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"Resonant Evil: Sonic Palimpsests & Haptic Sonority in Transnational Horror Cinema"
Steven T. Brown
Friday, May 8, 3:30 p.m.
Knight Library, Room 36, Main Campus
Professor Steven T. Brown will give a work-in-progress presentation titled "Resonant Evil: Sonic Palimpsests & Haptic Sonority in Transnational Horror Cinema." The author of Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture and Theatricalities of Power: The Cultural Politics of Noh, Professor Brown is currently working on a study of sound design in the Asian horror genre.
Due to an unfortunate room scheduling error, Prof. Brown's talk was not able to take place on Friday, May 8th and will have to be rescheduled. More details soon.
REEES Graduate Symposium
The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to co-sponsoring the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Graduate Symposium, at which several comparative literature doctoral students will be presenting papers.
Friday, May 1
8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room
"Wars and Utopias of the Russian Avant-Garde"
Professor Nina Gourianova, Northwestern University
For program of events, click here
Assistant Professor Michael Allan served as guest editor for a special edition of the Comparative Literature journal:
Reading Secularism: Religion, Literature, Aesthetics Volume 65, Number 3, Summer 2013
Professor Forest Pyle (English, and a member of the comparative literature participating faculty), who will be teaching a graduate seminar in poetics for Comparative Literature in spring of 2015, has published Art's Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism (Fordham University Press)
Professor Kenneth Calhoon has edited and contributed to an issue of Konturen, an e-journal devoted to thresholds of all kinds. This issue, Abstraction and Materiality in the Arts, Literature and Music, stems from a conference by the same title held on the Oregon campus in April of 2011.