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The department sponsors a weekly luncheon series, usually held Mondays at 12:20 in Kern 102, along with ongoing meetings of interst groups such as the PSU Americanists group, as well as a number of film series and occasional talks.

Liberal Arts Collective Podcast Series - every Thursday

When Feb 25, 2021
from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
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Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State will be running a “conference-style” podcast series to feature intellectual, activist, artistic, or community work happening around the contemporary crises of race, environment, and pandemic. New episodes are posted weekly on Thursdays. For our full list of episodes, please see the Unraveling the Anthropocene main page. Meet the organizing team here.

You can listen to these episodes on the LAC website, Anchor, or Spotify. Be sure to subscribe on your chosen platform!

Leo Ching (Duke University), "Towards an Archipelagic East Asia: Taiwan, Jeju, Okinawa and Decontinentalization"

When Mar 01, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Tom Chen (Lehigh University), "A Trans-Nationalist Cinema: North Korean Films in Socialist China"

When Mar 15, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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A Workshop on Methods - The World of Professional Editing

When Mar 18, 2021
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
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Rebekah Zwanzig is a freelance editor who has a passion for projects in the fields of religion, Arabic and Middle Eastern culture and thought, literature, and peacebuilding. She completed extensive graduate work in philosophy, religion, and comparative literature and used this knowledge to develop her expertise as an academic editor who works on material ranging from medieval Islamic history and philosophy to early modern literary studies and Japanese social and political history. Rebekah has worked on scholarly monographs, edited volumes, and articles for both individual clients and academic presses and journals in the United States and abroad.

 

This 90-minute, informal workshop is an opportunity to speak with her about specific methods, challenges, and approaches to professional work in the field of scholarly editing. She will discuss her experiences getting started in the business, some tips for success, and highlight some of her current projects.

 

Please register in advance.

Thomas Lamarre (McGill University), "Media Ecology: Television and Animation"

When Mar 22, 2021
from 12:05 PM to 01:30 PM
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Sponsored by the department of Comparative Literature, department of Asian Studies, Center for Humanities and Information, and the Digital Culture and Media Initiative.

LAC Roundtable (Unraveling the Anthropocene) with Laura Anderson Barbata (Independent Artist) and Darren Ranco (University of Maine)

When Mar 29, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Weihsin Gui (UC Riverside), "Hyphenational Poetics: Omar Musa’s Malaysian Australian Poetry"

When Apr 05, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Sookja Cho (Arizona State), "Tales of the Forgotten: The Story of Premodern Korean Literature and Its Interactions with China"

When Apr 12, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Christine Okoth (University of Warwick), "Inexhaustibility and the Aesthetics of Reuse"

When Apr 19, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Artist Ibrahim Mahama and his gallery the White Cube

Department Awards & Recognition

When Apr 26, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Mentoring for the Future

When Jun 03, 2021 08:00 AM to
Jun 04, 2021 05:00 PM
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