[csaa-forum] 'Jazz Modernism and Film Art'/Donald/UNSW/Thurs 2 April, 3-5pm

Gerard Goggin g.goggin at unsw.edu.au
Wed Apr 1 09:38:20 CST 2009

'Jazz Modernism and Film Art: Dudley Murphy and Ballet mécanique.'
Professor James Donald, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW

A Journalism and Media Research Centre seminar -- all welcome.
Date:  Thursday 2 April,
Time:  3-5pm
Location: Webster Bldg, Room 327 (Theatrette), University of New South
Wales, Kensington campus (http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/Maps/maps.html)

In the first half of the 1920s, Ojazz¹ defined an ethos as much as a music.
For good or ill, in Europe at least, to embrace Ojazz¹ was to embrace
modernity. Some modernist critics, like Clive Bell, denounced it as a
symptom of what was wrong with modernity. But many artists sought to make
use of its rhythmic energy and its cultural bricolage ­ not least
T.S.Eliot¹s Waste Land.   The focus of this paper is on Fernand Léger and
Dudley Murphy¹s Ballet mécanique (1924) as a jazz film. Copies of the
article on which it is based are available in advance. The presentation will
summarise and contextualise the argument, and will include screenings of
Ballet mécanique and other films discussed.

The Journalism and Media Research Centre is a new initiative of the Faculty
of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. It undertakes
research of high quality and impact across the fields of journalism,
communication, and media and makes a significant contribution to public
debate and policy. It will offer rigorous, relevant and excellent education
for postgraduate coursework and research students.
The Journalism and Media seminar series aims to showcase cutting edge
thinkers in media and cultural studies. Registration for the series is not
required. Drinks and snacks will follow each seminar.
More information about JMRC can be found at http://jmrc.arts.unsw.edu.au/,
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Future seminars:
Beyond gatekeeping: J-blogging in China.
Dr Haiqing Yu, School of Languages and Linguistics, UNSW
Date:  Thursday, 30 April,
Time:  3-5pm
Location: Webster Bldg, Room 327 (Theatrette)
This seminar examines journalists who blog (j-bloggers), their relationships
with the mainstream official media, and their impact on Chinese media
culture. It provides a preliminary survey of j-blogging in China, and uses
three case studies to illustrate three types of j-bloggers in Chinese
blogosphere<gate-cracker ³Antiwave², gate-modifier Sun Chunlong, and
gate-mocker Wang Xiaofeng.  It argues that j-blogging (and podcasting)
represents an experiment of ³amateur journalism² by professional journalists
in the virtual reality and that its interplay with traditional journalism
associated with the mainstream media determines the viability of the Opublic
sphere¹ in China.
Playing By The Rules: ethics and erotics in sexual violence prevention
education for men.
Dr Kath Albury, Journalism and Media Research Centre, UNSW
Date:  Thursday, 14 May,
Time:  3-5pm
Location: Webster Bldg, Room 327 (Theatrette)
>From the 1990s onwards, both male and female activists and educators became
concerned that while men were the primary perpetrators of sexual violence,
they were not being addressed by existing violence prevention programs in a
meaningful way. This paper explores some of the opportunities and challenges
of men's sexual violence education, in the context of the 'Playing By the
Rules' sexual ethics education workshops, adopted by the National Rugby
League in 2004.

Shaping future science: the challenges of science-society engagement
Professor Judy Motion, School of English, Media and Performing Arts, UNSW
Date:  Thursday, 28 May,
Time:  3-5pm
Location: Webster Bldg, Room 327 (Theatrette)
The complex challenges in communicating across science-society boundaries
and the seemingly incommensurable nature of societal ontological discourses
and scientific epistemic discourses are not easily addressed. However,
communicating across discourses is more likely to be effective when there is
an in-depth understanding of the boundaries and differences that impact on
such efforts. Society evaluates science drawing upon values, beliefs and
emotions whereas media and science communication emphasizes assisting the
public to understand scientific processes. Possibilities for communicating
and engaging across the boundaries of science and society to shape future
science will be explored.

Gerard Goggin
Professor of Digital Communication 
& Deputy Director
Journalism and Media Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052 NSW Australia
e: g.goggin at unsw.edu.au
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