Friday April 12, 2019
5:00-6:30: Keynote
Jean Ma, “The Somnophile’s Guide to the Cinema”
Humanities Room D
Reception to follow in Humanities Center Lounge

Saturday April 13, 2019
Conference panels
Humanities Center, Conference Room D

10:00-10:15: Opening Remarks

10:15-12:00: Panel 1
Slow Media

  • Rainforest Scully-Blaker, University of California, Irvine: “Stasis and Stillness: Moments of Inaction in Games”
  • Ran Zhou, University of Southern California: “Everyday Loitering and a Meandering Search: The Aesthetics and Politics of Idleness in Kaili Blues
  • Tanja Beljanski, University of Rochester, “’Am I running late? – I get overwhelmed!’: Spectral Temporality and Affect in David Lowery’s A Ghost Story (2017)”

Moderator: Jason Middleton, Film and Media Studies

12:00-1:30: Lunch Break

1:30-3:15: Panel 2
Histories of Idleness

  • Joseph Larnerd, Stanford University: “Domestic Reflections: #34 P. Schmidt & Co., Chicago, Illinois, Postcard, 1909”
  • Brett Donohoe, Harvard University: “The Threat of Tea: Mayakovsky, Rodchenko, and the Death of Love”
  • Ruijiao Dong, The Graduate Center, City University of New York: “Rediscover Leisure in Theatre: When Amateurs Come to Play”

Moderator: Jacob Lewis, Art and Art History

3:30-5:15: Panel 3
Acting Stasis

  • Emily Bock, University of Chicago: “…waiting: an essay…”
  • Paula Vilaplana De Miguel, Columbia University: “Screening Teleplasms: Performative Trance in Turn Of The Century Spiritualism”
  • Lauren Fulton, Stony Brook University: “Dick Higgins: Regaining the Lost-Eye Consciousness Through Boredom and Danger”

Moderator: Anna Rosensweig, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures