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

Temporalities and Affect

Session Chair: 
Rachel Kaufman, Binghamton University
Session 9: Saturday 3:35-5:05pm
Cabinet Suite (PH-ET)


  1. Majed Aladaylah, Mu'tah University
    The contemporary American novel has  has created new spaces, impressions and different technical styles to liberate and modify the old representation of narration. This research will  explore space, time and identity in John Irving's In One Person (2012). Irving’s response to this dilemma is given by his protagonist who becomes the new creator of his own world by shaping fresh values, lives and realities which are reflected in the reshaping of the narrative representation.
  2. Daniela Miranda, Washington State University
    This essay analyzes how Díaz’s writing attempts to reverse the process of discursive colonization through the strategic use of hybrid languages, insistence, and unintelligibility. I argue that Díaz’s untraditional use of language challenges the linear progression of language creating a third time/space from which we can begin to dismantle heteropatriarchal masculinities and imagine new ways to love from a decolonial perspective.  
  3. Meridith Kruse, University of Southern California
    In this paper I turn to an unlikely source – Foucault – to explore how the affective communication of felt time occurs during the reading encounter.  In particular, drawing on Huffer (2010), I propose Foucault’s archival practice offers a vital example of how close reading can spark erotic, ethical relations across time. 
Session Cancelled: