April 13: Anna Everett, Professor of Film, Television and New Media Studies and former Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She will be presenting her paper, co-authored with Craig Watkins, titled “The Power of Play: The Portrayal and Performance of Race in Videogames.” Professor Everett will be visiting the workshop in conjunction with the 8th Annual Department of Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference (April 13-14), for which she will be the keynote speaker.
April 20: Johannes Geng, University of Chicago Graduate Student at Large Program, “Towards a Detection of Sensorial Regimes in Film History.” Johannes has received his Magister Atrium from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, and is planning a dissertation titled “The Sensorial Power of Cinema: A Detection of Sensorial Regimes in Film History.”
April 25: James Naremore, Chancellor’s Professor of Speech Communication, Chancellor’s Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Film Studies at Indiana University, will be giving a talk titled “Movie Acting and the Arts of Imitation.” This event is being co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, and will be held from 4:30 – 6:00 in Classics 110.
May 3: Adrian Martin, Melbourne-based film and arts critic, and Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory and Head of Film and Television Studies at Monash University (Australia), will be visiting the workshop in conjunction with his Film Studies Center talk titled “Cinema Invents Ways of Dancing.” The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 in Cobb 425, details TBA.
May 4: Laura-Zoe Humphreys, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies and Anthropology, “Revolutionary Dreaming,” a chapter from her dissertation, “Revolutions Within: Criticism and Ambivalence in Post-Soviet Cuban Cinema.”
May 18: Colin Williamson, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies, “From the Science of Magic to the Magic of Science: Ecstatic Observation, Time-Lapse Photography, and the Magical Life of Plants,” a chapter from his dissertation, “Obscured Histories of Modern Magic and Wonder in the Cinema: Science, Animation, and Virtuality, 1649-2010.”
June 1: Tom Gunning, Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Art History, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College. Details TBA.