Media Mentions: May 2018

Media Mentions: May 2018

The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

"Decades of South Side Home Movies to be Released in Digital Archive"
UChicago Art
Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies) and South Side Home Movie Project launch digital public archive with access to over 200 home movies shot by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods from 1929-1982.

"What Wendy Doniger says about 'subversion of science' under Modi government"
The Daily O
Article delves into new book by Wendy Doniger (South Asian Languages and Civilizations), and the complex politics that allow "mythoscience" to thrive in India.

"How GIPHY turned short videos into a multi-million dollar, internet-ruling idea"
ABC News
English PhD Student, Lauren M. Jackson talks about digital blackface in reaction GIFs in interview for ABC’s Nightline. 

"National Gallery names art historian Wu Hung as 2019 Mellon Lecturer"
The Art News Paper
Wu Hung (East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Art History) will deliver the 68th annual A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts beginning March 2019.

"UChicago Department of Art History, the Humanities Division, the College, and Institute for Molecular Engineering Announce Conservation Science Teaching Program with the Art Institute of Chicago"
UChicago Arts
Over the course of five years the program will support an annual eight-week summer undergraduate research internship in the Department of Conservation and Science.

"Philip Roth, award-winning author and UChicago alumnus, 1933-2018"
UChicago News
Alumnus Philip Roth, one of the iconic voices in American letters died May 22.

"A New History of Arabia, Written in Stone"
The New Yorker
Fred Donner (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) comments on the Jahiliyya and early Islamic writings.

"Chicago in Venice: A first look at the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale"
The Chicago Tribune
“Dimensions of Citizenship” - co-curated by Niall Atkinson (Art History) features seven installations that address the topic of citizenship on levels ranging from the individual to the universe itself.

"New Formation: Janelle Monáe’s Radical Emotion Pictures"
Los Angles Review of Books
Adrienne Brown (English Language and Literature) discusses race, sexuality, and technology in Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer.

"Art Exhibit Celebrating Johnson Publishing Company to Open in Chicago This Summer"
Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) and the Stony Island Arts Bank launch new exhibit: A Johnson Publishing Story, as part of Art Design Chicago's yearlong celebration.

"#52 In Search of French Lit Part Deux: Jordan Stump, Jonathan Larson, & Katie Kadue"
University of Chicago Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor Katie Kadue (English Language and Literature) talks Rabelais and domestic georgics for part two of the podcast’s episode on French Literature.

"Pablo Ottonello: ‘Tomé las decisión de exponer el machismo de mis peronajes hombres’"
Agencia Télam
In interview Romance Languages and Literatures PhD Student Pablo Ottonello, discusses his first novel Veteranos de la guerra del día.

"#Cervantes2018. Los clásicos en la plaza de Twitter"
Agencia Télam
Miguel Martínez (Romance Languages and Literatures) writes about #Cervantes2018, a Twitter movement that asks readers to engage in an online reading and discussion of Cervantes’ classic novel, Don Quixote.

"LIT 50 2018: Who Really Books In Chicago"
New City Lit
Augustus Rose (Creative Writing) and East Asian Languages and Civilizations PhD student, Emily Jungmin Yoon named to list of vital literary voices in Chicago.

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May 3, 2018