On and Off Campus
February 11th, 2019
CANCELED: CANCELLED: 56th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture
This event has been cancelled and is tentatively scheduled to take place in April. Please continue to check this website for updates.
February 7th, 2019
A Poetry Reading by Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. She is a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program.
December 19th, 2018
December 12th, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm:
History Senior Thesis Poster Session
Please join the students in Professor Susan Glosser’s history research seminar on Transnational East Asia as they present their theses at the end-of-semester poster session. The research seminar is the capstone course of the history major. Student theses involve in-depth primary source research, mastery of historical literature on a chosen subject, and intense editing, revision, and peer review. The goal of the seminar is the completion of an original and rigorously researched thesis that advances historical scholarship.Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
November 14th, 2018
Gender and the Role of War Literature in Shaping Collective Memory: The Wartime Writings of Mary Borden
A Dixon Award Presentation by Katie Mitcheltree
Female voices are under-represented in the poetry of World War I, in part because of the belief that those who have not experienced combat cannot understand it, and therefore cannot communicate it to others. According to this “combat gnosticism,” only soldiers who fought in the trenches can write war poetry. But what of those non-combatants who worked close enough to the front that they were under direct threat from gunfire and artillery? What of those who dealt directly with the bloody aftermath of the war’s most devastating battles? Mary Borden, who published several poems while working at a field hospital on the Western front, is one such case.
November 13th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm:
Japan Night @ The Bon
Tuesday November 13th | 5-7pm
performance at 6pm
Japanese food, calligraphy & origami experience, dancing & singing performances!
Operatic Agitation: The Crimean Annexation and the Politics of Performance in Post-Soviet Russia
Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 shocked the global community but generated robust approval for Vladimir Putin at home. Amidst this wave of support, experimental director Iurii Aleksandrov undertook an unusual project: a revival of Soviet composer Marian Koval’s long-forgotten opera Sevastopol’tsy in radically revised form.
November 12th, 2018
A Fiction Reading by Alix Ohlin
Alix Ohlin published her debut novel The Missing Person in 2006, and followed up with the short story collection Babylon and Other Stories in 2007. Her second novel, Inside, and her second short story collection, Signs and Wonders, were both published on the same day in 2012. She is the chair of The University of British Columbia’s creative writing program in Vancouver, British Columbia.
November 10th, 2018
- 7:30pm: Sweeney Todd
November 9th, 2018
- 7:30pm: Sweeney Todd