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Dynamite Reads 2019
August 1, 2019
First offered in autumn 2017, our 200-level World Literature course (Dynamite Reads: World Literature and the Nobel Prize) which focuses on winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be offered for the third year in a row with a new selection of Nobel Prize winning writers.  This year's featured authors include: T.S. Eliot (USA, laureate 1948), Albert Camus (France, 1957), Ivo Andrić (Yugoslavia, 1961), Camilo José Cela (Spain, 1989), Gao Xingjian (China, 2000),  Seamus Heaney (Ireland,... Read more
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May 13, 2019
We're thrilled to announce that Mal Ahern will be joining us in Fall as our new Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies! Mal received her PhD from Yale University in Film & Media Studies and History of Art. Her interests span the history of technology, feminist theory, media labor, experimental film, and the relationship between mass media and the arts.  Next year she’ll teach courses on Media History, Feminist Media Theory, and the History of Screen Technology. Please join us... Read more
Ellen Chang profile
August 2, 2019
Ph.D. student Ellen Y. Chang discusses the film Crazy Rich Asians in a UW Graduate School student profile.  Check out the profile here
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July 3, 2019
A dispute arose over Penguin's republished edition of John Okada's novel 'No-No Boy'.  University of Washington's Shawn Wong calls into question the book's copyright status.  Read about the controversy in the New York Times article: Dispute Arises Over 'No-No Boy,' a Classic of Asian-american Literature With a Complex History
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June 13, 2019
Stephan Groening, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, explains the significance of Orwell's novel in today's world Featured on The Conversation 
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June 6, 2019
This week in the arts, partake in the #HEREproject, attend one of the 2019 School of Art + Art History + Design Graduation Exhibitions, and more! Featured on UW NEWS 
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May 21, 2019
Double Major: Cinema & Media Studies and Business Finance, Class of 2019Hometown: Santa Rosa, CALeadership Role: Co-President UW Film ClubFavorite Film of All Time: Back to the Future Why did you major in CMS?I majored in CMS, very simply, because I love film. I was a Foster student first, but when CMS became a major, I couldn’t resist. I hope one day to combine my interests in cinema and finance and take up a role financing films. What do you like most... Read more
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April 26, 2019
Stephen Groening, a professor of Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media, has been studying this phenomenon in the context of in-flight entertainment for years. Featured on Popular Science 
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April 23, 2019
The College of Environment recently announced Gary Handwerk as the director of the Program on the Environment (PoE) effective March 16, 2019.    Read the announcement on the College of Environment's website.   
Video tape archive
April 11, 2019
History Cafe is held on the third Wednesday of each month for a discussion about local history  - both popular and obscure - at the Museum of History & Industry  (MOHAI).  Professor Stephen Groening, together with Hannah Palin, the Moving Images Curator at the UW Libraries will be hosting April's History Cafe about the KIRO-TV archive. More information about the event is available on MOHAI's History Cafe page... Read more