November 2019

Amaranth Borsuk speaks in Texas

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Last week IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk visited Texas for two speaking engagements related to The Book. In San Antonio, Borsuk visited the Southwest School of Art, where she gave an artist's talk and met with students studying paper making, book arts, and letterpress printing. She then traveled to Victoria to speak in the American Book Review reading series at the University of Houston Victoria. Her talk there ...

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) faculty, staff, and student present at the annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference

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This year six GWSS faculty, one undergraduate major, and the GWSS librarian all attended the 40th annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference. Professor Julie Shayne organized a session titled “Using Feminist Pedagogy to Mobilize Knowledge: Zines, Museums, Peer Education, & Pop Feminism.” The panel showcased the work of UWB faculty, staff, and students. Prof Shayne, GWSS librarian Penelope Wood, and GWSS major Nicole Carter co-presented a paper titled “‘Rad Womxn and Femmes in the Pacific Northwest:’ A Zine by ...

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Snail Trail: MFA graduates launch eco-poetics press and journal

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Recent graduates of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at University of Washington Bothell have launched a unique publication project, a small press and a hand-bound journal of ecopoetics entitled Snail Trail. Nurtured in the spaces of the MFA program, the journal had multiple inspirations. Eric Sneathen’s Snail Poems (Krupskaya, 2016). AFTER LIFE (what remains), an exhibition/experience exploring Asian Pacific American and Indigenous artists’ exploring precarity and persistence under environmental and military devastation (June/July 2018, Alice Gallery, Seattle). Through dialogue with one another and faculty members Woogee Bae, Aya Bram BonnLuders, and Amy Jones developed Snail Trail: an ecopoetics journal as a way to think about poetry and social change.

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Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung: Mapping haunted data

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IAS faculty members Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung presented recent work on haunted data at the 2019 meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA). Their paper, "Mapping haunted data: Occultations of psychogeography," shared experiments with the concept of haunted data ...

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Mary Jane Topash educates the public on the thrivance of Native communities in the Pacific Northwest

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Mary Jane Topash (Tulalip and Potawatomi) was working full-time at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip when she was completing her M.A. in Cultural Studies (‘17) at the University of Washington Bothell. It was during this time when Mary Jane gained interest in addressing issues of (mis)representation and the commodification of Indigenous people in museums. She explained ...

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