New School | Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th St.
The annual Critical Themes in Media Studies conference provides a forum for graduate students from the Media Studies MA program, The New School, and around the world to present original scholarship on media studies and society. This year the conference examines relationships between affect and digital communication technology and their sociopolitical, ontological, institutional, and creative implications.
Throughout the day, 28 graduate and PhD students from five countries are going to present their research in seven panels, moderated by New School faculty members.
Closing Keynote: Patricia Clough
Patricia Clough, Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, is going to conclude the conference with her address on Saturday, April 6th. Clough’s work draws on theoretical traditions concerned with technology, new media, affect, the unconscious, timespace and political economy. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007), a collection of essays by sociology graduate students drawn from their dissertations.
Visit www.criticalthemes.net/2013 for the complete schedule.
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served