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The Body of the Migrant in Literature and in Diaspora: An Evening with Three Filipina Writers

Join the Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group for an evening with three prolific Filipina writers. Mia Alvar is a New York-based writer and educator. Her debut collection of short stories, In the Country (2015), has made the top book lists of the New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post, among many others. Aimee Suzara is a Bay Area-based poet and playwright, whose debut collection of poetry, Souvenir (2014), has been lauded for its poetic documentation of the “living exhibits” of Filipinos at the 1904 World’s Fair. Finally, Dr.

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
370 Dwinelle

November 20: "Intersections of Queer and Filipino Studies: A Look at Trajectories, Texts, and Media"

How can we best chart the trajectories of Queer Studies within Filipino and Philippine Studies more broadly? What literary works, scholarship, and media illuminate these connections?

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Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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SSEAS Library, 341 Dwinelle, Level F/G

Early Modern Studies

Bringing together students and faculty with an interest in the "long seventeenth century" (approx. 1550-1689) in Britain, Europe, and the Americas

The Townsend Center's Early Modern Studies working group, also known as the Berkeley Early Modern Organization, aims to bring together students and faculty with an interest in the "long seventeenth century" (approximately 1550-1689) in Britain, Europe, and the Americas.

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.

Comparative (Counter-) Romanticisms

Fostering interdisciplinary discussions among graduate students and faculty who study the period we think of as Romanticism.

The Comparative (Counter-) Romanticisms working group seeks to foster sustained interdisciplinary discussions among graduate students and faculty who study the constellation of materials that constitute and challenge formulations of the period we think of as Romanticism. The group examines the period with an eye to reconsidering its primary investments and geographies as well as its prefigurations and afterlives. Topics of investigation include: ecology, imperialism, and materiality.  

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.

Human Rights, History, and Literature

The Human Rights, History, and Literature working group explores the interconnections between literature, human rights, and history.

This working group seeks to explore the interconnections between literature, human rights and history. Our readings will include excerpts or full texts from legal studies, history, literary studies, along with primary texts which may include novels, short stories, and films. Ideally this working group will be one in which everyone can contribute their ideas, suggesting readings which are of interest to them, so that we can foster an open interdisciplinary environment where a wide array of interests are met.

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Discussion of precirculated articles: Boltz, "Early Chinese Writing"; Keightley, "Art, Ancestors, and the Origins of Writing in China"; Clover, "The Long Prose Form"; Orchard, "Crying Wolf: Oral Style and the Sermones Lupi"

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
306 Wheeler

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Discussion of precirculated articles: Nichols, "Philology in a Manuscript Culture"; Wolf, "Old Norse--New Philology"; Frank, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Philologist"

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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306 Wheeler

Discussion of Mize, Traditional Subjectivities

Discussion of Mize,Traditional Subjectivities: The Old English Poetics of Mentality

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Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Strada
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