Join Dr. Grace Gipson for a live online discussion of Dungeons & Dragons' relationship with individual identity hosted on Zoom by the New Commons Project.
Join Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) and Vanessa Brown (2020 graduate of UMF and graduate student) for an overview of Solange's influences and contemporaries. If you are new to Solange or R&B music, this is the talk… Continue Reading "Stephen Grandchamp and Vanessa Brown, “Solange in Context: Past and Present Social Engagement in R&B”"
Where and how will we build safe spaces for ourselves? Can we cultivate shelter for one another in this era in which we are hyperaware of chronic racial surveillance, the casual acceptance of misogyny, and quotidian micro-aggressions? And how might we jealously hold onto… Continue Reading "Online Live Keynote and Discussion: Daphne Brooks, “‘I Traveled Seventy States’: Solange & the Poetics of Black Feminist Sonic Alterity”"
Join Dr. Erika Rodriguez (Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Humanities at UMF) for a workshop inspired by the lyrics and music of Solange's A Seat at the Table! Solange's work is deeply engaged with reflections on her personal history: identity, place, loved ones, and political context.… Continue Reading "Erika Rodriguez, “The Personal and the Political Workshop”"
In the art exhibit Living Paper: Touch and Textual Afterlife, six pieces of Crystal Cawley’s original paper sculptures draw together texts and textiles, honoring traditions of handiwork while giving renewed poetic life to discarded objects. This exhibit includes Cawley’s limited edition artist’s book of… Continue Reading "Art Exhibit: Crystal Cawley, “Living Paper: Touch and Textual Afterlife”"
Pick up a free copy of The Yellow Wallpaper! Your new copy will be a reissuing of the 1973 Feminist Press edition, with an afterword by Elaine R. Hedges, that solidified the text's importance in gender studies scholarship. You can pick up your copy beginning… Continue Reading "“The Yellow Wallpaper” Book Giveway"
In this online event, Dr. Misty Krueger (Associate Professor of English at UMF) will historically situate Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." The lecture will include playing and analysis of Dr. Krueger's new recording of "The Yellow Wallpaper," available now!. No registration is… Continue Reading "Misty Krueger, “Why Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Why We Still Read It”"
Dr. Elizabeth Donaldson, prominent disability studies scholar and Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology, will discuss Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, the historical figure behind the rest cure; reading Gilman in the pandemic; and present-day connections to the #FreeBritney movement. This… Continue Reading "Online Video Keynote: Elizabeth Donaldson, “Framing Silas Weir Mitchell”"
Artist Crystal Cawley leads a beginners workshop on paper sewing that will enable you to turn discarded paper into art. All materials will be provided. This in-person event is open only to the UMF community (current students, staff, and faculty), and preregistration is required:… Continue Reading "Paper Sewing Workshop With Crystal Cawley"
Join Ann Bartges (Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Emery Community Arts Center Director at UMF) and Dr. Kristen Case (Professor of English at UMF) for a discussion of the relationship between "Reimagining the Real" (an art exhibit co-sponsored by the New Commons Project… Continue Reading "Ann Bartges and Kristen Case, “Discussion of ‘Reimagining the Real’ and ‘Christina’s World'”"