115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Presidential Address and Luncheon

Session Chair: 
John M. Ganim, UC Riverside
Presidential Address Luncheon: Friday 11:30 am – 1:10 pm
Ching Conference Center (Eiben)


  1. Andrea Gogrof, Western Washington University
    Within the context of today’s fluid, unsettling culture, this paper traces the connection between modernity and surveillance as articulated by Foucault, Deleuze, and Baudrillard and reflected in the literary works of George Orwell, Dave Eggers, and Michel Houellebecq. Delineating the shift from a solid, disciplinary but still overseeable stage of the panoptic kind of surveillance to a fluid, all pervasive and thus more insidious and liquid kind, I seek for glimpses of lightness in what Jonathan Crary calls “the unsparing weight of our global present.”
Session Cancelled: