Sunday, April 6, 2014
FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill & THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Alan Freeman
In FAR AWAY Caryl Churchill has written a poignant and disturbing story. It is a tragi-comic play about a dystopian, future world in which the little girl, Joan, becomes an adult as the world – in fact all creation – prepares for war.
THE BALD SOPRANO, one of the best known existentialist/absurdist comedy of all time, was written by a Romanian émigré who was astonished by, among other things, the absurdity of language.
Translation by Donald M. Allen
FAR AWAY and THE BALD SOPRANO also perform on April 4 at 7:30pm and May 16 at 8:30pm.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Talk by Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin: Re-imagining America
The Oxy community is invited to a talk by Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin of Stanford University, entitled "Re-imagining America: Sites of Trauma and Possibility in Cultural Memory". The talk will examine how Chinese and Mexican American artists and writers have re-imagined places and chapters of the past that are sites of haunting absence and ghostly presence in the cultural memory of their communities. It will discuss how contemporary artists and writers have transformed the U.S. -Mexico Border and the landscape of the Transcontinental Railroad-iconic sites of violence, erasure and invisibility-into sites of creativity.
Professor Fishkin is the Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities and Director of American Studies at Stanford, where she is also the Co-Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project. She is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books, and has published over one hundred articles, essays and reviews, many of which have focused on issues of race and racism in America, and on recovering previously silenced voices from the past. She is also a past president of the American Studies Association and a Founding Editor of the "Journal of Transnational American Studies". The event is co-sponsored by American Studies, History, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and the Cultural Studies Program with support from the Remsen Bird Fund.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Soccer & Globalization
A talk by Simon Kuper of the Financial Times and author of Soccernomics presented by the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs (Sponsored by Remsen Bird)
Simon Kuper joined the Financial Times in 1994. He ended up writing the daily currencies column and was driven out by tedium in 1998. He returned in 2002 as a sports columnist and has been there ever since, occasionally allowed out of his sports box to write about books, the Netherlands or other subjects.
Simon was born in Uganda and grew up in London, the Netherlands, the US, Sweden and Jamaica. He studied at Oxford, Harvard and the Technische Universität of West Berlin. His first book, Football Against the Enemy (1994), set him on a path of writing about sport with an anthropologist’s eye. His column in the FT tries to place sport and sportsmen within a country, a time, a society, while also being about sport itself.