Papers from the Society for the Study of Biopolitical Futures

SLSAeu 2016: Control

The 10th European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu) Conference - Stockholm, Sweden.

Event Date: 14-Jun-2016

June 14 – 17, 2016

Stockholm University

Aula Magna * located within the Frescati Campus

"Control: European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Sweden 2016"
Chair: Frida Beckman, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

The 10th European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSAeu) Conference - Stockholm University, Sweden.


"We are sorry to inform you that Mieke Bal and Michael Dillon have had to cancel their talks. But we are also very pleased to let you know that we have managed to secure Paul Vanouse as one of our keynotes." —Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature at The University of Chicago

Alexander R. Galloway, Professor of Media Culture, and Communication at NYU

Stephen Hinchliffe, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter

Paul Vanouse, Professor of Art at the University of Buffalo


Stream Organizer: Frida Beckman

SESSION 2: Nonanthropocentric Design I Ontogenesis
Chair: Adam Nocek

June 14th, 16.30-18.00, Room: Y23

1. Adam Nocek: “The Problem with Design Futures”

2. Sha Xin Wei: “Textural Care and Natality: the Stuff of Politics and the Politics of Stuff”

3. David Gauthier: “On Execution or Control in the Zwischen State”

SESSION 4: Control/Risk/ Subject
Chair: Timothy Campbell

June 15th, 14.00-15.30, Room: Y23

Paul Patton: “Deleuze, Foucault and Control” Can’t do Thurs afternoon and Fri

Joshua Ramey: “Derivatives and Divination:  Contesting the Oracles of Finance Power”

Silva Cernea Clark: “Radical solitude in the contemporary novel: Control subject, or subject of control?”

SESSION 6: Control/Culture/Practice
Chair: Paul Patton

June 16th, 15.30-17.00, Room: Y22

Laurel Bollinger: “Microbes and Metaphors: Feminist Science Fiction and Modes of Control”

Timothy Campbell: “A Techne of Giving: The Cinematic Apparatus and an Affirmative Biopolitics”

Joel Katelnikoff: ”Inhabitation: Christian Bök: ”Whatever Lives must also Write”

Pierre-Louis Patoine: “Rethinking art, regulating Growth: Lotman’s Evolution from the Artistic Text to the Semiosphere”

SESSION 8: Control/Data/Self
Chair: Joshua Ramey

June 17th, 11.00-12.30, Room: Y22

Cristina Iuli: ”Getting the Answers before Asking the Questions: The Infinite Database and Big Data Mythology”

Stefan Danter: ”Command and Control: The Quantified Self and Biomedical Posthumanism”


For more information, please view the conference website: SLSAeu Control 2016

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