Deadline Extended: Disruptive Time Panel for SLSA October 9-12, Dallas Texas

full name / name of organization: 
April Durham, University of California Riverside

Disruptive Time: Queering the Digital and Potentials in Data
Panel Proposal for Annual Meeting
of the Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts
Dallas, TX – October 9-12, 2014
From Pamela Lee's Chronophobia (2006) to J. Halberstam's In a Queer Time and Place (2005) to Timothy Scott Barker's Time and the Digital (2012), thinking time as fluid, uneven, non-linear movement has been key to the development of a contemporary notion of historicity as it relates to networked subjectivity. Queering time for Elizabeth Freeman, in Time Binds (2010) has to do with simultaneously living the "real" time of history and the "queered" time of nightmarish affect engendered by the events of the traumatic. History becomes legible as a series of layered, technological processes, argues Barker, and as such, relationships between systems of narrative meaning-making become more and more situated, interactive, and performative. Futhermore, the post-human datafication of bodies, subjectivities, and desire signal anthropocene conditions that can only be thought beyond the structures and limitations of human subjectivity, however de-centered it has become. This panel seeks papers that put queer time and digital time into shared play as new processes of resistance to the productive pressures of normative time and which discuss the potentials in data relative to emerging forms of subjectivity, relation, and difference. This is intended to be part of a three-panel discussion of Structural Fluidity in Time, Language, and Subjectivity. While the panel is concerned with contemporary conceptions of time, work from all "eras" are relevant. Discussions of any art, film, literature, digital media, science study, public works, etc. welcome. Please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to April Durham, UC Riverside, care of Extended Deadline: April 24, 2014