Pages containing 'cultural studies'

Memory and the Past

Examining a variety of perspectives on the relationship between memory and understanding the past.

This group examines a variety of perspectives on the relationship between memory and understanding the past. Along with asking how the act of archaeological and historic research contributes to memorialization and commemoration, the group aims to disentangle definitions of memory for different communities by shedding light on various scales of memory (individual, societal, etc.).

October 16: "The Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila: History, Nation, and Identity" with Professor Richard Chu

What does being “Chinese” mean in the Philippine urban society context and over time? How can a micro-historical ethnographic approach such as biographies to the study of ethnic identities help us answer this question?

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Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
DSSEAS Library, 341 Dwinelle, Level F/G

Comparative Media Studies Working Group

Considering comparative analyses of forms, genres, and concepts of “media” to challenge the categorization of “media” as a branch of film.

The Comparative Media Studies Working Group interrogates different forms, genres, and concepts of “media,” with particular attention to transnational circulation and regional specificity. This working group’s aim is to challenge the predominant categorization and definition of “media” as a branch of film, communications, or new media studies. The Comparative Media Working Group aims to contextualize and historicize “media” and to compare media arts, forms, and practices without privileging specific media objects.

Filipino & Philippine Studies

Discussion of critical and emerging scholarship to unite the distinct fields of Filipino Studies and Philippine studies.

The Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group provides a regular meeting space for graduate students and faculty to discuss critical and emerging scholarship in the fields. Often, Filipino Studies and Philippine Studies are conceived of as separate fields: the first is subsumed into ethnic or cultural studies, while the latter is incorporated in international area studies. This working group brings these seemingly disparate fields together, particularly through the organizers’ cross-disciplinary collaborations.

French and Francophone Film Working Group

French and Francophone Film Working Group

The French and Francophone Film Working Group provides a forum for students and faculty of all departments to view and discuss films and texts related to all periods and genres of French and Francophone cinema. Its overall intellectual aim is to understand the current idea of the canon of French-language cinema, and to explore alternatives to it, drawing on mainstream as well as experimental films.

Transnational & Ethnic American Studies

A group to foster interdisciplinary conversation about postcolonial and transnational methods of scholarly inquiry in American Studies.

The Transnational & Ethnic American Studies working group (TEASWG) fosters interdisciplinary conversation about transnational, postcolonial, and decolonial methods of scholarly inquiry.

Muslim Identities and Cultures

A group to study Muslim identities and cultures from multiple standpoints.

The Muslim Identities and Cultures working group studies Muslim identities and cultures from multiple standpoints, including but not limited to: race, gender, queer (of color) theory, nationalism, critical cultural geography, etc. The primary objective is to study not only the impacts of 9/11 on Muslim individuals and communities through these lenses, but also the “racialization” of Muslims in the United States and abroad. In particular, the working group has been researching the intersections of “anti-terrorist/terrorism” initiatives around the world.

Colloquium in the Studies of Music

A weekly forum for graduate students engaged with music-affiliated topics to present their research before an audience of peers and faculty.

The Colloquium in the Studies of Music working group, hosted in the music department, offers a weekly forum for graduate students engaged with music-affiliated topics to present their research before an audience of peers and faculty. With a wide range of topics and approaches, the working group fosters closer dialogue between musicology, ethnomusicology and sound studies at the graduate level.

New Media

A group to study the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media.

The New Media working group invites graduate students and faculty from multiple departments to collaborate around a shared interest in the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media.

Since the group’s meetings are structured according to the research interests of our diverse members, our intellectual focus is dynamic and interdisciplinary in nature.

This working group is funded by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Law and Contemporary Theory

A group that studies the points of contact between the law and other fields of study.

The Law and Contemporary Theory working group brings together scholars in the humanities and social sciences to study jurisprudence, contemporary legal theory, critical legal theory, law and literature, socio-legal studies, law and film, and additional points of contact between the law and other fields of study. This working group will be largely self-directed so that students and professors can bring their own work and interests to discussions.

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