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CLA this Week — 10/13/14


Monday, Oct. 13

Center for the Humanities Research Fellow LectureJon Lewis, Center Research Fellow and Professor of Film in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will present Nothing Sadder than the Truly Monstrous: The Black Dahlia Murder and Transition-era Hollywood at 4 p.m.  in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

The Athletic Body and Religion — John Frohnmayer (Rowing), Amy Koehlinger (Boxing), and Stuart Sarbacker (Yoga) will explore the intersections between religious embodiment, metaphor, bruising and accomplishment. An Ideas Matter lecture sponsored by the Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture. 7 p.m.,  Memorial Union Journey Room.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Did Jesus Claim to be God? —  Join us for a Socratic Club debate between Dr. Craig Blomberg (Denver Seminary) and Dr. Carl Stecher (Salem State University). 7 p.m.,  Milam Hall Auditorium.

Challenges to Higher Education: What can We do? A candid conversation with Jose Padin, Professor at Portland State University, to discuss challenges to academic quality, academic freedom, shared governance  and democratic public higher education. 12-1 p.m. MU 13 (Multipurpose room); brown bag lunches welcome.  Sponsored by the OSU Chapter of the AAUP (http://osuaaup.org).

Thursday, Oct. 16

Zoologies and Irises —  The Spring Creek Project will be hosting an evening with Alison Deming and Bob Pyle who will read from their beautiful new books.  7:30  p.m., Corvallis Arts Center (700 SW Madison).

Friday, Oct. 17

The College of Liberal Arts will host a Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium featuring performances, workshops and panel discussions about hip hop music and culture at Reser Stadium. The festival and symposium will include performances and presentations from a combination of pioneering and contemporary hip hop artists, including MC Lyte, the first woman to release a solo rap album; American rapper Lil Flip; Portland-based rapper Illmaculate; and Mare, a Zapotec hip hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. Attendees also will have a chance to participate in beat-making and graffiti workshops; watch a performance of the Oregon State and University of Oregon B-Boys hip hop dancers; and hear panel discussions on the role of hip hop in international culture and history.

Race, Language and Culture: Together Again in Contemporary U.S. Language Ideologies. University of Arizona Regents’ Professor and Professor Emerita of Anthropology Jane Hill gives this week’s Tan Sack talk for the School of Language, Culture & Society. Over 100 years ago, Franz Boas convinced scientists that the three terms “race,” “language,” and “culture” refer to historical processes that are in principle independent of one another. However, in much contemporary talk about language in the U.S., the three are collapsed, both implicity and explicity. Starting from talk about Spanish by Tom Horne, Arizona’s Attorney General, Dr. Hill will show how this collapse shows up in contemporary discourse. 12-1 p.m. Waldo 201A.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Dr. Mark Moore will present “Rhetoric and the Art of Connection/Connection and the Art of Rhetoric” on 4 to 5:00 p.m. in Gilkey Hall 113. This research considers the role and function of synecdoche as a rhetorical trope that promotes and offers a sense of connection in social life.

The SPP Brownbag Series continues at noon when Dr. Todd Pugatch and Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder (OSU Economics) present “Teacher Pay and Student Performance: Evidence from the Gambian Hardship Allowance.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Kano —  The School of History, Philosophy and Religion hosts the premier of the Taiwanese blockbuster film Kano followed by a Q&A with producer Wei Te-Sheng.  6:30 p.m., Milam Hall Auditorium, $7 students, $10 non-students.

Upcoming Events

October 21 – You are invited to a reception for Carnets De Bretagne, a selection of sketches/illustrations from Brittany by Marie Le Glatin – in The Little Gallery, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 210 Kidder Hall. This event is sponsored by the School of Language, Culture & Society.  Please contact Helen Wilhelm (541) 737-2146 for any questions

October 22 — What is a citizen? How have conceptions of citizenship changed over time and in moments of crisis? The New Citizenship and Crisis program is using the 100th anniversary of WWI as a springboard to inform a wide range of events addressing these and related questions this year. Upcoming events include: An Empire for Freedom: African American Civil Rights and Chinese Immigration in the Nineteenth-Century American West, a presentation by Stacey Smith of SHPR, 4 p.m., Memorial Union 208; Film Screening of All Quiet on the Western Front, introduced by Joseph Orosco with commentary by Christopher Nichols (both SHPR), Darkside Cinema, 7 p.m.

October 28 — British photographer and artist John Hilliard will speak about his photography “A Catalogue of Errors” at the LaSells Stewart Center at 7 p.m.  Since the sixties, John Hilliard, has been making photographs that explore the limitations of photographic representation. His appearance is part of the Visual Artists and Scholars lecture series. All are welcome.


Students and faculty from CLA partnered with the Forest Forever organization and the Three Rivers Artists Guild to support the 2nd annual Forest of Arts at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City on October 4th and 5th. Students from Theater, Art, and the Arts + Social Justice Living / Learning Community, along with Liddy Detar (WGSS/ENG), Qwo-Li Driskill (WGSS), Charlene Martinez (ISS), and Andy Myers (ART), led and took part in a celebration of art made from, about, and in the forest.

Confluences —  Catch up on all of the latest news, research, and events from the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion. Visit our newsletter page to view either the PDF or explore the interactive iBook (MAC/iPad only).

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Julia Bradshaw, Assistant Professor of Art and New Media Communications, presented her research “Photography about Photography” at the Northwest regional conference of the Society for Photographic Educators on October 10-12. The research takes a close look at contemporary photographers who make work about the production properties of photography; to some extent focusing on those photographers who are hacking the photographic medium.

Brett Burkhardt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, published his article, “Private Prisons in Public Discourse: Measuring Moral Legitimacy,” in Sociological Focus.

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