FSU Film and Literature Conference 2008

About the Event


33rd Annual Florida State University Film and Literature Conference
Cyborg Science and Virtual Materialities in Literature and Film
January 31-February 3, 2008
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Translating Across Cultures

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Conference Director: Professor Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart (English)

Conference Co-Organizers: Professor Hans S. Plendl (Physics), Professor Karen Bearor (Art History)

Conference Coordinator: Hilaree Caldwell

Academic Program Specialist: Leah Farris

Partially sponsored through a grant from the Leon County Tourism Board

Book displays by Scholar's Press
and MIT Press

Thursday, January 31 till Sunday, February 3
Williams 13 and Williams 443
Free to the Public

Film showing Matthew Barney,

Cremaster 2

Watch an avante garde experimental film!
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Interdisciplinary Humanities, FSU
and the Student Life Building
Copyright Permission: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC,
and Matthew Barney
Curated by: Professor Karen Bearor

Free to the public
FSU Student Life Building, 6-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Book and Art Display:
Translating Across Science and Art: Nature, Science Facts, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy

Featuring Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Laureate,
Professor of Chemistry, Florida State University
FSU Strozier Library
Curated by: Sandra Clayton-Emmerson
Co-Sponsored by the 621 Gallery
and Railroad Square
Free to the public
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Reception at 8:00 p.m. and opening at 8:30 p.m.
Introduction by Professor Hans S. Plendl, FSU
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Dance and Video - Merging Theoretical and Aesthetic Components of Two Motion Arts

FSU Department of Dance
General Welcome Remarks:
Dean Sally McRorie

Featuring Tim Glenn, Andy Noble, Dionne Noble and Blythe Barton
Co-Sponsored by the 621 Gallery
and Railroad Square
Free to the public
Sunday, February 3,
HCB 101, FSU campus
9:00-10:30 a.m.
TV show on ballroom and international dance

FSU International Center's
Global Gatherings:

Ballroom and Beyond

Co-sponsored by the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee

Two hours of entertainment featuring Tallahassee's finest amateur and professional ballroom and international dancers...
Free to the public
FSU Moore Auditorium
Friday, February 1, 2008
7-10 p.m., with an intermission
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Plenary Speakers:
For paid conference attendees

Professor Patricia Melzer
(Temple University)
"Speaking in Tongues: Black Women's Writing, Science Fiction,and Cyborg Subjectivities
in Octavia E. Butler"

Friday, February 1
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Moore Auditorium, FSU Campus

Professor Stephen Prince
(Virginia Tech University)
Compositing the Three Cultures: Digital Imagery in Cinema
Friday, February 1
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Moore Auditorium, FSU Campus

Professor Judith Kerman
(Saginaw Valley State University)
"Standing on the Edge: The Problem of Sentience."
Saturday, February 2
12:15-1:30 p.m.
Moore Auditorium, FSU Campus

Behind the Scenes of Contemporary Dance Choreography: Documentary and Dance
By the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC),
the FSU Department of Dance and the FSU College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts

Featuring Jennifer Calienes
and Shoko Letton

Free to the public
Sunday, February 3,
HCB 101, FSU campus
10:45-a.m.-12:15 p.m.
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