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Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

NYU Cinema Studies' Annual Student Conference will be taking place Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th. Join us for a weekend of conversation! Keynote lecture by Dr. Mona Kareem (Assistant Professor, University of Maryland)

Free and open to the public. Limited seating available.

Day 1 - Friday, Feb. 21

12:00 Opening Remarks
Prof. Anna McCarthy, Department Chair, NYU Cinema Studies

12:30 Keynote by Mona Kareem (Assistant Professor, University of Maryland)
The Ghosts who bring down Capitalism: from Albert Cossery to Mati Diop

1:30 Screening of Art Submissions

Fairy Town: Past/Present, Memory/Affect, You Wu (University of Chicago)
[ Chorus ]: Queer History, Voice, and Pastiche, Michael Spears (SUNY, Buffalo)
Moonlight: An Alien Light Show, Valerie van Zuijlen (New York University)

3:00 - 4:45 a f t e r [ LIFE / DEATH / SILENCE ]

● “Far from Palestine: The Mediated (In)Visibility of Elia Suleiman in It Must Be Heaven,” Yayu Zheng (University of Southern California)
● “Into the seen: How Lebanon’s October uprising seeks to reclaim the visual realm,” Samira Makki (American University of Beirut)
● “Year(s) After, Still Present: (Un-)Silencing Police Violence in Paris, 1961-1962,” Jackson B. Smith (Princeton University)

5:00 - 6:45 a f t e r [ IDENTITY ]
● “̈Poetics of everydayness: Chantal Akerman and Idea Vilariño: 1966, 1968, 2020, and forever,” Rebeca Leal Singer (The New School)
● “George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead: A Study in Gender and Necropolitics,” Claire Groft (New York University)
● “The Politics of Recreating Iconic Death Images: A Case of '1987' (Jang Joon-hwan, 2017),” Soyoung Elizabeth Yun (New York University)
● “Mediatized Dissemination/Disallowance of Black Death in Get Out and Us,” Stephen Woo (Brown University)

7:00 Film Screening: Experimental/Archival Films from Palestine
Recollection, Kamal Aljafari (2015)

Day 2 - Saturday, Feb. 22

9:30 Coffee & Breakfast

10:00 - 11:30 a f t e r [ MATERIALITY ]
● “‘The Stone Tape’ and the Video Tape: On Folk Horror and Film Viewing,” David C. Porter (New York University)
● “Desire Machines and Futurability in the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasthakul,” María Andrea Díaz (SUNY Buffalo)
● “The Phantom in the Wires: Technological Ghosts in Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Horror Films,” Hunter Sawyer (CUNY)

12:00-1:30 a f t e r [ CORPORALITY]
● “Direct cinema in Brazil: a study on Leon Hirszman’s documentaries,” Luís Ricardo Araujo da Costa (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / Columbia University)
● “Embodying an Afterlife: The Body Techniques of Carey Young,” Shaowen Zhang (Harvard University)
● “After the fact: Ava Yvy Vera; Seven Years in May, and the reformulation of the marginalized in Brazil,” Fábio Andrade (New York University)

1:30 Film Screening: Experimental/Archival Films from Palestine
Introduction to the End of an Argument, Elia Suleiman & Jayce Salloum (1990)


3:30 Screening of Art Submissions
Big Durian Big Apple, Azalia P. Muchransyah (SUNY Buffalo)
prayer, Teline Trần (Reed College)
Paradise, Tania Jaramillo (Reed College)

4:30 - 6:00 a f t e r [TEMPORALITY]
● “Healing on the Heels of 1967: Chahine, Cinema, and Coming to Terms with the Defeat,” Tamara Maatouk (CUNY)
● “Empowering Chinatown through Community Media: Chinese Cable Television as the first Chinese American community media,” Klavier Wang and Zhen Lai (New York University)
● “Time-traveling while black: Chronotopic narratives of radical alterity,” Jasper Lauderdale (New York University)

6:30 - 8:00 a f t e r [BIO]
● “Honey, I optimized the kids (or what happens when your daughter becomes a smart fridge),” Allie Mularoni (Western University)
● “Against Reverse-Engineering: Streaming, AI, and the Data Analytics Imaginary,” Bret Klein Hart (University of Chicago)
● “Sustainable "Soups": Ecologies of Hand-Processed Films,”  Madeline Mendell (New York University)