This conference was one of my firsts and I had such a great time putting together my paper on play within the work of Adorno. I’ve long been interested in his aesthetic for writing alongside that of Cixous and this gave me a great platform within which to explore. Alan Bass gave a fantastic keynote and I also really enjoyed my return to Southern California.
First major conference! The ACLA was such a great place to have my first big conference experience. The three-day structure is the perfect foundation for discussion. The theme for that year’s conference was “Arrivals and Departures” and the panel I presented on was “Passing and Passing Through: Identity, The Body, and Other Sites of Performance,” organized by Christina Dahl and Lisa Patti of Cornell. Here is the breakdown: