Professor Joseph R. Weyers’ article “Cross national forms of address in the US and Mexico: Addressing the consumer aquí y allí” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.
Professor Edward Chauca’s study “Fanatismo en tiempos de guerra y neoliberalismo: Poeta ciego de Mario Bellatin y Un ejército de locos de José B. Adolph,” and Professor Susan Divine’s article “Recuperating Losses: History, Spectacle, Motility in Julio Medem’s Room in Rome/Habitación en Roma” were both published in the latest issue (December 2016) of the refereed journal Hispanófila.
Professor Leena Karambelkar, Director of the Hindi program, was highlighted in a special feature of the Office of Institutional Diversity’s monthly newsletter. This month OID’s newsletter celebrates women’s history, women in higher education.
You can find the newsletter here
Due to the efforts of Drs. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (Organizer) and Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson (Co-Organizer), the College of Charleston sponsored the 84th Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics on March 8-11, 2017. CofC students Bethany Blamphin and Torrie Buchanan also collaborated with their research presentations. Click here for the complete conference program.
The following co-sponsored this event:
Department of Hispanic Studies
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
Avery Research Center
Office of Institutional Diversity
The African American Studies Program’s Spring 2017 Film Festival explores the complexities of political and cultural (dis)connections between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians in film. Taken together, these films raise questions about the possibilities for trans-Pacific and domestic political alliances among people of color as well as the line between Afro-Asian cultural syncretism and appropriation. The film screenings will be held in the Septima Clark Memorial Auditorium (Education Center Room 118) and will begin at 6:30 pm.
[Note: Liz Wayne and Xine Yao, the hosts of the PhDivas podcast, deserve all the credit for the title of the film festival, “When Bruce Lee Meets Bruce Leroy.” In an episode of the podcast by the same name, they discussed the potential for what Vijay Prashad has called a polycultural politics between African Americans and Asian Americans.]
Gateward, Frances. “Wong Fei-Hung in Da House: Hong Kong Martial-Arts Films and Hip-Hop Culture.” In Chinese Connections: Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora, edited by Tan See-Kam, Peter X Feng, and Gina Marchetti. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.
Hewitt, Kim. “Martial Arts is Nothing if Not Cool: Speculations on the Intersection between Martial Arts and African American Expressive Culture.” In Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans, edited by Fred Ho and Bill V. Mullen. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.
Ho, Fred. “Kickin’ the White Man’s Ass: Black Power, Aesthetics, and the Asian Martial Arts.” In Afro-Asian Encounters: Culture, History, Politics edited by Heike Raphael-Hernandez and Shannon Steen. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
Ona-Jua, Sundiata Keita. “Black Audiences, Blaxploitation, and Kung Fu Films, and Challenges to White Celluloid Masculinity.” In China Forever: The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema edited by Poshek Fu. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Prashad, Vijay. Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting. Boston: Beacon Press, 2002.
Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley. “Graphic Blackness / Anime Noir: Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks and the Adult Swim.” In Watching While Black edited by Beretta E. Smith-Shomade. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Wilkins, Fanon Che. “Shaw Brothers Cinema and the Hip-Hop Imagination.” In China Forever: The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema edited by Poshek Fu. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Ambassador Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute will be presenting “The New Diplomacy: In the Trump Era“.
Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, while leading a 2,500- employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia.
Ambassador Munter also served twice in Iraq, leading the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul and then overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other domestic assignments at the State Department in Washington. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, taught at Columbia University School of Law, was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has two honorary doctoral degrees.
The event will be held on April 13, 2017 at 4:30pm in the
Alumni Center, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St.
This event is Free and Open to the Public.
On the heels of the undergraduate conference held at the University of Tennessee on February 25 that was reported earlier, four students traveled to the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill on March 4 to present their research and engage with fellow junior scholars.
Gwendolyn Gibbons: “Martial in 140 Characters: Gender Commentary in the First-Century Twitter”
Sarah Cohen: “The Late Roman Period
Mosaics of Sepphoris and Defining the Jewish Figural Style”
Sarah Legendre: “Putting the Pieces Together: Mosaics and Identity in Gallia Narbonensis”
Hannah Edwards: “The Deification of Emperor Claudius”
Sarah, Gwen, Hannah, and Sarah are the most recent names added to a lengthening list of CofC students driven to intensively engage in conversations about the classical world and its impact upon our own. Congratulations on a job well done!
The event included
Ming Ke / Traditional Instruments Pipa & Guzheng
Chen Lan / Ancient Poetry Operatic Singing
Li Huang / Classical & Poetry Dances
Jia Jia / Chinese Flutes
Tu Shuai / Guqin
Haijing Zhuang / Guzheng
Classical Chinese Dances by City Art Center
& Mama Dance Group
The event was sponsored by:
The event was coordinated by:
The College of Charleston, School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
Charleston Chinese Culture Center
Poetry & Beyond
Midnight on February 28, 2017 ended the Give To What You Love campaign. This was the first year that LCWA participated in this campaign. LCWA’s goal was to reach a total of 40 donors by the end of the campaign and not only did LCWA reach 40 they surpassed it!
LCWA had a total of 43 donors give to various funds and programs throughout the month of February. During this initiative faculty, staff, students, and alumni were encouraged to give to the fund that was meaningful to them. By investing in the College of Charleston, they were helping support the students and programs that made an impact on their lives.
LCWA would like thank everyone who gave during the Give To What You Love campaign and congratulate you for helping LCWA reach their 40 donors goal!