112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Critical Theory II: Interpellating Subjects

Session Chair: 
Tanya Rawal, California State University at Los Angeles
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 6
Topic Area: 


  1. Ciarán Finlayson, Bard College at Simon's Rock
    The “post-black” project purports to liberate young black artists from the constraints of an ethical regime of art.  This paper historically situates the emergence of this mode of thought in relation to discourses on black artists, probes its anti-black underside, and proposes new ways of seeing works of art in total darkness.
  2. Aubrey Tang, University of California, Irvine
    This paper argues that in the condition where global circulation of capital, talent, and technology is made possible, nationalist thoughts are necessarily constituted with global influences. It disputes the assumption that the national or the local is the opposite of the global, but call their mutually constitutive relationship into question. 
  3. Carole-Anne Tyler, "University of California, Riverside"
    Drawing on psychoanalysis, this paper explores the uncanny and deathly dimensions of “interpellation” in the work of Althusser and some of his interlocutors, including Butler, who tend instead to find a "life-drive," rather than death, aligning it with doubling, cloning, or viral reproduction of subjects.
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