Media Fields VII - Display


Department of Film and Media Studies

Media Fields VII — Display

Conference Program


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Opening Reception [Annenberg Conference Room] 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shakedown Screening [Pollock Theater]


Thursday, April 4, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration [in front of Annenberg Conference Room]

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Opening Remarks

3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Panel 1: Performing (Dis)play

Moderator: TBD

  • Ahmed Asi (UC Santa Barbara) — ‘But not this!’: Theatrical Display as Unsanctioned Memory in Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Alex Champlin (UC Santa Barbara) — Loss-Leisure: Esports, Screen Spaces, and Play on Display 
  • Aaron Doughty (New York University) — Algorithmic Arrhythmia: Black Performance and Intellectual Property Rights in Fortnite

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mellichamp Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Soraya Murray (Associate Professor in Film and Digital Media at University of California Santa Cruz and principal faculty in Art and Design Games and Playable Media) - TBD

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Evening Reception

 Dinner at Professor Penley’s House

Friday, April 5, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration 

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast 

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Panel 2: Contested Landscapes

Moderator: James Steenland 

  • Alison J. Brown (Indiana University) — Urban Screen Regulation and Power-Geometry: A Textual Analysis of Policy Documents
  • Patrick Brian Smith (Concordia University) — Rendering the (In)visible Spaces of Migrant Detention: James Bridle’s Seamless Transitions  
  • Yulia Gilich (UC Santa Cruz) — Settler Geographies of Innocence 

 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Panel 3: Revealing Violence

Moderator: Amaru Tejeda

  • Chahinez Bensari (McGill University) — Electronic Control Weaponry—Life Saver?: Corporate Non-Lethality as Safety and the Medically Authorized Weaponization of Pain  
  • Brie McLemore (UC Berkeley) — The Policing of Aggrieved Black Mothers 
  • Carolina Sourdis (Pompeu Fabra University) — The Aesthetics and Politics of the Corpse in Colombian Cinema: Excess and Visibility of Images of War in Colombian Armed Conflict   

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch    

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Panel 4: Embodying Display

Moderator: Mary Michael

  • Lynn Comella (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) — Adult Entertainment Trade Shows and the Public Spectacle of Sexual Display and Erotic Labor
  • Michael Reinhard (UCLA) — Pat Rocco's Transgressive Body and Visibility Politics
  • Jessica Hough (Northwestern University) —Haunting in My House: Performing Queer Utopia in the Work of Jacolby Satterwhite

3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Panel 5: The Excessive Nation 

Moderator: Trinankur Banerjee

  • Anirban Mukhopadhyay (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) — Displaying the "Nation" for Western Eyes - An Analysis of the "Incredible India" Campaign
  • Miguel Penabella (UC Santa Barbara) — "Spectacles of Power, Specters of History: On the Haunted Infrastructures of Philippine Cinema"
  • Rana Jarbou (UC Santa Cruz) — #IAmReal: Mediating Difference between Amna and Sophia

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Closing Keynote: Dr. Joshua Neves (Assistant Professor Film Cinema Studies at Concordia, Canada Research Chair, and Director of the Global Emergent Media Lab) - "The Internet of People and Things"

6:00 p.m. Closing Reception


Media Fields Conference Organizing Committee:

Aleah Kiley
Charlotte Orzel
Nicole Strobel

Xiuhe Zhang

List of Sponsors:

Mellichamp Global Dynamics Initiative
Department of History
Department Film and Media Studies
Department of Theater and Dance
Department of English
Dr. Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies)
Graduate Center for Literary Research
Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS)
Media Arts and Technology (MAT)
Transcriptions Lab
GradDiv Alumni Development Grant
GSA Co-Sponsorship




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