Upcoming Lecture Events

Thursday, August 22

Lecture: "From Book Shelves to Cat Walk: Wearable Papercuts and Artists Books"

Day: August 22 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Room 053

Book artist Béatrice Coron will introduce the many facets of contemporary paper cutting as well as her artist's journey in visual storytelling, from the historical roots of this art form to a panorama of international artists. This simple media took her from illustration to artists books, public art and animation. She will demonstrate its endless possibilities and applications where there is no limit but your imagination.

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Tuesday, September 10

Lecture: "What is Taiwan Studies?"

Day: September 10 Time: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Location: Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum

Professor James Lin (University of Washington - Seattle) is a historian of Taiwan and its interactions with the world in the 20th century. He will talk about what Taiwan Studies is, how it evolved, and what they do at UW's new Taiwan Studies Program. The talk will not presuppose any prior knowledge of Taiwan, history, or Sinitic languages. Everyone is welcome!

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Saturday, September 14

Lecture: "A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching"

Day: September 14 Time: 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Room 053

In this presentation, Anna Wager will explore the work of May Morris (1862–1938), an accomplished designer, embroiderer, public speaker, educator, advocate for social causes, and founder of the Women's Guild of Arts. Morris's legacy is tied to her father William Morris, and his role as the leader of the British Arts & Crafts movement. This talk will focus on the objects of…

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Thursday, September 19

Guest Lecture: Yoko Tawada

Day: September 19 Time: 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 109

The celebrated Japanese-German author Yoko Tawada will give a public lecture that will highlight how her work unfolds at the intersections of language, multicultural identity, and literary translation.

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Wednesday, October 2
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Lecture: "Big Problems with Our Criminal Justice System—and How to Fix Them"

Day: October 2 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

The Susan Resneck Pierce Lectures in Public Affairs & The Arts presents the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff.

As Professor Joshi has written, Judge Rakoff’s critiques of the United States criminal justice system (including sentencing laws, the growing power of prosecutors and crippling system of plea bargaining, and the death penalty) align with the principles of the University of Puget Sound where one of our signature initiatives is the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a college-in-prison program…

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Wednesday, October 9

Phi Beta Kappa Magee Address

Day: October 9 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Trimble Hall, Trimble Forum

Sara Freeman, chair and associate professor of Theatre Arts, will present this talk.

The Magee address was established in honor of John B. Magee, Professor of Philosophy and Religion. Magee was an ordained United Methodist minister and an outstanding professor, author, and mentor who was one of the driving forces in establishing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Puget Sound in 1986. He was the author of several books including: Religion and Modern Man: A Study of the Religious Meaning…

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Wednesday, October 16

Lecture: "From My Lens: Everyday Black Excellence is the Heartbeat of New Orleans"

Day: October 16 Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

African American Studies, alongside the Department of Art and Art History, will bring photographer Jamell Tate to campus for a short residency in October.

Tate is a young up-and-coming photographer who was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. As of now his lens is mainly focused on the black experience and cultural contributions that helped make New Orleans the rich…

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Friday, October 25

Lecture: "The Struggle for Rites: Invoking the Sacred through LGBTQ Liberation"

Day: October 25 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Pamela Lightsey, Ph.D., has a stellar history as a senior administrator and scholar in higher education. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before her appointment at Meadville, she was associate dean at Boston University School of Theology. She is also an ordained elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of…

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Friday, November 1

Lecture: "More Subversive Stitching: Tiny Pricks—Tweets, Textiles, and Trump"

Day: November 1 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives Seminar Room, Second Floor

Artist Diana Weymar is the found of the Tiny Pricks project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a travelling collection that has been exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and…

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August 19 - December 31 Ongoing Events

Book Reading and Discussion: "The World According to Fannie Davis"

Days: October 7-8 Time: 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 193

Bridgett M. Davis, CUNY professor, filmmaker, and award-winning author, will discuss her latest book, The World According to Fannie Davis (Little Brown 2019). Davis uses feminist and critical race frameworks to analyze her mother’s resistance to economic racism as a banker in organized low-stakes gambling that predated state-sponsored lotteries. Join us for a discussion about economic empowerment as it intersects with race, class, and gender.

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