Spring Quarter Schedule

April 2nd – 12 to 1:20 – Lynn Spigel, Frances Willard Professor of Screen Cultures, Northwestern University
TV Snapshots: An Archive of Everyday Life

April 16 – 12 to 1:20 – Noah Hansen, PhD Student in English, University of Chicago
“The War-Bound-Subject: Racialization as Military Preparation in Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go”

April 30 – 12 to 1:20 – Katerina Korola, PhD Student in Cinema and Media Studies & Art History, University of Chicago
“Hot-House Flowers of the Avant-Garde: The Greenhouse Grotesque from Jugendstil to Dada”
Respondent: Nicholas Baer, Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

May 14 – 4:30 to 5:50 – Chris Grobe,  Assistant Professor of English, Amherst College
“The Art of the Ordeal: Trump, Abramović, and the ‘Politics of Performance,’”

May 21 – 12 to 1:20  Geronimo Sarmiento Cruz, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago
“Gloria Anzaldúa and Nation-Form: Between Mestizaje and Nepantla”
Respondent: Chris Taylor, Assistant Professor of English, University of Chicago

May 31 – 12 to 1:20 – Zachary Hope, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago
“Blitz-Reading and the Unhousing of the British Novel, or How to Handle Books Like Bombs”

Winter Quarter Schedule

Jan. 8th – 12 to 1:20 – Ingrid Becker, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago
“Coding Sociological Poetics: Self-expression and the form of the Questionnaire”
Respondent: Peter McDonald, PhD Candidate in English

Jan 22nd – 4:30 to 6:00 – Sharvari Sastry and Marissa Fenley, Phd Students in English and Theater and Performance Studies, University of Chicago (Co-presented with the Theater and Performance Studies Workshop)
Respondent: Leslie Danzig, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Division of the Humanities, University of Chicago
Perform an adaptation of Gertrude Stein’s “Byron: A Play”

Feb 12th – 12 to 1:20 – Kevin Kimura, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago
“The Weird Pullman Porter: Race and Anti-Modernism at the Closing of the Frontier”

Mar 5th – 4:00 to 5:30 – Florence Dore, Professor of English, UNC Chapel Hill
“Lorrie Moore’s Ends: Rock Moms and the Half-Life of Humanity.”

Mar 12th – 12 to 1:20 – Zoe Hughes, PhD Student in English, University of Chicago
Paper title TBD

Fall Quarter Schedule

Oct. 6 – 3 to 4:20- Luciana Parisi,  Reader in Cultural Theory, Chair of the PhD programme, Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London
“Reprograming Decisionism”
Respondent: Ina Blom, Wigeland Visiting Professor, Department of Art History

Oct 9 – 5 to 6:20 – Gillian White, Associate Professor of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: “The Poetics of Contingency Planning” (cosponsored with the Poetry and Poetics Workshop)
Respondent: Rosanna Warren, Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Professor, Committee on Social Thought

Oct 16 – 12 to 1:20 – José Antonio Arellano, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago, “The Novelist as Artist: José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho, Liberal Freedom, and the Problem of Culture”
Respondent: Adrienne Brown, Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago

Oct 30 – 12 to 1:20 – Jean-Thomas Tremblay, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago, “The Last Breath: Encountering Finitude in End-of-Life Documentaries”
Respondent: Jennifer Wild,  Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago

Nov 13 – 12 to 1:20 – Oscar Chavez, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Alterity and Chicano World-Making in The Revolt of the Cockroach People and Love and Rockets” 
Respondent: Edgar Garcia, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English, University of Chicago

Nov 27 – 12 to 1:20 – Alejandra Azuero, PhD Student in Anthropology, “Screen, Scale, Visualization: Designing the Nuremberg Courtroom as a Media Environment.”
Respondent: Katherine Fischer Taylor, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

Dec 4th – 12 to 1:20 – Lindsay Wright, PhD Candidate in Music, “Performing Talent: Reality Television and Discourses of Musical Ability”
Respondent: Brad Spiers, PhD Candidate, Department of Music

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