Keynote Speakers:

Peter Hallward (Kingston University)
Rey Chow (Duke University)


*All Friday sessions will be in the French Lounge (Room 270) in the Student Union


9:00 to 10:30 Static
Chair: Brian Price

Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Forcing the Issue: Rape/Pornography/Representation”

Kristopher L. Cannon (Georgia State University), “From Picture to Image through Si(gh)tes Un-seen: An Oblique Optic to Illuminate Queer Fetal Photographs”

Elena Gorfinkel (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) “Expurgated Bodies: Naomi Uman’s Removed and the Work of Defacement”

10:45 to 12:15 Performance
Chair: Alessandra Raengo

Jennifer Johung (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), “Architectural Asymptote: Between Representation and Performance”

Scott Krzych (Oklahoma State University), “Chalk Talk: Glen Beck’s Hysterical Discourse”

Meghan Sutherland (Oklahoma State University), “Representation After Representation”

12:15-1:45 Lunch Break

1:45-3:15 Nonrepresentational

Chair: Elena Gorfinkel

Abe Geil (Duke University) “Everything Speaks”

Niels Niessen (University of Minnesota) “Cinematic Immanence: Carlos Reygadas’s Stellet Licht and Spinoza’s Third Kind of Knowledge”

Brian Price (Oklahoma State University) “Dramatic Thought”

3:30-5:00 Materiality

Chair: Bhaskar Sarkar

Bishnupriya Ghosh (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Vital Remains: The Spectral Modern in Contemporary European Cinema”

Bhaskar Sarkar (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Plastic Archives:  Documenting the Cinema-City”        

Joshua Neves (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Representation as Pre-presentation: Modeling the Future in Olympic-era Beijing”

5:30-7 Opening Keynote, Noble Research Center, Room 106

Rey Chow (Duke University)
“When Reflexivity Becomes Porn: Mutations of a Modernist Theoretical Practice"


Saturday, October 30
All sessions today will be in Noble Research Center, Rooms 108 and 207

10:00-11:30 Post-human

Room: NRC 108
Chair: René Thoreau Bruckner

Drew Ayers (Georgia State University) “After the Self: Kubrick as Vernacular Post- Humanist”

Brian Wall (Binghamton University) “Playing Dead: Mimesis and Mana in Adorno”

Agustin Zarzosa (SUNY Purchase) “Torchwood and the Posthuman Melodrama”

10:00-11:30 History

Room: NRC 207
Chair: Meghan Sutherland

Soumitra Ghosh (Oklahoma State University) “Mythos Interruptus: The Question of Restaging and National History in Rang De Basanti”

Steven Marsh (University of Illinois at Chicago) “True/False: Ethnography and Representation in Three 1960s Spanish Documentaries”

Pooja Rangan (Brown University) “Authenticating Precarious Life: Disaster Autoethnography and the Gamble of Immanent Critique”


11:45-1:15 Re-Presentation
Room: NRC 108
Chair: Scott Krzych

René Thoreau Bruckner (Oklahoma State University) “Re-presence: Spirals of Time”

Charles P. Linscott (Ohio University) “Photography as Écriture: Image and Sound in La Jetée and (nostalgia)

Jeremy Powell (Brown University) “Representation’s Redemptions: Deleuze, Bersani, Cinema”


11:45-1:15 Identity
Room: NRC 207
Chair: Chelsey Crawford

Carol Mason (Oklahoma State University) “What’s this Cow Doing in My Queer Theory?”

Sam Perry (Georgia State University) “’Strange Fruit’ as Ekphrastic Poetry: Discursive and Visual Intersections”

Alessandra Raengo (Georgia State University) “Scenes of Exchange: Maggie’s Blackness and Other Insects”


1:15-2:45 Catered Lunch for Participants: Atrium, Noble Research Center.


2:45-4:45 Hiatus
Room: NRC 108
Chair: Soumitra Ghosh

Gregory Brown (Oklahoma State University) “The Movement Metaphor : Cinematic Movement and Its Figurative Potential”

Chelsey Crawford (Oklahoma State University) “Emptying the Viewer”

Sarah Osment (Brown University) “Ideologies of the Anaesthetic: Williams, Agee, Adorno”

Matt Tierney (Brown University) “A Dumb Blankness Full of Meaning”

2:45-4:45 Forms

Room: NRC 207
Chair: Abe Geil

Adam Cottrel (Oklahoma State University) “The Moment of Montage”

Kalling Heck (Oklahoma State University) “Consensus, Parataxis, Eisenstein”

Daniel Norford (Oklahoma State University) “Shot/Reverse-Shot as Nietzschean Event”


5:15-6:45 Closing Keynote
Noble Research Center, Room 106

Peter Hallward (Kingston University)
“Representation, Participation, and Power; A Neo-Jacobin Persepective”

ISSN 1938-1700
World Picture 2011