Talks

Events

2017

Title Date Time Location
Masculine Topographies: Gendering Public Spaces in Early Modern Istanbul
Selim Kuru
May 15 12:30pm Thomson Hall Room 317
Questions and Question Marks: World Literature, Epistemological Racism, and the Decolonial Moment
Professor Michael Stern, U of O
Apr 27 3:30pm CMU 226
Disability and Animacy in Eisenstein’s Cinema of the 1920s 
Jose Alaniz
Feb 17 12:00pm MGH 024

2016

Title Date Time Location
Roundtable on Romanian Cinema Nov 17 6:00pm Thomson 317
Histories and Futures of Publication: On Boccaccio editing Dante
Michael Papio (UMass Amherst)
May 12 3:30pm Communications 202
Histories and Futures of Publication: On medieval books and their afterlives
Siân Echard (UBC) and Alexandra Gillespie (Toronto)
May 6 3:30pm Communications 202
Histories and Futures of Publication: On poetry and its publics
Virginia Jackson (UC Irvine) and Yopie Prins (Michigan)
Feb 29 3:30pm Communications 202
Disney Animation behind the scenes presentation on Zootopia
Kira Lehtomaki, Disney
Feb 22 3:30pm Johnson Hall Room 102
Histories and Futures of Publication: On meaning and material form
Bonnie Mak (Illinois & Penn State)
Feb 3 3:30pm Communications 202
Histories and Futures of Publication: On disassembling the book
Deidre Lynch (Harvard)
Jan 20 3:30pm HUB 145

2015

Title Date Time Location
Histories and Futures of Publication: On news and the public sphere
Jacob Soll (History and Accounting, USC)
Dec 10 3:30pm Communications 120
Cinema Dissection: Aguirre, the Wrath of God Nov 14 11:00am Seattle Center SIFF FIlm Center
Histories and Futures of Publication: On how the novel got great
Elaine Freedgood (NYU)
Nov 2 3:30pm HUB 340
Cinema Dissection: Night of the Living Dead Oct 31 11:00am Seattle Center SIFF Film Center
Disney Pixar Behind the Scenes Animation Presentation Oct 29 2:00pm Savery Hall Room 260
The Birth of Italics
Randall McLeod (University of Toronto)
Oct 27 5:30pm Allen Auditorium
Translating Hebrew Literature into Arabic: An Egyptian Experience
Nael El-Toukhy
Oct 23 12:30pm Smith Hall Room 40
Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Sagas of British Kings
Russell Black
May 7 4:00pm CMU 226
Disney Pixar Behind the Scenes Animation Presentation Apr 16 3:30pm Savery Hall Room 260
UW Scholars' Studio Mar 5 4:00pm Research Commons, Allen Library South

2014

Title Date Time Location
Tristan, a Dragon and a Love Potion
Joseph Nagy (UCLA)
Nov 13 4:00pm Communications 226
Peregrino in the Borderlands
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez (Spanish, University of New Mexico)
Nov 12 3:30pm Communications 202
Escribir en Cuba en el siglo XXI / Writing in Cuba in the 21st Century  
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
Oct 27 3:30pm Communications 202
When Opera Meets Film Feb 25 7:00pm Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University
On Dichtung und Wahrheit.
Jane Brown
Jan 24 1:30pm Rey Library, Denny Hall Room 308

2013

Title Date Time Location
New Books in Print: Human, All Too Human II and Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Human, All Too Human II (Spring 1878–Fall 1879)
Gary Handwerk, Professor and Chair of Department of English
Dec 3 4:00pm Communications Room 202
Scholars' Studio: Research @the Commons: Worlds Collide"Massacring the Colonials à la Foucault"
Alan-Michael Weatherford
Nov 21 4:00pm The Research Commons, Allen Library (South Wing)
Silent Shakespeare?: The Language of the Face and the Modern Female Hamlet.
Jennifer M. Bean
Nov 14 6:30pm ACT Theatre, Falls Theatre
“Chinese Cinephilia and the Ethics of Historical Representation”
Yomi Braester, Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, China Studies, JSIS UW
Nov 7 3:30pm Thomson Hall 317
Jennifer M. Bean to host Cine Club on March 18 Mar 18 7:00pm The Paramount Theatre
Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)
Eric Ames, Associate Professor of Germanics, Adjunct Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, UW
Feb 27 4:00pm Communications 202
The Ends and Means: Variant/Rival/Contradictory Texts in Literature and Film
David Greetham
Feb 6 6:00pm Faculty Club, Lower Level

2012

Title Date Time Location
Sobol Book Reading May 8 6:30pm to 8:00pm University Book Store
New Books in Print: The Day the Dogs Talked
Hazard Adams (University of Washington)
Feb 21 4:00pm to 5:00pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center Conference Room)
Piers Plowman: The A Version
Míceál F. Vaughan (University of Washington)
Jan 24 4:00pm to 5:00pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center Conference Room)

2011

Title Date Time Location
New Latin American Cinema: "Posthegemony and Affect" Oct 14 1:00pm to 3:00pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center Conference Room)
An Afternoon of Contemporary Fairy Tales
Kate Bernheimer (Author and Assistant Professor at University of Louisana, Lafayette))
Oct 13 4:30pm to 6:00pm CMU 202/204
MIRG Talk: "The French New Wave and the Mise en Scène of Globalization"
James Tweedie (University of Washington)
May 26 4:30pm to 6:00pm Communications 120
MIRG Talk: "The Post-colonial New Media Event: The Secret and the Transparent in Contemporary India"
Ravi Sundaram (Centre for the Study of Developing Socieites, New Delhi, India
Apr 28 4:00pm to 5:30pm Communications 120
New Books in Print: Blake's Marginalia 
Hazard Adams
Apr 12 4:00pm to 5:30pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center Conference Room)
MIRG Talk: "An Afterlife for Junk Prints: Serial Films and other Classics in Late 1920s Tehran"
Kaveh Askari (Western Washington University)
Feb 4 4:00pm to 5:30pm Communications 120
MIRG Talk: "The Life and Death of Digital Creatures"
Kristen Whissel (Film and Media, University of California Berkeley)
Jan 21 4:00pm to 5:30pm Communications 120

2010

Title Date Time Location
General Exam: Cuauhtémoc Mexica Nov 12 1:00pm to 3:00pm Comp Lit Graduate Lounge, Padelford Hall Room B526
Book presention: Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression
Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen (University of Washington)
Feb 24 4:00pm to 5:00pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center Conference Room)