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Amaranth Borsuk speaks and reads on the east coast

Temple Contemporary sign

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Temple University in Philadelphia last week to give a lecture as part of the Poets & Writers Series at the Tyler School of Art's gallery, Temple Contemporary. Her talk, "Poetic Mutations and Digital Mediations," traced her interest in the book as a transforming object across her scholarly and creative practice. While on the east coast, Borsuk also traveled to New York to read as part of SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Plus series, held at the Western New York Book Art Center, a fitting space in which to present her poetry and poetics. In addition ...

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Silvia C. Ferreira presents at Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference

Silvia C. Ferreira

IAS faculty member Silvia C. Ferreira presented at the 11th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, which was held at the University of Dayton in early October. She was on a panel titled “Global Rhetorical Actions.” Her paper, which was titled “Probing the ‘Golden Rules’ of Gender: Global Feminist Rhetorics in the Arab Immigrant Press in Brazil,” focused on ...

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Amaranth Borsuk presents work in Denmark

Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk and her collaborator Ian Hatcher traveled to Denmark to speak about their creative practice, perform their work, and discuss their project Abra, a hybrid artist's book and iOS app created with Kate Durbin. The two attended the exhibition opening of Fra A til 3D, an exhibition of international new media writing and art at the Roskilde Bibliotekerne. Abra is featured in the exhibit as winner of the Turn On Literature Prize, which presents ...

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Frances Lee and Maisha Manson perform at Common AREA Maintenance

Frances Lee and Maisha Manson

On October 6th, second year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Frances Lee and Maisha Manson, with Jordan Alam and Eli Steffen performed at Common AREA Maintenance in Belltown. The event was the first of a community experimental lecture series on “Embodied Utopias: Expansive Potentialities in the Here and Now.” Framing questions included: Can our bodies become sights of utopian expression today? How does our longing and desire for non-normative expressions of self and connection project possibilities into the future? 

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Aarshin Karande writes on the U.S. immigration and the politics of compassion

Aarshin Karande

Alum Aarshin Karande (’14) published “The Politics of Compassion: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Conflicted American Archetype” in The Republic Journal.  In the piece, he describes how U.S. immigration policy and the Obama-Trump divide reflects an American spiritual crisis. “The resolution of immigration policy demands reckoning with America’s virtues and vices; America’s long and complicated history of exclusion and inclusion, contradictions between cultural values and political actions; and listening to ...

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