Events 2013-2014

Events 2013-2014

September-December, 2013 (Friday nights)
MCM Cinémathèque Film Series
6:00 pm
135 Thayer Street, Room 101

September 18, 2013 (MCM Co-sponsor event)
Joshua Clover Lecture
5:30 p.m.
Department of English
70 Brown Street, 3rd Floor 

October 1, 2013
"Thinking Collaborativey " by Susan Meiselas & Wendy Ewald
5:30 p.m.
Salomon 001, Main Green 
Co-sponsored with Creative Arts Council Fitt Endowment,  and RISD's Photo Department.

October 7, 2013
Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture - Etienne Balibar
Althusser's Dramaturgy and the Critique of Ideology
5:30 p.m.
Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street
Studio 1, S410 
Co-sponsored with English Department

October 23, 2013 (MCM Co-sponsor event)
a public lecture by Daphne A. Brooks
"Through the Wire": Sound Networks, Modernity & Black Feminist Media(tion) from Hurston Forward 
5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, Room 305 

October 24-26, 3013
Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
Martinos Auditorium, room 110 + Englander Studio (Studio 2, N420) 
Full schedule online here.

February 20-March 2, 2014
French Film Festival
Cable Car Cinema
204 South Main Street
Schedule and film descriptions can be found here.

March 13, 2014
a lecture by Neferti Tadiar
"Vital Platforms, Purloined Transmissions"
5:45 p.m.
Barus & Holly, Room 190
184 Hope Street (entrace is off of Brook street)

March 14-16, 2014
Feminist and Women's Media Film Festival 

March 14, 2014
MCM DUG Spring Open House
4:00 PM - 6:00 pm
135 Thayer Street, Room 102 

March 18, 2014
Screening of Jaffa - a film by Eyal Sivan, followed by a conversation with the director.
6:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum"
Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street 

March 19, 2014
a lecture by Eyal Sivan
"Documentary practice following Walter Benjamin's concept of history"
5:30 pm
Joukowsky Forum
Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street 

April 2, 2014
A lecture by Alexander Weheliye
"Habeas Viscus: Biopolitics and Black Feminist Theories of the Human"
5:30 p.m.
Barus & Holly, Room 190
184 Hope Street (entrace is off of Brook street)

April 19, 2014
MCM Graduate Symposium
Noon - 4pm
Alumnae Hall, Room 212 

12:00 P.M. - 1:45 P.M - Panel One
Brandy Monk-Payton, “New Slaves”: Black Stardom, Spectacle, and the Captivation of Captivity
Hunter Hargraves, “Now Shut Up and Get Me High”: Affective Economies of Perversion in Remixed Television
Beth Capper, Life After Work?: Born in Flames and Wages for Housework
Seth Watter, Kinemaisthesis, or Alec Guinness with Shaftesbury

2:00 P.M.  - 3:45 P.M - Panel Two
Rijuta Mehta, The Anticolonial Snapshot
Lakshmi Padmanabhan, The Tamil Question: Towards a Cinema of the Global South in Mani Ratnam’s Kannathil Muthamittal
Francisco Monar, A Community of Influence: The Politics of Participation and its Representation in Borderland Artistic Visual Practices
Michael Litwack, “John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand”: Racial Biopolitics and Originary Technicity 

April 21-25, 2014
Photo Lab: Collaboration: Revisiting the History of Photography
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Lower Lobby Gallery
154 Angell Street

April 24-26
African Film Festival
RI Hall 108
For more information, visit

April 25, 2014
Collaboration - An Open Forum with Curators Ariella Azoulay, Susan Meiselas and Wendy Edward
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Granoff Center, Studio 1
154 Angell Street
reception to follow