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A search to find and map happy places

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When you think about mapping, most people immediately think about geography. Layered onto that might be cultural sites, the current political landscape or, these days, census demographics. But for IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Ted Hiebert, the most intriguing possibilities lie in concepts that resist visualization. ...

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Amaranth Borsuk presents at the annual Modern Language Association Conference

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk participated in this year's MLA conference in Seattle in January, where she spoke on the panel "Weird Books" convened by Whitney Trettien (University of Pennsylvania) and Élika Ortega (University of Colorado Boulder). The panel invited scholars and book artists to "think critically about the role of weirdness in studying the material text [and] excavate the history and materiality of a weird book." Borsuk's talk ...

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Ching-In Chen selected for the 2020 Jack Straw Writers Program

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen has been selected to be one of twelve writers for the 2020 Jack Straw Writers Program by curator Anastacia-Renée. The program features voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and podcasts. ...

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Natalie Singer reflects on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

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An essay by MFA alum Natalie Singer (’16) was published in Crosscut on the 75 anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In her article, “75 years after Auschwitz, a Seattle Jew wonders: Are we traveling backward?,” Singer reflects on the rise of anti-Semitism in America and her experiences as a Jewish woman in Canada and the U.S. Writes Singer ...

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 Ching-In Chen: “South in Hundreds: missing one hundred”

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen’s “South in Hundreds: missing one hundred” was selected by guest curator Meg Day for the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Series, which is sent out to 450,000 subscribers daily. The series initially began as one-hundred-word segments, which were braided to evoke the ghostly dislocations and detachments of relocating from Houston to Seattle. You can ...

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