Ontology and Materialism Working Group at #CSA2014

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The Ontology and Materialism Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association is excited to invite you to our two panels today, Friday, May 30. For more information on the working group’s focus, click here.

Friday, May 30, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, B
Location: West Room, OC
Affective Labor and the Labor of Affect

Chair: Julian Gill-­Peterson, Rutgers University


Margaret Denike, Dalhousie University
The Biopolitical Labor of Affect

Julian Gill­Peterson, Rutgers University
The Value of the Future: The Child Entrepreneur and the Simulation of Labor

Karen Gregory, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Affective and Immaterial Labor in Light of the Derivative

Peter McDonald, University of Chicago
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Towards an Ontology of Fun

Friday, May 30, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, A
Location: North Room, OC
The Politics of Emergence

Chair: Jean-­Thomas Tremblay, University of Chicago


Christina Nadler, The Graduate Center, CUNY
The Ontological Emergence of Populations

Summer Kim Lee, New York University
Yellow Horror: The Curse of Asian Women in Supernatural Horror Film

E. Hella Tsaconas, New York University
The Transgender Artist Who Punches Clay,’ or: the materiality of becoming image

Jean­Thomas Tremblay, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Toward a Theory of Emergence: Thinking in the Interval of Luce Irigaray’s
Nonrepresentational Aesthetics/Ethics of Difference


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