Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson

02/19/2016, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Maud Fife Room, 315 Wheeler


Symposium
Friday, February 19, 2016
Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
 
PROGRAM
9:15 - 9: 30 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
By Pheng Cheah, Chair, Center for Southeast Asia Studies; Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
 
9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
The State and Its Others
 
“World-turned-upside-down: The ‘Cornell Paper’ and Benedict Anderson’s Writings on the Indonesian State”
Douglas Kammen, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
 
“Benedict Anderson in Unlikely Environs: Imagined Communities and Spectres of Comparison in Forests and Other Agrarian Environments of Southeast Asia”
Nancy Lee Peluso, Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley
 
“Noticing the Other Others: ‘The Plural Society, Revisited’ and The Things That Don’t Fit”
Danilyn Rutherford, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
The Cultures of Area Studies
 
“Benedict Anderson, the Journal Indonesia and the Culture of Southeast Asian Studies”
Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley
 
“What Nation Did Benedict Anderson Imagine? Language, Translation, Area Studies and Reflections on the Spread of Imagined Communities”
Thongchai Winichakul, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
2:00 – 3:10 pm           
Cosmos and World
 
“Juxtapositions – Reading Benedict Anderson, Literary Astronomer”
Hendrik Maier, Professor of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, UC Riverside
 
“Benedict Anderson’s Cosmopolitan Leanings”
Pheng Cheah, Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
 
3:30 – 5:50 p.m.
Nation and Comparison
 
“Benedict Anderson, Language and India: A Missed Opportunity”
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA
 
“Memory and Forgetting in Auto/Biographies of Cambodia and Diaspora”
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
 
“Comparative Advantages: In Appreciation of Benedict Anderson”
Rebecca Karl, Associate Professor of History, New York University
 
“Contingency and Comparison: Recalling Benedict Anderson”
Vicente Rafael, Professor of History, University of Washington
 
 
Organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Rhetoric, the Institute of International Studies, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Dean of Arts & Humanities