4/13-4/14 at the Film Studies Center: “The Powers of Display” Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
The Department of Cinema and Media studies presents its 8th annual graduate student conference, “Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences.” This conference centers on the question, or rather metaphor, of whether various new media experiences and cultures can be understood as diasporas of cinema. In this manner, we wish to push the boundaries of the term ‘diaspora’ further, so that it may not only be used to describe dispersed populations, but also to describe dispersed forms of cinema.
Complete details available at the conference blog.
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, author of Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace (2009, SUNY Press) and co-editor with John T. Caldwell of New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality (2003, Routledge) will be delivering the keynote presentation for this conference, “‘If You Can Type, You Can Make Movies’: Ontologies of Cinematic Diasporas.”
Additionally, as part of her visit, Anna Everett will also be presenting a paper entitled “The Power of Play: The Portrayal and Performance of Race in Video Games” on Friday, April 13th at the Mass Culture Workshop (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Cobb 307). For more information, and to download pre-circulated materials, visit here.
Film Studies Center: 5811 South Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall 306, Chicago, IL