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Oct
14
Mon
100 Years of Bauhaus Celebration
Oct 14 – Oct 19 all-day
Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany.

The famous art school influenced a broad range of disciplines including art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography. Events will explore the idea of Bauhaus as an institutional form as it traveled from Germany to institutions in the United States and around the globe, focusing on what today’s university can learn from the Bauhaus’ legacy of interdisciplinary education, embodied learning, and institutional collaboration. All events are free and open to the public.

  • 10/14 | LOOKING FOR BAUHAUS IN MICHIGAN
    Susan J. Bandes | 6:00pm–8:00pm | Psychology, Room 102
  • 10/15 | BAUHAUS TYPOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PART 1
    Coordinated by Rebecca Cifaldi, Marcus Fields, Arie Koelewyn, Kelly Salchow MacArthur, Tessa Paneth-Pollak, and Dave Sheridan
    11:30am–2:20pm | Snyder-Phillips, Terrace Level, Room E60
  • 10/16 | BAUHAUS TYPOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PART 2
    Coordinated by Rebecca Cifaldi, Marcus Fields, Arie Koelewyn, Kelly Salchow MacArthur, Tessa Paneth-Pollak, and Dave Sheridan
    11:30am–2:20pm | Snyder-Phillips, Terrace Level, Room E60
  • 10/16 | DESIGNING BAUHAUS OBJECTS
    Carolyn Loeb | 12:40pm–2:00pm | Snyder-Phillips, Room C200
  • 10/16 | GERMAN FILM SERIES: BAUHAUS: A NEW ERA (2019)
    Film Screening | 7:00pm | Wells-Hall, B-122
  • 10/17 | BAUHAUS COSTUMING WORKSHOP
    Pia Banzhaf and Steve Baibak | 3:00pm–5:00pm | Broad Art Lab
  • 10/18 | BROAD UNDERGROUND: ABSOLUTE FILM AND LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY
    Film Screening | 7:00pm | Broad Art Museum

 

  • 10/19 | SYMPOSIUM: BAUHAUS AS INSTITUTIONAL FORM
    Scholarly Lectures: Eva Forgacs, Rebecca Uchill, and Melissa Ragain
    Performance Lecture and Workshop: Christian Fuchs
    More information below!
    9:00am–5:15pm | Snyder-Phillips, Room C20

Oct
15
Tue
Welcome to Sailor Moon & The Rose of Versailles: An Intimate Look into Japanese Animation and Comics through Translation Challenges @ B-122 Wells Hall
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:20 pm
Oct
16
Wed
Love Between the Lines: 100 Years of Women Loving Women in Japanese Literature, Animation and Comics @ Room 303 International Center
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
18
Fri
GOING ON THE JOB MARKET for MA TESOL students: Amy Kroesche @ B243 Wells Hall
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Amy Kroesche received her MA in TESOL from Michigan State University. She has more than twenty years of teaching experience both internationally and in several places around the U.S. In this workshop, she will talk about job applications and share some tips for interviewing. Former MA TESOL students will also talk about different jobs in the field and their application process. CVs and resumes will be peer-reviewed, so don’t forget to bring your own!

BROAD UNDERGROUND FILM SERIES | FOR AN INSTITUTE OF LIGHT: Absolute Film and Beyond at the Bauhaus @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
BROAD UNDERGROUND FILM SERIES | FOR AN INSTITUTE OF LIGHT: Absolute Film and Beyond at the Bauhaus @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

In 1926, Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy proclaimed, “give me or the Bauhaus an experimental film laboratory, then we can begin our work.” He sought to put into practice in Dessau the visionary ideals of his own groundbreaking multi-media treatise, Painting, Photography, Film, published the previous year in the school’s Bauhausbücher (Bauhaus books) series. While Moholy’s plan for a film school at the Bauhaus failed to materialize in Germany, the school’s faculty and students experimented widely in film and moving images, ranging from abstract student films and “coloured light plays” to various workshop-based encounters with the materiality of film, evident in “celluloid collages” and the widespread use of the form of the filmstrip in posters, “typophoto” scripts, exhibition design, and architectural publications. The Bauhaus also hosted a range of film screenings and lectures in the 1920s featuring the European avant-garde, as well as scientific, instructional, and animated films. If there was no formal “laboratory” for filmmaking at the Bauhaus, film, and an expansive idea of the cinematic, were omnipresent at the school.

This program gestures to this range of Bauhaus enthusiasm about film by recreating a program of “Absolute Film” first screened at the sold-out, 900-seat Ufa Palast in Berlin in 1925 and later repeated at the Bauhaus the following year. Featuring major works of the European avant-garde that intersected with Bauhaus aesthetic strategies and utopian aspirations, our selections expand on the Absolute Film program to also include a few examples of Moholy’s own filmmaking and film theory, from his early experiments in Germany to a few of the films produced during his rebooting of the Bauhaus in Chicago, beginning in 1937. There and through World War II, Moholy finally realized his ambitions for an “institute of light.”

Films

Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, Germany, 1921, 3m)
Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, France, 1924, 9m)
Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, France, 1923–24, 14m)
Lichtspiel Opus 2, 3, & 4 (Walter Ruttmann, Germany, 1921, 1924, 1925, 10m)
Der Sieger (Walter Ruttman, Germany, 1922, 3 min)
Entr’Acte (René Clair and Francis Picabia, France, 22m)
Lightplay: Black, White, Grey (Moholy-Nagy, Germany, 1926–1930, 6m)
Design Workshops, (selections) (Moholy-Nagy, USA, 1940-1944, 10m)

In collaboration with 100 Years of Bauhaus: http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/german/bauhaus

Oct
19
Sat
100 Years of Bauhaus Symposium @ C20 Snyder-Phillips Hall
Oct 19 all-day
All events are free and open to the publicRCAH theater in Synder-Phillips Hall, Terrace Level, Room C20

 

9:00am-10:00am | BREAKFAST & COFFEE

10:00am | INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

10:15am-12:30pm | SCHOLARLY LECTURES & DISCUSSION

  • Eva Forgacs “Bauhaus Modern as Proposal for a New Vernacular”
    (ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena)
  • Rebecca Uchill “The Bauhaus: A Curatorial Legacy”
    (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
  • Melissa Ragain “Dematerializing the Bauhaus: Gabo and Burnham in America”
    (Montana State University)
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A Moderated by Tessa Paneth-Pollak

12:30pm-2:00pm | LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm-3:10pm| CHRISTIAN FUCHS “THE ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK” | A Bauhaus Marionette Play (Lecture and Performance)

3:10pm-3:30pm| BREAK

3:30pm-5:15pm| MARIONETTE WORKSHOP WITH CHRISTIAN FUCHS | Marionette Workshop with Christian Fuchs. Space is limited: RSVP to banzhafm@msu.edu

 

Nov
14
Thu
Writing your data management plan @ Digital Scholarship Lab in the Main Library
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WRITING YOUR DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Thursday, November 14, 3:00–4:30 PM • Digital Scholarship Lab

Most grant applications

 

now require a data management plan (DMP) that describes measures
that investigators will take to manage and protect research data during a project, and how they will proactively share data at the end of a project. But DMP requirements are not always easy to understand and apply to a project. This workshop will help make sense of DMPs, survey the data management plan requirements of major funders, show how to use DMPTool, and give participants a jumpstart on writing their next data management plan. This workshop builds on Crash Course in Research Data Management, but is not required for attendance.

https://bookings.lib.msu.edu/calendar/events/writedmp_f2019

Feb
21
Fri
Second Language Studies Symposium @ TBA
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Save The Date!

Second Language Studies Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2020

Multi-Competence, Translanguaging, and Multimodal Learning

Li Wei, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=LWEIX65

This is a conceptual paper that aims to extend the concept of Linguistic Multi-Competence and advance Translanguaging as a research perspective (in addition to pedagogical approach). It focuses on the theoretical foundations of Translanguaging and explores the implications for language teaching and learning in particular and for bilingualism and multilingualism research generally. Core issues such as the role of L1, transfer, learner autonomy, will be revisited from the Translanguaging perspective. Empirical examples from self-directed mobile language learning will be used to demonstrate the added value of the Translanguaging approach.

Instructional approaches to multiword items in a second language: A critical review

Frank Boers, Western University, London, Ontario

https://www.edu.uwo.ca/faculty-profiles/frank-boers.html

The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of studies on multiword items (phraseological units such as collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs), including research on the effectiveness of diverse interventions intended to help learners acquire such items. Studies on the effectiveness of these interventions are typically of a comparative nature, where the learning gains resulting from a given procedure are found to be significantly greater than the gains observed under a comparison or control condition.  In this talk I will review a collection of such studies adopting a practitioner’s perspective in doing so. It will be argued, for example, that some of the approaches put to the test in empirical research are unlikely to be tried by teachers owing to the substantial investment of time and effort they require. A recurring theme in the talk will be the distinction between statistical significance and pedagogical significance of the research findings. While it is of course useful to detect whether one treatment condition leads to more learning than another according to inferential statistics, it is also worth taking a closer look at descriptive statistics to evaluate how encouraging the learning gains really are under the more successful treatment. The talk will conclude with suggestions for further, pedagogy-oriented, research in this area.