ABSTRACTION, 2019 Conference

University of Chicago, October 4-5, 2019
Regenstein Library Room 122


Register for the conference

View the Conference Brochure

Conference hotel

[Please note: original conference hotel sold out; Hyatt provided another block at the Sophy]
Sophy - Hyde Park
1411 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615 

Book Sophy Hotel Online

The link above will autopopulate EI’s special code (EIC2). Dates of stay must be filled in. Deadline for reservations: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Group Name: English Institute (EI) Conference 2019
Group Rate: $235
Group Code: 33232 (use for reservations made by phone). Online the code EIC2 autopopulates.
Stay Dates: October 3, 4, and/or 5, 2019  Note: Should you wish to stay outside of these dates, you will need to book them separately from the group reservation. Trying to include additional dates not listed above will result in a “Hotel Unavailable” message.
Book by Phone: 1.773.289-1003.  Please refer to the group name and/or group code (33232) to receive the group rate

Parking near the conference

The University has a parking garage on South Ellis south of 55th Street (within two-three blocks of the Regenstein Library). Or, consult a service such as SpotHero (https://spothero.com ) for targeted parking assistance.

78th Annual Meeting – Seven talks, one conversation

Conference Theory Text:
Siegfried Kracauer, from The Mass Ornament

The conference will take place at the Regenstein Library, University of Chicago; beginning Friday, Oct. 4, 1:00 p.m. Consult the schedule here.

Corpus Infinitum
Denise Ferreira da Silva, University of British Columbia

Invisible, Inc.
Leela Gandhi, Brown University

Julia Jarcho, New York University

Spec Acts
Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland

Capitalist Value and Poetic Abstraction
Christopher Nealon, The Johns Hopkins University

Collateral Objects
Daniel Stout, University of Mississippi

Bent Abstraction
Gordon Teskey, Harvard University

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