Food Film Series

CMPL 255H, "The Feast in Philosophy, Film and Fiction" is offering a Food Film Series to accompany the class this Spring semester, 2015.  The feast or banquet functions as a strong symbol in most global communities.  Food and feasting often defines community by establishing a connection between those who eat, what they eat and how they eat: as such it shapes national and cultural identities.  The multiple purposes and nuances of food also make it a rich theme in literature, film, and the visual arts.  The food and banquet film has recently become a genre unto itself, and the outpouring of food films is helpful in understanding cross-cultural differences in the social and philosophical understandings of eating and feasting.  

 

 

The fIlm series, cosponsored by the Comparative Literature Program, CLOUD, and the Honors Program, is open to all.  Screenings will begin with a short introduction by a faculty member.  The series will run on Monday evenings throughout the semester, 6:30 pm-9 pm. in Graham Memorial 038.  Please see the poster below for additional information and a complete list of films.  Please contact Professor Inger Brodey brodey@email.unc.edu with any questions.

Professor Eliza Richards Attends Translation Symposium in China

In the Fall of 2014 Professor Eliza Richards traveled to China for a translation symposium entitled “Emily Dickinson Dwells in China―Possibilities of Translation and Transcultural Perspectives.” This trip was made possible by the generous support of the Carolina Asia Studies Center. 

 

 

Book Reading by Professor Jennifer Larson and Professor Henry Veggian

Professor Jennifer Larson and Professor Henry Veggian read from their books for the Understanding American Literature series at the Bulls Head Bookstore on November 19, 2014, at 3:30 pm. Professor Jennifer Larson reads from Understanding Suzan-Lori Parks (1:00), and Professor Veggian reads from Understanding Don DeLillo (14:20). Both professors answer questions at the end of the presentation (42:30).
 

Ethos 1.2 Released

Click here to read the second journal issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. In this issue, “The Academy and Its Futures,” contributors consider ways to reform our academic institutions; topics include the use of technology in the classroom, rhetoric's role in the defense of the humanities, the corporatization of the university, and more in the emerging field of criticial university studies.

We're grateful for the continued enthusiasm and support that we've received from the department.  We hope you'll enjoy Ethos and consider contributing, if you haven't already.

Download the issue, read the forums, and see the next call for papers at Ethos: http://www.ethosreview.org.

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