Spring 2015

Graduate Colloquium Series

Dates:

 March 25, 2015

 April 22, 2015

 

Events

Provost's Graduate Student Lecture Series
Speaker: Beth Tsai
Lecture: Tsai Ming-liang at the Museum: Cinephilia, the French Connection, and Cinema in the Gallery 
Department: Cultural Analysis & Theory
Location: Humanities Institute room 1008
Day: Wednesday February 25
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Tsai Ming-liang’s unique filmmaking has garnered both cinematic and curatorial acclaim. As one of the most celebrated Second New Wave directors of Taiwanese cinema, his work recently extended from that of a commercial film to installation art. Interestingly, while Tsai’s feature films have often been lauded at the international film festivals but loathed by local audiences, his installation was seen as a return to its original purpose as art. This talk will look at Tsai Ming-liang’s 2007 installation It’s a Dream, and argues the work should be viewed as a continual exploration of the many themes from his films, which demands a reassessment of previous simplified understandings of his short films and videos as gallery art. They need to be seen as expanded cinema in light of the intersection between the moving images and the alternative viewing experiences, and between the global and regional film cultures taking place at this specific theater-within-a-gallery site.

 


 

 Co-Sponsored Events

Italy across the Mediterranean:
Politics, Space, and Visual Culture from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity

 

February 18 – Katharina Piechocki (Harvard University):
Insularities: Thinking the Early Modern Mediterranean from Cádiz to Crimea
March 2 – Diane Bodart (Columbia University):
Royal monuments in the Spanish Habsburg dominions
April 8 – Erasmo Castellani (Duke University):
Troubled Correspondence. How Venice communicated with Constantinople
April 22 –Michelina Di Cesare (Università di Napoli L’Orientale):
Liber Scale and Fourteenth-Century Cartography: the Reception of Muhammad's Night Journey in the Pizigano Map
April 27 – Joan-Lluís Palos (Universitat de Barcelona):
"A Spanish Barbarian and an Enemy of her Husband's Homeland“
Eleonora de Toledo and the role of women in Early Modern Italy and Spain
May 6 – Elisabetta Scirocco (Kunsthistorishes Institut in Florenz -Max-Planck-Institut):
The Mediterranean Legacy in Norman Southern Italy

 

 



Fall 2014

Events

CAT Graduate Colloquium Series

November 5, 2014

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood presenting "Striptease and the End of Communism"

Alexandra Novitskaya presenting "John Stuart Mill's Subjection of Women and the 'Woman Question' in Russia"

1:00-2:20 p.m.- Humanities Institute


September 24, 2014

1:00-2:20 p.m.- Humanities Institute

Liz Montegary will be presenting "Does It Run in the Family?": Health, Security, and the Future of LGBT Politics.

Michelle Ho will be presenting Tracing Triple Axels: Race, Femininities, and Japan's Women Figure Skaters.



Fall 2014 CAT Graduate Conference

Topic: Endings
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan

Website: http://catgradconference.wordpress.com/


Fall 2014

Co-Sponsored Events

September 18 to 20 - Global Women’s Cinema Conference   The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook (HISB) is hosting a groundbreaking conference this September that will bring together scholars and filmmakers from around the world to investigate the politics, aesthetics and economics of women’s cinema, focusing on the ways this cinema engages contemporary scenarios of global change. “Global Women’s Cinema: Transnational Contexts, Cultural Difference and Gendered Scenarios,” will be held September 18 through September 20 at the Humanities Institute (Room 1008) and at the Hilton Garden Inn.

September 23, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will give a reading on Tuesday, September 23, at 4 pm in The Poetry Center on the second floor of the Humanities Building. He is the author of three collections of poetry: 3 Sections, which was awarded the Pulitzer; The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award; and Wild Kingdom. The Pulitzer committee described 3 Sections as “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.”The event — sponsored by The Poetry Center, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Department of English, Humanities Institute and Mattoo Center for India Studies — is free and open to the public.

October 22, 2014 -Provost’s Lecture Series - Ruth Bottigheimer "Fairy Tales and City Life: Literature and Society, Generic Shifts and Worldview Changes " 4:00 pm, Humanities 1006

 


The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature,  invites you to the conference: LATINO PEDAGOGIES: THEORIZING A TRANSNATIONAL EXPERIENCE  When: October 17th 9:45 to 5:30 P.M. Where: Poetry Center HUM2001


 News
 
Department
 
New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies  
The Department is very pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.

Faculty
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.
 
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/why-we-dug-atari/375702/?single_page=true

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the  2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.
 
Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.                                                                  


Students


Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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CAT Colloquium Series
Dates:
March 25, 2015
April 22, 2015

Provost's Graduate Student 

Lecture Series

Speaker: Beth Tsai
Lecture: Tsai Ming-liang at the Museum: Cinephilia, the French Connection, and Cinema in the Gallery 

Humanities Institute room 1008, Wednesday, February 25,2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Spring 2015 

Co-Sponsored Events

Italy across the Mediterranean:
Politics, Space, and Visual Culture from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity


   News

For detailed information click here

Department

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"

Faculty

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.

Students

Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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July 2014


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