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    American Studies
    Sandow Birk. "Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) - Soledad, CA." Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery.

    The Biopolitics of America:

    Bodies, Environments, and the Liberal Imagination

    International Conference, Würzburg, July 28-30, 2016


    Organizers

    Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan)

    Catrin Gersdorf (Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg)

    Speakers

    Sladja Blažan (Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg): "'Nature will arise, and will be heard': Death and the Regularization of Native American Lives in Early American Literature"

    Christopher Breu (Illinois State University, Normal): "Materializing Time and Occupying Space: The Reconfiguration of Biopolitical America in Karen Yamashita’s I Hotel"

    René Dietrich (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz): "Humanness, Forms of Life, and the Land: The Biopolitical Logics of Settler Colonialism and Literary Sites of Disruptive Relationality"

    Andrew S. Gross (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen): "The Biopolitics of Anticommunism: Pastoralism, Selfhood, and the Conservative Imagination"

    Nigel Hatton (University of California, Merced): "Parks for Some, Prisons for Others: The Spatial and Racial Politics of Incarceration and Recreation in the United States"

    Karin Hoepker (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg): "Ethopolitics: Narrating the Biomedical Self"

    Leerom Medovoi (University of Arizona, Tucson): "Biopolitics Beyond the Body"

    Heike Raphael-Hernandez (Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg): tba

    Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina, Greensboro): "Carceral Space, Fugitive Motion, and Indigenous Ecologies"

    Catriona Sandilands (York University, Toronto): "A Vegetative State? Plant Biopolitics"

    Gabriele M. Schwab (University of California, Irvine): "Radioactive Ghosts: Precarious Lives in Nuclear Ecologies"

    Sabine Sielke (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn): "Self-Optimization, Adaptation, and the Newly Conventional US-American Novel: On Franzen, Eggers, and the Like"

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