Common Seminar Colloquium in CL 602: Modernity and Its Others

April 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to April 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

All faculty and students are invited to attend the five sessions of the Annual CLAT Common Seminar Colloquium taught by Sociology Professor Mohammed Bamyeh.

2:00-3:30  Utopias Dystopias of Modernity 
Hector Camilo Ruiz Sanchez (ANTH), “The Bolivarian Orbit: The Socialist Venezuelan Conquest of the Outer Space in the 21st Century”
Jennifer Boum Make (FRIT): “Tending One's Own Garden in Modern France: The Story of a Guadeloupean Exile”  
Giovanni Antonio Pizardi Villaverde (HISP), “The Shining Path: An Anachronistic Utopia in the Andes”
3:45-5:15  Others and Selves I
Jacqueline Lombard (HAA): “"Reconsidering Progress: How Narratives of Western Modernity Affect the Study of Non-western Art"
Le’Mil Eiland (THEA), “Black Citation in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Cultural Reproduction and Black Subjectivity”
Elise Homan (COMMRC), “Contested Narratives of Memorialization in 'The Immigrants' Statue in Battery Park”
6:00-7:30   Others and Selves II
Kelsey Cummings (FLM): "Conceptions of White Womanhood and Modernity in The Girl on the Train"
Ariana Brazier (ENG), “For Us, By Us: Black Modernity, Black Nationalism, and Black Poverty”
Maxime Bey-Rozet (FRIT), “Modernity as War: Céline's Journey to the End of Night
1:45-3:15    Techniques of Protest & Control
Basak Gemici (SOC), “Ordinary Voters as Audiences and Propagandists: The Use of Visual and Social Media During the 2017 Referendum Campaign in Turkey”
Zhanna Budenkova (SLAV), “Narratives of (Post-) Modernity in Russian Protest Art”
Jennifer Barker (HIST), “Gender, Modernity, and Comparative Ideology: An Evaluation of Female Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany”
3:30-5:00 Communicative Spectacles
Hei Ting Wong (MUSIC): "Cantopop: A Communication Medium of Hong Kong Citizens in post-1997 Hong Kong"
Logan Blizzard (COMMRC), “Public Spectacle and Time-Space Compression: Mediating Baseball in the Early Twentieth Century"
Ambrose Curtis (COMMRC), “Progressing Upstream: Modernity and the Structural Evolution of Television in the Second Golden Age”