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Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 9:00pm
SPELLING DISASTER

A Conference hosted by the Portland Center for Cultural Studies

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006
Smith Memorial Student Union Building
Browsing Lounge 238
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Keynote Address

From Trauma and Disaster to Public Feeling: The Uses of Oral History
Ann Cvetkovich, Depts. of English and Women's Studies, University of Texas,
Austin

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.: Managing Disasters

Made with Love: Life in a Temporary Volunteer Community
Robert Gardner, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Linfield College

Disaster and Women
Subarna N. Mathes, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of
Washington

The U.S.-Mexico Border: The Socio-Economic Disaster, the Trauma, and the
Question of Benefits
Virginia Ulrich, Dept. of English, Portland State University

Moderator, Robert Gardner, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Linfield College

LUNCH BREAK

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Reading and Writing Trauma

T is for Trauma: The Melancholy of Disaster in Children's Trauma
Literature and the Child Narrator of Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and
Incredibly Close
Catherine Kernodle, Dept. of English, Portland State University

Rhetoric of Trauma: Narration, Recognition, and Response
Elizabeth Harazim, Dept. of English, Portland State University

Poetry and Disaster
Tom Fisher, University Studies, Portland State University

Bankrupt Responses
Christian Ravela, Dept. of English, University of Washington

Moderator, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Dept. of English
Linfield College

**CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES START AT 3:15 P.M.**

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.: Teaching Disaster: A Roundtable
Smith Memorial Student Union Building
Browsing Lounge 238
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Elliott Young, Dept. of History, Lewis & Clark College
Katja Garloff, Dept. of German, Reed College
Gregory F. Goekjian, Dept. of English, Portland State University
Naomi Zack, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Oregon

Moderator, Linda Isako Angst, Dept. of Anthropology
Lewis & Clark College

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.: Theorizing Disaster I: A Roundtable
Smith Memorial Student Union Building
Cascade Room 236
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Marcia Klotz, Dept. of English, Portland State University
Bob Goldman, Dept. of Sociology, Lewis & Clark College
Lee Medovoi, Dept. of English, Portland State University

Moderator, Lee Medovoi, Dept. of English
Portland State University