Calendar of Events

Spring 2013 (archived)

With Anna Mansson McGinty (Geography, Women's Studies), Caroline Seymour-Jorn (FICL), and Kristin M. Sziarto (Geography)
a workshop in 21st Century Studies
12:00 noon Curtin 939
Friday, February 8, 2013
Jim Brown (English, UW-Madison)
Cosponsored event
Narrative, Database, and Algorithm in the Hospitable Network
a lecture
3:30 pm Curtin 108
a workshop
12 noon Curtin 108
Cosponsored with the UWM English Department
Friday, February 8, 2013
Linda Zerilli (Political Science, University of Chicago)
Cosponsored event
Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom
a discussion
12:30 pm Curtin 939
Cosponsored with the Feminist Theory Research Workshop
Keynote: Judith "Jack" Halberstam (English/Director, Center for Feminist Research, USC)
No Church in the Wild: Anarchy, Failure and Chaos
Friday, February 15
3:30 pm Curtin 175

Brown bag lunch with Professor Halberstam
Friday, February 15
11:45 am Curtin 939
Reading: Jack Halberstam, "Unlearning, " Profession 2012 (New York: Modern Language Association, 2012), 9–16.

Graduate Student Presentations
Friday, February 15
1:30 - 3:00 pm Curtin 175
6:00 - 8:00 pm Gasthaus Pub
Saturday, February 16
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Curtin 175

Complete MIGC 2013 Schedule
Friday, February 22, 2013
Ganaele Langlois (Social Science and the Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Cosponsored event
Software Studies: A Case for New Critical Methodologies
3:30 pm Curtin 175
Part of the Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSRIG) speaker series

Digital Future Workshop: "Analyzing Social Media"
Friday, February 22, 12 noon, Curtin 939
Friday, March 1, 2013
Donna Jones (English, UC Berkeley)
The Speculative Turn: Science Fiction and the State of the Novel Form
a lecture
3:30 pm Curtin 175

Brown bag lunch discussion
March 1
12 noon Curtin 939
Background reading: Donna Jones, from The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mary Layoun (Comparative Literature, UW-Madison)
Cosponsored event
The Transnational and the Comparative: Globes, Worlds, and Where We Stand
a lecture
2:00 pm Curtin 368
Part of Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics lecture series
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
What's the Matter with MOOCs?
A Critical Conversation
A roundtable on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
3:30 pm Greene Hall
3347 N Downer Ave
Friday, March 29, 2013
Nouri Gana (Comparative Literature, UCLA)
Specters of Arabness
a lecture
3:30 pm Curtin 175
Part of Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics lecture series

Brown bag lunch discussion
12 noon Curtin 939
Background reading: Gana, "Rap and Revolt in the Arab World"
With C21 fellows Christine Evans (History), Caitjan Gainty (Provost Fellow, History), Shelleen Greene (Art and Design)
a conversation
3:00 pm Greene Hall
3347 N Downer Ave
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Derek Mueller (Written Communication, Eastern Michigan)
Chronos, Chronos Again: Composing Media-Rich Timelines with Timeline JS

a UWM Digital Future workshop
9:00 am - 12:15 pm Lapham 175

Free, but please register by April 1 via c21@uwm.edu
Supported by a grant from the UWM Digital Future initiative

With Tim Ehlinger (UWM, Biological Sciences), Karen Grattan (George Mason, Conflict Analysis and Resolution), Ryan Holifield (UWM, Geography), T. S. McMillin (Oberlin, English), Morgan Robertson (UW-Madison, Geography), and Manu P. Sobti (Architecture)
a symposium
12:00 noon Curtin 175
Based on the Transdisciplinary Challenge research project, "Escaping Flatland: (Re)Writing the Histories, Geographies and Borderland Ecologies of Water"
Monday, April 8, 2013
Writing Past History
Cosponsored event
A roundtable discussion with internationally acclaimed novelists Myriam Chancy, Louis Philippe Dalembert, Daniel Vyleta
2:30 pm Lubar N120
Cosponsored with French, Italian, and Comparative Literature; the MA in Language, Literature & Translation; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ato Quayson (English/Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, U of Toronto) CANCELLED!
Spatial Practices and Performative Streetscapes: On Oxford St., Accra
a lecture
3:30 pm Curtin 175
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Frances Ferguson (English, Chicago)
Cosponsored event
When We All Became Writers (around 1800)
Second Annual Literature and Cultural Theory Lecture
2:00 pm Curtin 368
cosponsored with the UWM English Department


Brown bag lunch discussion
Monday, April 15
2:00 pm Curtin 939
Background reading: Frances Ferguson, "Writing and Orality around 1800: 'Speakers,' 'Readers,' and Wordsworth's 'The Thorn,'" Wordsworth's Poetic Theory, Alexander Regier and Stefan H. Ulig, ed., (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Lecture: Matthew Jockers (English, University of Nebraska)
Around the World in 3,500 Novels
5:30 pm Curtin 118
Supported by a grant from the UWM Digital Future initiative
Friday, April 19, 2013
Workshop: Matthew Jockers (English, University of Nebraska)
Text Analysis and Topic Modeling in the Humanities
a UWM Digital Future workshop
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Curtin 108
lunch included
Free, but please register via c21@uwm.edu
Supported by a grant from the UWM Digital Future initiative
Friday, April 19, 2013
Evelyn Al-Sultany (American Culture, Michigan)
Cosponsored event
Media Representations of Arabs and Muslims after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women, and Sympathetic Feelings
a lecture
1:30 pm Greene Hall
3347 N Downer Ave
Part of the Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics lecture series
A C21 Conference
Plenary speakers: Sandra Braman (Communication, UW-Milwaukee), Micha Cárdenas (Media Arts and Practice, USC), Julie Cohen (Law, Georgetown University), Greg Elmer (School of Media, Ryerson University), Lisa Nakamura (American Culture, Michigan), Rita Raley (English, UC-Santa Barbara), McKenzie Wark (Culture and Media, New School), and Andrew Norman Wilson (Artist).

Thursday, May 2
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Hefter Conference Center (Building Local Autonomy Networks workshop)
1:00 - 3:00 pm Curtin 175 (Registration)
3:00 - 6:00 pm Curtin 175 (Two plenary talks)
Friday, May 3
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Curtin 175 and nearby classrooms
Saturday, May 4
8:30 am - 5:45 pm Curtin 175 and nearby classrooms

Please refer to the conference website for schedule details
All events are free and open to the public
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