The Global-Popular Conference, Day 1


Friday, November 11, 2016


9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Wallis Annenberg Conference Room, SSMS 4315
Culturally and politically, we now inhabit the realm of the global-popular. And yet, the two terms whose hyphenated conjugation names our contemporaneity remain notoriously vague and widely contested. Following a preliminary workshop held in April, the two-day international conference seeks to theorize this conjugation. Our objective is to develop the categories and frameworks that capture the multi-sited and multiscalar fecundities of the global-popular without capitulating to a universal teleology or resorting to simplistic binaries of general/particular, center/periphery, and complicity/resistance.
Nov 11, Friday
9:30 am: Welcome
9:45am-1:00pm: Panel I
Chair: Rita Raley (UC Santa Barbara) 
Rahul Mukherjee (University of Pennsylvania)
“Translating Radiations: Popular Detectives Across the World” 
Yuriko Furuhata (McGill University)
“Canned Air and the Globe”
[coffee break]
Kajri Jain (University of Toronto)
"Scaling as Affect? Iconicity in the Time of the Global"
[1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch]
2:00pm-4:00pm: Panel II
Chair: Patrice Petro (UC Santa Barbara) 
Corey Creekmur (University of Iowa)
“Legitimating Lowbrow Literature: How Comics Became Unpopular”
Sangita Gopal (University of Oregon)
“Bourgeois Revenge: Global Flows and the Micro Import”
4:00pm-6:00pm: Reception & Keynote/Mellichamp Lecture
**McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020** [note venue change]
Rey Chow (Duke University)
“Unpacking The Lunchbox; or, the Writing Voice in Cinema”