Inaugural FLEFF/CFE Distinguished Scholar Program

Timothy Murray, PhD, Cornell University
Professor of Comparative Literature; Director of the Society of the Humanities
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Gannett 319
A one-day convening of lectures and dialogues exploring the habitats of interdisciplinary screen studies

12:05 - 1:00  Timothy Murray: Habitats for Medial Humanities (Register here)
Introduced by Patricia Zimmermann, Co-Director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and Professor of Screen Studies, Ithaca College
Discussion of the humanities as it is enframed in the contemporary habitat of the global medial screen. An exploration of international new media artists who bring theory and culture together in the habitat of the media installation.

2:35 - 3:50  Screen Studies Research (Register here)
Interactive dialogues on research in interdisciplinary screen and new media studies: current debates, new developments, how field has changed, publication strategies. Timothy Murray with panelists Paula Ioanide, Michael Richardson, Andrew Utterson, Steve Mosher, Kati Lustyik, Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Tom Bohn.
Moderated by Patricia Zimmermann

4:00 - 5:15  Screen Studies Pedagogy (Register here)
Interactive dialogues on teaching screen and new media studies across the disciplines and curriculum. Timothy Murray with panelists Saviana Stanescu Condeescu, Gustavo Licon, Phuong Ngyuen, Paul Wilson, Matt Holtmeier.
Moderated by Wade Pickren

Dr. Murray will also moderate the Upstate Filmmakers Showcase (featuring Binghamton University filmmakers) at FLEFF at Cinemapolis on Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Distinguished Scholar Initiative brings established scholars who work across and between disciplines to campus during the festival for public lectures on their current research, moderated dialogues on research and pedagogy, and immersion with faculty. The Distinguished Scholar Initiative aims to create and sustain alliances between Upstate New York academic institutions and faculty to create new networks for interdisciplinary, international, and innovative work in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts. The Initiative is designed to foster space for dialogue, exchange, and exploration in intensive, informal, interactive settings beyond the symposium, the conference, or the formal lecture. 

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Originally published in Intercom: Inaugural FLEFF/CFE Distinguished Scholar Program.