2017 Program Schedule

We are very excited that the conference is beginning tomorrow (at 1pm)! We invite everyone to join us at the IMU University Club for a day and a half of inspiring presentations. Please email us with any inquiries. We wish safe travels to our participants coming into town from far away.

2017 Conference Program

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2017 Schedule of Events

*This schedule is subject to change*

11th Annual Indiana University Landscape, Space, and Place Conference 2017

March 2nd-3rd

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 2

Venue: IMU, University Club, Faculty Room

Time Session Speakers
1:00pm – 2:15pm (Re)Presentations of the Landscape Jorn Seemann

The Production of Good Neighbor Landscapes: Pictorial Representations of Latin America in the 1940s

Molly Catherine Briggs

New York & Environs: Formulating the Immersive Urban Overview

Jesse Balzer

“It’s just too bad you don’t know what it is”: Marketing the hood in contemporary movie trailers

Sam Smith

Museums as Spatial Media: Landscape, Narrative, and Regional Identity in Western U.S. History Museums

2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:45pm Panel Presentation: Fostering the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders through Landscape Scale Projects Kristin Shaw, Gwen White

Eastern Tallgrass Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Vicky Meretsky, Abby Donnelly

Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:15pm Place Making Dugan Meyer

(Im)mobile Homes: Vulnerability, Territoriality, and the Dispossession of Life

Kip Robisch

Seasteading and the Global Utopian Dystopia

Stephen Volan

Space and Place Filtered Through the Spectrum of Autism

Jordan Bunzel

Victorian Botany: Wide Space and Democratic Science

Friday, March 3

Venue: IMU, University Club, Presidents Room

9:30am – 10:45am Sonic Landscapes Laila Rajani

Eric ki Baithak (Gathering at Eric’s): Placemaking in Informal Musical Gatherings in Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan

Javier Alvarez

From the Comuna to the Caliphate: localizing the enemy

Gwendolyn Kirk

From Lakshmi Chowk to the Vogue Towers Super Cinema: Linguistic landscapes of cinema in Lahore

Eric “C” Heaps

Translation as Confluence: Rivers Teach About Cultural Contact

10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm “Race” and Space Julie Johnson Searcy

“You can not tell me, I should not go there:” Navigating the racial space of South Africa’s Public Health System.

Zeba Khan-Thomas

Conjuring Roots in Dystopia: Reconciling Transgenerational Conflict through the Ancestral ‘Speaker’ in Nalo Hopkinson’s “Brown Girl in the Ring” and Edwidge Danticat’s “Brother, I’m Dying”

Ian Spangler

The “death-threat” of Newtown Pike: Davis Bottom as a liminal landscape

Bridget Sutherland

Rhetorics of Mobility and Consent in Dollar General, Corp. vs The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

12:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch Break
2:15pm – 3:30pm Gendered Spaces Nadine Morris

Heavens Coming Down: Topos and the Feminine in the North American Black Hills

Andrew Timmons

The Southern Gothic and the Queerness of Place in Truman Capote’s “Other Voices, Other Rooms”

Eliza Hazen

Wild Places and A Thing Called Gender. Does This Social Construction Inform How We Work and Play Outside? A Qualitative Narrative of Working in the White Mountain National Forest

Ryan D’Auria-Rousseau

“The Dude” Abides: Landscapes of Race, Empire, and (Queer) Masculinity in The Big Lebowski

3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Reimagining the Empire Bincy Abdul Samad

Palmyra: The Loss/Transformation of Civilizational Memory

Richard Allberry

A Bullet from Behind a Rock: Disembodied Agency in “The Chronicles of Dustypore”

Jim Nagler

Bix Gabriel

Picturing Guantánamo: How Do We See A Place & People Hidden From View?

5:00pm – 5:15pm Break
5:15pm – 6:15pm Keynote Dr. Edward Linenthal

The Predicament of Aftermath: Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing, April 19, 1995, An Illustrated Lecture


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Travel Restrictions

The organizers understand that the political climate is shifting rapidly and often.There is talk among many academics of boycotting conferences to protest the travel bans inflicted by the current administration. If you choose to boycott this conference, we stand in solidarity with you. We do, though, hope you will join us.

If you find yourself affected by these travel restrictions, we encourage you to still submit your work. We will find a way to accommodate a remote presentation. We cannot support any act that tries to silence scholarship.

If you have questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact us.

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2017 Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce the keynote speaker for the 2017 Conference, Dr. Ed Linenthal, professor of History and AmericanStudies, Indiana University-Bloomington.

linenthal_edFull Biography

My graduate student years at UC Santa Barbara started me on an interesting professional path, one that I never envisioned while working on a dissertation examining the warrior as a religious figure in America. I went directly from Santa Barbara to the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, where I spent 25 years in the department of religious studies. I never cared much, however, for disciplinary boundaries, nor for the academic jargon that each discipline seems to prize too much. I was interested in investigating and writing for a larger public about the less examined, that which did not, at first glance, seem “religious.” So, for example, in 1987-88 I was a Research Fellow in the Arms Control and Defense Policy Program at MIT, where I did the research for my book Symbolic Defense: The Cultural Significance of the Strategic Defense Initiative, which examined how supporters and opponents of the so-called “Star Wars” missile defense system mobilized powerful American myths and symbols to make their case. At this same time, I also joined Ira Chernus in co-editing A Shuddering Dawn: Religious Studies and the Nuclear Age. Throughout the 1980s, I was also at work on a larger project, which eventually became my next book, Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields, which examined processes of veneration, defilement, and redefinition at five sites: Lexington and Concord, the Alamo, Gettysburg, the Little Bighorn and Pearl Harbor. This project also began, happily, an ongoing relationship with the National Park Service. I worked for NPS at the 50th anniversary ceremonies at Pearl Harbor, and delivered the commemorative address at the memorial in 1994. I have also been a long-time consultant to NPS on interpretation of controversial historic sites, and from 2003-2005, I was a half-time Visiting Scholar in NPS’s Civic Engagement and Public History program. I served for almost a decade as a member of the federal advisory commission for the memorial to the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001. I co-direct a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar each summer at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, “9/11 and American Memory,” and I have served on an advisory group for the memorialization of those murdered on the island of Utøya, Norway, on July 22, 2011.

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2017: Call for Papers

11th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana
March 2-4 2017

Landscape Studies is multidisciplinary, and has far-reaching academic connections and a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The goal of the Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) Conference is to bring together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds and from different stages of their careers to exchange ideas and consider novel intellectual perspectives. We also hope to encourage a more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field.

Along with paper presentations, past conferences have included landscape architecture panels, artistic installations, hands-on demonstrations, and film screenings. Such creative project submissions are also welcome and can be accommodated. Please email the coordinators with special proposals. We are open to many interpretations of Landscape, Space, and Place. Some previous papers and sessions have dealt with the following approaches:

*Geographies of film culture and exhibition
*Digital landscapes, mapping, and geo-caching
*Global conflict, borders, and nationalism
*Queer spaces, gendered places, and visual culture
*Whiteness and racialized landscapes
*Archaeology and landscape history
*Visual culture and media studies
*Tourism, postcoloniality, and boundary crossing
*Environmental landscapes and politics
*Migration, geographies of everyday life
*Animal and posthuman geographies
*Architecture and theories of design
*Photography and documentary studies
*Soundscapes, sound studies, and sonar

Potential questions to address include but are not limited to: How do landscapes shape dynamics of power and how do these power structures in turn shape landscapes? *What are the relationships between spaces and cultural and artistic practices? *How can places influence conceptualizations of citizenship and political involvement? *What are some of the contemporary or historical ways of representing and experiencing space? *What are some of the ways of circulating and reproducing notions of place?

Past Keynote Speakers:
Kenneth Foote, University of Connecticut – Department of Geography
Janet Walker, University of California–Santa Barbara – Film and Media Studies
Yi-Fu Tuan, University of Wisconsin–Madison – Emeritus professor of Geography

Information and Guidelines for Submission:

The LSP conference will feature workshop panels of 3-4 people presenting papers related to a general theme. Presenters should prepare 10-12 minute presentations that will be followed by a 15-20 minute Q/A. Papers and creative projects related to landscape, space, and place are welcome and encouraged. For any type of submission please include: a written abstract of 250-300 words, five (5) keywords to describe your project, and list two (2) bibliographic references. Submissions are due by January 31, 2017. Please submit abstracts here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at IUlandscapeconference@gmail.com

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Save the Date

We had a great conference, and have had a lot of good press about this conference. We are already looking forward to next year’s conference. We’ve had important partnerships with the AAG Landscape Specialty Group, and some other groups whose conferences we will be promoting here.

The 11th Annual IU Landscape, Space, and Place Conference will be held the first weekend in March (2-4), so mark your calendars! The call for papers should be out early this Fall. Send us an email at iulandscapconference@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

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Thursday Schedule Adjustment

We’ve had to adjust our schedule a bit this afternoon, so we’ve condensed the two sessions into one. We will be starting after lunch at 1:30 pm. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone, but it will give a longer lunch break! The Keynote with Dr. Rickly will be at the same time.

1:30 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. Film, Culture, and Urban Media

Chris Lukinbeal “‘On Location’ Filming in San Diego County from 1985- 2005: How a Cinematic Landscape is Formed Through Incorporative Tasks and Represented Through Mapped Inscriptions”

Carolin Kirchner “Towards an Aesthetic of the Revolutionary Sublime: Counter-Aesthetic and Counter-Culture in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point (1970)”

Joshua Singer “Creating Landscape Fictions as Narrative in Digital Space: The ‘Interchangeable City Surface Modules of Detroit and Stockholm’”

Alexander Svensson “All Eyes on L.A.: The Strain Billboard and Affective Horrors in the Media City”

Response by Prof. Lukinbeal

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