What is the Game?: A Discussion of Sondra Perry’s IT’S IN THE GAME ‘17
What is the Game?: A Discussion of Sondra Perry’s IT’S IN THE GAME ‘17 Or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection Join renowned scholars of digital media and Wellesley Computer Science students for a discussion of artist Sondra Perry’s immersive installation, IT’S IN THE GAME ‘17 Or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection, now on view at the Davis. This interactive webinar will feature talks by Soraya Murray (University of California, Santa Cruz), Samantha N. Sheppard (Cornell University), and TreaAndrea Russworm (University of Massachusetts Amherst). Discussion moderated by Jordan Tynes, Hess Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science. You are invited to join students and scholars in a conversation about race, education, sports, video games, museums, and more.
Gestures of Protest and Piety: Race, Politics, and Faith in the World of Sport
A panel with Randall Balmer (Dartmouth College), Ben Carrington (USC), and Samantha Sheppard (Cornell University). Moderated by Frank Guridy (Columbia, History). October 13, 2021 What work do gestures do in public culture? How does the body signal convictions and commitment? Such questions have been especially important in recent years when it comes to the intersections of racial justice, social protest, and sports. By “taking a knee,” the boundaries between religious, political, and social forms of action are purposefully blurred. In this event, IRCPL brings together leading experts on sports, race, and religion to discuss the intersections of protest and piety in contemporary and historical perspective.
Television in the Age of Pandemic
The challenges of the past year have shaped the way we think about and watch television. Moderated by Patrice Petro, this conversation explores how television continues to mediate urgent debates over questions of community, racial justice, and protest. In addition, panelists consider how the pressures of the current moment—viral pandemic, social unrest, and political upheaval—are reshaping our understanding of news, sports, and celebrity culture. Recorded on 02/09/2021. [4/2021] [Show ID: 36828] More from: Carsey-Wolf Center (https://www.uctv.tv/carsey-wolf) Explore More Humanities on UCTV (https://www.uctv.tv/humanities) The humanities encourage us to think creatively and explore questions about our world. UCTV explores human culture through literature, history, ethics, philosophy, cinema and religion so we can better understand the human experience. UCTV is the broadcast and online media platform of the University of California, featuring programming from its ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated research institutions. UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects for a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, business, education, and agriculture. Launched in January 2000, UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California -- teaching, research, and public service – by providing quality, in-depth television far beyond the campus borders to inquisitive viewers around the world. (https://www.uctv.tv)
NYFF58 Talk: The Artist, the Athlete, the Revolutionary
Among this year’s Revivals selections is a pair of intimate, rarely seen portraits of two towering figures of American history: Terrence Dixon’s Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris and William Klein’s Muhammad Ali, the Greatest. In capturing the tensions experienced by both Baldwin and Ali as outspoken Black public figures in the ’70s, the films raise questions that are strikingly relevant to the present moment. What are the burdens placed on Black artists and athletes in the public eye? Can they act as political—perhaps even revolutionary—agents of change? What place do Black American arts and culture occupy in international movements for justice and equality? To reflect on these timely themes, we were delighted to convene Soraya Nadia McDonald (critic, The Undefeated), Rich Blint (professor and writer, The New School), Samantha Sheppard (professor, Cornell University; author, Sporting Blackness), and Kazembe Balagun (project manager, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office) for a rich and enlightening roundtable discussion moderated by writer and critic Nicholas Russell. All NYFF58 Talks are presented by HBO. More info: http://filmlinc.org Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=filmlincdotcom Like on Facebook: http://facebook.com/filmlinc Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/filmlinc Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/filmlinc
Film Quarterly Presents - Page Views Live: A Conversation with Samantha N. Sheppard
On September 25th, Film Quarterly launched PAGE VIEWS LIVE, its new webinar series showcasing the best in recent film and media studies publications. The series kicked off with a conversation between Page Views editor Bruno Guaraná and Samantha N. Sheppard about her highly anticipated new book, Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen. Travis Vogan (ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television) joined for a wide-ranging and highly topical discussion of Sheppard’s groundbreaking examination of race, representation, and the Black sporting body, introduced by FQ editor-in-chief B. Ruby Rich. Bruno Guaraná's interview with Samantha Sheppard appears in the Fall issue of Film Quarterly along with a pdf download of the introduction from Sporting Blackness.
Samantha Sheppard: Inside "Sporting Blackness"
Scholar Samantha Sheppard offers a sneak peek at her book, "Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen." Order now: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520307797/sporting-blackness Sporting Blackness examines issues of race and representation in sports films, exploring what it means to embody, perform, play out, and contest blackness by representations of Black athletes on screen. By presenting new critical terms, Sheppard analyzes not only “skin in the game,” or how racial representation shapes the genre’s imagery, but also “skin in the genre,” or the formal consequences of blackness on the sport film genre’s modes, codes, and conventions. Through a rich interdisciplinary approach, Sheppard argues that representations of Black sporting bodies contain “critical muscle memories”: embodied, kinesthetic, and cinematic histories that go beyond a film’s plot to index, circulate, and reproduce broader narratives about Black sporting and non-sporting experiences in American society. Samantha N. Sheppard is the Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.
Sporting Blackness discussion with Dr. Samantha Sheppard
UT-Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film hosted Dr. Samantha Sheppard in a discussion of her new book, Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen (University of California Press), as a part of it's Media Studies Colloquium. RTF professor JDr. ennifer McClearn moderated the dialogue with discussants Dr. Adrien Sebro, Brett Siegel, Dr. Michael Butterworth, all of whom have affiliations within the Moody College of Communication. The event, co-sponsored by CSCM, was recorded on September 24, 2020.