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CLIFF 2020: (Counter) Narratives of Migration

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event needed to be cancelled to to COVID-19 precautions.

The Museum Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor the 2020 CLIFF conference.  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. The 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.

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.

Additional information about the conference can be found here.


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