115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Otherness and Populism

Session Chair: 
Fazia Aitel, Claremont McKenna College
Time: 
Session 5: Saturday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Location: 
Henry 207

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Celine Maillard, University of Washington
    Le Tour de la France par deux enfants was a major textbook in the educational landscape of the French Third Republic. Its author, Augustine Fouillée, manufactured her own vision of French identity through the “Unity in diversity” trope in order to appeal to a new audience: the primary school students coming for the popular classes of the country who attended the newly founded free schools of Jules Ferry.
  2. Michel Valentin, University of Montana and EPIS
    In spite of their democratic benevolence, satisfied consumerism, cosmopolitan blend, and multi-ethnic personality, the Occident is more divided than ever. At the intrapersonal and interpersonal level, otherness and identity are at odds. What seems to re-energize the death-drive in the circuit connecting desire to the social? Using a blend of Lacanian and Deleuzian theories, this essay tries to analyze the reasons why and map some possible ways out (from Deleuze's schizoid revolutionary pole to Lacan's symptom/"sainthomme").
  3. Mladen Kozul, University of Montana
    This paper will discuss the structure of authority figures and conceptions of authority in our post-truth society. 
Session Cancelled: 
No