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Research Focus Group Meeting: Film Discussion of Noh Macbeth


Come join the What is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media Research Focus Group as we discuss Noh Macbeth, a 2006 Japanese adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. All are welcome! Please watch the film in advance of the discussion. The film can be accessed for free via the MIT Global Shakespeare archive here: Register to attend for Zoom link Image: Noh Macbeth Sponsored by the IHC What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media Research Focus ...

Research Focus Group Workshop: Shakespeare and Global Media Works in Progress Event #2


In our second Works-in-Progress workshop, we will discuss various strategies and resources for conducting archival work, receiving funding, and getting involved in larger scholarly activities (such as conferences, journals, and symposia) related to Shakespeare and Global Media. We will build on our previous work of cultivating a multimedia bibliography, as well as developing questions and frameworks that interrogate established modes of scholarly production. We will consider questions like: What does it mean to do “global ...

Research Focus Group Talk: Passing for Perfect Book Launch

In her new book, Passing for Perfect, erin Khuê Ninh considers the factors that drove college imposters such as Azia Kim—who pretended to be a Stanford freshman—and Jennifer Pan—who hired a hitman to kill her parents before they found out she had never received her high school diploma—to extreme lengths to appear successful. Why would someone make such an illogical choice? And how do they stage these lies so convincingly, and for so long? These ...

Regeneration Artist Talk: Harmonia Rosales

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales will discuss her new and dynamic body of work presented in the exhibition Entwined. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and Renaissance paintings. A reception will follow. To learn more about the exhibition Entwined, ...

Regeneration Talk: Alexandre Gefen and Sandra Laugier

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Alexandre Gefen is a Research Professor (Directeur de recherche) at the National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), and Deputy Scientific Director of the Institute of Human and Social Sciences of the CNRS. His research focuses on literary theory and contemporary French literature. His recent books include Vies imaginaires de la littérature française (2014); Art et émotions (2015); and Réparer le monde: La littérature française face au XXIe siècle (2017), which ...

Regeneration Talk: Infrastructures of Collective Life: A Formalist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis


Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Join us online for a talk on “Infrastructures of Collective Life: A Formalist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis,” followed by audience Q&A. Caroline Levine has spent her career asking how and why the humanities and the arts matter, especially in democratic societies. She argues for the understanding of forms and structures as crucial to understanding links between art and society. She is the author ...

Regeneration Talk: Elizabeth Kolbert

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

It's said we live in a new geological epoch characterized by human impacts on the planet. Many of these impacts—climate change, for instance—we now realize are disastrous. How should we respond to this knowledge? Should we be seeking technological solutions, or will any such "solutions" just make the problems worse? Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert as she explores these questions and talks about her new book, Under a White ...

Ensuring the Future of Historic Textiles: The Case of a Japanese Empress’s Court Gown

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

  Objects talk to us over time and space, transmitting in their colors, shapes, textures, and materials insight into other lives and ways of living. Some we wish to preserve for their sheer beauty, others for the people, times, or places they represent. Of the items that are central to our daily lives, textiles are among the most perishable: if not used until they are rags, they still degrade naturally over time, prey to insects, ...