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Nomad Speaker Event

Please join us for the first in our Threshold themed Nomad Speaker Events

Prof. Leah Middlebrook

"Showing What is Not Seen and Saying What is Not Said in Don Quixote"

Mona Tougas, Comparative Literature doctoral candidate

"Threshold of Justice: Langston Hughes' Scottsboro Play between Russian and English"

Nomad Speaker Event

Tuesday, Nov. 17

5:30 p.m., 110 Willamette


Beata Stawarska, Professor of Philosophy, has published Saussure's Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology: Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics (Oxford 2015).

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Ying Xiong has placed an article with Mediascape: The UCLA Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. The article, titled "The Extension of Poetic Mind: Moving Visual Thinking in Chinese Cinepoetry," will appear in the 2015 Feature Section on Time.

Baran Germen has just published an article ("Of Parks and Hamams") in the online journal Assuming Gender (University of Cardiff).

Julia "Susi" Gomez has been selected as a recipient of the Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship.






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"Resonant Evil: Sonic Palimpsests & Haptic Sonority in Transnational Horror Cinema"


Steven T. Brown

Friday, Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Knight Library, Room 36, Main Campus

Professor Steven T. Brown gave 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.


Comparative Literature Journal

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




Art's UndoingProfessor Forest Pyle (English, and a member of the comparative literature participating faculty), who taught 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.

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