Feb 19

Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group Discussion of Mad at School: Rhetorics of ...

The Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group welcomes faculty, instructional professors, postdocs, and graduate students to discuss texts that focus on inclusion, teaching and learning. This quarter, the open group will consider Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life and prepare to talk about the book with the author, who will be on campus in early March.

The University of Michigan Press notes: "Mad at School explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in the setting of U.S. higher education. Much of the research and teaching within disability studies assumes a disabled body but a rational and energetic (an "agile") mind. In Mad at School, scholar and disabilities activist Margaret Price asks: How might our education practices change if we understood disability to incorporate the disabled mind?"

The text is available electronically from the University of Chicago Library.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Feb 19

Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group Discussion of Mad at School: Rhetorics of ...

This winter quarter we will read Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life by Margaret Price.

University of Michigan Press notes: "Mad at School explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in the setting of U.S. higher education. Much of the research and teaching within disability studies assumes a disabled body but a rational and energetic (an "agile") mind. In Mad at School, scholar and disabilities activist Margaret Price asks: How might our education practices change if we understood disability to incorporate the disabled mind?"

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Feb 19 - Feb 20

Zen Meditation

Still your mind with a half-hour of Soto Zen meditation, with Nyozan Eric Shutt. Instruction at 5 pm, followed by meditation and optional dharma discussion.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Feb 19

Shusenjo Documentary Screening

SCHEDULE:

5:45 pm - Reception with light refreshments

6:30 pm – Film Screening of Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

8:30 pm – Q&A with director, Miki Dezuki

Miki Dezaki, a Youtuber who was threatened and harassed by Japan`s notorious netouyo (cyber neo-nationalists) for his video on racism in Japan, is not shying away from controversial topics with his debut feature length documentary on the comfort women issue. The film, titled Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue, dives deep into the most contentious dispute between Japan and Korea, and finds answers to hotly debated questions, such as: Were the comfort women “sexual slaves” or prostitutes? Were they coercively recruited? Were there really 200,000 comfort women? And, does Japan have a legal responsibility to apologize? Dezaki interweaves footage from demonstrations, man-on-the-street interviews, news and archival clips with in-depth interviews with prominent scholars and influencers from both sides of the debate. Shusenjo reveals surprising confessions and revelations that uncover hidden intentions of both supporters and detractors while deconstructing dominant narratives.

This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies with generous support from a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center Grant.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 5:45 PM

Feb 20

Armenian Circle

We aim to promote among the University community at large the history, culture, politics and traditions of the Armenians by having a lecture or event each week given by students, staff, or invited guests. Email Emily Terian (eterian@uchicago.edu) for more information or to be added to our mailing list.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Feb 20

Reimaginations

Reimaginations is a discussion group that takes place biweekly in the Tiffin Board Room, in which thinkers from different countries and disciplines come together in order to "reimagine" crucial concepts of the human experience.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Feb 20

Sayed Kashua - "Track Changes"

Sayed Kashua discusses Track Changes. He will be joined in conversation by Na'ama Rokem and Anastasia Giannakidou. A Q&A and signing will follow the conversation.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Comparative Literature, the Joyce Z. and and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

At the Co-op

About the book: Track Changes is a stunningly original, poignant, and captivating exploration of exile, love, country, and memory by one of the most important writers at work today.

About the author: Sayed Kashua is the author of the novels "Dancing Arabs," "Let It Be Morning," which was shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, "Second Person Singular," and "Native." He writes a weekly column for Haaretz and is the creator of the prizewinning sitcom Arab Labor. Now living in the United States with is family, he is completing his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis.

About the interlocutors:

Na'ama Rokem is Associate Professor in the Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Comparative Literature, and director of the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Prosaic Conditions: Heinrich Heine and the Spaces of Zionist Literature, as well as articles and essays about Franz Kafka's Zionism, Paul Celan's multilingualism, and Hannah Arendt's Yiddish op-ed writing, among other topics.

Dr. Anastasia Giannakidou is a Professor of Linguistics and the College at the University of Chicago. She studied Classical Philology and Linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and received her PhD in Linguistics from University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is one of the founders and the director of the newly established Hellenic Studies Center at the University of Chicago. She is also a co-director of the Center for Gesture, Sign and Language, and a collaborator in the Bilingualism Matters initiative in Chicago. Anastasia's main interests are on linguistic meaning, the relation between meaning and form, and how language is used to convey subjectivity, including ideology.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

See: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122274261400813/

Feb 20

Sayed Kashua - "Track Changes"

Sayed Kashua is the author of the novels "Dancing Arabs," "Let It Be Morning," which was shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, "Second Person Singular," and "Native." He writes a weekly column for Haaretz and is the creator of the prizewinning sitcom Arab Labor. At this Co-Op Bookstore event, he will discuss his new book, "Track Changes," followed by a time of Q&A with the audience. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Joyce Z. and and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. For information see the website at https://www.semcoop.com/event/sayed-kashua-track-changes.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

See: https://www.semcoop.com/event/sayed-kashua-track-changes

Feb 20

Poem Present: Reading with Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA with honours from Bard College. She is the author of the chapbook Chromosomory (2010) and the full-length collectionWhereas (2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Awards. She has been a contributing editor to Drunken Boat and is poetry editor at Kore Press; in 2012, her participatory installation, Whereas We Respond, was featured on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In 2015, Long Soldier was awarded a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. A citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Long Soldier lives in Tsaile, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation, with her husband and daughter. She is an adjunct faculty member at Diné College.

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Feb 20

Feb 20: Kyoto Program Application Deadline

Thursday, February 20 is the Study Abroad application deadline for the Kyoto program. (Note that this deadline is earlier than previously announced.)

Date: February 20, 2020
Time: All Day

See: https://study-abroad.uchicago.edu/programs/kcjs