Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Film Studies Program


Critical Institutions Symposium: Machines

Date/Time: February 26 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Kellog Center, Room 105AB


The English Department is delighted to be hosting the Critical Institutions Symposium on February 26, 2016, 10:00–6:00. The theme this year is "Machines" and the days lectures and discussions contain lots of material related to Film and Media:

10:00-12:15: Keynote: Kaveh Askari: “Eastern Boys, Failed Heroes, and Orphan Histories of the Iranian New Wave” followed by roundtable

1:00-3:15: Keynote: Marisa Parham: “Without Innovation: African American Lifeworlds and The Internet of Things” followed by roundtable

3:45-6:00: Orit Halpern: “Demoing unto Death: Smart Cities, Environment, and ‘Apocalyptic Hope’” followed by roundtable


Film Studies in conjunction with Muslim Studies is specifically sponsoring the lecture by Dr. Askari, who is coming from Doha, Qatar.

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