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Women, Blogging and the Academy

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While I was doing some research for my workshop on blogging and teaching (this Monday, in Ford 468, from 3:30-5:00), I came across this youtube video, "A Blog of Her Own: Scholarly Women on the Web":

A great event...

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Here is the event I mentioned at the end of class yesterday.


Graduate Student Symposium, March 6, 2010


The graduate students in the Department of French and Italian and Spanish and Portuguese put together a graduate student symposium every year to provide a space at the university to share our work and to hear from others in a variety of fields. 

This year, the symposium is on Saturday, March 6th.  The title is "Framing the Human": (De)Humanization in Language, Literature, and Culture", and the plenary speaker will be Deborah Jenson from Duke University.  Professor Jenson will also be giving a talk for IAS on Friday, March 5th. 

While both sponsoring departments work in literary studies, there will likely be people from disciplines outside of literature.  The schedule is not up yet, but will be soon, so keep an eye on the website.  It's too late to submit a paper, but I hope you all can stop by to listen to some of the panels!

"live the revolution" auditions

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I just happened across this notice on the U of M Department of Theater Arts and Dance blog for "live the revolution" auditions:


" I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
-Martin Luther King

"The spirit of Revolution should always permeate the soul of humanity...Old order should change, always and ever, yielding place to new, so that one "good" order may not corrupt the world. It is in this sense that we raise the shout,
-Bhagat Singh


Colliding together the words of Martin Luther King, Che Guevara, Rigoberta Menchu, Bhagat Singh, Subcomandante Marcos, Emma Goldman, Malcolm X, and other important revolutionaries- Live the Revolution is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative piece out to explore the need for revolution and change within our own society.

All of these revolutionary figures went on journeys were they had to inspire, fight, and provoke while constantly revolutionizing their beliefs. The collaboration of Live the Revolution is a creative journey that hopes to not only challenge and stretch notions of theatrical performance, but to engage the theatre and University community in a dialogue about how to revolutionize our own society and world.

In this piece collaborators will be asked- what in world motivates you into action, and what saddens you into silence? What experiences have left you feeling empowered, unstoppable? What happens when someone fights or challenges your beliefs? How do you fight back? How do you resist? Revolt?

This looks pretty cool...

A great event...

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Check out this great event by GWSS student, Katie Ernst: