4/1-4/2 at the Film Studies Center: “The Powers of Display” Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
Attached is a conference program. Complete details available at the conference blog.
Keynote speaker Alison Griffiths (Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York) will give a talk on “Edison, Houdini, and the Electric Chair.” Griffiths is the author of Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008) and Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn of the Century Visual Culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002)
Day one of the conference will conclude with an April Fools Day screening of Orson Welles’ F for Fake (1973, 35mm, 89 min).
As part of her visit, Alison Griffiths will also be presenting on Friday, April 1st at the Mass Culture Workshop (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM). For more information, and to download pre-circulated materials, visit here.
Co-sponsored by the Franke Institute, the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, the Film Studies Center, the Mass Culture Workshop, and the New Media Workshop.
Film Studies Center: 5811 South Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall 306, Chicago, IL