I have a busy NCA this week because of professional commitments and the opportunity to catch up with old friends.
First, I am really excited to present my paper “The Possibility of Politics: Aesthetics, Airports, and the Production of Docile Bodies” on the panel Securing the State, Securing the Self: Voice and Vision in (Domestic) Foreign Policy. The panel is in NCA’s Critical and Cultural Studies Division and the other papers look outstanding. I am really looking forward to this conversation. Check us out from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM at the Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon A3 – Third Floor. The other papers include:
“Tasers, Torture and the Politics of Visibility” Andy Opel, Florida State University; Greg Elmer, Ryerson University
“The Two Shootings of Oscar Grant: Cellular Panopticon as a Diagonal Process” Chema Salinas, Arizona State Univ
Second, I am chairing the Top Student Papers in Critical and Cultural Studies and the essays are outstanding. You should make plans to stop by to see these papers from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM at the Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon A1 – Third Floor. The essays being presented are:
“On Being-Confined: Destructive Time and the Supermax Prison Cell as a Weapon of War” Michael Vicaro, University of Pittsburgh
“Two Sides of the Same Coin: Economic Bail Out Discourse as Liberating and Oppressive” Christy-Dale L. Sims, University of Colorado
“What an Idea Sirji! Deconstructing the Language of Citizenship in Idea Cellular’s ‘Inclusive India’ Ads” Rahul Mukherjee, University of California, Santa Barbara
Third, I will be joining Utah faculty at the Graduate Student Fair to talk about the Utah experience with prospective graduate students Thursday November 17, from 1:00-2:30 at the Marriott Grand Ball Room in booth #416. If you want to hear more about our grad program please stop on by.
Last, Utah will be hosting our annual NCA reception Friday November 18 from 6:30-8:30 in the St. Charles Room at the Marriott Hotel (41st Floor). Please join us.
I hope to see lots of folks at NCA!