Visual Culture Conferences
2012 Conference: "Politics of the Eye: Imagery of the American Political Landscape"
American Studies faculty with Dr. Matthew Frye Jacobson (second left)
October 5-6, 2012
The American Studies Department at Saint Louis University announces its third biennial Visual Culture Conference to be held Friday Oct. 5 and Saturday Oct. 6, 2012. This conference is wholly organized by the department's graduate students and focuses on the presentation of graduate student work. The Conference Committee encourages students from all disciplines to engage the theme, "Politics of the Eye: Imagery of the American Political Landscape." The Keynote Speaker for this year's conference will be Matthew Frye Jacobson, professor of American studies, history, and African American studies at Yale University. The official Call For Paper seeks papers that expand upon a wide variety of visual media, including photography, television, film, art and digital media, to explore critical perspectives in the production, interpretation, and consumption of the American political landscape, past and present.
Chair, 2012 Visual Culture Graduate Student Conference at Saint Louis University
PhD Student in American Studies at Saint Louis University
2010 Conference: "Urban Cuts: Appropriation and Resistance in the American City"
April 16-18, 2010
2008 Conference: "Constructed Light, Constructed Meanings: A Visual Culture Graduate Student Conference"
April 11-13, 2008