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The New School for Social Research presents a conference called “little magazines & The Conversation of Culture in America,” Thursday November 12 – Friday November 13 2015. The conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of Salmagundi & the launch of the new M.A. in Creative publishing & critical journalism at the New School for Social Research.
This two-day event ignites the conversation between contemporary journalisms and politics for a celebration of NSSR’s newly launched M.A. in Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism, concurrent with the 50th anniversary of the legendary Salmagundi Magazine.
The Thursday evening event takes place in Wollman Hall, and will be available via livestream here.
Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Introduction by James Miller
“The fate of ideas today,” opening address: Robert Boyers, editor of Salmagundi and Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters at Skidmore College
Chair: Rachel Rosenfelt, Adjunct Professor at The New School for Social Research and founder of The New Inquiry magazine
Jackson Lears, editor of Raritan
Mark Greif, co-founder of n + 1
Heidi Julavitz, editor of The Believer
See the description for events on Friday, November 13 in Wolff Conference Room (1103, 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY).
This special event is free and open to all.
Read more about the event here. Most simply, TtW is a DIY event run by a small volunteer committee. The event is public, accessible, concerned with social power and inequality, and highlights thoughtful, critical ideas about technology and society.
The Call for Papers is here. Please share this with anyone you think would like to submit or attend.
To celebrate the release of our November issue, DIG, we will be hosting the U.S. premiere of contributor Anna Zett’s film, This Unwieldy Object, plus a screening of her DINOSAUR.GIF at Videology in Williamsburg. In This Unwieldy Object, the animated dinosaurs of Hollywood cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial history. You follow the protagonist on a road trip into the dusty heart of the USA, where fossil traders, sculptors and scientists are trying to reconstruct the plot of natural history. As she starts to get carried away by her own theories, the screen itself turns into a virtual dig site for unwieldy objects between science and fiction, trauma and entertainment, the remote past and the near future. Watch the trailer here.
Monday, November 9th
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