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Sunday, 27 December

78. Modernist Topoi in a Transhistorical Key: “Machine-Bodies,” Animals, and ’Bots

7:00–8:15 p.m., 309, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Drama

Presiding: Ann Pellegrini, New York Univ.

1. “Marinetti, O’Neill, and the Futurist ‘Machine-Body,’” Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

2. “Wild Modernity: Rhinoceros, Therio-Primitivism, and the Anxiety of Animality,” Una Chaudhuri, New York Univ.

3. “‘Recognition Problem,’ Failures of Response, and Samuel Beckett’s Robots,” Mita Choudhury, Purdue Univ., Calumet

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