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Vital Platforms: Towards A Feminist Theory of Human Media. A talk by Neferti Tadiar.

March 4, 2016IASEvents0

Vital Platforms: Towards A Feminist Theory of Human Media Friday, March 4, 2016 1:30-3:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. This talk proposes a feminist theory of forms of human media – exemplifying the use or actuation of humans as the instruments of other […]

The Future of the Meme: #Iranelection, Activism, Social Media. January 28, 2016

The Future of the Meme: #Iranelection, Activism, Social Media Thursday, January 28, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. A look at the contexts for the first long-trending global hashtag #iranelection reveals the contours of an emerging ecology of social protest in 2009. […]

The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein. October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Ghostly Ontologies: The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein Thursday, October 22, at 4:00pm InFlux Gallery, Regis Center for Art (East) Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Are images haunted? Join Prof. Tom Gunning for a pre-Halloween cinematic séance as he explores the preternatural power that photography […]

Eva Hudecova, Co-translator of “Danube in America”, May 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Eva Hudecova is a Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and a co-translator of Slovak author Michal Hvorecký’s novel “Danube in America”. She also spoke about the collaborative translation project in a discussion in April 2015.

Translating the Danube. Hvorecký, Hudecová, & Lencho, Friday, April 10, 2015

Translating the Danube: A Collaborative Linguistic and Cultural Project Friday, April 10, 2015, 3:30-5:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Download: audio, small video, or original. Michal Hvorecký’s Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America) is a novel about journeys: through European history as well as geography, cultural and interpersonal exchanges, mysteries and personal growth. Its main […]

Emily Apter, French & Comparative Literature, New York University. Thursdays at Four, March 12, 2015

Not Translated, Non-Equivalent, Incommensurate: Rethinking the Units of Comparison in Comparative Literature Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A talk by Emily Apter, French & Comparative Literature, NYU. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. In her book Against World Literature: On the […]

Cinema, Montage, and the Rhythm of Life. Domietta Torlasco, March 9, 2015

Cinema, Montage, and the Rhythm of Life Monday, March 9, 2015, at 5:00pm 135 Nicholson Hall Domietta Torlasco, Italian and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University Domietta Torlasco works at the intersection of film theory and practice, with interest in European cinema, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, feminist theory, and time-based visual arts. Her recent book, The Heretical Archive: […]

Near Stars: Analytic Scale and the Literary Object. Eric Hayot: Thursdays at Four, Dec. 4, 2014

Near Stars: Analytic Scale and the Literary Object December 4, 2014 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Penn State University. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video or original. What happens if we describe the current situation of literary criticism as a “crisis in […]

To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. Panel: Thursdays at Four, Nov. 13, 2014

To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. November 13, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop Panel discussion organized by the IAS Collaborative Rehearsing Failure: Brecht’s America. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Our point of departure is the “productive” failure of single authorship and of representation […]

Literary Analysis of World Bank Reports: Franco Moretti, Thursdays at Four, Oct. 2, 2014

The World According to the Bank: an Analysis of World Bank Reports, 1946-2010 October 2, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Franco Moretti, English, Stanford, gives a semantic, stylistic study of World Bank reports. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Like the post-world-war-II capitalism which it […]

April 30, 2014: Rüdiger Kunow on Engineering Perfection

Engineering Perfection: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Life in the Age of Biotechnology Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. “In this paper, I will follow up the proposition that breakthroughs in the biotechnical sector are fundamentally changing our understanding of human life, especially in areas such […]

The Untold Story of Human Rights: Lydia Liu, April 25, 2014

Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights Around 1948 The IAS Interpretation and Translation Studies Collaborative presents Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University. Download as: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, small video, or original. How did self-determination get written into human rights? And by whom? In her lecture, Lydia Liu […]

The Freudian Robot: Lydia Liu and ITSU, April 25, 2014

The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious Friday, April 25, 11:30a.m.–1:30p.m. 125 Nolte Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University Please join the IAS Interpretation and Translation Studies at the University (ITSU) Research Collaborative for lunch and an informal discussion with critical translation theorist Lydia Liu of her latest book, The Freudian Robot: […]

IAS Thursdays: Kysa Hubbard on ADHD, Class and Representations of Childhood

Re-Structuring and Re-Visioning Childhood: The (Dis)Advantages of ADHD Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 4:00 pm 125 Nolte A talk on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), class, and representations of childhood by Kysa K. Hubbard, Ph.D., lecturer, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. Download as original. Q&A Download as original. In addition to teaching courses on the […]

March 7, 2013: The Intersection of Learned Value and Lived Experience and A Comedy Beyond Belief

The Intersection of Learned Value and Lived Experience: Student Attitudes Toward Multilingual Education, a talk by Elisabeth Lefebvre Elisabeth Lefebvre, Comparative & International Development Education, Department of Organizational Leadership & Policy Development Elisabeth Lefebvre focuses on student attitudes toward multilingual education. Although much work has been done on multilingual education pedagogy and policy, almost none […]

October 11, 2012: Graduate Studies in the History and Culture of Childhood: Two Student Perspectives

October 1, 2012Aaron Victorin-VangerudEvents,  | Collaboratives | 2012-2013Comments Off on October 11, 2012: Graduate Studies in the History and Culture of Childhood: Two Student Perspectives

Please join us at the inaugural event of the Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines Research Collaborative. Thursday, October 11, 2012: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM 235 Nolte Center for Continuing Education Emily Bruce from History and Holley Wlodarczyk from Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature will start us off with a look into their current […]

Democracy and Education: Roundtable Discussion with Harvey Sarles, Karl Rogers, and Jerry Timian, Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011IASEvents, Video and Audio0

John Dewey’s seminal work Democracy and Education was published almost 100 years ago, but his critical ideas are crucially relevant today. Join the founders of the new John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education in a roundtable discussion of democracy in an era of globalization, education and its importance in democracy, how to live a meaningful life, […]

In the Name of the Child, or is it Childhood? Childhood Studies Keynote by Dan Cook

September 23, 2011IASEvents0

“In the Name of the Child, or is it Childhood? Childhood Studies and the Annoying Necessity of Blurred Boundaries” – Childhood Studies conference keynote address by Daniel Cook Daniel Cook gives the keynote address at the planning conference “Childhood Studies at the University of Minnesota: Crossing Disciplinary and Collegiate Boundaries.” Daniel Cook is Director of […]

What is Sexual Difference Now? Friday, November 13, 2009

Cosponsored by the CLA Scholarly Events Fund, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, the Department of English, the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Geography, the Institute for Global Studies, the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, Department of German at Macalester College, and the Space and Place Research Collaborative This event is organized […]

“Truancy, or Thought from the Provinces”: A presentation by Yun Peng, 5/1/2009

May 1, 2009IASEvents0

Yun Peng is a lecturer in the department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. Organized by the Transnational Film and Media Studies Collaborative. A reading is available in advance of this talk.

Film Screening: Eloge de l’amour (In Praise of Love), 4/8/2009

April 8, 2009IASEvents0

Éloge de l’amour (In Praise of Love), (Jean-Luc Godard, 2001, 97 min), introduced by Professor Thomas A. Pepper of the department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. Structured in two parts, the film opens in Paris, where the young artist Edgar is developing a project on the four stages of a love affair- meeting, sexual passion, […]

Fabricating the Absolute Fake: America in Contemporary Pop Culture – A book talk with Jaap Kooijman, March 10, 2009

Jaap Kooijman is Associate Professor in Media & Culture and American Studies at the University of Amsterdam and, in the spring of 2009, is a visiting professor in the department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. American pop culture – Hollywood cinema, television, pop music – dominates the rest of […]

“Sokurov and Lacan: Painting’s Luminous Archive and Anamorphic Imaginaries”: A presentation by Amy Levine, 2/27/2009

Amy Levine is a PhD candidate in the department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. This talk is based on research for her forthcoming dissertation, “Phantasmatic Cinema: Delinkage and Disarticulation in Michelangelo Antonioni, Béla Tarr, Jean-Luc Godard and Alexander Sokurov.” Organized by the Transnational Film and Media Studies Collaborative. A […]

“Modernizing Melodrama”: A talk with Carol Donelan, 1/30/09

January 30, 2009IASEvents0

Carol Donelan is a professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton College. Carol Donelan teaches courses in film history and theory, film modes and genres, directors, national cinemas and television studies. She has published articles on the politics of gender in cinema and on the implications of teaching film theory in a post-film, post-theory […]

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as a Case of Biocinema”: A talk by A. Kiarina Kordela, 12/12/2008

December 12, 2008IASEvents0

A. Kiarina Kordela is a professor in the Department of German Studies and Russian at Macalester College where she is also working closely with the Department of Media and Cultural Studies. Both her research and teaching focus on the relation between economic structures and metaphysics in secular capitalist modernity. Her recent publications include “$urplus (Spinoza, […]

“Man and Animal, Master and Servant”: A talk by Brian Price, 11/21/2008

Brian Price is a professor of English at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He is the author of Neither God Nor Master: Robert Bresson and the Modalities of Revolt (Forthcoming, University of Minnesota Press) and the co-editor of On Michael Haneke, with John David Rhodes (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming), and Color, the Film Reader, with Angela Dalle Vacche […]

“The Sacred, The Violent, and Fragments”: Lecture by Brian Price and screening of “71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance,” 11/20/2008

Brian Price is a professor of English at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He is the author of Neither God Nor Master: Robert Bresson and the Modalities of Revolt (Forthcoming, University of Minnesota Press). 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke, 1995, 96m) is an avant garde film, and this is the final part of Hanenke’s “glaciation trilogy,” […]

“Locomotion and Time in West African Cinema”: A talk by Charles Sugnet, 11/14/2008

November 14, 2008IASEvents0

Charles Sugnet is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota where he specializes in postcolonial literature, especially the fiction and film of the African diaspora. Among other publications, he is recently the author of “Real-time Africa: A traveling exhibit gives the lie to ‘primitive’ Africa,” a review of the largest ever exhibition of […]

Robert Polito: Hollywood and God, 11/12/2008

November 12, 2008IASEvents0

A presentation and dramatization of Polito’s forthcoming Hollywood and God, a collection of poems, lyrics, essays, collage, and narrative, where Cotton Mather, Barbara Payne, Bob Dylan, a 19th century minstrel boy, a female Elvis impersonator, the directors Edgar G. Ulmer, Stanley Kubrick, the novelists David Goddis and Iceberg Slim – among others – traverse the […]

Blackface: Then and Now – A presentation by Greil Marcus, November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008IASEvents, Video and Audio0

During the fall of 2008, Greil Marcus holds the Winton Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and is teaching a short course in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, “The Old Weird America” (CSCL 4910/ENGL 4090) October 1 – November 19. Greil Marcus is the author of The Shape of Things to Come (2006), Lipstick Traces (1989), Mystery Train (1975; 5th […]

Spaces of Conflict in Contemporary Turkish Cinema: “Edge of Heaven” and “Distant,” 11/6/2008

In Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2008, 122m), a Turkish man travels from Germany to Istanbul and back again to find the daughter of his father’s former girlfriend. While he learns more about her life, the conservative and secular views of Turks clash at home and abroad. Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the […]

An Evening with Todd Haynes and Greil Marcus, 10/29/2008

October 29, 2008IASEvents0

Todd Haynes, of Portland, Oregon, is the director of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), Poison (1991), Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Far from Heaven (2002), I’m Not There (2007), and other films. He won Best Director at the 2002 Independent Spirit Awards for Far From Heaven, which also received an Oscar nomination, and in 2008 he was awarded the Robert Altman Award for I’m Not There, […]

“Rennie Sparks: Pretty Polly and the Itsy Bitsy Spider, Strange fascinations and mysterious bloodshed in the wilderness of folk song,” 10/15/2008

October 15, 2008IASEvents0

Lyricist, short story writer, and sometime vocalist and instrumentalist Rennie Sparks, of Albuquerque, is one half of the perversely luminous folk duo the Handsome Family. Their albums include Odessa (1994), Milk and Scissors (1996), Through the Trees (1998), In the Air (1999), Down in the Valley (1999), Singing Bones (2003), and The Last Days of Wonder (2006). This fall, Greil Marcus holds the Winton Chair in the College of […]

Conversation with Filmmaker Jian Yi, 4/25/08

April 25, 2008IASEvents0

Documentary filmmaker Jian Yi, whose new film Bamboo Shoots receives its U.S. premier at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on April 22, will discuss documentary films with filmmaker and scholar Leo Chen, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. Cosponsored by The Minnesota Film Arts.

“Reflections on Current Events in Lebanon”: A Discussion with Carol Hakim and Hisham Bizri, 9/27/06

September 27, 2007IASEvents0

Roundtable discussion on the recent war in Lebanon, with the participation of Hisham Bizri, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Carol Hakim, Department of History.

“Queen of Fashion,” a lecture on Marie-Antoinette by Professor Caroline Weber, 9/21

September 21, 2007IASEvents0

Caroline Weber is an associate professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her most recent book is QUEEN OF FASHION: WHAT MARIE ANTOINETTE WORE TO THE REVOLUTION (Henry Holt 2006), which both the New York Times and the Washington Post named one of the best books of 2006. Her other titles include TERROR AND […]

Story and Psyche, 4/25/07-4/26/07

April 25, 2007IASEvents0

Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Alice Kaplan, author of French Lessons: A Memoir, Andre Aciman, author of Out of Egypt, and commentator, Sara Evans. Readings on Wednesday evening and panel discussion Thursday. Major funding from: the University’s McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment, the Institute for Advanced […]

“Property and Progress: Where Adam Smith Went Wrong” – a talk by Robert Brenner, 4/23/07

April 23, 2007IASEvents0

What are the fundamental conditions making possible economic development? How, when, and where did these first come into being in historical terms? In order to address these questions, Professor Brenner will take as his point of departure an appreciation of the fundamental contribution of Adam Smith and an argument as to where he went wrong. […]

“Why Iraq? The Politics of Bush II”: A talk by Robert Brenner, 4/23/07

April 23, 2007IASEvents0

Robert Brenner is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Social Theory for Comparative History at UCLA. He is a historical political economist equally at home with questions concerning the rise of capitalism in late medieval and early modern Europe, the conditions for economic development, and the sources of prosperity and crisis in […]

“The Negative Dialectics of Grindcore” – a presentation by Liam Dee, 4/2/07

April 2, 2007IASEvents0

Theodor Adorno’s theory of negative dialectics is increasingly being used not only to critique but also to find radical potential within popular cultural forms that Adorno himself would have despised. Yet while these neo-Adornian analyses remain better attuned to the subtle intricacies of the culture industry, they have a tendency to reproduce Adorno’s own overestimation […]