Piracy: a conference hosted by the Department of English & American Literature at Brandeis

The Schedule of Events has been posted!

If you are a participator in the conference and would like to report any changes to the schedule of events, please email jaustin@brandeis.edu to make your requests. Also specify whether or not you would like to see these changes made in the program as well. Thank you!

Piracy 2010 Schedule of Events

Note: All panels will be held in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall

in the Brandeis Library

Breakfast and lunch will be served on the second floor of the Usdan

in the Alumni Lounge

8:15 AM - Registration, Breakfast, & Introductory Remarks - Usdan Alumni Lounge  
8:45 AM - Panel I:  Piracy and the Politicized Subject (chaired by Jamie Hood)
 Jesse Rainbow, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University,  "'All Noblemen Who Have Gone Wrong': A Very Short Handbook for Surviving Capture by Pirates" 

        J. Richard Price and H. Howell Williams, Department of Politics, New School for Social Research, "Clothes Make the Pirate, Clothes Make the Queer: The Collusion of Pirate Imagery and Queer Visibility"

  Stacy E. Greathouse, Department of English, Illinois State University, "Romanticizing Piracy: Mapping Misdirection in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island"  

Ross Lipton, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, "Romancing the Plank: The Pirate in Genet’s The Miracle of the Rose as a Metaphorical Dialectic Between the Liberty from the State and Consensual Servitude to the Anti-State of the Prison"  
10:10 AM - Panel II:   Piracy, Media, and the Transnational (chaired by Erin Erhart)
Muna Abdulkadir Ali, Department of Sociology, York University, "Failed States and International Interventions: A Critical Analysis of the UN Regulations on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia" 

        Njelle Hamilton, Department of English, Brandeis University, "Stir[ring] It Up: Piracy and the Reggae Aesthetic" 

   Chris Markman, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University / Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, "Media and Metaphysics: How the Motion Picture IP War Was Lost"

Elizabeth Kelly, Department of English, University of Miami, "What the Sea Allows: Piracy as a Trope for Radicalism" 
11:35 PM - Plenary talk: Professor Caren Irr (introduced by Jodie Austin)
12:30 PM - Lunch in the Alumni Lounge

1:30 PM - Panel III:  Piracy and the Text (chaired by Gina Pugliese)       
        Neşe Lisa Şenol, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, "Robert Southey, Wat Tyler, and the Formation of a Radical Canon" 

  Adam Swann, Department of English, Glasgow University, "National Treasure?: Pirate Enterprise in Milton’s History of Britain (1670)" 

        Christina Mulligan (Information Society Project, Yale Law School) and Brian Patrick Quinn (Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago), "Who Are You Calling a Pirate?: Shaping Public Discourse in the Intellectual Property Debates"  

Ronan Crowley, Department of English, University at Buffalo, "Post Scriptum Ulixes: Copyright in the Free State, 1922-1927" 

2:55 PM - Panel IV: Piracy’s Heyday (chaired by Avi Mendelson)

    Richard Brabander, Department of History, Brandeis University, “'Do Not Call Me a Pyrate!': Gentlemen Privateers of Restoration England" 

   Greg Rogers, Department of History, University of Maine, "Human Cargoes: Privateering Captives in Newport, RI, in the Mid-Eighteenth Century"

        Moire Matheson, Department of English Studies, Saint John’s University, "Ireland, England, and the Pirates of Algiers"

Lauren Leigh Rollins, Department of English, Georgetown University, "Conflated Classes: Early Modern Piracy, National Identity, and the ‘Crisis of the Aristocracy’"

4:20 PM - Plenary talk: R. John Williams, Yale University Department of English (introduced by Daniel Donatacci)

Dinner to follow at the Stein, afterparty at the Skellig