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Apr
10
Tue
Film, Data, and Dirt: On Dawson City: Frozen Time,” A Public Seminar with Dr. Shannon Mattern @ B342 Wells Hall
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Film, Data, and Dirt: On Dawson City: Frozen Time,” A Public Seminar with Dr. Shannon Mattern @ B342 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join ENG 818: “Substrates of Cinema: Infrastructure, Media, Logistics” for a Skype conversation with Dr. Shannon Mattern(The New School) about her recent work and Bill Morrison’s celebrated film Dawson City: Frozen Time. In addition to Morrison’s film, the seminar will discuss portions of Mattern’s most recent book Code+Clay, Data+Dirt: 5000 Years of Urban Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), and her articles “The Big Data of Ice, Rocks, Soils, and Sediments: Inside the Material Archives of Climate Science” and “Extract and Preserve: Underground Repositories for a Posthuman Future.” (PDF attached).

If you would like to join the seminar for our conversation, RSVP to Justus Nieland (nieland@msu.edu) at your earliest convenience. We’ll have refreshments. And please also let me know if you’d like a copy of the introduction to Code + Clay.

Dr. Mattern is Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition. She is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with CommunitiesDeep Mapping the Media City, and Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media, all published by University of Minnesota Press. In addition to writing dozens of articles and book chapters, she also contributes a regular long-form column about urban data and mediated infrastructures to Places, a journal focusing on architecture, urbanism, and landscape, and she sometimes collaborates on public design and interactive projects and exhibitions. You can find her at wordsinspace.net.

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program and the Digital Humanities Program of the College of Arts & Letters.

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Nov
15
Thu
Sara Ramirez @ MSU Wells Hall B342
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm

Please Join us for the ENG MUSE Program x CLS Guest Lecture by 

Dr. Sara Ramírez, Texas State University

Thursday November 15, 2018 

5:30-7:00pm | Wells Hall B-342

“Reassembling Subjects of Trauma: Coyolxauhqui’s New Plight in Virginia Grise’s blu”  

Apr
11
Thu
Race, Pedagogy, and Lit*: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall @ Wells Hall B-243
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Race, Pedagogy, and Lit*: Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall @ Wells Hall B-243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Guy-Sheftall, previous President of the National Women’s Studies Association, has published a number of texts within African American and Women’s Studies which include the first anthology on Black women’s literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature (Doubleday, 1979). She has been involved in a number of advocacy organizations which include the National Black Women’s Health Project, the National Council for Research on Women, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. As Director of Spelman’s Women’s Center, she has also been involved with student activism around a broad range of social justice issues, including reproductive rights and violence against women. At Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Spelman College, she teaches women’s studies courses that center feminist theory and global Black Feminisms.