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Transnational Asian Film Festival–Home: Leave and Return

Poster for Transnational Asian Film Festival

The Second Transnational Asian Film Festival (TAFF) features three recent films from Taiwan, Bhutan, and Vietnam that together ask how people leave and return home to reconnect, reform, and reconcile. From a Taiwanese working class family involved in pigeon racing in Chan Ching-lin’s Coo-Coo 043 (2022), to a village affected by Bhutan’s democratization in Pawo Choyning Dorij’s The Monk and … Continue reading “Transnational Asian Film Festival–Home: Leave and Return”

Italian Festival at Williams

Photograph of the town of Cosa Vedere with bright blue sky and clouds

Come celebrate Italian and Italian-American culture at Williams College. The festival features the wealth of students who engage with Italy and Italian culture in our language and literature classes, but also in other venues such as art, music, and performance studies. The event will consist of a series of moments focused on students at Williams, … Continue reading “Italian Festival at Williams”

Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Greek Novel

Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Greek Novel- Cioffi

Robert Cioffi, Assistant Professor of Classics—Bard College, will give a talk on “Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Greek Novel”. Robert Cioffi’s research interests include Greek literature, travel and ethnography in the ancient world, the history of the novel, Greek and Roman religion, Greek and Egyptian cultural interactions, and papyrology (the branch of study that deals with … Continue reading “Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Greek Novel”

The Uyghurs: Kashgar before the Catastrophe – A Photographer’s Story

Kevin Bubriski, The Uyghurs: Kashgar before the Catastrophe – A Photographer’s Story

Photographer Kevin Bubriski will present work from his most recent book:  portraits of Uyghurs and their ancient city in 1998, before the catastrophe—the persecution of Uyghurs on a massive scale by the Chinese government. Kevin Bubriski is a documentary photographer. His photographs are in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, … Continue reading “The Uyghurs: Kashgar before the Catastrophe – A Photographer’s Story”

Julie Cassiday’s new book, Russian Style, reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement

Headshot of Julie Cassiday

Congratulations to Julie Cassiday, the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, as her recent book, “Russian Style: Performing Gender, Power, and Putinism,” has been featured in a recent edition of the Times Literary Supplement. Cassiday’s timely book discusses the politics of gender and sexuality in Russian popular culture and received a warm … Continue reading “Julie Cassiday’s new book, Russian Style, reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement”

CGLLC affiliated faculty member Amal Eqeiq Awarded Tenure

Amal Eqeiq with bouquet of flowers

Congratulations to Amal Eqeiq on her recent promotion to associate professor with tenure. Amal Eqeiq, a scholar in Arabic and comparative literature, dedicates her research to unraveling the profound impact of art, language, and culture on the political liberation of marginalized communities, subalternized groups, and Indigenous peoples across the globe. She is also a widely … Continue reading “CGLLC affiliated faculty member Amal Eqeiq Awarded Tenure”