113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Critical Theory II

Session Chair: 
Aaron Hodges, Pennsylvania State University
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
Salon I (ET)
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  1. David Miller, "Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles"
    This paper examines how reader-response theory has suffered between its theoretical base and its practical use.  One link between the two is genre theory.  I propose that there are genres of reading and that genre itself is better understood using the tropes of chaos theory.
  2. Juliana Rausch, Temple University
    My paper discusses the relationship between Jean-Francois Lyotard's philosophy and the aesthetics of the New Journalism. I intend to demonstrate how Lyotard's work in the field of both aesthetics and ethics illuminates   the moral value of the narrative mode of the New Journalists. 
  3. Sarah Senk, California State University - Maritime
    This paper examines how the National 9/11 Memorial Museum produces an ostensibly all-inclusive notion of witness. If the traditional archive represents the past in isolation, the museum gestures to a fundamental re-articulation of what we think of as the there and then, constituting a new form of personal memory that is no longer based on proximal witnessing, but nevertheless comes to constitute historical knowledge.
Session Cancelled: