2007 World Picture Conference Panels (in order of appearance)
NEUTRALITY -- Chair: Brian Price
Scott Durham, Northwestern University
"The 'Will to Happiness' in Postmodern Film: the Utopian Image
Between Ethics and Politics"
Hugh Manon, Oklahoma State University
"The Ethics of Endurance in Cult Cinema"
Elena Oxman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Roland Barthes's Neutral Cinema"
EVENT -- Chair: Scott Krzych
Jason Landrum, Southeastern Louisiana University
"What Would Jack Bauer Do?: The Ethics of Torture in 24"
Richard Pope, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee/York University
"Hostage to Fantasy: The Media and Its Audiences Pre- and Post-
'9/11' and the 'Problem People'"
BODIES -- Chair: John David Rhodes
Jane Elliott, University of York
"Sympathetic Magic: The Lord of the Rings, Biopolitics and Desire"
Abraham Geil, Duke University
"Is There an Ethics of Embodiment?"
Meghan Sutherland, Oklahoma State University
"The Spectacular and the Superficial"
DISGUST -- Chair: Michael Lawrence
Martin Wallen, Oklahoma State University
"The Sinful Style of German Romantic Aesthetics"
Eugenie Brinkema, Brown University
"Laura Dern's Vomit, or Kant and Derrida in Oz"
Aaron Taylor, University of Lethbridge
"Dirty Pretty Things: Knowing and Judging in the Films of Stanley
TECHNOLOGY -- Chair: Rich Cante
Caetlin Benson-Allott, Cornell University
"'I Castrated My Movie': New Media, Censorship and and Y tu
Grant David Bollmer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Psychotechnographism, or Media and Their Relation to the
Angelo Restivo, Georgia State University
"Giorgio Agamben's Cellphone"
Raysh Weiss, University of Minnesota
"Death By Unnatural Causes: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Proletariat
AUTEURS -- Chair: Hugh Manon
Paul Flaig, Cornell University
"Multitudinous Media: Altman, Negri, and the Comedy of Fortune"
Patrick Keating, Trinity University
"Nestor Almendros and the Ethics of Light"
Hilary Neroni, University of Vermont
"Theorizing the Female Auteur"
COMFORT -- Chair: Robert Mayer
Linda Austin, Oklahoma State University
"Aesthetic Judgments, Picturesque Reversions: Nineteenth-century
John David Rhodes, University of Sussex
"Ethical Dwelling in 1945"
GENRE -- Chair: Jason Landrum
Todd McGowan, University of Vermont
"No Time: The Ethics of Atemporal Narrative"
Larrie Dudenhoeffer, Kennesaw State University
"Casting Out the De(m)ontic"
Agustin Zarzoza, SUNY Purchase
"The Heiress and the Stoic Imagination"
JUSTICE -- Chair: Meghan Sutherland
Robert Cavanagh, Northwestern University
"Media, Irony, and Justice"
Scott Krzych, Oklahoma State University
"The Politics of Disbelief"
Michael Lawrence, Middlesex University
"The Death of the Author and 'Responsibility as a Survivor':
The Ethics of Mourning in Atom Egoyan"
Brian Price, Oklahoma State University
"120 Days of R. Kelly"