Mass Culture Workshop Fall Schedule

Greetings All!

The Mass Culture Workshop is thrilled to announce our Fall Schedule. We look forward to seeing many of you at these discussions and presentations!

Our fall program begins on Friday, October 14th from 1030am-1230pm with Cinema and Media Studies PhD candidate Jordan Schonig. Jordan will be presenting a chapter-in-progress from his dissertation, tentatively titled “Habitual Gestures: Post-War Realism, Bodily Movement, and the Problem of Agency.”

Mass Culture meets Fridays from 10:30-12:30 in Cobb 311. Below is a copy of our schedule, which is also available on our website, along with more details about many of the presentations: https://voices.uchicago.edu/massculture/. We will typically post papers to the website about a week in advance. You will need a password to access these papers, which will be circulated to our listserv as soon as the materials are available. If you are not signed up for the listserv, but would like to be, please follow this link.

 

October 14: Jordan Schonig, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Habitual Gestures: Post-War Realism, Bodily Movement, and the Problem of Agency

October 21: Will Carroll, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Meta-Cinematic Space: or, Can Cinefication Emancipate the Frame?

November 4: Mikki Kressbach, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studie
Need to Know: Found Footage Horror and Emergent Outbreaks

November 11: Priya Jaikumar, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
Between Love and Orientalism in Jean Renoir’s The River

December 2: Costas V. Nakassis, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago
Paper Title Forthcoming

 

We are committed to making Mass Culture an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If there is anything we can do to facilitate your participation, or if you simply have questions, please do not hesitate to email Dave (burnham@uchicago.edu) or Katerina (katerinakorola@uchicago.edu), your 2016-2017 workshop coordinators.

We look forward to seeing you!

Dave and Katerina

May 17 – Raymond Bellour

We are pleased to announce that Raymond Bellour will be joining us Tuesday, May 17, at 4:30 PM for a special meeting of Mass Culture Workshop in Cobb 425 (please note the non-standard day, time, and location). He hopes for a robust conversation around the locations and materialities of moving-image spectatorship.

Raymond Bellour, critic and theorist of literature and film, is the Critical Inquiry Distinguished Visiting Professor for Spring 2016. He is the Director of Research Emeritus at the CNRS (Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in Paris. He is the author of, among others, The Analysis of Film (1979) and Le Corps du cinéma (2009), and the co-founder of the French film journal Trafic.

Wine and cheese will be served.

Please read Prof. Bellour’s paper in advance, which can be downloaded here.

Please email Tyler for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu.**

May 13 – Shannon Foskett

Please join us on Friday, May 13 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311 as we welcome Shannon Foskett, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; she will discuss “Imaging and Imagining with fMRI: Neuroscientific Viewing, Diaphanous Screens and the Promise of Representation,” a dissertation chapter in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Shannon’s paper is available for download here.

Please email Tyler for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu.**

April 22 – Ling Zhang

Please join us on Friday, April 22 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311 as we welcome Ling Zhang, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilization; she will discuss “Traversing the Multi-Ethnic Space: Five Golden Flowers As a Socialist Road Movie,” an article in progress for an edited collection.

Refreshments will be provided.

Ling’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

April 15 – Dan Wang

Please join us on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311 as we welcome Dan Wang, Ph.D. candidate in Music; he will discuss “The Structure of Romantic Affect: Soundtracks and the Intimate Event,” a dissertation chapter in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Dan’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

Thursday, March 3 – Eugenie Brinkema

Professor Eugenie Brinkema (Literature, MIT)
Violence and the Diagram (Or, The Human Centipede)
Respondent: Matt Hubbell, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
Presented in collaboration with the Contemporary European Philosophy Workshop

Thursday, March 3rd
4:306:30 pm
Cobb 104 (**note the change of location, day, and time**)

Eugenie Brinkema‘s research in film and media studies focuses on violence, affect, sexuality, aesthetics, and ethics in texts ranging from the horror film to the body of films dubbed “New European Extremism” to the visual and temporal forms of terrorism. Abiding research interests include embodiment and sensation in ultraviolent film and literature, critical and cultural theory, literary theory, and psychoanalysis and continental philosophy, while more recent areas of inquiry have explored French gastronomy, sound and color.
Her first book, The Forms of the Affects (Duke University Press, Spring 2014), interrogates the relationship between form and grief, disgust, nostalgia, anxiety, and joy in film, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental philosophy.

The paper is available for download here.
Please email one of the CMS coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.
Please read in advance and come prepared for discussion.

*The paper and the film under discussion contain scenes of graphic violence.*

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop! Refreshments will be provided.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**