GC PhD students Kaitlin Mondello and Elizabeth Weybright reflect on a series of presentations and performances from “The Vibrating World: Soundscapes and Undersongs” conference, which ranged from considerations of sound and affect to theories on the intersection of disability and modernist music to aural performances of a threatened environment.
GC M.A. student Mette Christiansen reflects on a selection of presentations from the "Public and Publics" conference, which considered various conceptions of the public through a range of lenses including governance and the law, counterpublics and social movements, physical and designed space (and related question of access and exclusion), and art in public.
GC PhD student Christina Katopodis reflects on a selection of presentations from The Vibrating World conference including a silent performance of a scene from the opera Aida, a panel on the politics of sound, a performative lecture on making music with nonhuman lifeforms, and an audiovisual performance that drew on the dual histories of synthesizers and radio.
A selection of readings related to "Behind the Camera, Covering the Image" on uses of occlusion, opacity, and relations between watcher and watched.
Suggested readings for "Interventions in the Interview, Fugitive Subjects: Amber Hawk Swanson & Stephen Winter"
A selection of readings related to "Interventions in the Interview, Fugitive Subjects" on documentary as an apparatus of capture and how subjects might resist this capture.
Alexandra Juhasz and Theodore (ted) Kerr discuss the diverse legacy of AIDS activist video; how this legacy has been used in mainstream representations by white gay men to represent white gay men’s stories; and how the many underrepresented histories of AIDS—particularly the work and experiences of women and people of color—might be accessed, highlighted, and carried on.
Jaime Shearn Coan reflects on two events he co-organized with Janet Werther, Interventions in the Narrativizing the AIDS Crisis and A Matter of Urgency and Agency: HIV/AIDS in conjunction with the Danspace Project Platform 2016: Lost and Found.
Co-director Bess Rowen shares notes on the rehearsal process of Marco Millions, an adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play, in which six CUNY undergraduate and graduate students and faculty each translated parts of the play into other languages, experiences, and vernaculars.
Ariel Uesseler reflects on an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Souffles-Anfas the influential Moroccan journal of poetry, culture, and politics.
A selection of readings related to Reason After Its Eclipse: A Conversation with Martin Jay, including two interviews with Jay.
A conversation between Janet Werther and Jordan Lord about Werther's research on the work and life of John Bernd, legacies of caring labor in the wake of the AIDS crisis, and archival work as a kind of caregiving.
Suggested readings for "Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics"
A selection of excerpts from the recently published Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics and reflections from its editors.
A selection of readings related to On Janus and Justice: Archives, Access, and Ethical Use of Video Evidence about the use of video evidence in legal frameworks and the various implications of police-worn body cameras.
Catherine Engh provides an analysis of two books read as part of the Ecocriticism seminar, David Collings' Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change and Jedediah Purdy's After Nature.
Selected readings for Gregory Rabassa (1922-2016), A Celebration, including tributes to his work and his essay, "If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Possibilities."
Casey Henry reflects on the event "Translating Morocco: Fouad Laroui, Emma Ramadan and Adam Shatz," presented as part of the Translation seminar.
Benjamin Haber reflects on a conversation between Patricia Clough, Seb Franklin, and Jasbir Puar about Franklin's book Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic.
Casey Henry describes Susan Bernofsky's presentation to the Translation seminar, "Fragments and Gestures between Languages in Translation."
Bess Rowen provides reflection on the event Gulf Labor and Precarious Workers Rights.
Bess Rowen reports on the event Transversal Methodologies and Social Choreography: Pelin Tan.