Apr 21
Rizvana Bradley Flier
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April 19, 20, and 21, 4PM - 6PM PST


The Critical Theory Emphasis Mini-Seminar

Dr. Rizvana Bradley

Tuesday, April 19, 4-6PM PST

Wednesday,  April 20, 4-6PM PST

Thursday April 21, 4-6PM PST


NOTE that UCI students taking this mini-seminar for credit MUST attend all three seminars to receive credit. Students are also highly encouraged to request the assigned texts HERE


Rizvana Bradley is a scholar of cinema and media studies, and contemporary art, with a specific interest in the development of the moving image, and art installation. Bradley’s monograph, Anteaesthetics: Black Aesthesis and the Critique of Form, is forthcoming with Stanford University Press. Anteaesthetics, which is a recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, offers a critical examination of black corporeality across a range of experimental artistic practices that integrate film and other media.

Bradley’s scholarly approach to artistic practices and cultural production within the wider black diaspora expands and develops frameworks for thinking across different artistic mediums in global and transnational contexts. Her teaching and research take up film theory at the intersection of black studies, anticolonial politics, feminist and gender studies, continental philosophy, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and aesthetic theory.

Bradley’s writing addresses a number of interconnected mediums and thematics, including visual histories of racialized embodiment, theories of temporality and spatiality in contemporary art, film, and time-based media, as well as the politics and poetics of moving images. Her scholarship has appeared in a wide range of academic publications, including Film Quarterly, Black Camera: An International Film Journal, Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, and TDR: The Drama Review.