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The Luminous Mind: A Symposiium in Honor of Patricia Yaeger

Friday, March 13, 2015
12:00 AM
3222 Angell Hall

This symposium is in memory of Patsy Yaeger, Henry Simmons Fireze Collegiate Professor of English and Women's Studies,  who passed away July 25th, 2014. This event is open to the public. 

Presented in collaboration with the Department of English Language and Literature.


9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 Session I: Welcome and Introduction: Anita Norich
1.“Reflections on Vulnerability and Repair: The Environment and the Human” Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University
2.“Discarding Marxism: The Lumpenproletariat, Trash, and the Margins” Nathaniel Mills, Cal. State University—Northridge
3.“The Fantasy of Commodities”
Catherine S. Cassel, University of Michigan

11:15 – 12:45 Session II: Marjorie Levinson, Introduction
1.“Object Lessons”
Konstantina Karageorgos, University of Michigan
2.“’s not something I wanted to write”: Pieces from a Feminist Friendship Archive Nancy K. Miller, City University of New York
3.“Dirt, Desire, and the Work of Teaching” Jess Roberts, Albion College

12:45 – 2:00 Lunch: Box Lunches will be provided

2:00-3:30 Session III: Valerie Traub, Introduction
1."Geographies of Memory and Transformational Objects" Arlene R. Keizer, University of California, Irvine
2."Editing Patsy's Posthumous Work"
Joseph A. Boone, University of Southern California
3.“Some Words for Patsy’s Memorial” Susan Gubar, Indiana University

3:30 – 5:00 reception and time for reminiscences