Queer Temporalities and Media Aesthetics Graduate Workshop

Thursday-Friday 27-28 April, Northwestern University
In dialogue with visiting graduate students from Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Ruhr Universität, Bochum

Day One

9:30am –10:00am
Welcome by Professors Penelope Deutscher and Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky and participant introductions

10:00am – 11:15am – Dissertation workshop session 1
Speaker: Kyle Kaplan, Musicology, NU
Title: Describing Queer Dissonance: Music, Intimacy, and International Homosexual
Collaborations (1957-1962)
Chair: Thomas Love, Art History, NU
Respondent: Maurice Spengler, RU Bochum
Respondent: Professor Rebecca Zorach, Art History, NU

11:15am – 12:45pm – Lunch
with screening of Su Friedrich’s Seeing Red and clips from Susanna Cook’s Dykenstein

12:45pm – 2pm – Dissertation workshop session 2
Speaker: Rae Langes, Performance, NU
Title: Apocalyptic Visions: Butch Aliens, Reproductive Terrorism, and Queer Futurity in
Susana Cook’s Dykenstein: Sex, Horror, and the Tragedy of the Straight Brain
Chair: Professor Astrid Deuber Mankowsky, RU Bochum
Respondent: Sarah Horn, RU Bochum
Respondent: Gabby Garcia, Rhetoric and Public Culture, NU

2:05pm – 3:35pm – Lecture: Professor Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (RU Bochum)
Title: Obsessive Play With Light and Sound: Su Friedrich’s Seeing Red With Walter Benjamin and Deleuze & Guattari
Chair : David Johnson, alum, Philosophy, NU
Respondent : Misty de Berry, Performance Studies, NU


3:45pm – 5:15pm – Dissertation workshop session 3
Speaker: Leonie Zilch, RU Bochum
Title: Arousing documents – pornographic films and how we read them
Chair: Misty de Berry, Performance Studies, NU
Respondent : Joshua Winchester, German, NU
Respondent : Karly – Lynne Scott, Screen Cultures, NU
Respondent: Professor James Hodge, English and Kaplan Institute for the Humanities,

Day Two

9:00am – 10:15am – Dissertation workshop session 4
Speaker: Mlondolozi Bradley Zondi, Performance Studies, NU,
Title: Still Animals in This Theatre of Cruelty: Nandipha Mntambo’s FAENA
Chair: Miriam Piilonen Music Theory, NU
Respondent: Philipp Hanke, RU Bochum
Respondent: Sabrina Jaromin, German, NU
Respondent: Thomas Love, Art History, NU

10:30am – 11:45am – Dissertation workshop session 5
Speaker: Tyrone St William Palmer, African-American Studies, NU
Title: “The Weight of Nonexistence”: Citizen, Affect and Lyric Form
Chair: Professor Tristram Wolff, Comparative Literary Studies, NU
Respondent: Jasmin Degeling, RU Bochum
Respondent: Ashlie Sandoval, Performance Studies, NU
Respondent : Tobie Altman, English, NU