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"Ice Cycles" - An Environmental Humanities Colloquium event meditating on the precarity of the Artic icescapes, with multimedia performance with NY-based dance troupe Time Lapse. Old Cabell, 8PM. [Sponsored by IHGC.]

May 4, 2016

Please mark your calendars! On May 4, New York-based dance troupe Time Lapse is coming to Charlottesville to perform "Ice Cycle" in the Old Cabell Auditorium at 8pm. This multimedia piece, with choreography by Jody Sperling and music by UVA Music Professor Matthew Burtner, meditates on the precarity of Arctic icescapes in an era of global climate change. Initial comments call this performance "astounding, gorgeous, heartbreaking, and necessary." "Ice Cycle" is a crucial example of the growing body of art that translates the abstract fact of climate change into sensory details and narratives that hold people's attention. We are fortunate to have the chance to see it performed live.  The event is FREE and open to the public; you must reserve your ticket through the UVA Arts Box Office.

 

"Postcolonial Tragedy" - Public Lecture by Ato Quayson, Professor of English & Director, Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Bryan Hall 229, 4:30-6:00PM

April 22, 2016

April 22nd, Friday, Faculty Lounge: 2.00pm-3.30pm: Graduate Workshop - "Spatial Concepts for Postcolonial Literary Inquiry" Contact Prof Jennifer Wicke to reserve space in grad workshop: jaw2b@virginia.edu

BIO: Ato Quayson is Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, where he has been since 2005.  Prior to that he spent a decade on the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and was also Director of the Centre for African Studies and Fellow of Pembroke College.  Professor Quayson's has published widely in postcolonialism and African studies, diaspora studies, disability studies, and urban studies among others.  His two most recent books are Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism (Duke University Press, 2014) and The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

"Understanding the Recent Rise in Islamophobia” with Evelyn Alsultany (U of Michigan), 12-1:30PM, New Cabell 236

April 20, 2016

This talk is part of UVA's "Power, Violence and Inequality" seminars produced by Department of Politics Professors Denise Walsh and Nick Winter. More information on Evelyn Alsultany at http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/faculty/alsultan.html, and also http://evelynalsultany.com/.  Professor Alsultany will also begiving a public lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-5pm, in Minor 125, entitled “Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women, and Sympathetic Feelings.” 

 

"Terrible Beauty" - Graduate English Students Association (GESA) Annual Conference - April 15&16

April 16, 2016

Reading by PAUL MULDOON, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet and Poetry Editor, The New Yorker Magazine. "Rising to the Rising: Poetry and Politics in Ireland," 4:30PM, Nau Hall 101

April 16, 2016

“Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women, and Sympathetic Feelings” with Evelyn Alsultany (U of Michigan), 3:30-5pm, Minor 125

April 15, 2016

This talk is part of UVA's "Power, Violence and Inequality" seminars produced by Department of Politics Professors Denise Walsh and Nick Winter. More information on Evelyn Alsultany at http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/faculty/alsultan.html, and also http://evelynalsultany.com/.  Professor Alsultany will also be giving a research talk as well on Wednesday, April 20, 12-1:30pm, in New Cabell 236, entitled "Understanding the Recent Rise in Islamophobia.”  

"Terrible Beauty" - Graduate English Students Association (GESA) Annual Conference - April 15 & 16

April 15, 2016

"Pop-Up Maker's Day & Cafe," 2-5pm @OpenGrounds, sponsored by IHGC

April 13, 2016

"Pop-Up Maker's Day & Café." Celebrate student and community makers, thinkers, do-ers, and creators. Drop in and participate in a mini-workshop, grab a cup of coffee at the pop-up cafe, or make your mark on a fun community art project. 2:00-5:00PM, OpenGrounds, 1400 University Avenue
(** IHGC is a delighted key sponsor of this student-organized event, produced by OpenGrounds in collaboration with the Tom Tom Founders Festival.)

Toward Peace in Korea: 2015 Women Cross DMZ

April 11, 2016