Conference Update

The conference is quickly approaching. We will be able to play video, audio, DVDs, and PowerPoint presentations from the A/V equipment in the room. If you must present from a Mac, please bring it with you, along with the necessary connection cables.

We have set up an online message board at http://corpusbodies.freeforums.net/ (the site requires a quick sign up). Please use the message board to post about room or ride sharing. The nearest airport to the University of Florida is the Gainesville Regional Airport.  We have a block of rooms reserved at the Universityof Florida’s Reitz Union Hotel at a discount rate under the group code FILM13.  You can make reservations online at http://www.union.ufl.edu/hotel or contact the hotel at (352) 392-2151.  Other lodging options in Gainesville can be found at http://www.visitgainesville.com/lodging/.

We are currently working on the conference program. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any restrictions due to travel, and we will try to accommodate them.

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UF at SCMS

Below is a schedule of all UF graduate students and faculty presenting at this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Boston, MA March 21-25th.

Wednesday March 21

2:00-3:45pm

Melissa Molloy (Chair) “Sex, Brutality, and Childhood in Films of the Argentine Countryside”
Gerardo Muñoz (Co-chair) “Violence as Potentiality: The Case of Aristarain’s Tiempo de Revancha
Panel: Violence in Contemporary Latin-American Cinema
Room C2

Thursday March 22

11:00am-12:45pm

Scott Nygren (Chair) “Animals, Communists, and Caves: Benjaminian Time in Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)”
Panel: Aesthetics and Politics
Room F12

Melanie Brunnell (Chair) “Paradise Lost, Hope Regained: The Tramp’s Final Journey in Modern Times
Wylie Lenz (Co-chair) “Cinematic Solutions to Economic Crisis”
Panel: Depictions of Poverty in American Cinema
Room F15

1:00-2:45pm

Ying Xiao (Chair) “From Body Crossing to Border Crossing: Refiguring Gender, Genre, and Transnational Imaginary in Postwar Chinese Cinema”
Panel: Cold War Politics and East Asian Cinema Reconsidered
Room G11

3:00-4:45pm

Kevin Sherman (Chair) “Dennis Tupicoff’s Chainsaw and the Politics of Location”
Todd Jurgess “Texture as Gesture in His Mother’s Voice
Panel: The Paradoxes of Truth and Evidence: The Work of Dennis Tupicoff
Room H11

Maureen Turim “Designs of Spaces One Survives with Difficulty”
Panel: Cinema, Architecture, Space
Room H21

5:00-6:45pm

Lauren Glenn (Chair) “‘You Know You Can Shoot People Here’: American Cinematic Identity in Post-9/11 Combat Films”
Panel: Cinematic Identity Formation: The Ethics of Representation in Historical Fiction Films
Room I13

Craig Cieslikowski (Participant)
Workshop: Video Essays: Film Scholarship’s Emergent Form
Room I25

Friday March 23

12:15-2:00pm

Allison Rittmayer (Chair) “The Unseen and the Unseeable: Using Ellipsis to Represent Torture”
Panel: Historical Fiction Film: Questions of Form and Ethics
Room K17

Saturday March 24

9:00-10:45am

Emily Murphy (Chair) “The Politics of Play in John and Faith Hubley’s Windy Day
Panel: Experimental Animation
Room M16

11:00am-12:45pm

Barbara MennelPotiche: Camp and Reproductive Labor”
Panel: The Ethics of Labor in Contemporary Cinema: Working Bodies and Gendered Affects
Room N13

3:00-4:45pm

Mark Reid (Respondent)
Panel: Beyond Blaxploitation, 1970–1975
Room P15

5:00-6:45pm

Tamar Ditzian “Transgender’s Transgressions Undone in Hedwig and Rocky Horror: Reviewing Queerness in the Glam Rock Musical”
Panel: Sing-a-longs and Dance-a-thons Re-visioning the Contemporary Musical on Film and Television
Room Q2

Sunday March 25

9:00-10:45am

Mark Reid “Many Rivers to Cross with Christian and Muslim Flows”
Panel: The Trouble with Britishness
Room R7

Marina Hassapopoulou “Interactive Cinema: Expanding and Updating Film Theory”
Panel: Expanded Cinema in Four Dimensions: Origins, Senses, Interactivity, Publicness
Room R25

11:00am-12:45pm

Anthony Coman “Nev’s Dilemma, or the Coming Community of Catfish
Panel: Communities/Masses/Networks
Room S8

Craig Cieslikowski “Writing Sounds: Cinematic Writing and Cinephilia”
Panel: “A Cinema Haunted by Writing”
Room S10