Lokeilani Kaimana to Speak, February 1

The first CAAS meeting of the new semester will be February 1. We will welcome gifted junior scholar, Lokeilani Kaimana, who works at the University of Texas in Austin in the areas of queer cinema and media lineages, contemporary screen theory, queer-of-color critique, and the contingencies of race, embodiment, and screen images.

This particular meeting will follow a unique format to take full advantage of her visit. First will be a readings discussion open specifically to CAAS, from 3:00-3:30 in McClung 1210-11.  We will look at Kevin Everod Quashie’s “The Trouble with Publicness: Toward a Theory of Black Quiet” and Fred Moten’s “Resistance of the Object: Aunt Hester’s Scream” and “Resistance of the Object: Adrian Piper’s Theatricality” (check your email for access to these readings).

From 3:45-5:00, Kaimana will deliver a lecture titled “Conscious Quiet: Modalities of Pause in Black Visual Culture.” This lecture will also take place in McClung 1210-11, and will be open to a broader audience of faculty, grad students, or interested undergraduates.

Check out the attached poster for further details, and feel free to distribute to those who might be interested. See you there!


The Public Cinema 2016 Program

Professor Paul Harrill and Darren Hughes have released the program notes for this season’s lineup of Knoxville Public Cinema screenings. Featuring many Knoxville or even statewide premieres, these screenings are free and open to all to attend. Take a look at the program notes, and visit their website.