Conference Schedule

Friday, April 24th, 2015:

09:00am-7:00pm Silence! McGill Art History and Communication Studies Emerging Scholars Conference

Room 312, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel Street

Artist Projects:

Richard Wheeler, UCLA, The Sounds of Silencers

Matthieu Saladin, University Paris 8 – Vincennes, Saint-Denis, Silent Track

Jane Birkin, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Lecture-Performance: Writing the Image: Reading Allan Sekula

Conference Schedule

8:3­0-9:00 am Coffee and bagels

Welcome and opening remarks

9:00­-10:00 am Shhh! Silence in the Classroom, Whispers in the Hall: Silence and Pedagogy

Moderator: Dr. Becky Lentz, McGill University

Adam Lauder, University of Toronto, “Non-verbal Teaching as Conceptual Pedagogy and Object of Critique”

­Lindsey Albracht, The Graduate Center, CUNY, “Making Space(s) for Sound: Educational Soundscapes and the Active Learner”

­Kristen Millar, McGill University, “Barriers of Whiteness:   Discourses of Exclusion within Canadian Art History”

10:00-10:15 am Questions

10:15-10:25 am Coffee Break

10:25­-11:25 am A Quiet Space: Silence and the Built Environment

Moderator: Dr. Will Straw, McGill University

­Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, Virginia Commonwealth University,””In the Middle of Nowhere:” Robert Irwin’s Experiments with the Art and Technology Program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 1968-1970″

­S. Alana Wolf­ Johnson, University of Rochester, “Capture/Create: Sonic Potentialities in Zones of Open Narrative”

­Katrin Schamun, University of Arts Berlin/Harvard University, “How Does Architecture Sound?”

11:25-11:40 am Questions

11:40­ am-1:00 pm Lunch at Thompson House, 3650 McTavish

1:00­-2:00 pm The Sound of Silence: Silence as Resistance in Political Speech and Popular Culture

Moderator: Dr. Darin Barney, McGill University

­David Aitken, McGill University, “Silence as Reply”: Albert Camus on Algeria”

­Patrick Brodie, Columbia University, “Buster Keaton and Silent Resistance in Seven Chances”

­Josephine Hoegaerts, UPenn/KULeuven,”Graves et silencieux, leur voix se faisait cependant entendre: Charismatic silence and political influence in nineteenth ­century parliamentary politics”

2:00-2:15 pm Questions

2:15­-3:15 pm The Object of Silence: Listening to Things and Images

Moderator: Dr. Chriscinda Henry, McGill University

Jeroen Deraeve, Université de Montréal, “The Dissolution of Censorship in Iran: How Digital Media and Film Festivals Help Filmmakers To Break Through Government Imposed Silence”

­Ying Sze Pek, Princeton University, “Mute: Hito Steyerl’s “Documentary Abstraction” and the Limits of Speech”

­Karolina Zgraja, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome, “The Silence of Venetian Renaissance Altarpieces: Considerations on Giovanni Bellini’s Unperceivable Music with Regard to its Devotional and Theoretical Implications”

3:15-3:30 pm Questions

3:30-3:45 pm Coffee Break

3:45-5:05 pm Silently Speaking: Performative Silence and Rhetoric

Moderator: Dr. Milena Tomic, McGill University

­Kyle Winkler, University of Pittsburgh, “The Silent Dissolution of Rhetoric in Sophokles’ Philoktetes”

­Avra Spector, The Graduate Center, CUNY, “Tracing Foucault’s use of Silence: Toward a Transgressive Silence”

­Alessandro Simari, Keble College, University of Oxford, “The Resumption Cue: Scripting Silence in Early Modern Drama”

­Sakina Jangbar, The University of Texas at Austin, “Can Silent Utterances be Performative?”

5:05-5:20 pm Questions

5:20-5:30 pm Coffee Break

5:30-­6:30 pm Keynote Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Katz, Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, “Hearing Silence: The Strident Noise of Negation”

6:30-6:45 pm Questions

7:00-10:00 pm Reception

Collateral Events at articule

Friday, April 24th, 2015:

5:30-07:00 pm Conversation with artist Dylan Miner, articule, 262 Fairmount W.

7:00-9:00 pm Vernissage for the exhibition Silence of Sovereignty, articule, 262 Fairmount W.