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15th Annual CLIFF 2011

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)

Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 03/25/2011 - 03/26/2011; 11:45AM - 07:00PM
Location: Assembly Hall Rackham Graduate School
Detailed Information: FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 11:45-12:10: Registration 12:10-1:30: Opening Roundtable: Fun & Games in Intellectual Life Christi Merrill: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, South Asian Literature, Postcolonial Theory, and Asian Languages and Cultures Benjamin Paloff: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature & SlavicLangugaes and Literature Yopie Prins: Professor of Comparative Literature (Department Chair) and English; Professor of Classical Studies Ruth Tsoffar: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies, and Judaic Studies 1:30-2:30: LUNCH BREAK 2:30-4:30: Panel I: Play, Aesthetics & Language Sophia Stone (Purdue): “Teaching Virtue Through Laughter and Delight: Sir Philip Sidney’s Defense of Poesy and Book V of his Old Arcadia” Adam Mazel (U of M): “Christina’s Enigmas: The Ludic and the Lucidic in Christina Rossetti’s Poetry” Emily Hadorn (Wisconsin-Madison): “The Future of LOL” 5:00-7:00: Keynote Address: Glenda Carpio “Play, Games, and Cruelty” SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011 10:45: Coffee & Snacks 11:00-1:00: Panel II: Objects of Play: Aland Dagovitz (U of Chicago): “The Concept of Toy” Sheila Morton (Tusculum College): “Narrative and the Literary in European Board Games” Christopher Martiniano (Indiana University): “Devouring & Playing: Furries Transform” Reggie Allison (Indiana University of PA): “Pedagogy Through Roleplaying: D & D Versus Classrooms and Students” 1:00-2:00: LUNCH BREAK 2:00-3:00: Graduate Student Round-table: Fun & Games in Grad School Basak Candar, Mandy David, Jeffrey Loyd 3:00-3:15: Coffee Break 3:15-5:15: Panel III: Laughter, Play, & Questions of Social Justice: Brandon Galm (Indiana University of PA): “Recycle, Reuse, Redemption: Red Dead Redemption as an Ecocritical Text” Adam Lindberg (U of Minnesota): “Playing Badly: Subversive Fun and Moral Agency in the Zombie Apocalypse,” Marc-Niclas Heckner (U of M): “The Three Quarter Opera: Brechtian Verfremdung and Aristotelian Catharsis in Video Gaming” 7:15-11:00: Board Game Night (please bring any games you’d like to play!) Comp Lit Lounge 2038 Tisch Hall