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Rest and the Rest: Aesthetics of Idleness

12th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference. April 12 - 13, 2019 at the University of Rochester.

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Lisa Uddin

Reni Celeste Memorial Alumni Lecture, March 20, 2019 at 4.45pm

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Yellow Femme, Synthetic Form

Craig Owens Memorial Lecture, Anne Anlin Cheng, April 2nd, 2019, 5pm

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InVisible Culture

InVisible Culture is a student-run electronic journal of visual culture dedicated to exploring the material and political dimensions of visual and cultural practices.


Graduate Conference

This interdisciplinary conference convenes graduate students from a variety of fields, such as film studies, museum studies, art history, and cultural anthropology.


On Film

Our students run a film-screening project featuring independent and avant-garde films in their original formats. On Film is now in its fifth year.


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VCS Faculty News


We are deeply saddened that Douglas Crimp, Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual & Cultural Studies, has passed away after a distinguished career in writing, teaching, and speaking about art, AIDS, dance, images, museums, and much more. Beloved by the faculty and students of VCS, you can read more about him here. 


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