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From Haggerty Museum of Art exhibition, 'The World Turned Upside Down: Apocalyptic Imagery in England 1750-1850'
The End Is All Around Us:
An Interdisciplinary Conversation

C21 and Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art team up for an interdisciplinary conversation on the end times.

The conversation will take up points of connection between C21’s 2017-18 research theme, In the Eschaton, and the Haggerty Museum’s exhibition, "The World Turned Upside Down: Apocalyptic Imagery in England 1750-1850."

With Richard Leson (Art History, UWM), Gerry Canavan (English, Marquette), and Brittany Pladek (English, Marquette). Moderated by Richard Grusin (C21) and Sarah Schaefer (Art History, UWM).

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00 pm, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
530 N 13th St
Complimentary parking available in Lot J. Enter from 11th Street.



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Under the rubric C21 Collaboratory, the Center for 21st Century Studies will offer multiple grants for research collaborations among faculty, graduate students, and academic staff.

Intended to encourage both interdisciplinary collaboration and broader participation in Center programming, collaborative groups would be required to include researchers from more than one unit (i.e., department, division, or college). Potential participants could also be drawn from other local universities, community organizations, or from members of the Milwaukee-area public.

Collaborative groups should focus on critical, public, or digital humanities projects, or some combination thereof. These groups should be designed as ongoing collaborations which would be renewable, both to provide continuity in C21 research initiatives and to build towards larger and more inclusive events, programming, funding. Support for engaging in successful collaborations will be provided by C21 in conjunction with the Office of Sponsored Research.

For further information and application instructions . . .

Proposals are due Monday, December 11, 2017.




Aldo Tambellini, Black, Electromedia Performance at Black Gate Theatre, New York 1967, Photo: Richard Raderman

Are we now in an age of “post-cinema?” Has the massive global wave of digital production, distribution, and exhibition finally eradicated cinema as we’ve known it? Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, and Peter Greenaway seem to think so, as well as academics from Paolo Cherchi Usai to Alexander Zahlten.

Whatever the object “cinema” was, it seems to have been summarily executed in the digital era. But whose cinema is ending? If “cinema” implies a universal canon built on default ideologies, has its “death” been a response, in part, to deeper investigations into diversities made possible by increased access to the means of production? Are cinema’s many deaths, then, bound to another kind of end: what we understand to be the goal of cinema, whether political, aesthetic, representational, theoretical, or technological?

In this spirit, C21 seeks proposals for presentations at a Spring 2018 conference on the Ends of Cinema. Is the current “post-cinematic” moment one where cinema has died and been reborn? How have globalized and localized diversities resisted or transformed cinema’s deaths? Has the rhetoric of the end of cinema closed off or reopened disciplinary boundaries?

Confirmed plenary speakers: Caetlin Benson-Allott (Georgetown), James Leo Cahill (Toronto), Francesco Casetti (Yale), Mary Ann Doane (Berkeley), André Gaudreault (Montreal), Michael Gillespie (City College), Jean Ma (Stanford), Amy Villarrejo (Cornell).

Abstracts (250 words) are due Monday, January 8, 2018. Full CFP.
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