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Groening photo
February 22, 2018
Professor Stephen Groening will be teaching “Public Spheres, Public Media,” a graduate seminar that was developed with support from the Mellon-funded initiative, Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. The course will centrally explore questions pertaining to public scholarship, including a rigorous interrogation of the concept of the public sphere. Read about the new course on the... Read more
Tristan headshot
February 6, 2018
Major: Cinema Studies (with honors) Year of Graduation: 2008 Favorite Movie of All Time: Ghost Dog – The Way of the Samurai Occupation: Film Director, Editor, and Colorist “Cinema Studies at UW provided a great foundation and a strong sense of world cinema to build upon as a director.” We asked director Tristan Seniuk about how he got started, about his latest film Float (, and about majoring... Read more
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January 26, 2018
CMS & Communication double major Class of 2018 Hometown: Tacoma, Washington Favorite Film of All Time: Alien Occupation: Warner Bros & Paramount Studio Rep for Allied Intetgrated Marketing Why did you choose CMS as a major?  I am a CMS major because I want to improve representation and diversity in media.  Film is a unique filter through which we can view history, culture, and ourselves. What do you like most about the CMS program?  I... Read more
James Tweedie
January 26, 2018
Professor James Tweedie was named 2017 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Tweedie was named one of two Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 2017.  He will recieve a $25,000 Film Scholars grant to work on his book project.  The Academy Film Scholars program was established in 1999 to support significant new works on film scholarship.  According to Tweedie, the project will construct both a history... Read more
Video tape archive
January 26, 2018
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections has received an Allen Signature Award to hire a project archivist to inventory and assess a newly acquired collection of more than 15,000 videotapes from KIRO-TV Channel 7, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. The collection includes a significant record of local Northwest and national history from the 1950s-2000s. Stories worth noting in the collection are: the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, the Green River Killer, the first Seahawks, Mariners, and... Read more
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January 11, 2018
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announced their first round of funding awards for 2018-2019.  Congratulations to the following recipients from CLCM! Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships Sarah Ross (Doctoral Student, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media), The Poiesis of Image-Signs in Modernist Cinema: A Poetic Investigation of Things ... Read more
Image of Nobel Prize in Literature
December 22, 2017
A new 200-level World Literature course (Dynamite Reads: World Literature and the Nobel Prize) was offered during the Autumn quarter focusing on winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature.  The course was a great success, with plans already underway to offer the course with a new selection of Nobel Prize winning writers next academic year.  It was fearured in the College of Arts & Sciiences December 2017 issue... Read more
Covers of books by Nobel Prize winners
December 18, 2017
Awards matter. For writers, a major award substantially increases the visibility of their work. Yet the most coveted writing award, the Nobel Prize in Literature, is influenced by many factors beyond a writer’s talents — including gender, nationality, native tongue, and more.  Intrigued by the politics of the Nobel Prize, UW professor Eric Ames has created a 200-level course, World Literature and the Nobel Prize. Faculty from... Read more
Zainichi Korean Literary Workshop flyer
December 7, 2017
Nobuko Yamasaki (Ph.D. 2014) organized and chaired the first inaugural Zainichi Korean Literary Workshop at Lehigh University in April 2017. The workshop was funded by the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, as well as the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University and Lehigh University.  Additional information on the workshop including full list of speakers and panels available at the... Read more
flyer for UW China and Inter-area workshop
December 6, 2017
On November 16, current graduate student Qian (Belinda) Hé gave a public talk as part of the UW China & Inter-area Workshop. The presentation, “Curating Counter-revolution: Pidouhui, Image, and the Politics of Exposure in Maoist China,” surveyed the materials and questions related to Hé’s dissertation. Hé asks, Against whom do people struggle? What compels Chinese people to keep exposing (more than to show, to visualize, or to disclose) the “evil” others, to make them viewable and... Read more