TransCalifornia Conference

12-13 February 2010
University of California, San Diego

All Events will be held in the Weaver Center at the Institute of the Americas on the main UCSD campus.


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2010

12:00pm
Welcome, Opening Remarks

12:15pm
SESSION ONE (PLENARY): Border Productions
Chair
Daphne Lei (Dept of Drama, UCI)
Speakers
Roberto Alvarez (Dept of Ethnic Studies; California Cultures Program, UCSD)
Alicia Arrizon (Dept of Women's Studies, UCR)
Laura Hyun Yi Kang (Depts of Comparative Literature, English, and Women's Studies, UCI)

2:15pm
Coffee/Tea Break

2:30pm
SESSION TWO: Performative Resistance and the Border Industrial Complex
Chair
Nitin Govil (Dept of Communication, UCSD)
Speakers
Dylan Rodriguez (Dept of Ethnic Studies, UCR)
Jared Sexton (Depts of African American Studies and Film & Media Studies, UCI)
Elana Zilberg (Dept of Communication; California Cultures Program, UCSD)

5:30pm
Dinner (MRG Members and Invited Speakers)
(Location TBA)

8:00pm

Akram Khan Dance Company Performance
(Mandeville Auditorium, main UCSD campus)


SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2010


8:30am
Light Breakfast

9:00am
SESSION THREE: New Media/tion in and as Border Practice
Chair
Emily Roxworthy (Dept of Theatre & Dance; California Cultures Program, UCSD)
Speakers
Caetlin Benson-Allot (Dept of Film & Digital Media, UCSC)
Marcela Fuentes (Center for Performance Studies; Mellon Fellow, UCLA)
Brian Goldfarb (Dept of Communication; CalIT2, UCSD)

11:00am
Coffee/Tea Break

11:15am
SESSION FOUR: Expressive Cultures and the Poetics of Crossing I
Chair
Leo Cabranes-Grant (Dept of Theater & Dance, UCSB)
Speakers
Christine Bacareza Balance (Dept of Asian American Studies, UCI)
Ricardo Dominguez (Dept of Visual Arts; CalIT2, UCSD)
Alma Martinez (Dept of Theatre and Dance, Pomona College; National Theatre of Mexico)

1:15pm
Lunch

2:30pm
SESSION FIVE: Expressive Cultures and the Poetics of Crossing II
Chair
Jon Rossini (Dept of Theatre & Dance, UCD)
Speakers
Teddy Cruz (Dept of Visual Arts, UCSD)
Lan Duong (Dept of Media & Cultural Studies, UCR)
Laura Perez (Dept of Ethnic Studies, UCB)

4:30pm
Closing Remarks

5:00pm
Business Meeting (MRG members)
Graduate Student Meeting (All are welcome) - Location TBA





Conference Organizers
Patrick Anderson (Communication, UCSD)
John Rouse (Theatre & Dance, UCSD)

Conference Coordinator
Grace Shinhae Jun (Theatre & Dance, UCSD)

Conference Sponsors
UC Multi-Campus Research Group on International Performance and Culture
California Cultures in Comparative Perspectives (UCSD)
Division of Arts and Humanities (UCSD)
Division of Social Sciences (UCSD)
Department of Theatre & Dance (UCSD)
Department of Communication (UCSD)