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“Sexuality and Modernity in Interwar European Culture”: A Talk by Anna Clark, 10/6/06

Anna Clark is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. This workshop is part of the IAS Global Sexualities Research Collaborative. Paper will be circulated in advance. Cosponsored by the Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

“Dear Tari” – Screening of Film by Chieko Yamagami, 4/14/06

Screening of film DEAR TARI by director Chieko Yamagami, organized by the Asian/Asian-American Bodies in Performance collaborative. DEAR TARI was the winner of People’s Choice award at Third Women’s Film Festival in Seoul. A documentary film of lesbian performer Ito Tari, whose performance questions and problematizes “the norm/s” about women’s bodies and sexuality. Followed by […]

TEMS Workshop: “The Aesthetics and Physiognomy of ‘Black Humor’: Graphic Satire and the British West Indies on the Eve of Abolition”: Presented by Kay Dian Kriz, 4/13/06

Presentation by and discussion with Kay Dian Kriz, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University.

Cinema and Society in the Arab World, 3/23-3/26/06

The goal of this four-day conference is to foster a thoughtful and critical reflection about the principles of innovative aesthetic practices, social foundations, and cultural expressions in Arab cinema. The conference will approach Arab cinema as both a social and an artistic institution that affirms, contests, and reflects Arab realities in the twentieth century. In […]

TEMS Workshop: “Blinded by Science?: The Failure and Success of Edmund Burke’s Empiricist Sublime”: Presented by Eric Baker, 3/9/06

Presentation by and discussion with Eric Baker, Department German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, University of Minnesota.

The Theorizing Early Modern Studies Workshop Third Annual Graduate Student Roundtable, 2/16/06

The TEMS Workshop invites you to the Third Annual Graduate Student Roundtable. The presenters will be: ARIANE BALIZET, Dept. of English “Blood on the Early Modern Stage: Marriage, Mourning, Memory”— KAREN CARMODY, Dept. of History “The Manipulated Mother of God: Visual Representations of the Virgin in Elite Institutions of 17th c. Spain”— MATT DESING, Dept. […]

TEMS Workshop: “Kant’s Tattooed New Zealanders” – Presented by Tony C. Brown

Tony Brown is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota.

The BioSensor Projects @art.body.technology – A Lecture by Lynn Lukkas

Lynn Lukkas is a professor of Art at the University of Minnesota and a convening member of the Art as Knowing Collaborative.  From 2002 to 2007, Professor Lucas has worked on a series of five perfomance works based around BioSensor projects. Respirae Performance I (2003) was a live bio-sensor controlled performance work by Lynn Lukkas with […]

Robots and Reproduction: The Eugenics of Japanese Modernity – A Lecture by Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and, among other works, the author of Native and Newcomer: Making and Remaking a Japanese City (California, 1991) and Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (California, 1998). Japan accounts for nearly 52 percent of the world’s share of operational robots and leads the postindustrial world in the […]

Robot Revue: Anthropometry as Performance in the Takarazuka Revue – A Workshop with Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and, among other works, the author of Native and Newcomer: Making and Remaking a Japanese City (California, 1991) and Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (California, 1998). The all-female Takarazuka Revue is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in […]

Writing Travels: Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s Itinerario and the Historical Geography of Dutch Identity, 1596-2002 – A TEMS workshop with Arun Saldanha

Arun Saldanha is a professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota. Organized by the Theorizing Early Modern Studies Collaborative.

Politics of Populations, 2005-2006

The Politics of Populations Research Collaborative took a leadership role in designing the 2005-06 University Symposium. During this academic year, the group meets biweekly for the purpose of launching broad interdisciplinary conversations on topics that parallel the University Symposium: spaces of exclusion and inclusion; understanding genocides; the legal, cultural, and psychological dimensions of citizenship and […]

Asian/Asian American Bodies in Performance, 2005-2006

The Asian/Asian American Bodies in Performance Research Collaborative focuses on the uses and representations of the Asian/Asian American body in both historical and contemporary settings. The group’s questions include the following: How do particular stagings of Asian/Asian American bodies intervene into the mainstream representations of Asian/Asian Americans? What are the shifts from “Asian” into “Asian […]

Asian Film Collaborative, 2005-2007

The Asian Film Collaborative considers the historically produced concept of Asian film with an eye toward the ways in which it has both guided and limited the production and reception of film from Asia through bi-weekly screenings, workshops, an Asian Film Collaborative website, and panel discussions. The collaborative has organized DocuLens Asia, a forum and film […]

Art as Knowing, 2005-2007

The Art as Knowing Collaborative comprises a working group of artists and scholars from across the arts, sciences, humanities and social sciences engaged in conversation about artistic practice and ways of knowing. Questions engaging the group include: How does art work as a way of producing, negotiating, and communicating knowledge? And how is that way of knowing […]