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Amaranth Borsuk and Shannon Cram speak at "Earthly Impressions" symposium

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IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Shannon Cram spoke last week at a symposium organized by faculty in UW's Textual Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Earthly Impressions considered points of contact between the history of the book and the environmental humanities. Borsuk spoke about "Destruction and Durability in Artists' Books," with particular attention to the holdings of the University of Washington's Special Collections. Cram discussed ...

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Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung: At the intersection of art and geography

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As IAS faculty members, Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung have been colleagues for a long time. But they seldom had occasion to talk until they found themselves commuting on the same bus. Those commuter conversations a few years ago led to a creative collaboration of researchers from two different fields. Recently, Jung and Hiebert received a UW Royalty Research Fund (RRF) Scholar award for nearly $39,000 for a research project called “Imagining the Details: Creative-Critical Engagement of Mapping and Imagining.”

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Amaranth Borsuk interviewed on The Hedgehog & the Fox podcast

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk is interviewed this month on George Miller's book podcast The Hedgehog & the Fox. The two sat down to discuss Borsuk's MIT Press volume The Book, which explores the ever-changing object we know as "the book" from its position as "object, content, idea, and interface." Miller himself has ...

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Ted Hiebert translates 101 Words of Pataphysics

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IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert has translated 101 Words of Pataphysics (authored by the Collège de 'Pataphysique), a book of keywords related to the "science of imaginary solutions" invented by French playwright Alfred Jarry. The translation is available in book form through Noxious Sector Press in Seattle, or ...

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Amaranth Borsuk reviews Diana Khoi Nguyen's Ghost Of

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk reviews Nguyen's first book of poems, Ghost Of, in Lana Turner 11. Combining lyric reflections and visual poetry in invented forms, Nguyen's book explores the after-effects of her brother's suicide, which was preceded by his careful excision of himself from family photos in her parents' home. The gaps left behind become frames or nets in which Nguyen's language is caught as she tries to reconstruct her missing sibling. Borsuk writes:

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