27.09.12 - 29.09.12

Conference Schedule

(Updated Thursday, September 20)

Thursday, September 27

2:00, Welcome and Announcements

2:30-4:00, Session I, Greg Gross, Moderator
“Transnational Ways of Seeing”
Jillian Sandell, San Francisco State University
“The face of Anonymous and the pedagogy of witnessing”

C. Cambre, King's University College at Western University, Ontario

”Virtual Sight and the Reality of Event”
Jenna Ng, University of Cambridge

4:15-5:30, Session II, Theresa Flanigan, Moderator

“In the Garden: Wholeness and the limits of Perception”
 Sarah Garrigan , Tufts University

“Visual Genre and the Shape of Identity”

Les Loncharich, Georgia Southern University

"Alternative Identities: Women, Sexuality and Altporn on the Internet"

Paige MacGregor, Steinhardt School, New York University
6:00, Reception, St. Joseph Hall

7:00-8:30, Plenary, Susan Cumings, Moderator
“Staring:  How We Look”
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Emory University

Friday, September 28
8:30-8:45, Announcements

8:45-10:15, Session I, Pauline Hoath, Moderator
Imaging Space: Planetarium Performances in Modernity
Kurt Vanhoutte & Nele Wynants, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Oxhide II [???]:  Chinese Filmmaker Liu Jiayin’s new geography of the
Jean Amato, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, New York, NY
“Images within Images in Kabir Humayun’s Poems: A Tripartite Dialectic

Md. Manzur Alam, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:15-10:45, Coffee

10:45-12:15, Session II, Susan Cumings, Moderator

"To Remind One of That Which Has Been Lost--The Art of Viewing and the Legacy of the Scorched Earth in the Norwegian Film, 'Stella Polaris'"
Tonje Haugland Sørensen, Bergen Center of Visual Culture, University of Bergen, Norway
"Plato and the Visual Politics of Truth"
Mark Reinhardt, Williams College
"Watching Destruction:  Ecologies of Sight in Contemporary Art"
Synnøve Marie Vik, Bergen Center for Visual Studies, University of Bergen, Norway

12:15-1:30, Lunch Provided for Conference Presenters, Standish Dining Room

1:30-3:00, Session III, Tonje Haugland Sørensen, Moderator
Performing Painting: On the Time of Embodied Seeing

Robert R. Shane, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
"Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt: On Chris Hedges' and Joe Sacco's Social Documentary"
Øyvind Vågnes, Bergen Center of Visual Culture, University of Bergen, Norway.
“Shifting Landscapes of Disability and/as the locus of anxiety in the Nineteenth Century”
Darby Walters, University of Virginia

3:00-3:30, Coffee

3:30-5:00, Session IV, Synnøve Marie Vik, Moderator
“On a Level with Ordinary Experience”:  Extraordinary Objects and Ordinary Artworks in To the Lighthouse
Elizabeth Blake, Cornell University
“Sonic Sight: Silence, Sound, and Image in Conrad, Forster, Woolf"
Blake Cunningham, University of South Alabama
“The Mystery of Sadie Waters”
Mary Mac Ogden, Asheville, NC
Kathryn Humphreys, Charlottesville, VA

5:15-6:15, Reception, Esther Massry Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts,

Exhibitions: "Ellen Driscoll - Core Sample" and "Ken Ragsdale - Trucks, Cars and Campers."  Introductory remarks, Jeanne Flanagan

6:30-8:00, Plenary, Asbjørn Grønstad, Moderator
"Incarcerated Vision:  Cinema, Prison, and the Senses."
Alison Griffiths
Baruch College, CUNY

Saturday, September 29

8:45-9:00, Announcements

9:00-10:30, Session I, Henrik Gustafsson, Moderator
“Public and Private in Light of Lingerie:  Images within Images”Lucy Bowditch, The College of Saint Rose
"A Dance Between Absence and Presence"
Pauline Hoath, Bergen Center of Visual Culture, University of Bergen, Norway
“Contemplating Identity, Self and Community: Visual Arts and Ecologies of Seeing in a ‘Literature and Diversity’” Classroom
Susan Cumings, The College of St. Rose

10:30-10:45, Coffee

10:45-12:15, Session II, Susan Cumings, Moderator
“Archival Implications: The Rephotographed Photograph in 19th Century Memorial Images”Emily McKibbon, Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Curatorial Fellow, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY. “Artless Photographs”
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai,  University of Cincinnati, Ohio
"Foresight, Hindsight, and Blind Spots: Mapping State Secrecy in the American West"
Henrik Gustafsson, Bergen Center of Visual Culture, University of Bergen, Norway

12:15-1:30, Lunch

1:30-3:00, Session III, Lucy Bowditch, Moderator
“Vision and Magic: Indexical Implications of Seeing in Early Modern Culture”
Liliana Leopardi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
“Controlling Moving Images in Space:  The Body and the Gaze in the Church of San Marco, Florence”
Theresa Flanigan, The College of Saint Rose
“The Belvedere and the Panoptic Sublime”

Kerry Dean Carso, State University of New York at New Paltz

3:00-3:30, Coffee

3:30-5:00, Session IV, Øyvind Vågnes, Moderator
“Eastern Masks/Western Selves” (A paper and performance)
Gregg Gross, The College of St. Rose
Judi Gross, Adirondack Harp Player
“Lost in Space: the ‘Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is’ or The Blind Men and the Elephant”
Mark Ledbetter, The College of St. Rose
"Enfolded by Cinema: The Transvisual Gaze in Tsai Ming-liang's 'Visage'"
Asbjørn Grønstad 
Director, Nomadikon, Bergen Center of Visual Culture, University of Bergen, Norway

5:30-6:30, Reception, St. Joseph Hall

6:30-8:00, Plenary, Theresa Flanigan, Moderator
“Art Works!”
Jo Anna Isaak
John L. Marion Chair in Art History
Fordham University

8:15, Conference Dinner, The Point, Restaurant, 1100 Madison Avenue

Sunday September 30

9:00 a.m., Pick-up for Art trip to Williams, MASS MoCA