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Apr 15, 2014
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Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 9.50.24 AMSammy Flores-Pena will be delivering a paper at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on April 16, 2014. He will be giving a paper on the connections between Chinese and Afro Cuban cultures, titled My Saints, Your Saints, Our Saints: Chinese Presence in Afro Cuban Culture.
Apr 15, 2014
LAS Blog
Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 9.50.43 AMTiffany Graham presented a paper and lecture entitled Food Art Performances at the 8th Interdisciplinary & Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film, and the Other Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio on March 1, 2014.
Apr 15, 2014
LAS Blog
Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 9.56.32 AMHighly regarded LAS English faculty, Maggie Light has just published a short story titled Quitter Takes All in the Fall edition of the independent literary periodical, Cleaver. This charming short story can be found here: http://www.cleavermagazine.com/quitter-takes-all-by-maggie-light/.
Apr 15, 2014
LAS Blog
Dressing Up at LACMA: It’s a Wrap by Jeanne S. M. Willette My friend, the great painter, Lena Rivkin (www.lenarivkin.com), and I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the Diane von Fursteberg dresses on display at the old May Company building. The exhibition, which included the many depictions by many [more]
Apr 15, 2014
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Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 9.56.54 AMLAS cultural studies faculty and noted folklorist, Heather Joseph-Witham, will be appearing on the Weather Channel as part of their Tornado Week at the end of April. She will be discussing links between deities, tornados, UFOs, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
Apr 14, 2014
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 WHAT IS AN AUTHOR? Part Four of a Five Part Series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault: “What is an Author?” was posted on January 24, 2014. This short essay was very influential in rethinking the notion of “author” as a bounded entity who produced a unified body of work. This series can also be accessed [more]
Apr 10, 2014
LAS Blog
Sometimes it is dangerous to go to conferences; there is no place to hide from the ideas, the issues and the changes that presenters share. In many ways, it is like going to a Las Vegas buffet.  There may be some things you don’t want to try, some things you have all the time, but [more]
Apr 8, 2014
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CONSERVING MURAL JACKSON POLLOCK’ S MURAL AT THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSUEM Through June 1, 2014 Art lovers in Los Angeles and, indeed, in California, have a rare opportunity to see one of the most significant works in post-war contemporary American art: Jackson Pollock’s Mural at the Getty Museum. Painted over a period of months at [more]
Apr 7, 2014
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THIS IS NOT A PIPE Part Three of a Five Part Series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault: This is Not a Pipe was posted on January 17, 2014. This post discusses the relationship between words and things, Foucault’s mediation upon semiotics. This series can also be accessed through with Heathwood Press, an English journal of [more]
Mar 31, 2014
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 MICHEL FOUCAULT AND KNOWLEDGE Part Two of a Five Part Series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault and Knowledge was posted on January 10, 2014. This post is an examination of Foucault’s seminal investigation on the ways in which cultures create discourses that evolve over time into “knowledge.” This series can also be accessed through with [more]

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