Privacy Rites: Space, Surveillance, and Power in Historical Perspective


Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Brandeis University

*Co-conveners: Mark Auslander (Anthropology) and Andreas Teuber (Philosophy)*

4:10 Welcoming Remarks: Marty Krauss (Provost) and Michael Rush (Director, Rose Art Museum)

PANEL 1. PRIVACY'S ORIGINS?

Panel Chair: Mark Auslander

4:15 Prefatory Remark. Andreas Teuber (Philosophy)
4:20. Who's Looking at Whom? Art, Observation, and Control in the Roman House Ann Koloski-Ostrow (Classics)
4:30. Molly's Privacies. Tom King (English and American Literature)
4:40 Discussants: Caren Irr (English and Literature) and Adrianne Krstansky (Theater Arts)
4:50 General discussion

PANEL 2. THE VIEWER, THE VIEWED. AND THE EYE OF GOD

Panel Chair: Andreas Teuber

4:55 Prefatory remark: Andreas Teuber (Philosophy)
5:00. Donne’s God Ramie Targoff (English and American Literature)
5:10. Looking In, Looking Out. John Plotz (English and American Literature)
5:20. The Susanna Effect: Surveillance in Seventeenth-Century Painting. Jonathan Unglaub (Fine Arts)
5:30 Discussants: Michaele Whelan (Office of the Provost) and Allice Kelikian (History)
5:40 General Discussion

PANEL 3: POST-PRIVACY?

Panel Chair: Michael Rush (Rose Art Museum)

5:45 Prefatory remarks: Andreas Teuber (Philosophy) and Michael Rush (Rose)
5:50 The Retail Store: Surveillance for Politics and Profit. Laura Miller (Sociology)
6:00 Conversation: Post-Panoptic, Post-Private, Post…? Kevin Hamilton (University of Illinois) and Peter Kalb (Fine Arts)
6:10. Closing remarks Mark Auslander (Anthropology) and Michael Rush (Rose Art Museum)
6:20 General discussion
6:30 Break to walk to the Rose Art Museum

IN THE ROSE ART MUSEUM

6:35 Welcome to the Museum (Michael Rush)
6:40 Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra:Performance of Dmitri Shostakovichi's Chamber Symphony (selections)
7:00-8:00 pm Reception