Month: January 2015

NWWS: A conversation with bestselling “Farm City” author Novella Carpenter

[ May 8, 2015; 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_20199" align="alignright" width="200"] Novella Carpenter[/caption]

UO Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Best-selling journalist and memoirist Novella Carpenter will talk about her urban farm experience in downtown Oakland, California in a conversation moderated by award-winning food blogger Jennifer Burns Bright (UO Departments of English and Comparative Literature). Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of […]

NWWS: The Language of Baklava, a panel discussion with and about Diana Abu-Jaber

[ May 8, 2015; 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm. ] UO Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

“Diana Abu-Jaber’s vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with talks of Lake Ontario cookouts and feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked meals, complete with recipes, in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana’s childhood—American and Jordanian—while helping to […]

Diana Abu-Jaber At Large | Jefferson Public Radio

“We’re still trying to figure out what Diana Abu-Jaber does NOT do; she’s good at so many things. Novelist, cookbook author, teacher, speaker… and there…”
You can listen to this May 6 interview with Diana Abu-Jaber at:    /  Source: Diana Abu-Jaber At Large | Jefferson Public Radio

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 6, Hacking the Black/White Binary

January 5, 2015—The Fembot Collective released the latest edition of its online open-access, peer-reviewed journal. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 6: “Hacking the Black/White Binary” was edited by Brittney Cooper and Margaret Rhee.
Fembot is a a CSWS Special Project.
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Japanese and Korean Mediascapes: Youth, Popular Culture, and Nation

[ May 29, 2015 9:30 am to May 30, 2015 3:15 pm. ]
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

This two-day event will explore the globalization of Japanese and Korean popular culture with an eye to major historical movements and media trends. Many of the talks cover gender issues. We will investigate how popular music, video games, television dramas, and comics have shaped international relations, soothed historical tensions, and […]

Cuban science fiction scholar Yasmín S. Portales Machado to speak at CSWS

[ May 13, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
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[caption id="attachment_21979" align="alignleft" width="105"] Yasmin Silvia Portales Machado[/caption]
“In Search of Estraven III: Homophobia, Feminism & (Homo)Sexualities in Cuban Science Fiction of the 21st Century”
A science fiction scholar and gay rights activist, Yasmín S. Portales Machado is a freelance journalist for and She is the […]