Georgia State University’s Moving Image Studies program (Department of Communication) is presenting its second Rendering the Visible conference this week. This year, the conference brings together film and media scholars around questions of the Figure and the figural in contemporary media.
The conference will feature two prominent keynote speakers: on Friday, February 7 Anne Anlin Cheng of Princeton University will give her talk, “Ornament and Law: Figuring Legal Personhood” at 5:30pm in 25 Park Place Room 830. Then on Saturday, Feburary 8, Pasi Väliaho of Goldsmiths, University of London will discuss “Figures of Resilience: Gesture, Screen, Power,” also at 5:30pm in 25 Park Place Room 830.
If you’d like to get to know these scholars prior to their talks, the Library has some of their key works:
- Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface
NX456.5.M64 C49 2011 / Library North 4
- The Melancholy of Race
E184.A1 C4455 2001 / Library North 5
- Mapping the Moving Image: Gesture, Thought and Cinema circa 1900
PN1993.5.A1 V35 2010 / Library North 4
All are welcome to attend the conference events. A complete schedule of events and panel sessions can be found on the conference website.