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Helene Moglen Conference, March 13-14, 2020

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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A conference in honor of Professor Helene Moglen and the first Helene MoglenLecture in Feminism and the Humanities. Colleagues and former students will speak about themes close to Helene’s heart. The written word, with its poetics and practices of production, social engagements, and sites of conflict will serve as the focus for this two-day event.
Conference Schedule:
Friday, March 13, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Humanities 206
Welcome: Professor Tyler Stovall, Dean of Humanities, UCSC Introduction and acknowledgments (Professor Emerita Donna Haraway, UCSC)
III. Seth Moglen, Helene’s son and author of Mourning and Modernity: Literary Modernism and the Injuries of American Capitalism (2007) delivers a précis of Helene’s work
Brenda Shaughnessy reading a new poem written for Helene First Annual Helene Moglen Lecture on Feminism and the Humanities: Myra Jehlen, “Unreadable Writing “

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Humanities I, 210
(Coffee, Tea, Pastries will be served)
10am-12: 30 pm:
Moderator: Carla Freccero
Leslie Bow, “Fantasy as Microaggression? Racist Cute Aesthetics and the Anthropomorphic Asian Thing”

Christopher Chen, Literature, UCSC
Vanita Seth, Politics, UCSC

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30 pm-4:00 pm:
(Coffee, tea and cookies available)
Moderator: Jennifer Gonzalez
Susan Derwin, “Writing with Veterans”

Dee Hibbert-Jones, Art, Affiliate Faculty, Film and Digital Media, Digital Arts and New Media, and Legal Studies, UCSC
Brenda Sanfilippo, Writing Program, UCSC

4:15 pm:
Introduction: Donna Haraway
Sheila Namir, psychoanalyst and scholar, co-author with Helene Moglen of “Leaving Analysis and Moving beyond Pain,” Women and Therapy (2009), and “War and the Dis-eases of Othering,” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies (2006), Concluding Remarks

Brenda Shaughnessy Reading

5:15 pm: Reception, Humanities II, 259
Sponsored by the Siegfried B. and Elisabeth M. Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, the Literature Department, the Humanities Division, and the Office of the Chancellor.
The Humanities Division is in the Humanities 1 building complex, which is located at the entrance to Cowell College, on the corner of Hagar Drive and McLaughlin Drive.
Once you pass though the main entrance on Bay Street and High Street, Bay Street becomes Coolidge Drive. Continue to travel along Coolidge Drive. You’ll pass two stoplights; then, Coolidge Drive will curve to the left and become McLaughlin Drive. Stay on McLaughlin Drive and turn left into the entrance of Cowell College. (If you see a stop sign, then you’ve traveled a bit too far.)
The Humanities Building complex will be on your right as you drive into the entrance of Cowell College.
Parking Instructions:
Parking is free for the conference. The closest parking lots are lot 106, 107, 109, 110. These are all near Humanities.


March 13
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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