Monthly Archives: April 2013

Catharine Stimpson course for Fall 2013: Higher Education and the Engaged Imagination

Good morning Draper,
See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming fall course offered by Steinhardt:Fa13 Higher Education and the Engaged Imagination.pdf
Higher Education and the Engaged Imagination: Representation of Colleges and Universities.
HPSE-GE 2130 (3 Units)
Mondays, 4:55 – 6:35pm

If you are interested in taking the course, please be in touch with Robert Dimit:

Summer Course Announcement: Media Ethnography and Practice Led Research

Good morning Draperites,
See information below about a summer course offering: “Media Ethnography and Practice-led Media Research.” This course could be particularly useful to any who might be designing a thesis project with a media and practice component.
If you would like to take the course, just let Robert Dimit know –
Media Ethnography and Practice-led Media Research
Mo, Tu, We, Th 4:55pm- 7:40 pm;  May 28, 2013- Jun 15, 2013
Washington Square Campus

Allen Feldman

Associate Professor

Department of Media Culture and Communication

New York University.

The course focuses on the theories and methods of media/sensory ethnography, visual culture, and media archeology, through the linked topics of transcultural and trans-local processes, diaspora identities, the post colonial and human rights. The curriculum is aimed at graduate students from diverse disciplines who want to explore creative media practice as a research methodology. This course provides students with theoretical and practical grounding in multi-sited action research in trans-cultural and transnational settings. Through social historical and trans-cultural ethnographic perspectives practice-led pedagogy promotes a self- reflexive contextual and critical understanding

of the use of media for the conduct and dissemination of research and the creation of social knowledge through participatory cultural production. Practice-led media research is the theory, social history pedagogy and circulation of social science and humanities research through the production of film, video, internet, visual arts and other screen/audio based media. Practice-led research overcomes divisions between social theory and action-research, and between creative practice and evidence-based research. An important focus is the use of visual media to convey ideas and distinctive understandings about the world. There is a strong emphasis on comprehending visual phenomena in cross-cultural perspective and on the multifarious roles played by media in processes of identity and cultural formation in the world today.

From the NYU Libraries Student Working Group: Meet a subject librarian and take a survey!

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
Did you know?

The NYU Libraries have subject librarians skilled in every discipline. Subject librarians can help you find and use the best resources; help you discover the key works, methodologies and theories in your field; and connect you with other resources that support your research.
You can find contact information for your subject librarian(s) by going to Or visit us physically at one of our reference desks or virtually at – we’ll connect you with the best person to help with your research needs.


Annotating with PDFs? Take a survey!

  • Do you wish you could annotate and organize your PDFs more easily?
  • Would you like to sync your PDF collection between your home computer and laptop or mobile device, or share PDFs with a group?
  • Do you already use applications such as RefWorks or EndNote to manage your references, and want to learn how best to integrate their associated PDFs into your workflow?
The Coles Science Center at NYU Libraries, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Working Group, is currently assessing potential interest in software and web-based tools for PDF management. If you are interested in learning more about the different features of tools like Mendeley, Papers, Zotero, and other applications that can help with organizing, annotating, syncing, and sharing your PDF collection, please take our survey here:
If you provide your email address at the bottom of the survey, you will be contacted with information on upcoming library classes about software and web-based tools for PDF management. Thanks!

The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group
for more information —

This Friday: Religion on the Move @ Columbia University

Please join us for Religion on the Move: Movement, Migration, Missions and new Media across Religious Traditions, a graduate student conference hosted by the Department of Religion at Columbia University on April 26, 2013 in New York City at Kent Hall, Room 403
The conference will open with a Keynote Address from Professor Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A full schedule is available online at:

Comp Lit Major’s Choice lecture with POET Ariana Reines – NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 29

Dear Students and Faculty,

You are invited to the Comp Lit Undergraduate Major’s Choice Lecture with Ariana Reines! This is part of the annual Major’s Choice lecture series organized by Comp Lit undergrads.


Comp Lit Undergraduate Major’s Choice Lecture with Ariana Reines 

Monday, 4/29/2013
6pm to 8pm 
5 Washington Place 
Room 101

The Comp Lit Undergraduate Major’s Choice Lecture is an annual event open to the public organized by Comp Lit students–presenting topics in literature, critical theory, philosophy, and writing. Previous speakers include Judith Butler, Laurence Rickels, and Gayatri Spivak.


About Ariana Reines: (from

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, poet, playwright, and translator Ariana Reines earned a BA from Barnard College, and completed graduate work at both Columbia University and the European Graduate School, where she studied literature, performance, and philosophy. Her books of poetry include The Cow (2006), which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion (2007); and Mercury (2011). Her poems have been anthologized in Against Expression (2011) and Gurlesque (2010). Known for her interest in bodily experience, the occult, new media, and the possibilities of the long or book-length form, Reines has been described as “one of the crucial voices of her generation” by Michael Silverblatt on NPR’s Bookworm. At once personal, Romantic, slippery, and extreme, Reines’s poetry investigates and overturns lyric conventions. Of her own work, she admitted in an interview with HTML Giant: “My best writing seems to have to be forced from me by some other force but that force has to be one whose power I agree to serve.”

Reines’s first play Telephone (2009) was performed at the Cherry Lane Theater and received two Obie Awards. A re-imagining of its second act was featured as part of the Guggenheim’s Works+Process series in 2009, and the script was published in Play: A Journal of Plays in 2010. Reines’s translations include a version of Baudelaire’s My Heart Laid Bare (2009); Jean-Luc Hennig’s The Little Black Book of Griselidis Real: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore(2009); and Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials Toward a Theory of the Young-Girl (2012). 

Reines has taught at Columbia University and the European Graduate School, and was the Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California-Berkeley in 2009, the youngest poet to ever hold that position. She has traveled to Haiti multiple times as part of the on-going relief efforts there. 

Best Regards,

Tycho Horan, Willis Plummer, and Lindsay Zackeroff