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CLA This Week — 9/30/19


Friday, Oct. 4

Music à la CarteAngela Carlson and Rebecca Jeffers, four-hand piano. 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge. Free and open to the public.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series  — Anthropologist Kassandra Rippee, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Coquille Indian Tribe of Oregon, will present “Grandmother Rock: Coquille Cultural Landscapes and Community” from 12-12:50 p.m. in Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 268. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, please contact Dr. Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.zhang@oregonstate.edu.

Visiting Writers Series Jia Tolentino, author of “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion” (Random House, 2019), will read at 7:30 p.m. in The Black Box Lab Theater in Withycombe Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Corvallis-OSU Symphony — Directed by Dr. Marlan Carlson. Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds. Bruckner’s Te Deum. 3 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. Ticket information at: cosusymphony.org

Upcoming Events

Home Economics: Food, Money, and Emotions in Victorian BritainEmma Griffin, professor of Modern British History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, is the author of five books including “Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution” (2013) and “Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy” (forthcoming, Yale University Press). In this Center for the Humanities guest lecture, she’ll discuss the sharing of resources among families in Victorian Britain to shed light on why so many remained on the margins of the country’s newfound prosperity. Monday, October 7, 4pm, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. Join us after the talk for good food, drink, and conversation during a reception from 5-7 p.m.

Sigrid Schultz, the Chicago Tribune, and the Third Reich — David Milne, visiting scholar at the Center for the Humanities, is professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. In this talk, he’ll discuss his new biography of Chicago Tribune journalist Sigrid Schultz, who worked as the first woman Bureau Chief in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany, overcoming numerous obstacles—from an isolationist editor to Nazi censorship—to rise to the top of her male-dominated profession. His first two books, “America’s Rasputin: Walt Rostow and the Vietnam War” (Hill and Wang, 2008) and “Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy” (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2015) constitute an intellectual history of U.S. foreign policy from 1898 to 2016. Monday, October 14, 4pm Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Honors & Awards

Professor of Anthropology Joan Gross has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Belgium in Anthropology. Dr. Gross (sponsored by the University of Liège and the Museum of Walloon Life) will conduct ethnographic research in Liège, comparing it to research she conducted in the 1980s to further investigate how puppeteers adapt their performances to lived reality in contemporary Europe.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Associate Professor of English Rebecca Olson co-edited “First-Generation Shakespeare,” issue 14 of the open access journal “Early Modern Culture.” The issue offers insight into, and practical advice for, supporting marginalized students in Shakespeare courses.

Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Literature and Film Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder will co-chair the upcoming ACM SIGDOC conference. The Special Interest Group in the Design of Communication is an annual international conference and part of the Association of Computing Machinery. SIGDOC ’19 will be held at Portland State University from October 4-6. More information can be found here: https://sigdoc.acm.org/conference/2019/

Associate Professor of Chinese Shiao-ling Yu has published the following articles: “Tradition and Modernity: Two Modern Adaptations of the Chinese Opera Hezhu’s Match,” Asian Theatre Journal (University of Hawaii Press), vol. 36, no. 2 (Fall, 2019) and “From Religious Rituals to Popular Theatre: Evolution of the Mulian Legend,” Ecumenica (Penn State UP), vol, 12, no. 2 (Fall, 2019). She also presented a paper, “Taiwan’s Experimental Theatre and Lai Shengchuan’s Play A Village in Taiwan,” at the International Federation for Theatre Research’s annual conference in Shanghai, July 8-12, 2019. IFTR is the world’s largest organization for theatre research, and this was the first time it held its conference in China.

Recurring Events

Giustina Gallery Presents My Secret Double: An International Exhibition. Join us for a unique, juried show from Pacific Northwest artists and a traveling exhibition from Latvia, Estonia and Kazakhstan. This immersive, collaborative show will demonstrate that depression, addiction and suicide are global issues, but not without hope. Related events exploring the intersections of art and mental health will be offered throughout October. Runs Oct. 1-30. Reception Oct. 4, 5-8 p.m., Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center.

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