Conversations Across Screen Cultures: Dr. Camilo Malagon, Modern Languages and Literatures, Interviews Dr. Jiangtao “Harry” Gu on February 25


Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann

Conversations Across Screen Cultures, an online initiative featuring live interviews and discussions with film and media scholars, media artists, and programmers in the Central New York region, re-launches on February 25 at 7:00pm in an interview that features Dr. Jiangtao “Harry” Gu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dr. Gu will be interviewed by Dr. Camilo A. Malagón.

Dr. Jiangtao Harry Gu is Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His research examines various notions of the self—national, sexual, racial, collective and individual—in modern and contemporary Chinese visual culture.

His doctoral thesis A National in Prospect: Photography and the Making of Modern China examines the formation of the Chinese national subject through photography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

His current project Disassociation and Difference: Queer Performances of Race in Contemporary China is concerned with the politics of racial disassociation in performance and new media practices. His works have been published by the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Trans-Asia Photo Review and  have been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. 

Dr. Camilo A. Malagón is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literature at Ithaca College. He publishes on late 20th and 21st century Latin American literature, film, and culture, focused on theories of space, place, and globalization. His research also probes the intersection of Latin American literature and world literature.

He has further interests in ecocriticism, continental and Latin American philosophy, feminist theory, critical theory and the digital humanities. His most recent article, “Post-Conflict Visual Ecologies: Violence and Slow Violence in Chocó by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza and La tierra y la sombra by César Augusto Acevedo”, was published in Revista de Estudios Colombianos.  

The Conversations Across Screen Cultures initiative is a collaboration between faculty from Ithaca College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, the Cine con Cultura festival, and the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival.

Sessions will feature open discussion and dialogue with students and faculty in attendance.

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