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Invitation to Imagined Futures: A Humanities Symposium, Friday Feb 26
Humanities Institute-The University of Texas at Austin

February, 2016

You are cordially invited to "Imagined Futures: A Humanities Symposium" marking the culmination of the 2014-2016 Faculty Fellows Seminar, "Imagined Futures." The symposium features presentations by many of the participating Fellows, and a keynote address by Betty Sue Flowers.

Friday, February 26, 2016 
8:15 am-6:00 pm 
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Please consult the schedule, available below the poster, and join us for all or part of the day.

Betty Sue Flowers Poster 1

8:15 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast

8:45 am – 9:00 am Opening Remarks 
Pauline Strong, Director, Humanities Institute 
Randy Diehl, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

9:00 am – 10:30 am Social Movements and the Future 
Madeline Hsu, “Migration and imagined futures” 
Virginia Burnett, “Revolutionary Catholic priests in Central America, 1960-1983” 
Paola Bonifazio, “Postfeminism and the future of gender” 
Xavier Livermon, “Black queer futurity in South Africa” 
Shirley Thompson, “The political economy of Black futures”

10:45 am – 11:45 am Untold, Unintended, Unimaginable Futures 
Minkah Makalani, “The politically unimaginable in the political thought of C.L.R. James” 
Marilén Loyola, "The past and the (un)imaginable future in contemporary Spanish theatre” 
Lucy Atkinson, “Political consumption and its unintended, uncivic consequences”

12:45 – 2:15 pm Designing and Imaging the Future 
Allan Shearer, “Composing futures” 
Violina Rindova, “Where strategy meets culture: finding a place for design in strategic management research” 
David Edwards, “Reflexive reflective practice and the future of social theory” 
Mary Bock, “The future of photojournalism” 
Brian Korgel, “Innovation arts”

2:30 - 3:45 pm Crisis and Sustainability 
Craig Campbell, “Postindustrial dreamworlds and nightmares in Siberia” 
Wenhong Chen, “The risk society and a sustainable future: PM2.5 and the networked public sphere” 
Donna DeCesare, “Collaboration and a sustainable future for photojournalism” 
Patricia Somers, “The entrepreneurial university: scholars on the precipice?”

4:00 – 5:00 pm Keynote Address: Betty Sue Flowers 
Elizabeth Cullingford, Introduction 
Betty Sue Flowers, “Working with Imagined Futures”

5:00 pm Reception


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