Affiliated events, panels, and announcements that might interest you!
Call for Lightning Papers: Classics and Civic Activism
Joint AIA/SCS workshop, January 2–5, 2020, Washington, D.C.
Organizers: Yurie Hong (Gustavus Adolphus College), Marina Haworth (North Hennepin Community College), Amit Shilo (UC, Santa Barbara), T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University)
Classicists at all levels have knowledge, experience, skills, and contacts that can usefully contribute to civic activism outside of academia proper. The Classics & Social Justice Affiliated Group has organized a workshop on the subject of Classics and Civic Activism for the upcoming AIA/SCS meeting. We invite proposals for a lightning round on outward-facing activism in which presenters will spend 3 minutes sharing their own experiences and making recommendations. These presentations will become integral to discussions among participants during the following breakout sessions.
Submit a 1-2 sentence proposal to be a lightning-round speaker by filling out this brief submission form.
Due by midnight, September 15.
Introducing the Sportula Summer Incubator
Interested in starting a classics-related public academic project this summer?
A zine? Online anthology? Performance piece? Caucus? Social justice org? Art show?
Open to all students of Classics!
What you get: work 1-on-1 with Berkeley PhD candidates to develop your idea, apply for funding, and utilize the Sportula’s “old boys network for all” connections within the field to get your idea widely publicized and off the ground!
Email the Sportula at email@example.com
Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
To celebrate, we compiled a short list of our favorite Asian/Asian American content across several media. More suggestions? Let us know!
Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha, Dictee
Alexander Chee, Edinburgh
Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
Yuri Kochiyama, Passing It On
Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker
John Okada, No-No Boy
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows
Yu Hua, China in Ten Words
LIT FOR KIDS
Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira
Allen Say, Emma’s Rug
Allen Say, Grandfather’s Journey
Tayo Yashima, Umbrella
Anne Anlin Cheng, The Melancholy of Race
Yen Le Espiritu, Body Counts
Lisa Lowe, Immigrant Acts
Colleen Lye, America’s Asia
FILM AND TV
Made in Heaven
Always Be My Maybe (coming soon to Netflix!)
Larissa Pham, “Abject Permanence”
Avni Sejpal and Arundhati Roy, “How to Think About Empire”
Ocean Vuong, “Α Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read”
David Wong Louie, “Eat, Memory”
By The Sportula
Are you a classicist at any stage of your career? Do you self-identify as part of a group that’s faced structural barriers to educational success? (e.g. BIPOC*, disabled, LGBTQ+, working class, student parent…)
This is a conference BY us and FOR us, to showcase our excellence!
IT WILL BE ONLINE: SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND
Submissions and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
FemClas 2020, the eighth quadrennial conference of its kind, takes place on May 21–24, 2020, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the invitation of the Wake Forest University Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy. The conference theme is “body/language,” broadly construed, and papers on all topics related to feminism, Classics, Philosophy, and related fields are welcome.