2010s: The Digital, Nonhuman Turn, Anthropocene, Indigeneities

2010–2011

sep

24

Richard Grusin

Lecture: “The Future of 21st Century Studies”

oct

08

Conference: Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces I

Arijit Sen, Lisa Silverman, Swati Chattopadhyay, Karen E. Till, Charlotte Fonrobert, Jennifer Cousineau, James Rojas, Joseph Sciorra

oct

21

Jussi Parikka

Lecture: Media Archaeology as Zombie Media Research

nov

05

Arun Saldanha

Lecture: A Tear in the Fabric of Time: the Immediate Impact of Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s Itinerario

nov

11

Paula Massood

Lecture: Harlem and Visual Culture

dec

10

Arthur Kleinman, M.D

Lecture: Deep China: A Reprise

feb

04

Symposium: Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

Laura DeNardis, Sandra Braman, Richard Grusin

feb

18

Conference: [Ø] [zerospace]

Matthew Burtner, Interactive Media Research Group/IMRG (UVA), Chris Chafe, Scott Deal

feb

25

Heather Love

MIGC Keynote: Sticking Together

feb

26

Catherine Malabou

MIGC Keynote: Plasticity in between Paranoia and Schizophrenia

mar

04

Jacalyn Harden

Lecture: 21st Century Wish Dreams: Seattle, Detroit, and the Recalcitrant Anthropologist

apr

01

Lauren Berlant

Lecture: The Desire for the Political

apr

12

Paolo Ruffino

Screening: IOCOSE: The Future is a Reconstruction

apr

22

Anna Vemer Andrzejewski

Lecture: Midwestern Modernism: “Wrightification” and Domestic Architecture in Madison, Wisconsin, 1930-1970

apr

29

Conference: Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces II

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Kate Kramer, Rachel Breunlin, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Emanuela Guano, Jennifer Geigel Mikulay, Carl Nightingale, Janet Zweig

2011–2012

sep

30

Jonathan Flatley

Lecture: Black Leninism; Or, Newspapers and Revolutionary Attunement from Lenin to the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

oct

04

Donald Pease

Lecture: Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies

oct

07

Ursula Heise

Lecture: Terminal Species: Narrative, Database, and Biodiversity Loss

oct

21

Jane Taylor

Lecture: PERFORM/REFORM

nov

02

Richard Rogers

Lecture: The End of the Virtual: Digital Methods

nov

18

Thomas Dale

Lecture: Romanesque Sculpture, the Body, the Senses, and Religious Experience

nov

18

Thomas Dale

Lecture: Romanesque Sculpture, the Body, the Senses, and Religious Experience

dec

02

Daniel Kleinman

Lecture: Uneven Commercialization: Contradiction and Conflict in the Identity and Practices of American Universities

feb

10

Frieda Knobloch

Lecture: Remaking Environmental Studies: Excavating Bedrock and Creating Formations

feb

24

Siobhan Somerville

MIGC Keynote: Unsettling Citizenship: Queer Indigenous Studies, U.S. Empire, and the Racial State

feb

24

Kathryn Stockton

MIGC Keynote: Kid Orientalism: How a Global Future for Child Sexuality is Now Surfacing

mar

01

Eric Hayot

Lecture: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century: Literary History After European Time

mar

30

Timothy Lenoir

Lecture: Premediating Neurofutures: Brain-Machine Interfaces and the New New Media

apr

13

Symposium: Pre-Occupy

George Ciccariello-Maher, Joshua Clover, Dan S. Wang

may

03-05

Conference: The Nonhuman Turn

Jane Bennett, Ian Bogost, Wendy Chun, Mark Hansen, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Tim Morton, Steven Shaviro

2012–2013

oct

12

David Redlawsk

Lecture: Rationality: An Overrated Part of Decision Making?

oct

26

Jodi Dean

Lecture: The Communist Horizon

feb

15

Jack Halberstam

MIGC Keynote: No Church in the Wild: Anarchy, Failure and Chaos

mar

01

Donna Jones

Lecture: The Speculative Turn: Science Fiction and the State of the Novel Form

mar

29

Nouri Gana

Lecture: Specters of Arabness

apr

03

Christine Evans, Caitjan Gainty, Shelleen Greene

Conversation: What Does Television Do in the 21st Century?

apr

04

Derek Mueller

Workshop: Chronos, Chronos Again: Composing Media-Rich Timelines with Timeline JS

apr

05

Symposium: Contested Ecologies: The Promises and Perils of Transdisciplinarity

Tim Ehlinger, Karen Grattan, Ryan Holifield, T. S. McMillin, Morgan Robertson, Manu P. Sobti

apr

18

Matthew Jockers

Lecture: Around the World in 3,500 Novels

apr

19

Matthew Jockers

Workshop: Text Analysis and Topic Modeling in the Humanities

may

02-04

Conference: The Dark Side of the Digital

Sandra Braman, Micha Cárdenas, Julie Cohen, Greg Elmer, Lisa Nakamura, Rita Raley, McKenzie Wark, Andrew Norman Wilson

2013–2014

sep

07

Artist Talk: Steve Rowell

sep

27

Cannon Schmitt

Lecture: Technical Maturity in Robert Louis Stevenson

oct

11

José van Dijck

Lecture: Social Media and the Culture of Connectivity

oct

18

Robert Markley

Lecture: Mapping the Great Lakes: Computational Analysis and Climate History, 1680-1850

nov

01

Irene Klaver

Lecture: Meander Model Meme: River as Bridge

nov

07

Paul Edwards

Lecture: Code, Community, and Trust in Climate Science

feb

07

Ian Baucom

Lecture: Postcolonial Method and Anthropocene Time

feb

21

Mel Y. Chen

MIGC Keynote: Temporal Politics, Scholarship, and the Protean “Posthuman”

mar

07

Jonathan Freedman

Lecture: The Figural Jew and the Undecidability of Art: From Sartre to Proust to the Coen Brothers and Back Again

apr

04

Stefan Helmreich

Lecture: The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene

apr

10-12

Conference: Anthropocene Feminism

Stacy Alaimo, Claire Colebrook, Myra J. Hird, Natalie Jeremijenko, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Juliana Spahr

apr

24

Chris Newfield

Lecture: The Humanities in the Post-Capitalist University

2014–2015

sep

26

Paul Jay

Lecture: Critical Humanism and the Literary Futures Market

oct

24

Wendy Brown

Lecture: Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism and Political Life

nov

07

D. Fox Harrell

Lecture: Phantasmal Media Poetics: Computing and Imagination for Expressing Humanistic Critical Inquiry

nov

14

Eleana Kim

Lecture: Militarized Flyways: Migratory Birds and Transnational Choreographies of Endangerment

nov

21

Joe Austin, Elana Levine, Mark Vareschi

Discussion: Doing Digital History

nov

21

MLA Subconference Organizing Committee

Presentation: Competing Utopias and Class Composition

dec

05

Tom Gunning

Lecture: Cinema of Digits: The Elusive Touch, the Evasive Grasp, the Open Gesture

jan

30

EmergentC21 Discussion: #BlackLivesMatterUWMKE: What Should We Do?

Jeremy Triblett, Angela Walker, Khalil Coleman, Jayme Montgomery Baker, Anne Bonds, Rob Smith, and Monique I. Liston

feb

06

Jake Kosek

Lecture: Homo-Apians: A Critical Natural History of the Modern Honeybee

feb

06

Jake Kosek

Lecture: Homo-Apians: A Critical Natural History of the Modern Honeybee

feb

13

Janice Radway

Lecture: Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects in the 1990s and Beyond

feb

20

Lauren Berlant & Lee Edelman

MIGC Keynote: The Unbearable: A Postscript

mar

06

Kavita Philip

Lecture: Pirate Copying, Jugaad Economics: Postcolonial Technologies and Developmental Leapfrogging

mar

27

Etienne Benson

Lecture: The Environment: Pasts and Futures of an All-Encompassing Idea

apr

17

Matthew Kirschenbaum

Lecture: Sand Tables: A Granular History of a Speculative Form

apr

30

Conference: After Extinction

Daryl Baldwin, Claire Colebrook, William Connolly, Joseph Masco, Cary Wolfe, Joanna Zylinska

2015–2016

oct

17

Kimberly Blaeser

Reading & Talk: Gesture and Silence in Poetry of Place

oct

29

Caroline Seymour-Jorn

Presentation: Social Justice Activism Among Muslims in Milwaukee

nov

20

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Lecture: Bagijiganan: Anishinaabe Ethics in Native Studies

dec

11

Siobhan Senier

Lecture: Indigenizing Wikipedia: Expanding the Presence of Native Authors on the World’s Largest Encyclopedia

feb

12

Reading: Stephen Graham Jones

feb

19

Levi Bryant

MIGC Keynote: The Interior of Things

feb

20

Nick Montfort

Workshop: Exploratory Programming Workshop

apr

01

EmergentC21 Forum: Becoming and Being a Refugee

Chia Vang, Omar Mohamed, Kalyani Rai, Mette Brogden, Anwar Sallumi, Barb Graham, Patrick Thein, Tammie Xion

apr

22

Gloria Kim

Lecture: The Raw and the Pre-Cooked: Processing Raw Data in Preemptive Data Visualization

may

05-07

Conference: Landbody: Indigeneity’s Radical Commitments

Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Jolene Rickard, Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, and Gerald Vizenor

2016–2017

sep

16

Brian Price

Lecture: Regret and Remake

oct

28

EmergentC21 Lecture: Jacqueline Stevens

Lecture: “Saying NO to Military Power in a University”

dec

02

Thomas Dumm

Lecture: “I Would Prefer Not To”: Bartleby, Neo-liberalism, and the Great Refusal

jan

27

Cindi Katz

Lecture: Refusing Mastery: The Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute as Minor Theory

feb

17

Jason W. Moorez

MIGC Keynote: “Expulsions, Inclusions, and the Double Valence of Violent Abstraction: How Modernity Works Through Nature to Accumulate Capital and Destroy Lives”

feb

18

Margaret Rhee

Workshop: “Kaleidoscope Thinking: On Graduate Reflection, Body, and Writing”

feb

24

Catherine Lutz

Lecture: Getting to No in War

mar

10

Camille Robcis

Lecture: The Politics of the Psyche

mar

30

Rebekah Sheldon

Lecture: When Life Says No: Sterility Apocalypses and Queer Ecopessimism

mar

31

EmergentC21 Forum: The Visa Promise

Arijit Sen, Rachel Buff, Anna Mansson McGinty, Dav Odrcic, Kristin Sziarto

apr

27-29

Conference: The Big No

Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III

2017–2018Theme: In the Eschaton

nov

30

Discussion: The End is All Around Us

Richard Leson, Gerry Canavan, Brittany Pladek

feb

09

Race and Free Speech on Campus: Then and Now

Angela Lang, Carolyn Rouse, Rob Smith, Johnny Eric Williams

feb

16-17

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Theme: “Asymmetry”

apr

03

Local-Digital-Public Community Roundtable

Camille Mays and Christie Melby-Gibbons

apr

13

Social Media and Academic Freedom

George Ciccariello-Maher, Steve Salaita

may

02

Arts and Belonging Among Muslims in Milwaukee

Panel: Muslim Milwaukee Collaboratory

may

03-05

Ends of Cinema

Caetlin Benson-Allott, James Leo Cahill, Francesco Casetti, Mary Ann Doane, André Gaudreault, Michael Gillespie, Jean Ma, Amy Villarejo

2018–2019

sep

28

Sharon Marcus

Discussion: The Drama of Celebrity: Imitation

oct

05

N. Katherine Hayles

Lecture: Computer Cognition: A Cyber/Bio/Semiotic Perspective

oct

25

Patricia and Dae Mellencamp

Celebrating the Patricia Mellencamp Founding Collection: Archiving Moving Images: From 16mm to Vimeo

oct

26

50th Anniversary Symposium: Remembering the Center for 20th Century Studies

Amelie Hastie, Andreas Huyssen, Tara McPherson, Patricia Mellencamp, Gary Weissman, Kathleen Woodward, Dick Blau, Greg Jay, Robin Pickering-Iazzi

nov

02

All Derangements, Great and Small: A Roundtable Discussion with Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh, Richard Grusin, Arijit Sen, Jasmine Alinder, Rina Ghose, Anne Bonds

nov

07

Roundtable Discussion: Popular Feminisms

Kristen Warner and Jessalynn Keller, Moderated by Elana Levine

feb

01

Jane Gallop

Book Lecture: Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus

mar

08

Power and Gendered Labor in the Academy

Symposium: Carole Stabile (Keynote), Rachel Buff, Renee Calkins, Cary Costello, Xin Huang, and Joyce Latham

mar

09

Salam Yousry: Milwaukee Choir Project

Muslim Milwaukee Project Collaboratory Special Performance

mar

29

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Lecture: The World of Statues: Mobility, Whiteness and the Infrastructures of Race

apr

10

Dan Kaufman

Lecture: The Fall of Wisconsin: The Legacy of Divide-and-Conquer Politics and the Aftermath of the 2018 Elections

apr

17

Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Discussion: Unblocking Attachment Sites for Living in the Plantationocene

may

02-04

Conference: Insecurity

Plenary Talks: Jennifer Doyle, Annie McClanahan, Mark Neocleous, Naomi Paik, and Saskia Sassen

may

10

Teresa Mangum

Lecture: What Would a Humanities PhD Look Like for Students Who Do NOT Want to Be Professors? Imagining an Alt-Alt-Ac Degree

Center Archive

1968: The Center’s Founding

1970s: Film, Performance, Language, and Technology

1980s: Feminism, Modernism, and Culture

1990s: Culture, Aesthetics, Aging, and Animals

2000s: War, Sovereignty, Gender, Space