“Modernism and Aesthetic Experience: a Workshop” with Prof. Justus Nieland (Michigan State) and Prof. Burke Hilsabeck (Oberlin)

Friday, March 14
3pm
3241 Angell Hall

Lunch will be served.

Charles and Ray Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood)      Frank Tashlin, still from Artists and Models (1955)/Charles and Ray Eames, Lounge Chair Wood  (1945)

In this collaborative workshop, two scholars will visit to present and discuss new scholarship on modernism and visual culture. Justus Nieland will present material from a new book project about a midcentury modernism that seeks to design the senses for the new natures and media environments of Cold War modernity, with a particular focus on American designers Charles and Ray Eames. Burke Hilsabeck will present work-in-progress about modernism and self-reflexivity in the films of Frank Tashlin and Jerry Lewis.

Hilsabeck is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at Oberlin College. He is at work on a book project on the modernist context of slapstick film comedy.
Nieland is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University, where he focuses on Modernism and Film Studies. He is the author of Feeling Modern: The Eccentricities of Public Life (Illinois, 2008) and David Lynch (Illinois, 2012).
Please RSVP to Katie Lennard: Klennard@umich.edu
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