MCS Professors Present at Pitzer College – April 24, 2014

10177227_10202622439136524_4032651338953375423_nA Symposium to Celebrate

Resolutions 3: Global Network of Video,

Winner of Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Volume Award


Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies at the Claremont Colleges (IMS) and Pitzer College Marquis Faculty Salon

Resolutions 3 (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) explores the wide-ranging implications of video art and video-based production in contemporary media culture.  It is the third volume in a series composed of Resolution: A Critique of Video Art (1986)  and Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practice (1996). Intending to broaden, contest, and amplify the mediated space defined by its two predecessors, Resolutions 3 articulates this legacy as a challenge to reegage with the explosive viral reach of moving images-based content and its infiltration into and impact on culture and everyday life.  The contributors to this volume analyze what is now a fourth decade of video practices as marked within and outside the margins of art production, networked interventions, projected spectacle, museum entombment, or 24/7 streaming.  This volume investigate the ever-changing state of video’s deployment as examiner, tool, journal reportage, improvisation, witness, riff, leverage, and document.

Morning Panel 10:30AM-12:00PM (Q116 West Hall)
Lunch 12:00PM-1:30PM (Media Court outside Mosbacher/Gartrell Center, West Hall)
Afternoon Panel 2:00PM-3:30PM (Q120 West Hall)

Morning panel:
Moderator: Erika Suderburg (Professor of Art, Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside)

“Making Visible What had No Business Being Seen: Community Media and the Question of the Political,” Freya Schiwy (Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside)

“City as Screen,” Holly Willis (Chair of the Media Arts + Practice division and director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California)

“Video Ether,” Akira Mizuta Lippit (Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures in the USC Dornsife College)

“Representing Uncertainty/Claiming Indeterminacy: Aliza Shvarts’ Unseen Yale Art Project,” Jennifer Friedlander (Edgar E. and Elizabeth S. Pankey Professor of Media Studies/Associate Professor of Media Studies, Pomona College)

Afternoon panel: Moderator: Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College)

“Dante Cerano’s Dia Dos: Sex, Kinship and Videotape,” Jesse Lerner (Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College)

“Contemporary Korean Video Art: After Nam June Paik,” Hea Jeong Lee/IAN (Director of media art webzine EYEBALL)

“Everything is Possible, but Nothing is Real,” Derek A. Burrill (Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside)

“Video Art on YouTube,” Alexandra Juhasz (Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College)

New Class – MCS 190: Indie Cinema and Aesthetics

film transparencyStudent Facilitator: Geneveive Newman
Faculty Advisor: Keith Harris

2-unit seminar
Room: INTS 3154 Enrollment: 15 students

“Indie Cinema and Aesthetics” will focus on the development of an “indie” cinema. We will define these two terms individually and in relation to each other, analyzing the effective and affective differences between the two, especially with regard to the aesthetics and creation of meaning.

2nd Annual MCS Film Festival – May 15

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Join us for the 2nd Annual MCS Film Festival on May 15th and Awards Ceremony on May 16th. Come screen the most innovative films by UCR students. The first 25 people to the Regency Theater at the University Village gets 46 oz. popcorn for free! Check out a compilation of […] Read more »

Lecture by Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow Anjali Nath – Tomorrow!


“Against Transparency: Redacted Documents and the Visuality of Military Detention”  March 12, 2014 3-4.30 pm INTN 2027 During the presidency of George W. Bush, increased secrecy and noncompliance with Freedom of Information Act requests allowed torture and detention programs to function with systematic efficiency. Often, torture memos and other documents […] Read more »

Lecture on Filmmaker Samuel Fuller by UCR Alum Marsha Gordon

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The Department of English invites you to a talk on “Sam Fuller’s Nontheatrical Lexicon: Home Movies, Stock Footage, and the Hollywood War Film” by Professor Marsha Gordon on March 10, 2014 Marsha Gordon is Associate Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hollywood […] Read more »

MCS Co-Sponsored Event: How Injury Travels

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You are cordially invited to Sadia Abbas’s lecture “How Injury Travels” on Thursday, February 13, 12:10-1:30pm, 2212 HMNSS Building. Professor Abbas’s lecture explores responses to the colonial construction of religious subjects in South Asia. Undertaken in an effort to manage colonized populations, this construction is captured and continued by the […] Read more »

Lecturers Needed – Spring 2014

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                                  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Department of Media and Cultural Studies University of California, Riverside  TEMPORARY PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS   The Department of Media and Cultural Studies is seeking to fill Lecturer positions for the Spring 2014 Quarter.  Applicants may apply for more than one position. Spring Quarter 2014 (Instruction begins March […] Read more »

Meet New MCS Faculty


Sarita Echavez See, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Dr. See’s research and teaching interests range across the interdisciplines of empire and postcolonial studies and critical race studies as well as theories of gender and sexuality, narrative, and minoritized art, media, and performance. In her current book-length project “Against […] Read more »

MCS Reception and V.I.P. Screening Event


On October 30, 2013, MCS hosted a reception and V.I.P. screening where we screened films from our First Annual MCS Film Festival and Cameron Granadino’s award-winning film, Comrade Sunshine.   In attendance were           Read more »

Congratulations to UCR MCS graduate Cameron Granadino!


MCS graduate Cameron Granadino’s provocative short documentary Comrade Sunshine wins the award for Best Documentary at the 8th Annual Independent Television and Film Festival. Synopsis - Set in Baltimore, Comrade Sunshine is a short documentary film that focuses on the friendship between Dominque Stevenson, whose Friend of a Friend program helps […] Read more »

Meet New MCS Faculty


Laura Harris, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Professor Harris received her doctorate in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University. Her research interests include hemispheric American studies, African diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual, performance and literary studies. She is interested in the way aesthetic […] Read more »

MAY 15 6-9pm HUB 302 MCS Student Film Festival & Competition


We are excited to announce the 1st ANNUAL MCS FILM FESTIVAL at the University of California Riverside in SPRING 2013! Come support your peers at the Festival. Awards to the best students films will be decided by a committee of MCS faculty judges. Mission To showcase the power and creativity […] Read more »