Friday, October 15
9:15-9:30 am CT: Opening remarks
Christopher Cannon (JHU) and Susan Koshy (UIUC)
9:30-11:00 am CT: Session 1: Susan Koshy, Chair
Rey Chow (Duke), "The Jargon of Liberal Democracy"
Juliet Fleming (NYU), "Ernest Jones and the Case of the Stiff Upper Lip"
11:00-11:30 am CT: Break
11:30-1:00 pm CT: Session 2: Christopher Cannon, Chair
Yasemin Yildiz (UCLA), "Monolingualization as Analytical Lens"
Nicholas Watson (Harvard), "Alcuin at Aachen"
1:00-2:30 pm CT: Break
2:30-5:00 pm CT: Session 3: Susan Koshy, Chair
Sarah Dowling (U of Toronto), "Monolingualisms Without States; Monolingualisms as Anti-Humanisms"
B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison), "'Marh ma shay': Languages of Narratives of Refuge"
Saturday, October 16
9:00-10:30 am CT: Session 4: Christopher Cannon, Chair
Janet Sorensen (UC Bekeley), "National Monolingualism and Rhetorics of Empire in the Age of Johnson"
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers), "English as an Additional Language"
10:30-11:00 am CT: Break
11:00-12:30 pm CT: Session 5: Susan Koshy, Chair
Edgar Garcia (U of Chicago), "The Monolingual Image: Mesoamerican Iconography in Latinx Anime"
Eric Calderwood (UIUC), "Strait Talk)
12:30-2:00 pm CT: Break
2:00-3:30 pm CT: Session 6: Christopher Cannon, Chair
Susan Choi (Yale), "One Language/One Home - Monolingual Aspiration and Its Shortcomings across Three Generations"
Taoufik Ben-Amor (Columbia), "I Shall Not Speak Your Language"
3:30-4:30 pm CT: Concluding Roundtable (closed session for participants)
Faith Beasley (Dartmouth), Moderator
Co-sponsors: Comparative & World Literature; Englishl; Program in Translation & Interpreting Studies; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics