[Soasiastudents] War, Trauma, Capital
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Mon May 9 09:01:05 PDT 2005
PROJECT for CRITICAL ASIAN STUDIES
>> CONFERENCE on
>> WAR, CAPITAL, TRAUMA
>> MAY 9th and 10th 2005
>> PETERSEN ROOM, ALLEN LIBRARY
>> In this conference, organized by Tani E. Barlow, we shall consider what
>> kinds of theoretical, critical, social, poetic, and political languages
>> trauma discourse enables and/or inhibits. In raising the question of
>> what kinds of suffering fall outside trauma's structures of
>> intelligibility, we wish to reopen the investments and motivations that
>> initially consolidated trauma theory as such. We ask the question once
>> again, "through what forms should accountability and justice be sought?"
>> By introducing the problematic of the everyday routinized suffering, we
>> wish to explore whether trauma might be better understood, as one recent
>> critic has suggested, as a differential field not only of "bad affects,"
>> but of differentially allocated social, political, and physical effects.
>> Monday, May 9th
>> 9:00 - 9:10 am:
>> Opening Remarks: Tani E. Barlow, Director, Critical Asian Studies,
>> 9:10 - 11:10 am: Morning Session I, "from trauma into its concept"
>> Chair: Ramnarayan Rawat, Rockefeller Fellow, Project for Critical Asian
>> Studies, UW
>> Presenters: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, Comparative Literature and French &
>> Italian Studies, UW: "How to Predict the Past: From Trauma to
>> Repression"; Hyunah Yang, Law, Seoul National University: "The Comfort
>> Women as a Problem for Justice and Intelligibility"
>> 11:30am - 1:30 pm: Morning Session II, "The Human Victim"
>> Chair: Nayna Jhaveri, Independent Scholar
>> Presenters: Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley:
>> "Crises of Money and Terror"; Ranjana Khanna,English & Literature, Duke
>> University: "Indignity" Discussant: Alys Weinbaum, English, UW
>> 2:30 - 4:30pm: Afternoon Session I, "Everyday"
>> Chair: Miriam Bartha, Simpson Center for the Humanities, UW
>> Presenters: Veena Das, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University: "Trauma,
>> Everyday Life and Notions of Victimhood"; Marilyn Ivy, Anthropology,
>> Columbia University:
>> "Trauma and Total War"
>> Discussant: Ann Anagnost, Anthropology, UW
>> Tuesday, May 10th
>> 9:00 - 9:10 am:
>> Remarks: Tani E. Barlow, Director, Critical Asian Studies, 2004-05
>> 9:10 - 11:10 am: Morning Session I, "Specificity"
>> Chair: Laurie Sears, History, UW
>> Presenters: Kenneth Surin, Literature & Religion and Critical Theory,
>> Duke University: "Conceptualizing 'Trauma' but What about 'Asia'?";
>> Boreth Ly, Art and Art History, University of Utah; Rockefeller Fellow,
>> Project for Critical Asian Studies, UW: "Locating the Sites of Trauma in
>> the Visual Arts of Southeast Asia"
>> Discussant: Chandan Reddy, English, UW
>> 11:30am - 1:30 pm: Morning Session II, "The Logics of Trauma"
>> Chair: Tani E. Barlow, History and Women Studies, UW
>> Presenters: Thomas Lamarre, East Asian Studies, McGill University: "The
>> Trauma Industry: The Work of Memory as Affective Labour"; Rosalind
>> Morris, Anthropology, Columbia University: "Giving Up Ghosts"
>> Discussant: Uta Poiger, History, UW
>> 2:30 - 4:30pm: Concluding Roundtable
>> Chair: Celia Lowe, Anthropology, UW
>> Panel Chairs and Discussants at Large present analysis and points for
>> further discussion
>> The Project for Critical Asian Studies is sponsored by the Simpson
>> Center for the Humanities, with support from the Rockefeller Program of
>> Resident Fellowships in the Humanities and the Study of Culture.
>> Additional funding is provided by the University of Washington Japan
>> Center, the China Studies Program, the East Asia Center, the School of
>> Social Work, and the Asian Law Center of the School of Law.
>> For more information, please visit: http://depts.washington.edu/critasia
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