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The Critical Studies Symposium highlights the work of the six participants from this year's Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program through the presentation of short papers on their current research. Two discussants respond to these papers.
Introduction by Cassandra X. Guan, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Art, Science, and Technology, MIT
Session I I 11 am–1 pm
Discussant: Nora M. Alter, Professor at The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Temple University
David Borgonjon: Wood Silk Cut Screen: Mediation and Realism in the Cold War Print
Canada Choate: The Last Stitch: Colette Performs the Feminine
Emma Roberts: There-And-Then: Watching Leigh Ledare’s “The Task”
Intermission | 1–1:30 pm
Session II | 1:30–3:30 pm
Discussant: Soyoung Yoon, Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Studies, The New School
Erich Kessel: Black Memes and the Mediation of Capitalist Sociality
Darla Migan: On Dana Schutz's "Open Casket": The Hermeneutics of Abstraction, Mimetic Gestures, Memes, and the Networked Politics of (Artworld) Representation
Sumeja Tulić: The Man Under My Father’s Bed
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