The Invisible

Fri, Nov 13, 2015, 9:30 am to Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
Jones Hall 202
An international conference dedicated to exploring the limits of visibility in East and Southeast Asia. It brings together participants with the aim of envisioning new ways of engaging with multiple registers of the invisible (epistemological, historical, technological, material, imaginary, sensory, psychic, bodily, and allegorical) and to shift thought beyond that which seems given, natural, or necessary—in other words, visible. The conference is grounded in the idea that to consider the invisible also means to confront the processes that render subjects invisible, embedded in the myriad forms of systematic violence and inequalities that structure historical and contemporary cultural practices.

“The Invisible” is the inaugural event of asia•theory•visuality, a regular conference that will bring together scholars interested in interdisciplinary approaches to East and Southeast Asian cinema and media studies.
Co-sponsored by The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, The East Asian Studies Program, The Humanities Council, The East Asian Studies Department, The Comparative Literature Department