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Fall 2011 Invited Speakers Page (postponed to Winter 2012)

Natalie Bookchin, "Testament," 4-channel video installation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009

This page archives our invitees for the quarter including links to their work, websites, and articles we will read in preparation for their talks.







11-1-11 . 4pm . HMNSS 1500 . refreshments served 
This event has been rescheduled to January 31, 2012 from 4:00-5:30pm in HMNSS 1500


“Perpitube” with Alexandra Juhasz and Natalie Bookchin

Alex Juhasz is Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She will discuss her recent video-book Learning from YouTube published by MIT press and hosted by Vectors at USC.

Natalie Bookchin is a video and installation artist whose work is about “addressing conditions of mass connectivity and isolation and exploring the stories we are telling about ourselves and the world” (from her website). She is a member of the integrated media faculty at CalArts in Valencia.



Readings associated with this visit:

Juhasz, Alexandra. “Online Feminist Documentary Cyber-closet.” Media Fields Journal – Issue 3: Documentary and Space. Web. 04 Oct. 2011. <>

“Out in Public: Natalie Bookchin in Conversation with Blake Stimson.” Rhizome. 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 04 Oct. 2011. <>

Additional Scholarship:

Tobias, James. Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time. Philadelphia, PA: Temple UP, 2010. pages 213-221.


Reading group associated with this visit:

We will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30pm in HMNSS 2212 to discuss these texts relative to non-textual scholarship and other research interests. There will be a film screening of the OWLs, a project in which Alex Juhasz was a participant.

From the website:

Raised in the shadow of a “pathological lesbian” films like THE FOX, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, the OWLs once embraced the utopian vision of Lesbian Nation. Now, approaching middle age, the revolution has eluded their dreams. Caught between a culture that still has no place for them, and a younger generation indifferent to their contributions, the OWLs face an emotionally complex set of circumstances that have yet to be compassionately and truthfully addressed.

Proceedings from this visit:

Will follow the talk…