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PACT 2021

The 12th Annual Meeting of the


Conference Program

(All panels except “FireWater” take place in the Koa room of Kilauea Military Camp)

Thursday, September 9 – Koa Room

8:30-10:30 Anarchy as Release (Moderator: Chris Lauer)

Rico Monge, University of San Diego, “The Mystical Underpinnings of Anarchism: ‘Messianicity without Messianism’”

Brian Treanor, Loyola Marymount University, “All Good Things Are Wild and Free”

Ali Kashani, San Francisco State University, “Anarchy and the Art of Critical Resistance”

10:45-11:45 Celebrating Bachelard’s Pyromenon Through the Practice of Good Fire, an Anarchic Ceramic Experience with Gabriel Reed & Tim Freeman

1:30-3:00 Deleuzian Flights (Moderator: Josh Hayes)

Francine Buckner, University of Washington, “Transgressive Heterotopias and the Rhizome – Temporality, Resistance, Resilience, and Regeneration”

Janae Sholtz, Alvernia University, “Anarchy of Thought: Chaos as Speed and Irreducible Indeterminateness”

3:15-4:45 Anarchic Intimacy (Moderator: Elizabeth Sikes)

Ellie Anderson, Pomona College, “Relationship Anarchy and the Philosophy of Love”

Dominique Walmsley, Independent Scholar, “Anarchic Divorce”

5:00-7:30 (After a meal outside the Lehua Room) FireWater: The Anarchic Elemental Generation of the Daoist Golden Elixir (Moderator: Jason Wirth)

Brian Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Generating the Fire: The Anarchic Transformation of Qi”

Meilin Chinn, Santa Clara University, “The Highest Good is Like Water: On Becoming Apprentices to Nature”

Friday, September 10 – Koa Room

8:30-10:00 Contemporary An-archeologies (Moderator: Chris Lauer)

Marie-Eve Morin, University of Alberta, “Jean-Luc Nancy and the Anarchic World of Struction”

Benjamin Young, University of South Florida, “Love Without Origin: Improvisation and the Volcanic Hermeneutics of Health”

10:15-11:45 Playful Anarchy (Moderator: Brian Treanor)

Chris Lauer, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, “Life as Play in Graeber and Bergson”

Jeff Siemers, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, “Motility of Being: How Otherness Emerges Through Art and Anarchic Play”

2:00-3:30 Anarchic Communities (Moderator: Geoff Ashton)

Tim Freeman, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, “From the Battle of Seattle to Maunakea: Post-Anarchism and the Politics of Friendship”

Jessica Rodríguez Colón, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, “The Gaze of Anarchy: from the imaginary to its rehearsal”

3:45-5:15 Anarchy and the More than Human World (Moderator: Tim Freeman)

Jason Wirth, Seattle University, “Deep Social Ecology and Anarchy”

Jacqueline Moulton, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, “Mourning as True Anarchy—Philosophical Thinking Reimagined as a Grieving-With Shared Ecologies Upon an Earth in Trouble”

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Art & Anarchy 2021
Hale Ho‘omana Varez Hall
Niaulani Campus
Volcano Art Center

5:30 - 7:30

Saturday, September 11 – Koa Room

9-10:30 Digital Anarchy (Moderator: Jennifer Liu)

Brian Pines, University of San Francisco, “Crypto-Anarchy and Rage Commerce”

Joshua Mandelstam, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, “Anarchy in the Digital World - Freedom from Traffic Laws on the Information Super-highway”

10:45-12:00 Anarchic Origins (Moderator: Josh Hayes)

Jessica Elbert Decker, California State University San Marcos, “Flux, Physis, and the Self-Making Kosmos in Heraclitus”

David Jones, Kennesaw State University, “Khōra, Archē, and the Yawning Gap: Cosmic Anarchy and the Emergence of Anarchic Order”

2:00-3:30 Horizons of Anarchy (Moderator: Tim Freeman)

Jennifer Liu, Seattle University, “Reconfigurations of Thought and Matter: A Return to the Anarchy of Nature”

Geoff Ashton, University of San Francisco, “A Self Without Order(s), Order(s) Without a Self, and the Great Impersonator that Binds Them: The Metaphysics of “Mahat” (“The Great One”) in Indian Sāṃkhya”

3:45-5:15 Anarchic Literature and Poetics (Moderator: Brian Treanor)

Amanda Parris, University of San Francisco, “The Anarchic Thought of Thomas Bernhard”

Josh Hayes, Alvernia University, “The Politics of Anarchy: W.S. Merwin's Folding Cliffs

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