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CASTING DOUBT
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Hoyt Auditorium
University of Rochester Campus

Saturday, April 5, 2003

8:30 am
Opening Remarks

Professor Janet Berlo
Interim Co-Director
Visual and Cultural Studies

8:45 am
Panel I: Doubtful Subjects
Chair:
Tim Scheie, Associate Professor of French, Eastman School of Music

Nile Malloy
Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

"Internalized Racism and Self-Doubt: Understanding the Impacts of Western Rationality"

Kevin McDonald
Cinema Studies, San Francisco State University

"The Apocalypse That Wasn't: Fear and Figurative Anxiety in Recent Hollywood"

Peter Hobbs
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

"The Image Before Me"

10:25 am
Panel II: Paradoxes of Visibility
Chair:
Greta Ai-Yu Niu, Assistant Professor of English, SUNY Brockport

Corey Keller
Art and Art History, Stanford University

"The Naked Truth or the Shadow of Doubt? X-Rays and the Problematic of Transparency"

Gabriela Jauregui
Graduate Program in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory, University of California, Irvine

"Eat It Alive and Swallow It Whole! Resavoring Cannibal Holocaust as Mockumentary"

Elizabeth Mangini
Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York

"Real Lies, True Fakes, and Super Models"


LUNCH


1:15 pm

Keynote Address
Introduction:
Karen Beckman, English, University of Rochester

Professor Eduardo Cadava
English, Princeton University

"Palm Reading: Fazal Sheikh's Handbook of Death"

2:30 pm
Panel III: Material Uncertainty
Chair:
Paul Duro, Chair of Art and Art History
, and Professor of Art History / Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

Rachel Leah Thompson
Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine

"It is When She is Asleep that She Truly Belongs to Me: Surrealism, Automatic Writing, and the Occult"

T'ai Smith
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

"Color Casts Doubt: Prototypes and Color Theory from the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop"

Tienfong Ho
Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Absence of Evidence: Depicting the Truth in War"

4:10 pm
Panel IV: Geographies of Doubt
Chair:
Joan Saab, Assistant Professor of American Studies / Visual and Cultural Studies, Eastman School of Music

Kathryn Floyd
Art History, University of Iowa

"Mapping Doubt: Examining Multiplicity's Solid Sea"

Daniela Sandler
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

"'Uncertain Games'": Social Exclusion, Culture and Urban Renewal in the Historical District of Luz, Sao Paolo"

Jennifer Gabrys
Communications, McGill University


"Leaflet Drop: The Paper Landscape of War"

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Reception, Hartnett Gallery , Wilson Commons

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