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Feb
5
Fri
Indigenizing Shakespeare: Madeline Sayet
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm
Indigenizing Shakespeare: Madeline Sayet

Keynote Lecture and Workshop | Indigenizing Shakespeare, Madeline Sayet: Friday, February 5th (Public Lecture at 2pm and MSU Workshop at 3:30pm)

    • Lecture: “Native American Shakespeare: The Journey to Representation”: this lecture will examine the complex history of the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and the indigenous peoples of America, from the onset of colonialism through the present day. Madeline will also share insights into how this intersection informs her own life and work, and the Native Theatre Movement at large.
    • Workshop: In this session, Mohegan Director Madeline Sayet will guide participants through a process of creatively indigenizing Shakespeare for themselves. Participants will begin their own dynamic reimaginings of the plays and be empowered to make bold creative choices in their own work going forward.
    • Also see the attached flyer with further details (and how to register), and contact Katie Knowles (knowle50@msu.edu) or Jyotsna Singh (jsingh@msu.edu) for more information.
Feb
6
Sat
Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm
Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase

Please join Electric Marronage for the following artist talk.

Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase

The Electric Marronage Spring semester artist-in-residence is Rebecca Mwase, a Zimbabwean-American theater and performance artist, creative consultant, producer, educator and cultural organizer working at the intersection of art and social justice, http://www.rebeccamwase.com/. On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm ET Rebecca Mwase will be in conversation with Jessica Solomon at the online Critical Reproductive Health/Care Conference to explore the intersections of race, pain and care. Register for the conference at this link.

 

Feb
23
Tue
Betting on Democracy: the Faith of an American Jewish Pragmatist @ Zoom
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
Betting on Democracy: the Faith of an American Jewish Pragmatist @ Zoom | Michigan | United States
Betting on Democracy: the Faith of an American Jewish Pragmatist with Rabbi Matthew Kaufman
In this significant American political moment, this presentation on the thought of American Jewish philosopher Horace M. Kallen is a timely exploration of his unique and creative conception of democracy as a religion. As we now grapple with understanding what America is and who we are as a people, Kallen’s ideas resonate as a sounding board for new debates on the viability of cooperative unity as the operative condition of American society.
Feb
24
Wed
A Conversation with CAL – AAAS @ Zoom
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Conversation with CAL - AAAS @ Zoom

“A Visionary New Build: The Department of African American and African Studies”

Presented by Tamura Lomax, Ph.D., and Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., of the Department of African American and African Studies

Description: In this episode of Conversations with CAL, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown and Dr. Tamura Lomax reveal their experiences joining MSU during a global pandemic and discuss the visionary new build of the Department of African American and African Studies.

RSVP LINK: https://msu.zoom.us/s/96416030134



									
Mar
19
Fri
Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable

Pre-1800 Pedagogy Roundtable | Teaching Pre-1800 Texts Today: Friday, March 19th, 2-4pm

    • In this roundtable, graduate students and faculty will give short presentations on the topic: pedagogy about/with performance and play in pre-1800 courses. These presentations will be followed by a discussion and joint activity where we create a syllabus/depository of texts, links, etc. useful for those teaching pre-1800 texts.
    • If interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, or to learn more, please contact Emily Yates (yatesem1@msu.edu).
Mar
23
Tue
Finifter Panel on The Holocaust in Greece @ Zoom
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Finifter Panel on The Holocaust in Greece @ Zoom

The College of Arts and Letters Jewish Studies Presents:

Finifter Panel on The Holocaust in Greece

REGISTER HERE

Hear from three international historians, Dr. Andrew Apostolou, Dr. Leon Saltiel, and Dr. Giorgos Antoniou as they cover “The Thirst Perspective on the Holocaust: Non-Jews and the German Murder of their Jewish Neighbors,” “A City Against its Citizens?,” and “Revisiting Bystanders Rescuers and Collaborators: Social Distancing and Social Networks in Thessaloniki before and during the Holocaust.”

Mar
26
Fri
Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild

Let’s Play Event, Game Studies Guild | Hemming’s Play Company: Friday, March 26th, 2-3pm

    • In this “Let’s Play,” the MSU Game Studies Guild plays the online video game Hemming’s Play Company (and encourages you to play along!) while talking about the game’s mechanics and the theory behind video games. The Guild discusses how “play” is worthy of academic study, and the aspects of “roleplay” are theorized here with open discussion at the end of the Let’s Play.
    • Contact Jonny Thurston (thurst39@msu.edu) for more information.
Apr
16
Fri
Symposium | Performance and Play
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Symposium | Performance and Play

Symposium | Performance and Play: Friday, April 16th, 2-5pm

    • In this symposium, we will explore the various intersections between technology, performance, and play. We are seeking short papers of approximately 3-5 double-spaced pages for inclusion in the symposium, which will be organized as round-table discussions with presenters speaking for about 5 minutes before opening discussion up to the entire group of presenters and audience members.
    • See the attached CFP and contact Stephen Deng (dengs@msu.edu) for further information.
Conversation with Charles Yu
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conversation with Charles Yu

Please see the attached flyer for Professor Naoko Wake’s invitation to attend the keynote event for APA Heritage Month. Given the urgency of addressing anti-Asian racism, the talk by Charles Yu is especially timely. I want to encourage you to make every effort to hear the voices of Asian intellectuals and writers, who, like Charles Yu, are addressing this issue. Attending this event shows our support for an allied MSU program, Asian Pacific American Studies.

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuf-usrjsoHtHWkwsv0_-Jph9eBMTIsi6H

This event is organized by APASP and APASO in partnership with the Associated Students of Michigan State University, Broad College of Business, College of Law, and College of Arts and Letters . President Samuel L. Stanley will make a welcome remark.

Apr
23
Fri
Williamston Theatre: Shakespearean Drama, the Plague Years, and Consolations for Today
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm

Williamston Theatre: Free Zoom Lecture and Q&A Session
Shakespearean Drama, the Plague Years, and Consolations for Today

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 3pm
Presented by MSU Professor Jyotsna G. Singh

Celebrate the Bard’s Birthday with us! William Shakespeare lived and wrote his great works during the periodic outbreaks of the Plague in England, often called the “Pestilence.” For example, from 1592-1603, London authorities frequently shut the playhouses. People fled the city and often bodies piled up on the streets. The plays and poetry Shakespeare wrote during these times evoke the beauty and fragility of life amidst contagion and breakdown. What can we learn from his works today in our own period of lockdown and contagion?  What consolations can we find in Shakespeare’s poetic reflections today?

Zoom information will be posted the day before the lecture.

Professor Jyotsna G. Singh

Jyotsna G. Singh is a Professor in the Department of English at MSU, where she teaches and researches early English modern literature and culture, including Shakespeare, travel writing, postcolonial theory, and gender and race studies. Her published work includes: The Weyward Sisters: Shakespeare and Feminist Politics (Blackwell), (co-authored); Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: ‘Discovery’ of India in the Language of Colonialism (Routledge); and A Companion to the Global Renaissance, ed. and Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory. She has been awarded several visiting fellowships, most recently, at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University. UK (2019.) Ms. Singh serves on the board of the Williamston Theatre.