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CLA This Week — 2/9/15


Monday, Feb. 9

Center for the Humanities Research Fellow Lecture — Nabil Boudraa, Center Research Fellow and faculty in the School of Language, Culture, and Society will discuss the ways North African francophone creatives attempt to recover cultural histories falsified and forgotten during successive waves of colonization. He will present Against Amnesia: Can North African Writers and Filmmakers Unmask History? 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

History Beyond the Classroom — The History Students’ Association is sponsoring a career fair. There will be representatives from various occupations including education, archives, library sciences, journalism, law, and politics. Additionally, there will be opportunities for networking with graduate and law admission programs and career services. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Journey Room

Tuesday, Feb. 10

The OSU Photography Faculty Exhibition by Julia Bradshaw, Kerry Skarbakka and Lorenzo Triburgo, faculty of the photo program in the art department at Oregon State University opens to the public on Monday, February 9 in Fairbanks Gallery, on the Oregon State University campus, in Corvallis, Oregon.  There is a public reception for the artists today from 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Fairbanks Gallery.

End of Life Choices: Deepening the Conversation —  A community conversation and open discussion about end of life care choices, including but not limited to death with dignity. The conversation will address barriers, controversies, public and institutional policies, regarding these choices.   Panelists will include Prof. Courtney Campbell, Dr. Shawn Foley, Byron Chell, J.D., and Dr. Steve Neville. 7 p.m. Benton County Public Library, Community Room.

Cherie Moraga: Artist in Residence, Stanford University — Playwright, poet, essayist and professor Cherie Moraga will give a public talk in the C&E Hall of The LaSells Stewart Center on contemporary debates about citizenship, immigration and gay marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb.11

Literature and Art of the WWI Era —  Join us for a panel discussion on Literature and Art of the WWI Era, presented by the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative and the American Conversations lecture series. Panelists include Dr. Anita Helle, Dr. Neil Davison and Dr. Elizabeth Sheehan from OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film. Dr. Ray Malewitz, also from the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will moderate the discussion. 5 p.m., Valley Library Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

Thursday, Feb.12

An information session for students about a new short-term study abroad program to Vancouver, Canada will take place in Fairbanks 304 from 1-2 p.m. The class will focus on exploring Canada as a sociologist and political scientist.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett — newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman.  This theatrical adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary chronicles her time in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Faculty/Staff discounts available. 2/12-14 & 20-21 @ 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 @ 2 p.m.. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre. Read more about the performance and its process, as well as purchase tickets here: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu//node/986.

Friday, Feb. 13

The SPP Brownbag Series continues at noon when Dr. Allison Hurst (Sociology) presents “College Rankings: Reproducing Privilege or Transforming Lives.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

Anthropology Tan Sack Series — Utah Valley Univ. Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology Joylin Namie, director of Drinking Gold, a documentary film exploring the confluence of plastic surgery, religion, and popular culture among Mormon women in Utah, will lecture on the ways Mormon women employ surgery to fashion a mainstream, yet simultaneously Mormon, identity using the visual language of the body. The talk, “‘In the World, but Not of the World’: The Paradox of Plastic Surgery among Latter-day Saint Women in Utah” will be in 201 Waldo Hall at noon.

Music à la Carte — David Rogers and James Edwards, period music on original 19th century guitars. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

Upcoming Events

The 2015 Corvallis Queer Film Festival will run from February 16-20 at the Darkside (215 SW 4th). This year’s line-up includes five recently released films along with three short films by local filmmakers. All films screened free of charge. Visit “Corvallis Queer Film Festival” on Facebook for trailers, schedule, and other details (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corvallis-Queer-Film-Festival/345075528971156?ref=hl) Or write to Bradley Boovy at bradley.boovy@oregonstate.edu.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming ADVANCE event: STEM/Liberal Arts Meeting: Wednesday, February 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
These quarterly transdisciplinary conversations are intended to foster conversation and collaboration across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.


Associate professor and coordinator of World Languages and Cultures Sebastian Heiduschke  will introduce the screening of the East German opera film The Flying Dutchman (Joachim Herz, 1964) at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland on Wednesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. For more information see http://cstpdx.com/show/zeitgeist-northwest-presents-flying-dutchman. Regular admission is $10, $8 for students with ID. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Applications due Feb 27 for Graduate Student Writing Retreats at Shotpouch Cabin: OSU faculty members are invited to nominate graduate students in the humanities or environmental sciences for a writing retreat sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. The Retreat gives students exclusive use of the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek for one week (March 23-29) and a stipend of $250 per person. For more information: https://springcreekproject.submittable.com/submit/36459

Applications for long term study rooms in the library are due in a couple of weeks. These are perfect for junior faculty to get away for an hour or two to write, as well as for Ph.D. students working on their dissertations, or for senior faculty working on a project. For more information:
http://library.oregonstate.edu/long-term-research-rooms-1. Chances are very good to get one of those rooms.

A study short-term study abroad program for this summer to study German beer production, cultural significance and consumption has been created.  announces the German short term study abroad program this summer. We have organized a top notch program that will explore brewing culture in Germany. German knowledge is not required. Applications are due March 11.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Senior Instructor Kryn Freehling-Burton co-edited “Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments” (Demeter, December 2014) with Amber Kinser and Terri Hawkes. http://www.demeterpress.org/PerformingMotherhood.html 

World Languages and Cultures professor Nabil Boudraa has published the following: Boudraa, Nabil, “William Faulkner and the French-Speaking World” in International Journal of Language and Literature, 2(4), December 2014, pp. 109-122; and Boudraa, Nabil,  “Intouchables” (Dossier Pédagogique) in The French Review, 88.2 (December 2014).

History  and religious studies faculty member Rena Lauer’s article on “Jewish Women in Venetian Candia: Negotiating Intercommunal Contact in a Premodern Colonial City, 1300-1500” was just published in the volume Religious Cohabitation in European Towns (10th-15th Centuries).


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