaping local knowledge
Respondent: Michele Elam, English, Stanford University
4:45pm-5:30pmConcluding Discussion
Moderator: Paula Moya, English, Stanford University
5:30pm-6:00pmPoetry Reading by Ogagaoghene Ifowodo
6:00pm-6:30pmWine and Snacks
7:00pmDinner at Paula Moya's house for all Conference Participants and Attendees

Conference Organizers:
Paula Moya,
Ulka Anjaria,

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