Conference Schedule

March 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

(PIC) Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture 21st Annual Conference
Friday, March 25th, 2011 to Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Binghamton University Downtown Center
67 Washington Street, Binghamton, New York

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Registration/Breakfast 8:00-9:00 AM

Conference Welcome – Dr. Donald Nieman, Dean of Harpur College – 9:00 a.m.

Other Time: 9:20-10:20

“Toward Post Modernity, or, the logic of silence in the absence of citation between Schmitt, Adorno, and Derrida”
– Lewis Levenberg, George Mason University
“(Dis)Abling Time: The Refusal of Work in Antonio Negri”
– Brad Kaye, Broome Community College

Time out of Time: 10:30-12:00

“Resisting Time as Capital: Latin American and Rural Environments”
– Remington Robertson, Independent Researcher
“Bogan Time and the Race that Stops the Nation”
– Natalie Churn, University of Freiburg
“In Defense of What is Possible: Heidegger and Derrida for Necropolitical Times”
– Paul Nadal, University of CaliforniaBerkeley
“Dawning of Time”
– Joanna Grim, The New School

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Keynote 1:00-2:20 -Dr. Peter Gratton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of San Diego, CA

Embodied Time: 2:30-3:50

“Revolutionary Time: Revolt as Temporal Return”
– Fanny Söderbäck, Siena College
“ReEnacting Dignity: Susan Brison’s Aftermath”
– Grace Hunt, The New School
“A Year in My Life of Sick Queer Time”
– Brianna Hersey, University of Toronto
“Holding Your Memory: The Politics of Recollecting Together in Derrida and Kristeva”
– Carolyn Culbertson, Elon University

Moving Time and Still Time: 4:00-5:20

“Truth at the End: The Event, Narrative Closure and the Work of Henry Darger”
– Craig MacKie, Concordia University
“Exploring Identity, Stasis and Change Through Artistic Practice”
– Ross Birdwise, Emily Carr University
“A Cinema of Slowness: Diluted Temporality and its Political Affects”
– Rosa Barotsi, University of Cambridge
“The Deep Time of Ecological Politics”
– Ben Woodard, European Graduate School

Art of Time film screening with Fergus Daly and Katherine Waugh 5:30 – 7:10

Dinner on your own 7:10

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Registration/Breakfast 8:00-9:00

K)No(w) Time: 9:00-10:20

“Kairoticism: the Transcendentals of Revolution”
– Rowan Tepper, Binghamton University
“Angelic Moment: The Missing Temporality of Action in Walter Benjamin and Beyond”
– Sylwia Chrostowska, Duke University
“Perceiving the Contours of the Future: Revolutionary and CounterRevolutionary Time in Benjamin’s Historical Writings”
– Miles Hentrup, Independent Scholar
“What to do with the Future? Particularity, Universality and Absent Fullness in Ernesto Laclau”
– Javier Burdman, University at Buffalo (S.U.N.Y.)

Creation Time: 10:30-11:50

“A Secret Heliotropism of May ‘68: Historical Postponement, Mimesis, and Nostalgia”
– Christian Garland, Independent Scholar
“Going Nowhere Fast: networked activism in the empire of speed”
– Kamilla Pietrzyk, York University
“Democracy and Kairos: Thinking about Political Participation and Temporality in Derrida’s Rogues”
– Chelsea Harry, Duquesne University

Lunch 12:00-1:00

To-Come Time: 1:00-2:30

“Nostalgia and the Illumination of the Future”
– Rochelle Green, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
“Brake, Kiss, Dog, Dance: Four Untimely Agambenian Meditations”
– David Kishik, City University of New York
“Of Other Times”
– Netta Yerushalmy, New York City based choreographer

Time of Protest: 2:40-4:00

“Situating the Manifesto After Marx: Time, Protest, and Insurrection”
– Matt Applegate, Binghamton University
“The Language of protest, the spatiality of the street: Bataille contra Agamben”
– Tommaso Tuppini, University of Verona
“A Time for Revolution: Walter Benjamin’s Theses on History”
– Antoine Chollet, University of Lausanne

Political Theological Time: 4:10-5:30

“Spinoza versus Schmitt: The Politics of Theology and the Theology of Politics”
– Devin Shaw, University of Ottawa
“Time and Religion: Negri’s Job and Agamben’s Messianic as Figures of Revolution”
– Daniel Barber, Marymount Manhattan College
“Repeating the Beginning at the End: Apocalyptic Politics in the Later Kierkegaard”
– Graham Baker, McMaster University
“A Revolution of History in a Time of Revolutions: Foucault and the Iranian Revolution”
– Cameron Vaziri, University of North Texas

Untimely Time: 5:40-7:00

“Towards a Future Pregnant with Becoming: Deleuze on ‘Becoming’ as Opposed to ‘History’”
– Allison Merrick, Goucher College
“New Earth, New People: Deleuze, becomingdemocratic and the politics of the future”
– Bryan Nelson, York University
“History and Life: Nietzsche’s Untimely Method”
– Jordan Batson, University of North Texas
“The Time of BecomingWoman”
– Anupa Batra, Independent Scholar

Dinner – on your own


Conference Information

February 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Twenty First annual Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture conference, The Revolution of Time and the Time of Revolution, will be held on the 25th – 26th of March, 2011 at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center, located in downtown Binghamton.

The conference hotel, The Holiday Inn Arena, is conveniently located a block away from the conference location. Please click here for a map of the conference location and here for the hotel.

Nearby restaurants include:

Lost Dog Cafe, please click here for their menu.

J Michael’s Restaurant and Lounge, please click here for their menu.

Tranquil Bar and Bistro, please click here for their menu.

The Old World Delicatessen.

The Argo Restaurant.

Java Joe’s.

Bus travel information can be found here. If you are coming from New York City or from Syracuse NY, you can use the Shortline Bus system for your travel needs.

To contact the conference coordinators please email

The CFP is listed below.

The Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Student Alliance at Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.) Presents:

The Revolution of Time and the Time of Revolution
A conference

The 25th – 26th of March, 2011

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Peter Gratton

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of San Diego, CA

What sense of time is produced through radical politics? Is the understanding of time as future part of a radical imagination? If the commitment to radical social change involves looking forward into the future, will that leave us with a sense of futurity that depends on the linearity of yesterday, today, and tomorrow?
To interrogate the emergence of radical creations and socialities, we welcome submissions that theorize time as it relates broadly to politics, cultural conflicts, alternative imaginaries, and resistant practices. Time has historically been thought and inhabited through a variety of frameworks and styles of being. At times the present repeats or seems to repeat the past. There are actions that seem to take place outside of time, to be infinite or instantaneous. Theories of emergence view time as folding in on itself. Indigenous cosmologies and Buddhist philosophers put forward the possibility of no-time or of circular and cyclical time.
The radical question of time is one around which the work of many scholars has revolved: Derrida on the to-come [a-venir] of democracy, Negri’s work on kairos, Agamben on kairology, Santos on the expansive notion of the present, Deleuze and Guattari on becoming. This heterological list is far from exhaustive, while hinting at the depth of the theme that our conference cultivates. A central political concern, time invokes our most careful attention and the PIC conference provides the setting for this endeavor. We must find the time for time.

At its core, this conference seeks to explore the relationship between time and revolution. Time here may mean not just simple clock and calendar time but rather a way of seeing time as part of a material thread that can go this way and that, weaving together the fabric of political projects producing the world otherwise. Ultimately, the question of time fosters a critical engagement with potentiality, potency, and power; as well as with the virtual and the actual, of the to be and the always already.

We seek papers, projects, and performances that add to the knowledge of time and revolution, but also ones that clear the way for new thinking, new alliances, new beings.

Some possible topics might include:

• Radical notions of futurity, historicity, or the expansive present.

• Conceptions on the right moment of action.

• The political reality of time as stasis or cyclical.

• The colonial creation of universal time, and decolonial cosmologies of time.

• Work on thinkers of time and revolution.

• Work on potentiality, the virtual, and the actual.

• Capital and labor time.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary emphasis of Binghamton University’s Program in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture, we seek work that flourishes in the conjunction of multiple frames of epistemological inquiry, from fields including, but not limited to: postcolonial studies, decolonial studies, queer and gender studies, ethnic studies, media and visual culture studies, urban studies, science and technology studies, critical theory, critical animal studies, continental philosophy, and historiography.

Workers/writers/thinkers of all different disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and non-disciplinary stripes welcome, whether academically affiliated or not. Submissions may be textual, performative, visual.

Abstracts of 500 words maximum due by Feburary 1, 2011. In a separate paragraph state your name, address, telephone number, email and organizational or institutional affiliation, if any.

Email proposals to: with a cc: to

Or by surface mail to: Cecile Lawrence, 14 Alpine Drive, Apalachin, NY 13732
Emailed submissions strongly preferred.