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Backward Glances Graduate Student Conference

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When: Friday, September 30, 2022
All day  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, TGS Commons in Seabury Hall, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Jennifer Smart  

Group: SOC - Department of Radio/TV/Film

Sponsor: Kaplan Institute

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Fine Arts


Backward Glances, Northwestern University’s biennial graduate student media and historiography conference, run by the Screen Cultures Graduate Student Association, returns in 2022 to engage the concept of Saturation. How does the concept of media saturation differently operate on aesthetic, narrative, and industrial levels? What does it mean when “no more can be added”? How does saturation as a property of the image “color” our encounters with media? And how might saturation help us understand historical shifts in screen media cultures?

We are excited to invite our mentors and peers across disciplines to a vibrant congregation of panels that embrace both the qualitative and quantitative ambiguities at work in the concept of media saturation. To see the schedule, visit our website at .

A huge thank you to the following sponsors who helped make this conference possible:
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Screen Cultures Program
The Center for Screen Cultures
Radio Television Film Department
School of Communications Humanities Council
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

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