The Second Biannual Faculty and Graduate Students Colloquium

Organized by

The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

Nov. 18-19 2010

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Babcock Room, 40th floor, Cathedral of Learning


1:00-1:20 pm.  Giuseppina Mecchia, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh:  Welcome and Introductory Remarks.


1:30-4:00 pm  Empire and Historicity


Ken Surin, Duke University:  “Empire:  Ten Years After”.

Richard Jermain,  University of Tampa :  “The Dialectical Basis of Revolution”

Matt Gayetsky, University of Pittsburgh:  “Partisans in Empire, or, Carl Schmitt as Revolutionary”


Chair and Respondent:  Hermann Herlinghaus, University of Pittsburgh


4:00-4:30 pm:  Coffee Break


4:30-7:00 pm  Empire and Capital


Christian Marazzi, Università Italiana della Svizzera: “ Financial Entropy:  The Struggle Within and Against Empire”

Stevphen Shukaitis, University of Essex/Autonomedia:  “Beneath the Empire:  History, Composition and Organization”

David Haeselin, Carnegie Mellon University:  “The Emperors of Networks:  Reclaiming Optimism for the Digital”


Chair and Respondent:  Terry Smith, University of Pittsburgh


Friday, November 19, 2010


5130 Posvar Hall


8:30-9:00 am:  Continental Breakfast


9:00-11:30 am: Empire and Coloniality


Nick Nesbitt, Princeton University: “Beyond Empire’s Dialectics of (Colonial) Sovereignty:  Speculative Anarchism and the Critique of Critique”

Juan Carlos Valencia, Macquarie University:  “The Persistence of Coloniality in ‘Empire’”

Joshua Lund, University of Pittsburgh:  “Misplaced Revolution: Internal colonialism and anti-primitivism in modern Mexico”.


Chair and Respondent, Roberto Ponce-Cordero , University of Pittsburgh


11:30-1:00 pm:  Lunch break


1:00-3:30pm  Empire and Opposition


Tim Murphy, University of Oklahoma:  “Co-research, Collaboration, Commonwealth”

Carolina Gainza, University of Pittsburgh:  “Processes of Appropriation of Technology

and Collective Practices in Literary Creation:  Electronic Literature in Latin America”

Miriam Tola, Rutgers University : “Embodied Multitudes.  Notes on Empire and Corporeal Feminism”.


Chair and Respondent, Lisa Brush, University of Pittsburgh


3:30-4:30 pm.  Coffee  break


121 David Lawrence Hall


4:30-6:30 pm, Keynote Address

Michael Hardt, Duke University


6:30-7:30 pm.  Reception


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