Sep 23, 2:30 PM
Oct 8, 2:30–3:30 PM
Professor Leah Price (Rutgers University) discusses her recent work, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (2019), in which she demonstrates that the death of reading has been greatly exaggerated.
Film screenings and discussions of the importance of representation in film and the opportunities independent films offer marginalized communities as they seek to tell their own stories.
In this unique lecture-demonstration, featuring performers from Japan's most renowned chindon-ya troupe, ethnomusicologist Marié Abe shows how this seemingly innocuous and obsolete form of musical labor has gained traction in modern Japan.
Are immigrants as welcome in Ireland as citizens claim? Newhouse Fellow Sarah Townsend unearths the secret history of Irish-American assimilation that haunts race relations in Ireland today.
Newhouse Fellow Kellie Carter Jackson traces the story of Joseph Laroche to allow us to better understand the possibilities and limitations of black travel in the Titanic moment.
Newhouse Center faculty fellow Rebecca Summerhays discusses her ongoing research project: the Novel on the Defensive: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, William Paley’s Natural Theology, and the Human Machine.
Author and environmental media scholar Hunter Vaughan examines the environmental effects of filmmaking, from Hollywood classics to the digital era, considering how popular screen media shape and reflect our understanding of the natural world.