Graduate Media Studies Colloquia
Graduate Media Studies at Queens College convenes regular colloquia to engage colleagues and outside practitioners in conversations about their work, research and scholarship.
Unless noted, all colloquia take place on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20pm in G Building, Room 200 and are open to the entire CUNY community.
Heartbreak, Horse Bones, Broken Bottles: Mining Ecological Ruins with Prof. JV Fuqua (February 14)
Join us for a Valentine’s evening colloquium with Prof. JV Fuqua. Fuqua will be sharing updates from their own-going documentation at sites of environmental precarity, including Post-Katrina New Orleans; Detroit, Michigan; Treece, Kansas; and Dead Horse Bay in New York City. Fuqua writes that this “Proximities Archive” “represents my engagements with and documentations of ecological and industrial precarity, hazard, and toxicity. These places impinge upon human and nonhuman capacities…. I am interested in how events and their so-called aftermaths rub up against each other in strange ways. The remains of these events are shiny, opaque, fragile, noxious, chemical, plastic, glass, mineral, salt, rotting, living, sharp, banal, alluring, pungent, bright, smooth, and coarse. I record sounds and images. I listen. I look. I go without an agenda — more or less. Human and nonhuman forces entangle in unexpected, queer ways.”
Natalie Milbrodt and Molly Rosner (February 28)
Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Memory Program and Molly Rosner, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives on the Queens LGBTQ Oral History Project
Jasmine Mitchell (March 21)
Jasmine Mitchell is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Media Studies at SUNY-Old Westbury.
Mara Einstein (March 28)
The New U: Marketing, Money & Misplaced Dreams
Jack Bratich (April 18)
Jack Bratich of Rutgers University uses critical cultural studies to analyze the politics of popular culture. His writing applies autonomist social theory to such topics as audience studies, reality TV, political intellectuals, and popular secrecy. He is also a zine librarian at ABC No Rio, a cultural center in New York City.
Juan Fernandez (May 16, 4:45 pm)