Keynote Speakers and Special Guest

Professor Anne Anlin Cheng, Keynote Speaker

Anne Anlin Cheng is Professor of English and of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface (Oxford University Press, 2010), The Melancholy of Race: Assimilation, Psychoanalysis, and Hidden Grief (Oxford University Press, 2000), and several articles including:

(2011). “Shine: On Race, Glamour, and the Modern.” PMLA 126(4): 1022-1041.

(2009). “Skins, tattoos, and susceptibility.” Representations 108(1): 98-119.

(2009). “Psychoanalysis without Symptoms.” differences 20(1): 87-101.

(2008). “Skin deep: Josephine Baker and the colonial fetish.” Camera Obscura 23(3 69): 35-79.

(2010). “Ralph Ellison: Melancholic Visibility and the Crisis of American Civil Rights.” Journal of Law Philosophy & Culture 5: 119.-139.

Join us for Professor Cheng’s keynote lecture:

“Ornament and Law: Figuring Legal Personhood”
5:30 p.m., Friday, February 7, in 25 Park Place NE, room 830


Professor Pasi Väliaho, Keynote Speaker

Pasi Väliaho is Director of Film and Screen Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Mapping the Moving Image: Gesture, Thought and Cinema circa 1900 (2010, Amsterdam University Press) and several articles, including:

Join us for Professor Väliaho’s keynote lecture:

“Figures of Resilience: Gesture, Screen, Power”
5:30 p.m., Saturday, February 8, in 25 Park Place NE, room 830


Professor Timothy Murray, Curator and Speaker

Opening night of the Rendering (the) Visible II: Figure conference features a screening of video and new media art from the figural perspective of the screen, curated and introduced by Professor Timothy Murray, Curator of Cornell University’s Rose Goldsen Archive
 of New Media Art. Dr. Murray sits on the National Steering Committee of HASTAC, and is currently working on a book, Immaterial Archives: Curatorial Instabilities @ New Media Art, which is a sequel to Digital Baroque: New Media Art and Cinematic Folds (Minnesota, 2008).

Join us Thursday, February 6th at 7pm in the Kopleff Auditorium on the Georgia State Campus. The screening is open to the public, and a roundtable discussion will follow.

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