Forms of Life
Friday, April 12
Location Shelby Center 301
"Embracing the Nonhuman Other: Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
Alexandra Kirby-Salem State University
"Where Ethical Animal Aesthetics and Speciesism Meet in the Imperialism of Olive Schreiner’s The Story of An African Farm"
Molly Hall-University of New Hampshire
"The Sheep Man’s Reflection: The Animal and the Human in Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase"
Alex Perry-University of Alabama in Huntsville
"Almost Human: Humanity as Commodity; Commodity as Human in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Daniel Floyd-Eastern Kentucky University
"More Human Than Human": Bladerunner and the Biopolitical State"
Kathryn Perry- Miami University
"Posthuman Constructs in Dan Simmons' Hyperion"
Michael Howard- Middle Tennessee State University
Catered Lunch (Sitar Indian Cuisine)
Location: University Center Game Room (lower level)
Urban Foxes: Gentrification at Its Worst
"Post-Humanity in the Post-Americana Environment of Richard Russo’s Empire Falls"
John Bjorne- University of Alabama in Huntsville
"The Gentrification of Self: Disruption of Space and Identity in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Chango’s Fire"
Kylie Lemon-University of Alabama in Huntsville
"What is Human? Zamyatin's We and the Unstable Border of Consciousness and Identity"
Kyle Long-University of Alabama in Huntsville
The Ghosts in/and the Machines
"Muggles, Mudbloods, and Magical Creatures: Species Relations and Ambivalent Posthuman Tendencies in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series"
Bonnie J. Shamp Winstel-University of Alabama in Huntsville
Post-Humanism in Doctor Who: Exploring the Relationship Between Humans and Humanoids with Machines in “The Doctor’s Wife” and “Asylum of the Daleks”
Kristi Caudill-Middle Tennessee State University
"'There are Many Copies': The Multiplicity Motif in Battlestar Galactica"
Heather Humann-University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)
Location: TBA at conference
Saturday, April 13
Location: Shelby Center 301
Humanity in Posthumanity
“Less than a chicken sitting in the sun on a tub”: Animalization and Dehumanization in Toni Morrison’s Beloved"
Chuck Robinson- University of Memphis
“Anzaldủa, Derrida, and Haraway: Negotiating the Borders of Humanism through Posthumanism”
Joseph Carson -James Madison University
"So Far From Utopia: Castillo's M.O.M.A.S. as Satirical Utopia"
Charles Grimm-University of Alabama in Huntsville
"On Performativity and Puppet Sex: Avenue Q’s Disruptive Queering of the American Dream"
Nick Wilbourn- University of Alabama in Huntsville
""The hind that would be mated by the lion": Feminist Queer Theory and Controlling the Pain in Sadomasochistic Relationships"
Valerie Lotz-University of Alabama in Huntsville
"The Uncanny Lady Macbeth"
Mandy Hughes-University of Alabama in Huntsville
"The King’s (Love)Sickness and Its Homosocial Remedy in All’s Well That Ends Well"
Barry Rich- University of Alabama in Huntsville
"The Blended Binary: The Sacred and Profane Feminine in Shakespeare’s Macbeth"
Christa Reaves-University of Alabama in Huntsville
The Body Eclectic: Stones, Cubes, and the Grotesque
“Mary the Ice Cube”: Primus and Posthumanism
Josef Hauenstein- University of Alabama in Huntsville
"Dead Stones: The Uncanny Potential of Things in Revenge Drama"
McKenna Rose-Emory University
Resisting Atomic Anatomies: Privileging New Definitions of the Human in Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding
Leslie Allison-Temple University
"The Biopolitics of Human and Animal Bodies"
Cary Wolfe, Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor, Rice University
Location: Shelby Center 107
7:00-10:00pm Conference Reception
Location: 1892 East New American Restaurant and Tavern
720 Pratt Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Located at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, Huntsville is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and development. It is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and major U. S. Army research and development centers at Redstone Arsenal including the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). UAHuntsville is the anchor tenant in Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the United States and home to more than 285 high technology and research companies with more than 25,000 employees.
Getting to Huntsville
Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is located just 10 miles west of campus along I-565. HSV includes service by American Airlines, Delta, US Ariways and United, with non-stop flights daily to and from Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Denver, and Houston. HSV offers several options for ground transportation and rental car service from Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, National, Alamo, and Avis. In addition, Birmingham International Airport is located just 100 miles to the south of Huntsville, while Nashville International Airport is just 100 miles to the north.
301 Sparkman Drive Northwest
Huntsville, AL 35805
Several hotels are located near UAHuntsville, including:
Bevill Conference Center and Hotel at UAHuntsville (256) 721-9428
Courtyard Huntsville (256) 837-1400
Hilton Garden Inn at Huntsville Space Center (256) 430-1778
Holiday Inn Express-University Drive (256) 721-1000
Comfort Inn-University Drive (256) 562-2525
Quality Inn-University Drive (256) 533-3291
Extended Stay America at US Space and Rocket Center (256) 830-9110
In addition to on-campus dining at the Gardenview Cafe at the Bevill Conference Center, Sandella's Flatbread Cafe in the University Center, and at Chck-fil-A, Papa John's, and Boar's Head Deli in the Charger Village Food Court, various eateries are located near campus. These include:
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