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CNY Humanities Corridor: 2013 Events Calendar



January 29, 2013: The New Chamber Music Intensive Phase III (MMH12), Syracuse University. Dinosaur Annex Concert,
Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse University

February 8, 2013: Mellon Visiting Scholar Series (MC1), Cornell University. John Hawthorne (Magdalen College), Stimson G01, Cornell University

February 22, 2013: Critical Theory and The Global – The Politics of Translation (LLC9), CNY Humanities Corridor Symposia*, Naoki Sakai, Professor of Japanese Literature and History (Cornell University), Tolley Humanities Building, 304 


March 1, 2013: 19th Century Studies, University of Rochester (LLC 6)Lecture

March 1 - 2, 2013: The Black and Blue Danube Symposium (LLC 7), Colgate University

WorkshopThe culminating event of the working group in 2013 is “The Black and Blue Danube” symposium, to be held at Colgate University on March 1-2. The symposium is bringing together scholars from diverse disciplinary approaches and across regional fields of study, including Russian & Eurasian Studies, German, Art & Art History, Film & Media Studies, Geography, Anthropology, History, and Political Science both from within and beyond the CNY corridor.

The Danube, Europe’s second largest river, directly connects ten countries; its watershed covers four more. Yet the river, like much of the region it traverses, has attracted surprisingly little scholarly attention, and what exists too often privileges single disciplinary or national perspectives. The symposium will explore how the river serves as both boundary and border, fluidly connecting multiple nations, and cultural and economic spaces, through legal and illegal flow. It intersects civilizations and nature, physical and imaginary spaces: as real geography and guiding metaphor, the Danube river invites an array of critical approaches across fields and disciplinary divisions.

March 1, 2013: Danube Student Mini-Symposium
An Informal Poster Session with Colgate Students from German 477: Vienna at the Turn of the Century, The Max Kade German Center, 115-6 Lawrence Hall, Colgate University

Film screening: Donau, Dunaj, Duna, Dunav, Dunarea; (Goran Rebić, Austria, 2003, 89 min.) Introduction by Robert von Dassanowsky, University of Colorado, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall, Colgate University

March 2, 2013: Watersheds: Empire, Nation, Union, Chair: Nancy Ries (Colgate University)
Discussant: Matthew Miller (Colgate University)

Presenters: David Ost (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Tanya Richardson (Wilfrid Laurier University), “Where the Water Sheds: Disputed Deposits at the Ends of the Danube,” Ho Lecture Hall, 105; Lawrence Hall, Colgate University

11:00 am: “Taking the Waters: The Danube’s Reception in Austrian/Hungarian Cinema History” Spirit of Place and Pollution, Robert von Dassanowsky (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)

Chair: Claire Baldwin (Colgate University)

Discussant: Marijeta Bozovic (Colgate University)

PresentersDragan Kujundzic (University of Florida), “The Novi Sad Racija of the Jews, the Danube, and the A-destination of Europe,” Toma Longinovic (University of Wisconsin), “Hister and Istria: Danube in the Ex-centric Imaginary of Europe,” Scott Spector (University of Michigan), “Elsewhere in Central Europe: German-Jewish Literature in the Danube Monarchy”

2:00 pm: Boundary and Transgression, Chair: Phil Richards (Colgate University)

Discussant: Tessa Wegener (Colgate University)

PresentersAzra Hromadzic (Syracuse University), “Mixing Trouble: On Love, Dating and Flirting in a Postwar City,” Karl Ivan Solibakke (Syracuse University), “Fremd bist du dir in deinem Haus: Jelinek and the Roma,” Jennifer Stob (Colgate University), “Expansion, Transgression, Duration: The Place of Time in the Cinema of Hans Scheugl”

4:00 pm: Circulation and Flow, Chair: Alice Nakhimovsky (Colgate University)

Discussant: Jessica Graybill (Colgate University)

PresentersHolly Case (Cornell University), “Revolution from Below: Balkan Consuls Between Social Policy and Foreign Policy in the 19th Century,” Robert Lemon (University of Oklahoma), “New York on the Danube: the Transatlantic Transference of Habsburg Ethnology in Kafka’s Der Verschollene,“ Robert Nemes (Colgate University), “Ravaged Empire: Water and Power in Prewar Hungary” 

March 8, 2013: Critical Theory and The Global – The Politics of Translation (LLC9)
CNY Humanities Corridor Symposia*

10:30 am: Brett de Bary, Professor of Modern Japanese Literature and Film and Comparative Literature (Cornell University), Tolley Humanities Building, 304


Alguien al otro lado, Syracuse University & Le Moyne College (LLC13)
Argentinean poet and writer Andrés Neuman and Spanish musician Juan Trova come together for a performance of poetry and music highlighting the importance of the connections between the written and spoken word.  Two musicians accompany them on classical guitar while Trova performs Neuman’s poetry set to music.  Very accomplished in their fields, the artists give an interesting overview of their work before the performance and analyze the complex process of “translating” poetry to music. 

March 19, 2013:

12:30 pm        Andrés Neuman and Juan Trova roundtable discussion
                       340 Schine, Syracuse University

7:00 pm          Andrés Neuman and Juan Trova recital
                       Le Moyne campus

April 6 – 6, 2013: Imagining Sound in the Early Nineteenth Century (MMH20), Cornell University, Conference

The conference will consist of several panel sessions centered on topics related to the theme, “Imagining Sound in the Early Nineteenth Century.” These topics will span across disciplines, including literature and the visual arts, as well as music.

Each panel will feature a keynote address by an invited speaker from Corridor institutions in addition to speakers selected from a general call for proposals.

Cornell faculty, students, and invited guests will present a themed concert.

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion, revisiting the themes of the previous panels. 

April 6 – 7, 2013: Continental Philosophy (PHI6), CNY Humanities Corridor Symposia*
Life In-Between-Outside Discipline and Control: Society for the Study of Bio-political Futures, Syracuse University

Friday, Conference

Coordinator: Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of Humanities and Founding Director of the Syracuse University Humanities Center; Principal Investigator of the Central New York Humanities Corridor

ParticipantsFrida Beckman, Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Thematic Studies (Linköping, University of Sweden), Timothy Campbell, Professor of Italian Studies (Cornell University), Patricia Clough, Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intellectual Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School (City University of New York), Claire Colebrook, Edwin Erie Sparks Professor of English (Pennsylvania State University), Richard Doyle, Professor of English (Pennsylvania State University), Bradley Evans, Senior Lecturer in International Relations (Bristol University, United Kingdom), Gregory Flaxman, Associate Professor, Department of English (University of North Carolina), Irving Goh, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Society for the Humanities (Cornell University), M. Gail Hamner, Associate Professor of Religion (Syracuse University), Meera Lee, Faculty Fellow in the Humanities (Syracuse University), Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, (Cornell University), Jeffrey T. Nealon, Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Philosophy (Pennsylvania State University), Adam Nocek, Graduate Fellow, Instructor in the Comparative History of Ideas Program (University
of Washington), Jackie Orr, Associate Professor, Sociology (Syracuse University), Paul Patton, Professor in the School of History & Philosophy (University of New South Wales, Australia), Kalpana Seshadri, Associate Professor of English (Boston College), Greg Thomas, Associate Professor of English (Syracuse University) David Wills,  Professor of French Studies (University of Albany), Cary Wolfe, Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English (Rice University)


April 6 - 7, 2013: Upstate New York Early Modern Philosophy (UNYWEMP) (PHI3), Syracuse University. Liebniz’s Metaphysics Workshop

April 8, 2013: Digital Humanities Speaker Series (DH8), Cornell University. Neil Fraistat Lecture

April 9, 2013: Improvisation in Theory and Practice, (MMH18), Cornell University. Workshops: Improvisation as pedagogical technique  

Gilad Rabinovitch, a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music, will facilitate a workshop based on his research into schematic models for improvisation in eighteenth-century idioms. He will be accompanied by fellow graduate students from Eastman; faculty members and graduate students at Cornell will also be involved, including Roger Moseley, Annette Richards, Dietmar Friesenegger, Mackenzie Pierce, and Carlos Ramirez. The event will form a milestone en route to our planned conference for 2014 and its associated events and publications.

April 12, 2013: Mellon Visiting Scholar Series (MC1), Cornell University 

3:00 pm          John Hawthorne (Magdalen College)
                        Stimson G01, Cornell University

April 12, 2013: Visual Studies (VAC3), Syracuse University.

CNYX (Central New York Experimental Film Series)

The first screening of the CNYX (Central New York Experimental Film) series will take place on Friday, April 12. 

The inaugural screening, entitled "Film on Film," focuses on avant-garde films, which take the medium of film as their thematic focus and are otherwise unavailable in any format other than celluloid film.

The screening will feature Michael Snow's seminal film Wavelength (1967), along with Sailboat (Joyce Wieland, 1967), Rat Life and Diet in North America (Joyce Wieland, 1968), Phi Phenomenon (Morgan Fisher, 1968)), Arnulf Rainer (Peter Kubelka, 1960), Unsere Africareise (Peter Kubelka, 1966), and Film Feedback (Tony Conrad, 1974).

This is the first event of the CNYX series, which will take place on three consecutive Fridays in April 2013 on the campuses of Syracuse University and the University of Rochester.

The "Film on Film" screening on 4/12/13 at Syracuse will be followed by a visit from filmmakers Morgan Fisher on 4/19/13 to Syracuse University and Kevin Everson to University of Rochester on 4/26/13.

April 13, 2013: Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies (LELACS) (LLC12), Syracuse University. LELACS Symposium, “Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin America

On April 13, 2013 at Syracuse University, the LELACS working group will host a one-day symposium on "Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin America.” The panels and discussants will look at the Latin American city from literary, artistic, political, architectural and cultural perspectives.  Each event will include a three-person panel presentation on the Latin American city by interdisciplinary scholars from outside Central New York and will be followed by a response and discussion by Central New York LELACS members.

Event panelists:

Susana Draper - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature (Princeton University)

Gastón Gordillo - Associate Professor of Anthropology (University of British Columbia)

Nicolas Poppe – Assistant Professor of Spanish (Ball State University)

Formal discussants for the event include the following CNY Humanities Corridor LELACS' Working Group Scholars: 

John Burdick, Professor of Anthropology (Syracuse University)

Luis Casteneda, Assistant Professor of Art History (Syracuse University)

Justin Read, Associate Professor, Department of Romance Languages, and Literatures (SUNY Buffalo)

Event schedule:

10:00 am: First keynote talk, followed by discussant's response and discussion by local scholars

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Break

1:15 pm: Second keynote talk, followed by discussant's response and discussion by local scholars

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm: Third keynote talk, followed by discussant's response and discussion by local scholars

4:30 pm: Closing remarks 

April 19, 2013: Mellon Visiting Scholar Series (MC1), Cornell University. Visiting Scholar Series

3:00 pm          John Hawthorne (Magdalen College)
                        Stimson G01, Cornell University

April 19, 2013: Visual Studies (VAC3), Syracuse University.

CNYX (Central New York Experimental Film Series)

As the second event of the CNYX (Central New York Experimental Film) series, Syracuse University will host experimental filmmaker Morgan Fisher on April 19, 2013, screening several of his films in the evening and inviting his participation in a mini-seminar/workshop during the day.

Films screened by Fisher include Standard Gauge (1984), Cue Rolls (1974), Projection Instructions (1976), Production Footage (1971), Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm (1973), and Director and His Actor Look at Footage Showing Preparations for an Unmade Film, The (1968). This event will be followed one week later by the University of Rochester hosting experimental filmmaker Kevin Everson on 4/26/13.


Morgan Fisher is an American filmmaker, artist, writer and teacher. He was born in 1942 in Washington, DC. He is well known for his unique avant-garde films which
consistently push the definition of film itself. His academic pursuits make him standout amongst his peers. Morgan Fisher is one of the most influential artists in America who
has had a clear and definitive influence amongst today's young artists. He is a professor at the European Graduate School and worked for many years at UCLA and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Morgan Fisher’s early films, The Director and His Actor Look at Footage Showing Preparations for an Unmade Film (1968) and Phi Phenomenon (1968), were shown at film festivals at St. Lawrence College and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. By 1974 Morgan Fisher created eight more films. This intensive period of creativity began the production of his reputation. Following these films Morgan turned towards creating film installations for movies. These films include: Southern Exposure (1977), North Light (1979), Passing Time (1979), Color and Balance (1980). 1984 Morgan Fisher finished production of his longest and most critically acclaimed film Standard Gauge, which was shot in 16mm and was thirty five minutes long. Standard Gauge is an autobiographical film that examines Morgan Fisher’s work as an editor in the film industry. The Whitney Museum of American Art hosted a large show in honor of Morgan Fisher's film works in 2005 entitled, Standard Gauge: Film Works by Morgan Fisher.

April 20, 2013: Vision + Visuality in Architecture Symposium, Syracuse University (SOA New York City)  

This symposium explores a disputed paradigm shift in the contemporary Humanities. As the dominance of linguistic analogies appears to wane, and the importance of visual and technological (‘ocular’) performance seems to be on the rise across a range of creative disciplines, it is an opportune time to focus on the ocular-centric architecture practice of DS+R. A leading interdisciplinary design studio that specialized in small-scale art installations and multimedia productions throughout the 1980s, their practice has grown over the past decade to include numerous large-scale architecture commissions such as the Blur Building for the Swiss Expo, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The High Line, Alice Tully Hall and the Julliard School in New York, and the Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles. 

Importantly, DS+R’s move away from the creation of installation art and toward the design of institutional buildings reflects the contested paradigm shift from critical to post-critical operations in contemporary design practice.

April 21, 2013: Britten-Lutoslawski Year (MMH19), Cornell University

Conference & Concerts

SpeakersJosé Oliveira Martins (University of Rochester), Daniel Strong Godfrey (Syracuse University), Michael Klein (Temple University), Nicholas Reyland (University of Keele), Steven Stucky (Cornell University)

ConcertCornell Symphony Orchestra (Chris Young-hoon Kim): Lutoslawski, Little Suite 

ConcertJACK Quartet: Lutoslawski String Quartet

April 23rd, 2013: Language, Identity, and Power (LLC1), Syracuse University. 

4:00 pm: Public lecture by Rudi Gaudio (SUNY Purchase)
220 Eggers

Nigeria Cracks Up: Comedic Performance and Creole Nationhood

This talk analyzes two genres of mass-mediated performance – popular music and stand-up comedy – and considers the implications of their multilingualism for Nigerian nationhood. I treat both the stand-up and musical performances as "comedy" and pay special attention to the use of Nigerian Pidgin and Hausa (alongside English) as potential mediators of a "creole" nationhood that embraces Nigeria's multilingual heritage without rejecting its modern, urban, postcolonial and global.



May 31 – June 2, 2013: Upstate New York Early Modern Philosophy (UNYWEMP) (PHI3), Cornell University. North American Kant Society Biennial Meeting

August 9, 2013: Virtue, Intelligence, Life (PHI7),Syracuse University

August 14 – 16, 2013: SPAWN 2013 (PHI1),Syracuse University

SPAWN is Syracuse Philosophy Department’s annual summer conference. The topic for 2013 is the transparency of belief and perception. The conference consists of senior philosophers commenting on read ahead papers submitted by junior philosophers together with a keynote address given by a distinguished member of the profession. It is intended that there be nine sessions excluding the keynote address. So far, six junior and six senior philosophers, including the keynote speaker, have agreed to participate.

Junior philosophers:

David Barnett (University of Colorado)
Matthew Boyle (Harvard University)
Cheryl Chen (Harvard University)
Matthew Lockard (Southern Methodist University)
Nishi Shah (Amherst College)
Declan Smithies (Ohio State University)

Senior philosophers:

Dorit Bar On (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Alex Byrne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Fred Dretske (emeritus) keynote speaker
Brie Gertler (University of Virginia)
Amy Kind (Claremont College)
Sydney Shoemaker (Cornell University)

In addition, there will be an invited chair for each session. Apart from the regular sessions one will take place in Skaneateles where the keynote address will be given.

August 23 – 25, 2013: Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL9) (LIN4),Cornell University




September 12 – 13, 2013: Panel Discussion and Workshop (LLC14), University of Rochester

September 13, 2013: Meeting on Robert Kaster's Emotion, Restraint, and Community (2005) (PHI8), Syracuse University 

September 26, 2013: Lecture, Karen Tracy (University of Colorado-Boulder), "Disputing Who Can Marry: Discourses of Law, Identity, and Social Change," (LLC1) Syracuse University

September 26 - 27, 2013: Conference, "The Return of the Text"

September 27, 2013: Mini-seminar, Maureen Mahon
(NYU), “African American Women Background Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock and Roll” (MMH21)Syracuse University

September 27, 2013: Workshop, Robert Craig (University of Colorado-Boulder), "Grounded Practice Theory," (LLC1) Syracuse University

September 27, 2013: Critical Theory and the Global -- The Politics of Translation "Translation and Global Capital" (LLC9),

October 2, 2013: The Attacca Quartet Concert (MMH12), Syracuse University

October 4 – 5 2013: Public Conference“Religion, Abolition, Mass Incarceration,” (LLC5), Cornell University

October 7, 2013: Panel Discussion and Workshop (LLC14), Cornell University

October 9, 2013: 4th Digital Witness Symposium (DH6), Hamilton College

October 10, 2013: 4th Digital Witness Symposium (DH6), Syracuse University

October 10 – 11, 2013: Remediating Sacred Scriptures Symposium (LLC10), Syracuse University

October 20 – 21, 2013: Spinoza's Metaphysics, (UNYWEMP) (PHI3), University of Rochester

October 22, 2013: The Lark Quartet
 Concert (MMH12)
, Syracuse University

October 22, 2013: Miya Masaoka (koto/electronics) and Kenta Nagai (fretless electic guitar/hichi richi), Performance, (MMH18), Cornell University

October 23, 2013: Miya Masaoka
Composer, musician, and sound artist Miya Masaoka, in discussion about improvisation in her various activities, including writing for symphony orchestra, creating algo-rhythmic compositions, multi-channel sound pieces, and video shorts, and improvising with musicians.

October 25, 2013: Mini-seminar, Steve Waksman (Smith College), "A Woman's Place? Gender, Performance and Public Life from Jenny Lind to the Jazz Age," (MMH21), Syracuse University

October 26, 2013: 
Conceptions of Divinity in Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHI7)
, Syracuse University

October 29, 2013: The Villiers QuartetConcert (MMH12),Syracuse University

October 31, 2013: Lecture, Brooke Singer "Making Do(ing)," (DH8) Digital Humanities Speaker Series, Cornell University

Women and Spanish Literature Week 2013
Aurora Luque is one of the most well-known women poets in Spain. She is the author of numerous poetry books, including Problemas de doblaje and Carpe noctem. She has been recognized for her work with numerous awards, including the “Generación del 27” prize for her book, La siesta de Epicuro. Laura Freixas has worked as a writer, editor, literary critic and translator. She founded and directed the collection El espejo de tinta of the Grijalbo publishing house. She is the author of a recent novel, Los ottos son más felices, and of a book of short stories, Cuentos a los cuarenta

October 29, 2013: "Holocaust to Minerva," about the figure and work of the writer Maria Rosa de Gálvez, presented by Aurora Luque, (LLC13), Syracuse University

October 31, 2013: Laura Freixas, Fiction Reading, (LLC13)
, Syracuse University

October 31, 2013: "An Intimate Encounter with Spanish Literature," an Evening with Laura Freixas and Aurora Luque, (LLC13)
, Le Moyne College

November 8 – 9, 2013: Third Cornell Workshop in Linguistics and Philosophy: Modality, "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Discourse," (LIN6), Cornell University

November 9 – 10, 2013: 19th Century Studies Symposium, "Affect's Ends," (LLC6), Cornell University

November 13, 2013: The New Orford Quartet Concert (MMH12), Syracuse University

Fall 2013: Planning Meeting  (PHI-A; New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium), Hobart and William Smith Colleges

November 16, 2013: Paper Workshops (PHI-A; New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium),Hobart and William Smith Colleges

December 6 2013: Planning Meeting (PHI8),Cornell University