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CANCELED: CLIFF 2020: (Counter)Narratives of Migration

Ariella Azoulay, Professor of Comparative Literature, Filmmaker, and Art Curator

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This event has been canceled. Plans to postpone are TBD.


CLIFF is an annual conference organized by graduate students in Comparative Literature. This year’s conference theme, “(Counter)Narratives of Migration,” stems from the current migration crises around the globe, but is not restricted to the present moment. Our conference seeks to interrogate the narrativization, visibility, and media surrounding the movement of bodies, ideas and material objects across concrete and abstract boundaries. We will explore circulation in all its forms, through its various manifestations in the arts, critical theory, and new media.

We are very pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Ariella Azoulay, Professor of Comparative Literature and filmmaker and art curator, currently teaching at Brown University. Azoulay’s work explores visual culture, offering an in-depth critique of contemporary forms of violence, imperialism and body politics. Her films, exhibitions and scholarship address gendered and racial violence, the Israel-Palestine conflict, civil engagement and human rights. We will be screening her film "Un-documented--Unlearning Imperial Plunder" at 4:30 on Friday March 13th at Palmer, Great Lakes South.

As part of the conference, we will also host a graduate student creative reading on Saturday, March 14th from 7:30-9pm at Bar 327 Braun Court.
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