March 21, 2011
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery
On Monday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Richmond Center's Monroe-Brown Gallery, Dr. Karl Schoonover will present a lecture entitled "David Wojnarowicz's Graven Image: Cinema, Censorship, and Queers" that will help put the work of Wojnarowicz into a contemporary perspective. Dr. Schoonover is an Assistant Professor of film studies in the English Department at Michigan State University. His first book, Brutal Humanism: The Neorealist Body and Global Spectators, is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press and examines how Italian neorealist films shaped U.S. film culture after World War II, refashioning the practices and politics of film going. Schoonover has published articles on film theory, queer cinema, and the history of photography in journals such as Senses of Cinema and Art Journal. He is also the author of "Divine: Towards an Imperfect' Stardom" in Hollywood Reborn: Movie Stars of the 1970s (Rutgers UP 2010) and a forthcoming essay for the British Film Institute's centennial volume on Michelangelo Antonioni. In addition to these publications, Schoonover co-edited the anthology Global Art Cinema (Oxford University Press 2010). His teaching and research continue to draw upon his background in curatorial and museum work.
This special program is in conjunction with Western Michigan University's Gender and Woman's Studies, and the School of Communications.