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Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference at The New School April 15-16


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    Hi all,
    With apologies for cross-posting, just wanted to let you know about this event on April 15-16, should be great:


    Hosted by The New School Department of Media Studies and Film and the Art, Media & Technology Department at Parsons the New School for Design

    April 15 & 16, 2011, New York NY. The 11th Annual Critical Themes Conference at the New School will bring together students from across the globe to present interdisciplinary, theoretical, and critical approaches to a broad range of media studies. The two-day conference will kick off with a panel discussion entitled “The Multimodal Dissertation” in which PhD students Jennifer Heuson, Veronica Paredes, and Carlin Wing will present their experiences with multimodal research work. Following this will be an opening keynote address from Professor Clay Shirky of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Saturday will continue with a full day of student presentations, and will conclude with a closing keynote address by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Since the initial conference in 2000, Critical Themes has grown into a leading forum for showcasing research papers from graduate students pushing the boundaries of academic research. This year the conference continues this trend as it welcomes student scholars from eighteen universities spanning six countries.


    5:45-7:15 p.m., Friday, April 15
    55 West 13th St., 2nd floor, Lang Center

    Multimodal scholarship, writes USC’s Tara McPherson (2009), deploys “new experiential, emotional, and even tactile aspects of argument and expression” in order to “open up fresh avenues of inquiry and research.” How might we in Media Studies transform the media technologies that have traditionally been our research subjects, into research tools, and thereby “open up fresh avenues” of creative scholarship? This panel examines how these new modes of scholarly practice are informing doctoral education. Our three panelists discuss how they’re infusing media-making into their dissertations, and how they’re navigating the still largely uncharted terrain of multimodal scholarship.

    Chair: Professor Shannon Mattern

    For more details on the panel, see

    Dan Wong

    Thanks for the heads-up Charlie! I took a look, and didn’t see any sort of registration? Is this an open event that anyone can attend?


    Hey Dan, they read your mind – there’s now a post up that says it’s free and open to the public, no need to register.

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