Objects of Knowledge III

Spring 2014
Objects
Objects of Knowledge III

This third season of a series of conversations examines the diverse ways that images and things interact, embody and generate ways of knowing, which guide the course of human action and understanding and engender creativity and innovation.

Advanced graduate students are invited to give a half hour presentation of their research, followed by a faculty member respondent who will comment on their paper and enter into dialogue with them.  The discussion then opens up to the larger group, which will look specifically at questions of visual culture and evidence from a polymathic perspective.

February 25th, 5 pm, DML 241

Kate Page-Lippsmeyer, Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures, will present “Space, Science Fiction, and the Absent Body in SF Magazine covers 1959-1969.”

March 24th, 5 pm, DML 241

Umayyah Cable, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies and Ethnicity, will present “Cinematic Activism: Palestinian Cultural Politics in the United States.” 

Faculty Respondent: Olivia C. Harrison, Assistant Professor of French and Italian.