The annual Critical Themes in Media Studies conference provides a forum for graduate students from the Media Studies MA program, The New School, and around the world to present original scholarship on media studies and society. This year the conference examines relationships between affect and digital communication technology and their sociopolitical, ontological, institutional, and creative implications.
Throughout the day, 28 graduate and PhD students from five
countries are going to present their research in seven panels, moderated by New
School faculty members.
Patricia CloughVisit www.criticalthemes.net/2013
for the complete schedule.
Patricia Clough, Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural
Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New
York, is going to conclude the conference with her address on Saturday, April
6th. Clough’s work draws on theoretical traditions concerned with technology,
new media, affect, the unconscious, timespace and political economy. She is
author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology
(2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The
End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor
of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007), a collection of essays by
sociology graduate students drawn from their dissertations.