Roundtable Two | On Power, Trauma and Representation

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Side by side portraits
April 1, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Zoom

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Add to Calendar 2022-04-01 11:00:00 2022-04-01 12:00:00 Roundtable Two | On Power, Trauma and Representation This series of roundtable webinars features presentations and moderated conversations that foster cross-disciplinary exchange. Each roundtable showcases 2-3 members of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme's post-MFA and postdoctoral cohort whose work shares disciplinary, methodological and/or topical alignment. Roundtable Two: On Power, Trauma and Representation SONA HILL KAZEMI Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of English Presentation Title: Disabling Relations — Injured Bodyminds and Active Witnessing Hill's upcoming book investigates if and how the embodied experiences of violence (state-sanctioned, ableist and gender-based) could become a point of departure for the survivors to develop political consciousness and transform themselves and society. Hill Kazemi attends to the experiences of acquired-disability as radical possibilities rather than “limiting tragedies” that need to be “fixed” by medicalization. They engage with intersectional paradigms for exploring disability’s meanings in relation to material conditions, under which people are forced to function in the Middle East.   DIONNE LEE Post-MFA Researcher in Creative Arts, Departments of Art and WGSS Presentation Title: Castings Lee's recent exhibition, Castings, is a continuation of their interest in place, ancestral memory and survival. Moving away from the use of found images sourced from wilderness manuals and how-to’s, Lee looks to the body, and the land itself, as primary sources. Through the camera, a tool that affirms the experience of witnessing, Lee engages with how the body holds and carves through its memories, such as the resilience of generations to thrive despite systematic barriers and harm inflicted on them. Following the shadow of a fallen tree branch turned divining rod, rotating the sedimentary joints of the body, and gazing into the eye of a dandelion or the black hole of a rock overturned: are all modes of research to consider the relationship between the self, the past and the landscape in which they meet.   (Moderator) CARMEN WINANT Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art, Department of Art About GAHDT’s post-MFA and postdoctoral program This program supports post-MFA and postdoctoral researchers and creative practitioners and provides professional development opportunities with the goal of facilitating their entry into tenure-track positions in the academic marketplace and the public arts and humanities. The valuable presence of these researchers and practitioners adds intellectual energy and vitality to the College of Arts and Sciences as a whole, contributing to interdisciplinary collaboration between academic units and the development of innovative scholarship and curricula. Zoom Global Arts and Humanities globalartsandhumanities@osu.edu America/New_York public
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This series of roundtable webinars features presentations and moderated conversations that foster cross-disciplinary exchange. Each roundtable showcases 2-3 members of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme's post-MFA and postdoctoral cohort whose work shares disciplinary, methodological and/or topical alignment.

Roundtable Two: On Power, Trauma and Representation

  • SONA HILL KAZEMI
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of English
    Presentation Title: Disabling Relations — Injured Bodyminds and Active Witnessing

    Hill's upcoming book investigates if and how the embodied experiences of violence (state-sanctioned, ableist and gender-based) could become a point of departure for the survivors to develop political consciousness and transform themselves and society. Hill Kazemi attends to the experiences of acquired-disability as radical possibilities rather than “limiting tragedies” that need to be “fixed” by medicalization. They engage with intersectional paradigms for exploring disability’s meanings in relation to material conditions, under which people are forced to function in the Middle East.
     
  • DIONNE LEE
    Post-MFA Researcher in Creative Arts, Departments of Art and WGSS
    Presentation Title: Castings

    Lee's recent exhibition, Castings, is a continuation of their interest in place, ancestral memory and survival. Moving away from the use of found images sourced from wilderness manuals and how-to’s, Lee looks to the body, and the land itself, as primary sources. Through the camera, a tool that affirms the experience of witnessing, Lee engages with how the body holds and carves through its memories, such as the resilience of generations to thrive despite systematic barriers and harm inflicted on them. Following the shadow of a fallen tree branch turned divining rod, rotating the sedimentary joints of the body, and gazing into the eye of a dandelion or the black hole of a rock overturned: are all modes of research to consider the relationship between the self, the past and the landscape in which they meet.
     
  • (Moderator) CARMEN WINANT
    Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art, Department of Art

About GAHDT’s post-MFA and postdoctoral program

This program supports post-MFA and postdoctoral researchers and creative practitioners and provides professional development opportunities with the goal of facilitating their entry into tenure-track positions in the academic marketplace and the public arts and humanities. The valuable presence of these researchers and practitioners adds intellectual energy and vitality to the College of Arts and Sciences as a whole, contributing to interdisciplinary collaboration between academic units and the development of innovative scholarship and curricula.

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