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Nov
1
Wed
Global Perspectives Symposium: Arabic Identities Across the Mediterranean and Beyond @ Wells Hall, B342
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day
Global Perspectives Symposium:  Arabic Identities Across the Mediterranean and Beyond @ Wells Hall, B342 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Blurring Boundaries: Arabic Identities Across the Mediterranean and Beyond — An International Conference

GSAH Symposium Nov 2017 Arabic boundaries program

Wednesday, November 1
Wells Hall B119

7:30-9:30 pm

Junction 48 screening

Introduction and discussion led by Marc Bernstein

 

Thursday, November 2, Wells Hall B342

Opening Remarks

9:00-9:30 am

Key Note Presentation

9:30-10:30 am

Dr. Salam Diab, Director of Center for Oriental Studies, Grenoble Alpes University (France), “Lexicon in the Arabic Press between Archaism and Neologism: The Islamic Lexicon as an Example” (Translation by Nicholas Bruckman)

Comments by Dr. Camelia Suleiman, Arabic Studies, MSU, “Arabic between the Anglophone and the Francophone Spheres”

Coffee Break 10:30–10:45 am

Panel 1: Visualizing Arabic

10:45 am-12:15 pm

Moderator, Caleb Lucas, Ph.D. student, Political Science, MSU

Dr. Salah Hassan, Department of English, MSU, “Renoir in Algeria: Art and Colonialism”

Dr. Eswaran Pillai, Department of English and Film Studies, MSU, “Diaspora and the Cinema”

Dr. Marc S. Bernstein, Hebrew Program, MSU, “Tamer Nafar and the Politics of Arabic Rap in Israel”

Lunch Break 12:15-1:15 pm

Panel 2: Arabic in the Media

1:15-2:15 pm

Dr. Abdenbi Lachkar, Arabic Studies, University of Montpelier (France), “Uses of Languages and Cultures in the Moroccan Arabic Media: Diversity, Hybridity and Borders” (Translation by Nicholas Bruckman)

Dr. Ahmad Ayyad, Al-Quds University (Palestinian Authority), “Contesting Palestinian and Israeli Narratives in Translation”

Coffee Break 2:15-2:30 pm

Panel 3: The Arabic Legacy in Italy

2:30-4:30 pm

Moderator, Dr. Safoi Babana-Hampton, French Studies, MSU

Dr. Roberto Dainotto, Romance Studies, Duke University, “The Impact of the Algerian War on Southern Italy”

Dr. Joseph Francese, Italian Studies, MSU, “Giufà and the Sicilian Writer Leonardo Sciascia”

Coffee Break 4:30-4:45 pm

Round Table Discussion 1 4:45-6:00 pm

Comments by Dr. Sandra Logan, Department of English, MSU

 

Friday, November 3, Wells Hall B342

Panel 4: Challenges of Pedagogy and Translation

9:30-11:00 am

Moderator, Bilqis Al-Barrak, TESOL Program, MSU

Dr. Sandro Barros, College of Education, MSU. “The Culture of Monolingualism and the Training of Arabic Teachers in the U.S.”

Dr. Ayman Mohamed, Arabic Studies, MSU, “Dilemmas of Teaching Arabic Vocabulary to Non-natives: Between Neologism and Archaism”

Dr. Russell Lucas, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, MSU, “Lost in Translation: Public Opinion Surveys in the Arab Gulf”

Coffee Break 11:00-11:15 am

Round Table Discussion 2 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Comments by Dr. Cheng-Wei Lin, Arabic Studies, MSU

Closing Remarks 12:15-12:30pm

Nov
2
Thu
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities
Nov 2 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities

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. As we interrogate the ways that differences of gender and sexuality are imagined and used to create meaning, whether oppressive or liberatory, we will consider how these differences intersect with those of class, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality. Some questions that shall guide our reflections on our research, teaching, and praxis include the following: How are constructions of gender and sexuality used to sustain white supremacy, a patriarchal and racist set of beliefs and institutions? How are they used to drive neoliberalism, with its economization of all domains of life? And, crucially, what are the possibilities for resisting these historical processes to create more inclusive, democratic worlds? We invite interested graduate students and faculty to participate.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:45 – 5:45 pm, Wells B342: Skype Q & A on “Academic Journal Publishing” with Professor Jennifer DeVere Brody, Co-Editor of GLQ: Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, and Director of the Center for the Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity, Stanford University.

Innovate State: Jill Marlan @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Innovate State: Jill Marlan @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations

Jill Marlan is a Board Certified licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist. She was appointed by the governor to serve on the State Board of Physical Therapy for eight years and has chaired the board for the last three years. Jill has worked with a wide variety of clientele including professional hockey and football players, Olympic and world-class gymnasts, collegiate and high school athletes from all sports.

Nov
8
Wed
Entrepreneurs Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Overview of App Development @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Entrepreneurs Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Overview of App Development @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations

Spartan Innovations is pleased to bring you a newly developed workshop series we’re calling: Entrepreneur’s Pocket Guide. Across eleven weeks, our workshops bring focus to topics, from branding and storytelling to the building of solid pitch decks. Our goal: Helping aspiring, new, and seasoned entrepreneurs build confidence to follow their entrepreneurial paths.

Innovate State: Ryan Devlin
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Innovate State: Ryan Devlin

Come join us for the last Innovate State of the fall semester. It will be an exciting one, featuring Ryan Devlin. Ryan is a founder of one of the hottest and fastest growing social-impact brands in the nation, This Bar Saves Lives. He is also a well-known television actor and host, having starred on hit shows Are You The One, Jane the Virgin, and Grey’s Anatomy to name a few.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Kukuli Velarde @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture: Kukuli Velarde @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The ceramics, paintings, and drawing installations of Peruvian artist Kukuli Velarde are inspired by pre-Colombian figures and reveal folk tradition, evoke histories of ornament and craft, and disrupt aesthetic hierarchies. Velarde’s work references the struggles of indigenous populations as a result of European colonization. Velarde has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pollock Krasner Grant.

Nov
10
Fri
Social Justice and The Arts @ 113 Student Services Building
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Social Justice and The Arts @ 113 Student Services Building

Discover the possible career opportunities with non-profit organizations and their work in local communities. Take your ideas and find a way to create change and make a difference in your neighborhood.

Nov
11
Sat
AdCon 2017 @ Wayne State University
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
AdCon 2017 @ Wayne State University

AdCon 2017 is a must-attend event for students/new grads/young professionals considering entering the field of advertising. AdCon hosts more than 400 attendees who are interested in learning more about what it’s like to work in the advertising and marketing communications industry. Hear what ad agency, corporate and start up life is like from some of the area’s top professionals. Students and young professionals will have the opportunity to network with industry experts and receive valuable resume, portfolio and interview tips from recruiters. Follow Adcraft Detroit on social media for updates leading up to the big day!

Entrepreneur’s Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Entity Agreements and IP, @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Entrepreneur's Pocket Guide Workshop Series: Entity Agreements and IP, @ The 300 Room at Spartan Innovations

Richard Manczak, Partner, of Varnum Law, will be taking us through a 30,000′ discussion about entity agreements and intellectual property. Learn the steps you need to take to protect your ideas and your business!

Nov
12
Sun
Signature Lecture Series: Trevor Noah @ Cobb Great Hall: Wharton Center
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
Signature Lecture Series: Trevor Noah @ Cobb Great Hall: Wharton Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Trevor Noah

Presented by MSU College of Arts & Letters Signature Lecture Series

Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central and has been part of the show since 2014 when he was a contributor.

Noah’s comedy specials have sold more DVDs than any other standup on the African continent, and his last one-hour special: Lost in Translation was released on Comedy Central.

In November 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. It is a collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. The book was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.

About the Signature Lecture Series

Founded in 2007, the Signature Lecturer Series allows notable public figures to interact and engage with the faculty, students, and greater community of Michigan State University. The popularity of this series has attracted some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, film producers, and creative artists of our time. Trevor Noah will join a list of notable Signature Lecturer figures that have spoken at MSU, which include Soledad O’Brien, Ken Burns, Oliver Stone, and Maya Angelou, just to name a few.

Please note that program may contain strong language and content not suitable for all audiences.