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February 2022

Scholars@Hallwalls: Christine Varnado, “How Many Children?: The Queer Materiality of Reproduction and the Problem of Life”

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Please join us as we return to in-person talks in the cinema space at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center! This talk revisits the much-maligned joke question of 20th century literary critical debates, "How many children had Lady Macbeth?," taking the problem of what counts as a child, and how a child comes (or does not come) to be, seriously, as the central cosmological problem of the play.  Probing literary figurations of generativity, from Shakespeare to Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia…

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March 2022

Scholars@Hallwalls: Camilo Trumper, “Dictatorship’s Children: Education, Repression and Protest among Youth in Chile”

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Please join us as we return to in-person talks in the cinema space at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center! Camilo's talk explores the politics of childhood and schooling during Augusto Pinochet’s seventeen-year military regime. Placing the schoolhouse at the center of the political history of dictatorship, it sheds light on young people’s efforts to rebuild vibrant social and political lives in schools and streets from the earliest moments of Augusto Pinochet’s authoritarian regime. Students made, mimeographed, copied, and circulated magazines, broadsheets,…

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April 2022

Scholars@Hallwalls: Laura Chiesa, “Expanding Fields, Entangling Forests, and Some Cosmic Tales”

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Please join us as we return to in-person talks in the cinema space at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center! This lecture explores the concept of “expanded” elaborated by Gene Youngblood and Rosalind Krauss to argue that expanding spatial dimensions move into extreme spaces and their entanglements to critically make us sense slices of a time period in which we are immersed. This study crosses boundaries and expands into new fields, offering a trajectory situated in between future anterior and anticipation; by pushing beyond scholarship that explores expanded film to examine new…

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Tanya Shilina-Conte, “Black Screens, White Frames: Gilles Deleuze and The Interstices of Cinema”

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Please join us as we return to in-person talks in the cinema space at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center! The goal of Tanya's multimodal project, which consists of a scholarly book, Black Screens, White Frames: Gilles Deleuze and the Interstices of Cinema, and a remixed essay film, This Video Does Not Exist, is to reevaluate film historical objects by bringing attention to the interstices, the irruption of non-images, in many different types of cinema. Both the book and film advance a transversal, productive, and…

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