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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Screening and Q&A with Film Writer/Producer Michael Streissguth

Jun 12, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Sutton Pavilion, Syracuse Stage

Michael Streissguth (Le Moyne College)
“Out of darkness comes light” was a pervasive theme for Johnny Cash in his music and personal life. Cash danced on the edge of illegal and illicit and understood the complexity of convicts who are not only perpetrators but also victims. 

In conjunction with its production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Syracuse Stage will screen the acclaimed documentary, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.  Immediately following, the film’s writer & producer, Michael Streissguth will give a talk and engage in Q & A with the audience.

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Local and Global Contexts of World Englishes

Jun 30, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Syracuse University

Conference June 30 - July 2, 2017

This conference features lectures and workshops on a broad array of topics drawn from a variety of interdisciplinary fields ranging from Information Studies, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Linguistic and Cognitive Sciences to International Business, English, Composition and Rhetoric, Media, Global Affairs and Policy Studies. Link to complete details at the conference website.


Support comes from the Humanities Center in addition to these Syracuse co-sponsors:

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Vice Chancellor and Provost

College of Arts & Sciences

Office of Research

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Newhouse Center for Global Engagement

IAWE

Kiebach Cener for International Business Studies

Moynihan Global Affairs Institute (The Maxwell School

Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Asian American Studies

Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Latino/Latin American Studies Programs

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Department of Psychology

SU Abroad and the Associate Provost for International Education

South Asia Center

Linguistic Studies Program

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Sune Woods / Fred Moten Exhibit and Lecture

Sep 13, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Watson Theater

A lecture by artist Sune Woods is often referred to as a spoken word performance. Her work combines language, found imagery, moving images, and sound in multi-media formats.  A campus visit by poet Fred Moten is also scheduled to coincide with this engagement.
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Poetry and Belonging: Readings by Janice Harrington and Oliver de la Paz

Sep 26, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

YMCA Downtown Writers Center

This evening of readings brings two well-known poets to this year’s Symposium, a traditional collaboration between the Arts Branch of the YMCA and the University.
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Working Between Worlds, Workshop with Janice Harrington and Oliver de la Paz

Sep 27, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Janice Harrington
Oliver de la Paz
This mini-seminar, with poets Harrington and de la Paz, is targeted for serious writers and writing teachers; including advanced adult writing students from the Downtown Writers Center, creative writing MFA students from the University, and faculty members from both programs.
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15th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Sep 28, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

screenings in various locations

Consult the official SUHRFF website for film titles and descriptions as they are announced.
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Belonging to the International: Gender, Sexuality, and Communist Identity During the Spanish Civil War

Sep 28, 2017, 10:00 AM-12:20 PM

Peter Graham Room 114, Bird Library

Dr. Lisa A. Kirschenbaum (West Chester University, PA)
As an official "Syracuse Symposium" course, the combination of US/LIT 400 (Revolution and the Avant-garde in Russia) with SPA 400 (Revolution: Cultural Responses in Spain) welcomes Dr. Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, Professor of Russian History to present this public lecture, open to all. Kirschenbaum is the author of International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and Suspicion (Cambridge UP, 2015). This study won the Best Book by a Woman in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies awarded by The Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

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Embodied Belongings: Exploring the Politics of ‘Queer’ in South Asia

Oct 5, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

Vivek Shraya (Toronto)
Multidisciplinary South Asian artist Vivek Shraya will show and discuss a range of her work -- literature, song and film -- to highlight the complex relationship between belonging and the body itself.  Her work consistently tackles what it means to belong (and not belong) in relation to family, religion, community spaces, queerness and transness.

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States of Diasporic Belongings

Oct 12, 2017, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Peter Graham Room 114, Bird Library

Wafaa Bilal (New York University)
An internationally acclaimed artist, Bilal's interactive installations and creative performances encourage dialogue about questions of identity, exile, and American politics. Born in Iraq, Bilal’s 2007 installation Domestic Tension highlighted the corporeal impact of the US invasion of Iraq on Arab and Muslim Americans, raising questions about belonging that remain pertinent to today’s politics of exclusion.
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Workshop with Wafaa Bilal

Oct 13, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Wafaa Bilal (New York University)
As an Iraqi-born American, Bilal's artistic engagement with media, video, and design challenges the dominant steretoypes of the Middle East as a space dominated by war, or religion, and void of culture.  His works gives visibility to the region’s vast tradition of cultural production often under-represented, including on college campuses. The morning following his public talk, Bilal’s small-group session continues an important conversation on the relevance and role of artistic expression and the humanities in general in addressing issues of war trauma, violence, and diasporic belongings.  Please RSVP by Otober 4; include any requests for accessibility accommodations.
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A Hiroshima Experience

Oct 24, 2017, 5:15 PM-7:00 PM

Slocum Atrium

Keiko Ogura (Japan)
Ms. Ogura is one of few remaining survivors exposed to the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion in 1945. Ever since that day, she has dedicated her life to sharing her experiences as a witness to world history. She taught herself to speak English so she could communicate with young Americans bound to shape future policies. The School of Architecture has organized this panel of artists and architects whose work grapples with difficult memories. This talk provides an opportunity for the Syracuse community to meet Ms. Ogura and to discuss a history we collectively constructed and to which we all belong. There will be an accompanying exhibit in the Slocum Hall gallery.

Other activities during Ogura's stay include a day-long symposium on the effects of the atomic bombs on post-WWII Japanese culture, set for Saturday, October 28th, hosted by the Languages, Literatures and Linguistics department and the Moynihan Institute.

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A Hiroshima Experience

Oct 28, 2017, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

Keiko Ogura (Japan)
Ms. Ogura is one of few remaining survivors exposed to the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion in 1945. Ever since that day, she has dedicated her life to sharing her experiences as a witness to world history. She taught herself to speak English so she could communicate with young Americans bound to shape future policies. This day-long symposium focuses on the effects of the atomic bombs on post-WWII Japanese culture, hosted by the Languages, Literatures and Linguistics department and the Moynihan Institute.

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Traditional Writing Systems: Belonging, Legitimacy, and Pride of Heritage

Nov 3, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Peter Graham Room 114, Bird Library

Tim Brookes (Champlain College)
A culture's sense of belonging is strongly affected by whether it has its own writing system, replete with local knowledge and beliefs, or whether it is forced to use one imported by a colonial / military / political / economic power. Brookes brings carvings and stories from a variety of cultures, especially the indigenous peoples of Bangladesh, to make this point abundantly -- and sometimes chillingly -- clear.
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Enough with All These Border Walls: Redrawing Disciplinary Becoming and Belonging

Nov 8, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Paul Prior (University of Illinois)
Space is limited for this small-group session.  Please RSVP to Patrick W. Berry at pwberry@syr.edu by October 30. Include any requests for accessibility accomodations.
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Making and Remaking a Literate Life: Being, Longing, Belonging

Nov 8, 2017, 2:15 PM-3:45 PM

347 Hinds Hall

Paul Prior (University of Illinois)
Jody Shipka (University of Maryland)
This presentation challenges static notions of being and belonging in accounts of literacies and disciplines. Instead, it offers a dynamic view of the embodied, affective, and historically situated processes of making and remaking literate lives.
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Making, Being, and Belonging through Multimodal Composing

Nov 9, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Jody Shipka (University of Maryland)
Space is limited for this small-group session.  Please RSVP to Patrick W. Berry at pwberry@syr.edu by October 30. Include any requests for accessibility accomodations.
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Music in Multicultural Syracuse: New American Musical Traditions

Dec 2, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Grant Auditorium

A musical performance at 6 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m. -- details coming soon!
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Classification & Language(s) of Belonging

Dec 4, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

Melissa Adler (University of Kentucky)
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Classification & Language(s) of Belonging

Dec 5, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Melissa Adler (University of Kentucky)
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Theatre of the Mind: Staging Mental Health & Sense of Belonging

Jan 28, 2018, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Sutton Pavilion, Syracuse Stage

In conjunction with our production of Next to Normal -- and following a matinee performance on Sunday, January 28 -- Syracuse Stage will host a panel of mental health educators, theatre artists, psychiatric practitioners, and community members for an in-depth public discussion.
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Inside the Other: The films of Eva Rødro and Kahlik Allah

Mar 8, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Everson Museum of Art, Hosmer Auditorium (401 Harrison Street, Syracuse)

The public is invited to this screening and reception.
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Classification & Language(s) of Belonging

Apr 5, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

Jenna Freedman (Columbia University)

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Classification & Language(s) of Belonging

Apr 6, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Jenna Freedman (Columbia University)
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Eco-Dharma: Belonging to the Earth

Apr 19, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

David Loy (Boulder, CO)
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Care/Work: Queer Disabled Femme of Color Magic

Apr 25, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Toronto/Oakland)
In this performance/reading, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from new and recent work focused on queer hard femme disabled poetics of color -- the intersections of working class femme smarts and survival, crip world, femme on femme of color intimacies and the rebellions and vulnerable strengths found therein.
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Care/Work: Queer Disabled Femme of Color Magic

Apr 26, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

time and location T.B.A.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Toronto/Oakland)