Black / Queer Ontologies Graduate Conference

Keynote address by Professor Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University)
Presenters:
Department of African American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of History, Department of English, LGBT Center, and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents:

Black/Queer Ontologies: The 4th Annual Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

Location: Lewis Library 120, Princeton University
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 


8:30am – 9:00 am: Registration

9:00am – 9:10am: Welcome/ Opening Remarks

9:10am – 10:30am: Panel One: Resistant Ontologies

  • Kemar McIntosh (Florida International University) – “Recolonizing Afro-Caribbean Queer Bodies: Race, Class, Gender, Sexual Politics and the Postcolonial Condition.”
  • Ashley Coleman (Emory University) – “Black/Queer Phenomenology in the Face of Fungibility.”
  • Shadee Malaklou (University of California, Irvine) – “On the Chronopolitics of Skin-Ego and the Jouissance of Surface Sexualities.”

10:40 am – 12:00pm: Panel Two: Black/Queer Performance

  • Emily Bock (University of Chicago) – ” From Real Black to Black Realness: Imagining Radical Futures Through Performance and Play.”
  • Savannah Shange (University of Pennsylvania) – “Out of Pocket: Ratchetry, Reconstruction, and Black Flesh in San Francisco.”
  • David Sanchez-Aguilera (University of California, San Diego) – “Staging Belonging Through Difference: The Heremeneutics of Black Beauty in Shayne Oliver’s Hood by Air.”

12:10pm – 1:10pm: Lunch

1:20pm – 2:50pm: Keynote address by Professor Saidiya Hartman

 Introduction by Professor Tera Hunter 

3:00pm – 4:20pm: Panel Three: Black (Queer) Liquidity

  • Tyrone S. Palmer (Northwestern University) – “‘A Liquid Grave’: Theorizing Black Liquidity and Social Liquidation.”
  • Jared Richardson (Northwestern University) – “Sounding Black Sirens: Queer Mutations and Questions of the Flesh in the Work of Ellen Gallagher and Doreen Garner.”
  • Shoniqua Roach (Northwestern University) – “Liquid(ated) Negresses: Exhuming the Gender and Sexual Ontologies of Enslaved Black Women.”

4:30pm – 5:50pm: Panel Four: Discursive Ontologies

  • Brenda Sanya (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) – “Dislocating Roots, Re-Mapping Routes: Routed Discontinuities in Black Diasporas
  • Colin Wheeler (Georgia State University) – “The Queer Materialities of Bosco the Talk-Ink Kid.”
  • Danielle Marion Roper (New York University) – “Queering Gender, Queering Race in a Jamaican Cartoon: Clovis and the Buggery Law Debate in Jamaica.”

5:50pm – 6:00pm: Closing Remarks

October 24, 2015 9:00 AM
Lewis Library 120