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Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
7:00 pm
‘Hokkunud Alpinisti’ Hotell/Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel (Grigori Kromanov, 1979) Presented by Yelena Kalinsky A police detective (Uldis Pucitis) visits a remote Alpine hotel to investigate a string of mysterious crimes and is stranded by an avalanche with a[...]
B122 Wells Hall
8:00 pm
Méliès, Magic, and the Avant-Garde 8pm • Friday • 29 September 2017 • Broad Art Museum Sculpture Garden Michigan State University Given the rediscovery and current exhibition of Georges Méliès’ Match de Prestidigitation (1904) at[...]
Broad Art Museum Sculpture Garden
7:00 pm
Un homme qui crie/A Screaming Man (Mahamat Saleh Haroun, 2011) Presented by Ken Harrow Aging Adam Ousmane (Youssouf Djaoro), who was once an up-and-coming Chadian swimmer, now manages the pool at a prestigious local resort. When[...]
B122 Wells Hall
3:00 pm
This workshop would support graduate students in discovering their own writing process, from project inception to finish. This workshop is ideal for all graduate students. There are many ways that writers can work, yet sometimes[...]
7:00 pm
Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, 1924) Presented by Pat O’Donnell An elderly hotel doorman (Emil Jannings) loses status and self-pride after being demoted to the position of washroom attendant.
B122 Wells Hall
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
Distant Reading/Graphesis Coordinators: Dr. Steve Rachman and Laura McGrath This workshop is for faculty and graduate students who wish to learn more about two important turns in literary studies and digital humanities: distant reading and[...]
7:00 pm
Guests of Hotel Astoria (Reza Allamehzadeh, 1989) Presented by Kaveh Askari An Iranian couple (Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mohsen Marzban) declare themselves political refugees after police detain them on their way to Cuba.
B122 Wells Hall
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
7:00 pm
Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair, 1991) Presented by Jyotsna Singh After Mina’s (Sarita Choudhury) Indian family is ousted from their home in Uganda by dictator Idi Amin, they relocate to Mississippi to start a new life. Mina[...]
B122 Wells Hall
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
The first half of this workshop would discuss ways to manage the dissertation writing process. In addition, the workshop will cover general “timelines” for writing the dissertation but mostly focus on techniques for managing the[...]
Nov 2 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
4:45 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
7:00 pm
Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930) Presented by Joshua Yumibe Although the 1920s brought him acclaim as a stage actor and singer, Paul Robeson still had to prove himself as a viable screen performer. Mainstream avenues were limited,[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
Bagdad Cafe (Percy Adlon, 1988) Presented by Bill Vincent German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner (Marianne Sägebrecht) argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off[...]
B122 Wells Hall
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
Distant Reading/Graphesis Coordinators: Dr. Steve Rachman and Laura McGrath This workshop is for faculty and graduate students who wish to learn more about two important turns in literary studies and digital humanities: distant reading and[...]
7:00 pm
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) Presented by Misha Mihaelova In a dystopian society, single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice.
B122 Wells Hall
3:00 pm
This workshop will be divided into two parts. The first hour will focus on what graduate students should know about publication: e.g., when to start thinking about publishing, how to select publication venues, and current[...]
7:00 pm
The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis, 1960) Presented by Dan Smith A bellboy (Jerry Lewis) working at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach constantly causes problems with his clumsy mistakes. In addition to writing, directing, producing, and starring[...]
B122 Wells Hall
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
Distant Reading/Graphesis Coordinators: Dr. Steve Rachman and Laura McGrath This workshop is for faculty and graduate students who wish to learn more about two important turns in literary studies and digital humanities: distant reading and[...]
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
7:00 pm
Decalage Horaire/Jet Lag (Danièle Thompson, 2003) Presented by Safoi Babana-Hampton After being stranded at an airport, a beautician (Juliette Binoche) and a businessman (Jean Reno) share a hotel room in Paris.
B122 Wells Hall
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
3:00 pm
This workshop will complement the Department’s comprehensive exams workshop, focusing on both the comps proposal and the dissertation proposal. The roundtable format will feature between 4-5 faculty members and graduate students who will discuss the[...]
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
3:00 pm
First Hour: Conference/CFP selection and important conferences for specific academic areas The first part of this workshop will focus on conference basics. Its target audience is first- and second-year graduate students who may or may[...]
3:00 pm
Whether we teach courses focused on writing and rhetoric, literature, film, or other forms of cultural production, emphasis on close reading and critical thinking is a crucial component of our students’ progress. However, the kinds[...]
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]