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The Cascadia Seminar: Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology

In conjunction with the 2015 Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology, Mette Nordahl Svendsen will give a public lecture about her research project, "A Life Worth Living: Negotiating Life Worthiness in Human and Animal." Svendsen is Associate Professor in the Medical Science & Technology Studies program, in the School of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). For this project, funded by a prestigious Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Svendsen directs a small team of researchers exploring--through ethnographic research in laboratories, care homes, and clinics--how the "life worthiness" is enacted, conceptualized, and contested in practice, for experimental research animals and the fragile humans (premature infants and dementia sufferers) for whom these animals serve as models.

ArtTalk—Conversations with Northwest Native Art

ArtTalk—Conversations with Northwest Native Art is organized by the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art and will bring together leading scholars and Native American/First Nations artists to present and discuss current trends and recent research on the distinctive art traditions of our region, both to examine the last fifty years of Northwest Coast art, as marked by the 50th anniversary volume of Bill Holm’s Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form, and to look forward to the next fifty years.

African Pictures: Public Scholarship and African Cinema

African Pictures: Public Scholarship and African Cinema brings together African filmmakers and scholars of African film--two groups that interact surprisingly infrequently, particularly in a collective setting--for a two-day symposium to deepen our understanding of the current state of African film and filmmaking.

The Roles of Fiction in Early Modern Philosophy

One central trope of early modern philosophy and natural science was the rejection of fictions, like so-called "feigned hypotheses," and the focus on empirically observed phenomena. Yet, even as philosophers rejected the abstract notion of a fiction, they still relied upon fictions and narrative models in fundamental ways. Participants in this conference will examine this tension and look at both particular philosophers--such as Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, and Kant--and general themes, including the conception of fiction itself, the use of fiction in producing metaphysical knowledge, the use of fictions as examples in moral theory, and scientific models as kinds of fictions. We also intend to consider how philosophy was used in fiction, both in the period itself and then later, as in the case of the novelist George Eliot.

Scale and Value: New Digital Approaches to Literary History

This conference and the ensuing publication in Modern Language Quarterly will present work by leading scholars whose use of digital texts or quantitative methods is clarifying the relationship between literary scale and value and yielding new insights into the literary history of the last three centuries.

Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group (MSGIG) aims to bring together medieval scholars from a wide variety of departments on campus to foster collaboration between disciplines on topics concerning the middle ages.

Public/School: An Editorial Collective

This Graduate Student Interest Group serves as a laboratory to workshop solutions for the issues of translation across disciplines and between audiences, as well to identify sites of collaboration along shared social problems. We ground this theory in the practice of editing and distributing a print journal and companion website for the broader community.

Reading and Writing Affect

Reading and Writing Affect is a monthly reading group and writing workshop that offers a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related discourses such as trauma studies and phenomenology.

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology aims to bring together graduate teaching assistants from various departments to discuss and develop technology-based teaching tools and lessons. This group provides a platform for instructors with varying experience levels to collaborate on and workshop a pedagogical toolkit that brings technology such as mobile devices, screen-capture software, social media, and blogging into a variety of classroom settings.

Moving Images Research Group (MIRG)

The Moving Images Research Group (MIRG) brings together an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students focused on the study of moving images, including narrative and documentary film as well as television and new media. Our previously funded projects supported the new Cinema & Media Studies PhD Certificate Program and explored questions of physical and digital preservation. In 2014-15, we will facilitate the curricular breadth and depth of a new, free-standing Cinema & Media Studies (CMS) major by fostering crossdisciplinary academic research and pedagogical exchange as well as engaging the public around the past, present and future of moving images.

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