IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series

Isabel Palomo Merino (TRIP) will present “Challenging Franco’s Regime through Detective Fiction: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán – Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?” at noon Wednesday, April 22, in LN-1106.

This presentation will focus on Spanish writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, one of the first Spanish writers to create a hardboiled Spanish detective fiction saga, whose relationship with censorship was more contentious than other Spanish writers. Vázquez Montalbán used detective fiction as a way to make a social and political commentary that he probably would not otherwise have been able to make during that time period. It is probably because of the appropriation of this genre as a political tool that his writing posed a threat to the Regime, and it was repressed.

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Entertainment in Roman Tunisia talk April 22

Nejib ben Lazreg, archaeologist at the Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia, will present “Entertainment in Roman Tunisia” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in LH-10.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and the Middle East and North African Studies Program.

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A conversation with Korean writers

Acclaimed Korean writers Lim Chul-woo and Han Kang will present “The Kwangju Massacre after Thirty-Five Years: The Politics and Poetics of Witnessing A Conversation with Korean Writers” from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in AM-189.

South Korea’s vaunted path to democratization wound through the city of Kwangju, where the blood of civilians massacred by the military bathed the streets in May 1980. As a turning point in the history of the country’s struggle for democracy, Kwangju has been variously commemorated and contested in the shifting tides of Korean politics ever since. Approaching the 35th anniversary of the momentous event, Chul-Woo and Kang will engage in a cross-generational conversation about the writer’s craft in the age of state terror and ruminate on the meanings of Kwangju past and present after reading from their works of fiction, “The Red Room” (1988) and “The Boy” (2014).

Sponsored by an Academy for Korean Studies Institution Grant, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and the Translation, Research and Instruction Program.

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Share the flavors of China through Sodexo’s Global Chef Program

he Global Chef Program is bringing authentic international cuisine to campus.

Join Sodexo for the flavors of China, prepared by Chef Chengliang Yuan, who has traveled thousands of miles and time zones to cook especially for you:

• Monday, April 20
o 5-8 p.m. in the Appalachian Collegiate Center

• Tuesday, April 21
o 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Chenango Room
o 5-8 p.m. in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center

For more information visit our website at BinghamtonUdining.com.

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Image, Imitation, Imagination: Woodcut Illustrations in Adriano Banchieri’s Music Books

Paul Schleuse, associate professor of musicology, will present “Image, Imitation, Imagination: Woodcut Illustrations in Adriano Banchieri’s Music Books” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in LN-1106, IASH Conference Room.

Illustrations in prints of renaissance music are extremely rare, beyond generic elements like initial letters, decorative borders on title pages and printer’s marks. When they do appear they can tell us much about a book’s function: as unusual and expensive additions they could not have been used haphazardly; as images not visible to a separate audience they strongly suggest that the music was intended for the enjoyment of the singers themselves. A handful of Venetian prints from the years around 1600 use images of theatrical performances in precisely this wayI will show that most of Banchieri’s images were recycled from a set of at least 31 generic theatrical woodcuts that first appeared in prints of Venetian comedies in 1591 and 1592. These illustrations will shed new light on Banchieri’s purpose in repeatedly re-inventing his theatrically themed canzonettas on the recreational function of these books and on his shifting views of performance practice for these works at a time that also saw the emergence of opera.

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China’s ‘Grand Strategy’ in Latin America

Margaret Myers, director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue, will present “China’s ‘Grand Strategy’ in Latin America” from 1:15-2:45 p.m. Thursday April 16, in LH-4.

Myers will discuss China’s foreign policy perspective regarding Latin America and the economic and social policy implications of China’s growing economic engagement with the region.

The event is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series titled “China in Latin America: Expanding Dimensions of South-South Development,” and is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, LACAS and AAAS.

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Global Health Conference Friday

The Human Rights and Global Health: Increasing Impact Conference will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, in UU-Old Union Hall. Faculty and students are invited to attend.

About 18 million deaths a year are poverty-related − many of these could be prevented simply by giving the poor greater access to medicine. The Global Health Impact Organization and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines chapter of Binghamton University have teamed up to bring you a conference on global health and human rights.

Speakers from around the globe will discuss global health, access to essential medicines, the basic science of neglected disease and physicians’ experiences in underserved communities. Invited speakers include members of Doctors without Borders and the International Vaccine Access Center as well as the pharmaceutical industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the work of local healthcare professionals, providing opportunities for networking and professional advancement including research opportunities, shadowing and more.

No registration is required and students can drop in throughout the day. Join us for a free lunch and reception.

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Career Day and Korean Night

The Center for Korean Studies, in collaboration with the Korean student groups, invites the campus community to the Korean Alumni Homecoming Event Saturday, April 18. This year’s event will feature two parts – Career Day and Korean Night.

Noon-2 p.m. – Career Day 2015, AA-G008
Welcoming remarks by Dean Anne McCall, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean Upinder Dhillon, School of Management

Keynote speakers will be Charles Kim ’98, management and finance, managing partner, Alpine Group USVI; and MyongJae Yi ’02, PPL, prosecutor, Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Career Day 2015 is free to attend and the full program can be found online.

7:30-11 p.m. – Korean Night, West Gym
Guest performer: Comedian David So
Tickets are $6 (advance); $8 at the door

For more information, contact the Center for Korean Studies via e-mail.

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IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series – Spring 2015

Natalia Andrievskikh, doctoral candidate in comparative literature, will present a talk on “The Taste of Fairy Tale: Consumption as a Theme and Textual Strategy in Sexing the Cherry” by Jeanette Winterson at noon Wednesday, April 15, in LN-1106, IASH Conference Room.

This reading will focus on the motif of consumption in its function to represent the female struggle for pleasure, power and expression through language. She will argue that the motif of consumption in Winterson’s text stretches beyond the thematic and into the structural, becoming an integral principle of the text’s construction. The presentation will pay special attention to the role of the fairy tale genre in enhancing structural possibilities of the postmodern fantastic text.

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Eighth annual Shriber Lecture

Pamela Kyle Crossley, Charles and Elfriede Collis Professor of History at Dartmouth College, will present “Nomad Rulers and the Modern World” from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in UU-103.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

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