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Mar
13
Tue
Tanja Petrovich, “Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia” @ S107 South Kedzie Hall
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tanja Petrovich, "Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia" @ S107 South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Tanja Petrovich, Institute for Culture and Memory Studies, Slovenia

“Military Service in Socialist Yugoslavia:  Making Sense of (Post)Yugoslav Masculinity.”

This lecture is part of GSAH’s “Rethinking State Socialism” speaker series organized by Dr. Nikolary Karkov.

The lecture discusses the meaning of memories of the gendered, collective national experience of mandatory military service in socialist Yugoslavia. These memories still connect several generations of men – the same men who in the 1990s more or less actively participated in the violent destruction of the country they had served. Irrespective of their personal and professional trajectories, for most of former recruits their army service experience remains important and meaningful. How does the aftermath of national trauma reveal dimensions of this militarized, yet fractured, contested, impassioned, and even sentimental masculinity? How did selves, shaped by the homogenous, socially cohesive experiences in a hierarchical military, survive the centrifugal forces of civil war? How are these memories incorporated into broader narratives through which Yugoslavia is historicized? What light they shed on the relationship between manhood, violence and nationhood? How do they complicate our understanding of state socialism and its disciplinary mechanisms, and what lessons do they hold for the future?

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Live Lit Reading
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
14
Wed
Bioethics Series: Marleen Eijkholt @ C102 East Fee Hall
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bioethics Series: Marleen Eijkholt @ C102 East Fee Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This event is presented by the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences.

Professor Marleen Eijkholt, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Pain but No Gain: Pain as a Problematic and Useless Concept?

References to the human experience of “pain” are common, but those references are often ambiguous and vague. Such ambiguity creates conceptual and practical challenges, especially in the work of clinical ethics consultation. While pain is a relevant clinical problem, it is also a social construct shaped by culture, environment, and gender. These distinctions however get lost in a simple “pain” reference. With several clinical ethics scenarios, Dr. Eijkholt will ask if references to pain help us with anything, or if we should perhaps abandon pain as a “useless concept.”

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Mar
15
Thu
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
MSU Film Collective: SOODHU KAVVUM/EVIL ENGULFS @ B122 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

(Nalan Kumarasamy, 2013)
Presented by Amrutha Kanapulli

Two unemployed young men meet a rather fringe character called Das. Das is essentially a courteous kidnapper. If he had any wealth, he could be called a gentleman kidnapper. And it’s the three trying to pull a high profile kidnapping, but other characters come in to mess it up. All the while, they’re being chased by a mute cop who’s very good at what he does. The movie features several great character actors from the industry and insane music.

Mar
16
Fri
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This capstone thesis production featuring the 2018 MFA Acting candidates follows the traveling performer Zetta Stone and her companion Dog and her diverse theatre troupe in this post-apocalyptic vaudeville as they journey through the wilderness of the former Northeast U.S., heading toward a gig in China. Will they find it? Will their voices be heard? Will they survive the journey?

Mar
17
Sat
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This capstone thesis production featuring the 2018 MFA Acting candidates follows the traveling performer Zetta Stone and her companion Dog and her diverse theatre troupe in this post-apocalyptic vaudeville as they journey through the wilderness of the former Northeast U.S., heading toward a gig in China. Will they find it? Will their voices be heard? Will they survive the journey?

Mar
18
Sun
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This capstone thesis production featuring the 2018 MFA Acting candidates follows the traveling performer Zetta Stone and her companion Dog and her diverse theatre troupe in this post-apocalyptic vaudeville as they journey through the wilderness of the former Northeast U.S., heading toward a gig in China. Will they find it? Will their voices be heard? Will they survive the journey?

Mar
20
Tue
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This capstone thesis production featuring the 2018 MFA Acting candidates follows the traveling performer Zetta Stone and her companion Dog and her diverse theatre troupe in this post-apocalyptic vaudeville as they journey through the wilderness of the former Northeast U.S., heading toward a gig in China. Will they find it? Will their voices be heard? Will they survive the journey?

Mar
21
Wed
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
Dog Act @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This capstone thesis production featuring the 2018 MFA Acting candidates follows the traveling performer Zetta Stone and her companion Dog and her diverse theatre troupe in this post-apocalyptic vaudeville as they journey through the wilderness of the former Northeast U.S., heading toward a gig in China. Will they find it? Will their voices be heard? Will they survive the journey?

Mar
22
Thu
The Music of Freedom: Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement @ Club Spartan, Case Hall
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm
The Music of Freedom: Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement @ Club Spartan, Case Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Featuring Dr. Ridley

Dr. Ridley will reflect on the interconnections and long history of jazz music and protest. In particular, he will examine the many connections between jazz and protest during the Civil Rights movement, and will talk about his collaborations with musicians committed to African American freedom and American democracy. Dr. Ridley will also discuss his role as an educator and the benefits of jazz education to the arts and American society.