Although I am not in California at the moment, I wanted to pass around the 2014 Visual Studies Graduate Conference announcement. The conference, titled “(Un)Making the Visual Subject,” is being held on April 4th, 2014 at UC Irvine. It features talks from Bert Winther-Tamaki, Eyal Amiran, and Zeinabu Irene Davis, followed by a screening of Mississippi Damned (dir. Tina Mabry, 2009) with remarks by the director and a Q&A moderated by Jared Sexton. For the official schedule and other details, please visit this website.