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Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence Graduate Conference 2018

October 12, 2018 - 9:00am to October 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

University of Minnesota East Bank campus and Trylon Cinema

The Politics & Aesthetics of Obsolescence academic conference panels will take place on the UMNTC East Bank Campus, with Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick's keynote talk, "Sustainability and Solidarity," on Oct. 12th. The closing event will be held Oct. 13th at the amazing Trylon cinema, where a screening of Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive will be shown. This will be followed by Professor Joel Burges' keynote talk, "Hidden Figures: The Absence of Blackness and the Obsolescence of Labor in Contemporary Film." For more information and link to free ticket reservations, visit 

This event is supported by: Institute for Advanced Study; Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature; Moving Image Studies; UMN Cinema in the Cities; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; School of Music; Music and Sound Studies Graduate Group; Architecture; English; Art History; Geography; History; German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch.