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Backward Glances: Mediating Resistance Media and Historiography Graduate Student Conference

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When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free.

Contact: Crystal Camargo  

Group: Screen Cultures Graduate Student Association (SCGSA)

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Academic

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“Backward Glances” is a two-day graduate student conference that will be held September 29th and 30th, 2017 by the Screen Cultures Ph.D. Program in the Department of Radio/Television/Film.

Our theme this year is Media and Resistance. In our tumultuous political landscape of “fake news” and reality TV presidents, the urgency of critically engaged media scholarship has never been greater. At a time in which many are experiencing a sense of traumatic upheaval, such work has the potential not only to enlighten the workings of media in our present moment, but to trace the history of media’s relationship to movements of resistance, rebellion, and radical change. 

Panels are from 9:30 AM-5:15 PM

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney, University of Notre Dame  Friday 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Dr. Kara Keeling, University of Southern California Saturday 5:30 - 6:30 PM

A huge thank you to the following sponsors who helped make this conference possible:

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Department of History
Department of Radio/Television/Film
Gender & Sexualities Studies Program
Rhetoric and Public Culture Program
Screen Cultures Ph.D. Program
Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)
The Center for Screen Cultures

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