Media Mentions January 2023
The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook for more updates.
NEH, NEA give more than $2 million in grants for humanities and art projects in Illinois
Victoria Saramago (Romance Languages and Literatures) has been awarded a $60,000 NEH Fellowship for her proposed book about the cultural legacy of electrification in Brazil from the 1930s to the present.
What to know about 'Naatu Naatu,' the song that beat out Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga at Golden Globes
Rochona Majumdar (Cinema and Media Studies) is interviewed about the Indian film "RRR," which includes the song "Naatu Naatu" that won a Golden Globe award for best original song.
Yukihiro Takahashi, Pioneer of Electronic Pop Music, Dies at 70
The New York Times
Michael K. Bourdaghs (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) says that Yukihiro Takahashi, a pioneer of electronic pop music, “was remarkably skilled at taking what were obviously artificial, technologically mediated sounds and using them to build songs that sound fully and organically human.”
Tribute Paid To Womanist Mentors And Other Artists II
Allyson Nadia Field (Cinema and Media Studies) is teaching the Winter Quarter 2023 course “Creating a Different Image: Black Women’s Filmmaking of the 1970s-1990s,” in conjunction with the Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023.
WEEK IN WOMEN: Chicago’s Sojourner Truth Festival to showcase Black women filmmakers – Brandy McDonnell reports
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Allyson Nadia Field (Cinema and Media Studies) mentioned in this article about the Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023. Assoc. Prof. Field is teaching the Winter Quarter 2023 course “Creating a Different Image: Black Women’s Filmmaking of the 1970s–1990s,” in conjunction with the Festival.
They can think, feel pain, love. Isn’t it time animals had rights?
The Harvard Gazette
Excerpt from “Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility” by Martha C. Nussbaum (Law and Philosophy).
Paying homage to Black women in film
Article mentions Allyson Nadia Field's (Cinema and Media Studies) open class “Creating a Different Image: Black Women’s Filmmaking of the 1970s–1990s" planned in conjunction with the Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023.
Olga V. Solovieva—Ales Bialiatski, Together: On the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize and East Slavic Solidarity
Olga V. Solovieva (Comparative Literature) reflects on the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to Ales Bialiatski, the Memorial organization, and the Center for Civil Liberties, and how this prize recognized East Slavic solidarity in promoting the right to criticize power and protect the rights of citizens.