— 2016: “Oceans 19” Program

Click on speakers’ names for biographies

All events take place in the Martin E. Segal Theater unless otherwise indicated


8:45AM – Welcome


Moderator: Maeve Adams, Manhattan College


9:00-10:30AM – Hydroinformation


Charne Lavery

University of Witwatersrand

“Conrad, Cables and the Deep Indian Ocean”


Hester Blum

Pennsylvania State University

“Arctic Dead Letters”


10:30-10:45AM – Break


10:45-12:15PM – Oceanic Ultimatums


Jason Rudy

University of Maryland

“Oceans Away: Radical Elsewheres”


Christopher Taylor

University of Chicago

“Let Them Sink into the Sea: The West Indies in the Free-Trade Empire”



12:15 – 2:15 P.M.


2:15-3:45PM – Maritime Alterity


Cannon Schmitt

University of Toronto

“Soft Water: A Metaphor and Its Vicissitudes”


Margaret Cohen

Stanford University

“The Queer Life under the Sea”


3:45-4:00PM – Break


4:00-5:45PM – Keynote


Amitav Ghosh (Skylight Room)



6:00 P.M.

English Department Lounge

Room 4406

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