Subconference of the MLA “Between the Public and Its Privates” January 6-7, 2016
Location: Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River St., Austin, TX

*co-sponsored by BABEL Working Group, Punctum, and Studium*

Wednesday, January 6

8:45-9:00 AM:Breakfast (provided)

9:30-11:00 AM: Panel 1: Teaching After Ferguson in Public/Private Classrooms
Julia Dauer and Christine Walsh

11:15-12:45 AM: Panel 2: Teaching against Capitalist Miseducation: Radical Pedagogy and the Crisis of the Public Intellectual
John Maerhofer, Margaret Hanzimanolis, Pat Keeton, Amrita Ghosh, and Rahul Gairola

1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:30 PM: Panel 3
Capitalism As the Public Negotiation of the Private? (Daniella Gáti)
David Foster Wallace, Dave W., and Saint Dave (Ándrea Laurencell Sheridan)
Sex: It’s All in the Family (Mary Zaborskis)

3:45-5:00 PM: Panel 4: Intimate Utility Meter & Co.: Surveillance, Consumption and Quantified Love
Ernesto D. Morales and Shelly Ronen

5:15-6:15 PM: Panel 5: Postcommodity Collective
“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente” land art installation and community engagement

7:00-9:00 PM–Open Bar (Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, January 7th

8:30-9:00 AM: Breakfast (provided)

9:00-10:30 AM: Panel 6: Skill Share Workshop: Direct Action on Campus in the Age of the Militarized University
Alex Brown, Daniel Marshall, and Zakiya Williams Wells

10:45-12:30 PM: Panel 7: Plenary Between the Public and Its Privates
Chris Newfield; Joshua Clover; Erin Wunker; Eileen Joy (Punctum); Dan Rudman (Studium); Brigid Hall (Workers Defense Project); Jesus Valles (Akins High School, independent Latinx artist)

12:30-1:15 PM: Lunch (provided)

1:30-3:00 PM: Panel 8
The Public Adjunct: Peril, Loneliness, An Uncertain Future (Veronica Popp)
Strategy. Contingency. (Charli Valdez)
Organizing Against Adjunctification in the U.K. (Myka Tucker-Abramson)

*NB 3:30–4:45 p.m., Lone Star D, JW Marriott, MLA session 119: Boycotting Israeli Academic Institutions

Friday, January 8, 2016
Walking tour with the Workers Defense Project. 10:15 am, JW Marriott; 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701