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October 15-16, 2010
A.D. White House, Cornell University
Global Aesthetics: Intersecting Culture, Theory, Practice
Friday, October 15
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
- Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities
- Durba Ghosh, Chair, Humanities Council
- Peter Jemison, Artist & Manager, Ganondagan Historic Site, Seneca Nation, Welcome, Heron Clan, Seneca Nation of Indians
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
- Iftikhar Dadi, Art/History of Art, Cornell, Art Between Global Media and the Urban Subaltern
- Yao Jui-Chung, Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Mirage - Discussed Public Property in Taiwan
10:45 a.m. Featured Speaker
- Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, Entanglement: Notes Toward Documenta (13)
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
- Grace Quintanilla, Director, Pedro Meyer Foudnation, Mexico City, Mexico, Familiar/Memorable
- Jolene Rickard, Society for the Humanities/Art, History of Art, American Indian Program, Cornell, Performing Indigeneity at the Venice and Sidney Biennale: Rebecca Belmore, James Luna and Skeena Reece
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
- Kay Dickinson, Society for the Humanities, Media & Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Red and Green Stars in Broad Daylight: Syrian-Soviet Journeys through Cinema
- Sharon Willis, Art History, Visual & Cultural Studies, Univeristy of Rochester, Lost Objects: The Museum of Cinema
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
- Andrew McGraw, Society for the Humanities/Music, University of Richmond, Quasi-Collaboration and the Poetics of Pedophilia in Bang on a Can's "House in Bali" (2010)
- Salah Hassan, History of Art and Africana Studies, Cornell, Contemporary "Islamic" Art: Western Curatorial Practices of Representation Post-9/11
5:15 p.m. Plenary Speaker
- Bruno Bosteels, Society for the Humanities/Romance Studies, Cornell, Global Aesthetics and Its Discontents
Saturday, October 16
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
- Akinwumi Adesokan, Comparative Literature, Indiana Univeristy, Ousmane Sembene: Disalienating Modernity
- Jennifer Bajorek, Society for the Humanities/Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Photography of the Governed: Photo-Graphic Reason and the Theory of the African State
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Shin-Yi Yang, Curator, Beautiful Asset Management, Beijing, China, Why Chinese Art Still Needs Realism
- Sui Jianguo, Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, A Chinese Sculptor's Story
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
- Brenda Croft, Indigenous Art, Culture & Design, University of South Australia, Sight/Site Lines: Seeing Beyond the Surface
- Tejumola Olaniyan, English, University of Madison, Wisconsin, On Postcolonial Urban Garrison Architecture
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
- Gregg Lambert, Director, Central New York Humanitie Corridor, The Baroque Tsunami: An Incident-Analysis of Neo-Baroque Form
- Yukiko Shikata, Director, Media Art Consortium, Japan Agency for Cultural Affiars, Tokyo, Japan, Invisible Dynamics: World as Interaction Process
4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Roundtable
- Naoki Sakai, Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
- Karen Pinkus, Romance Studies and Comparative Literature
- Patricia Zimmerman, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival/Cinema, Photography & Media Arts, Ithaca College
Co-sponsored by The Humanist Foundation, Rose Goldsen Lecture Series, Deparmtent of Art, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Diacritics, Central New York Humanities Corridor
Rose Goldsen Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Guerlac Room, A.D. White House
Alexander R. Galloway
Media, Culture & Communication, New York University
Are Some Things Unrepresentable?
Alexander R. Galloway is an author and programmer. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG and the creator of the Carnivore and Kriegspiel projects. The New York Times has described his practice as "conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the political moment." Galloway is the author of Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (MIT, 2004), Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (Minnesota, 2006), and most recently The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (Minnesota, 2007), cowritten wtih Eugene Thacker.
Also: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
CIT Lab, Tjaden Hall Room 221
The Tinker Factory
A hands-on workshop with Alexander Galloway and Project Carnivore
Co-sponsored by Central New York Humanities Corridor and the Society for the Humanities Digital Humanities Initiative
Capital Poetics Symposium
March 4, 2011
Guerlac Room, A.D. White House
Capital Poetics: Poetry and the Economic Turn
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Introduction
- Joshua Clover
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Value Theories
- Bruno Bosteels
- Anna Kornbluh
- Jasper Bernes
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Specters & Marks
- Juliana Spahr
- Timothy Kreiner
- Jonathan Monroe
2"45 - 4:00 p.m. Crisis & Inferno
- Geoffrey Gilbert
- Tatiana Sverjensky
- Christopher Nealon
4:500 - 5:00 p.m. Roundtable
- Annie McClanahan
- Jennifer Bajorek
Public Lecture: Étienne Balibar
March 17, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Université de Paris X, University of California, Irvine
Civic Universalism and Its Internal Exclusions
Etienne Bali bar is Professor Emeritus of moral and political philosophy at Universite de Paris X, Nanterre and Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. He has published widely in the area of Marxist philosophy and moral and political philosophy in general. His many works include Reading Capiral (with Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Jacques Ranciere, Roger Establet, and F. Maspero) (1965); Spinoza and Politics (1985); Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities (1991); The Philosophy of Marx (1995); Politics and the Other Scene (2002); and We, People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (2003). He was a visiting professor at Columbia University last fall where he offered a seminar on "Civic Universalism and Anthropological Differences."
Co-sponsored by the French Studies Program
Video Art Conference
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Kroch Library and A.D. White House
Video Art: Practice, History, and Archive
The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art collaborates with the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF: Ithaca College) to stage a celebration of two new large video art archives that have been donated to the Goldsen Archive: "Elayne Zalis Video Studies ARchive" and "ETC: Experimental Television Center Archives."
1:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
- Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities and Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell Library
- Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian
- Elaine Engst, Director, Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell Library
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Archiving the Video Archive
- Elayne Zalis and Timothy Murray in conversation, History of the Zalis Archive
- Sherry Miller Hocking, ETC, and Patricia Zimmerman, Co-Curator, FLEFF, History of ETC
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Video Art: Practice in and through the Finger Lakes
- Chair: Renate Ferro, Department of Art
- Philip Mallory Jones, Media Artist, Co-Founder and Director, Ithaca Video Projects (1971-85)
- Barbara Lattanzi, Interactive Art, Alfred University
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Plenary Lecture
- Anne-Marie Duguet, University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne), Anarchives: Project and Process
Sponsored by The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Society for the Humanities, Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), The Tinker Factory
Annual Invitational Lecture
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Barnes Hall Auditorium
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Composition, Department of Music, Cornell University
Robert Schumann and the Caribbean: Analytical View and Performance of Sch. for Piano Four Hands by Roberto Sierra
With pianists Miri Yampolsky and Xak Bjerken
Future of the Humanities Lecture
Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 p.m.
Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
President, American Council of Learned Societies
The Future of the Humanities
Pauline Yu became pre$ident of the ACLS in July 2003, having served as dean of humanities in the College of Letters and Science at UCLA and professor of East Asian languages and cultures from 1994-2003. Prior to that appointment, she was founding chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UC-Irvine (1989-1994) and on the faculty of Columbia University (1985-89) and the University of Minnesota (1976-85).
She is the author or editor of five books and dozens of articles on classical Chinese poetry, literary theory, comparative poetics, and issues in the humanities, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the ACLS, and the NEH. She was awarded the William Riley Parker Prize for best PMLA article of 2007. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and Committee of 100.