“Polina” Screening

Join us as we screen the fourth film in the Tournées Film Festival, Polina, on Thursday, Mar. 12 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223 at 2:30pm.

We hope you can see some terrific film making while attending a CLUE event.

Look forward to seeing you.

By the Tournées Festival Team, the Department of Media Culture, and the Department of World Languages and Literatures

Tournées Film Festival: “Tazzeka”

Join us as we screen the third film in the Tournées Film Festival, Tazzekaon Thursday, Mar. 5 at 2:30pm in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223.

We hope you can see some terrific film making while attending a CLUE event.

By the Tournées Festival Team, the Department of Media Culture, and the Department of World Languages and Literatures

Zhu Co-Edits New Book

Ying Zhu, Professor of Cinema Studies in the CSI Department of Media Culture has recently co-edited, Soft Power with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Campaign for Hearts and Minds (with Stanley Rosen and Kingsley Edney, Routledge, 2019). More information is available online.

By Editor

CSI Journalism Conference and Networking Event

The Publications Board and the Division of Student Affairs are proud to announce that we are hosting a conference for students interested in journalism or media:

“Facts Don’t Matter:  Preparing the Next Generation for Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Digital Fakes,” on Friday, Mar. 27 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre from 10:30am to 5:00pm.

The day will feature some of the most interesting voices in journalism and an opportunity for students to come together to network, learn about new trends in journalism, and attend sessions led by notable journalists, news executives, and academics. We’ll even have a professional photographer available to take head shots for your LinkedIn profile.

For more information about the conference and to register, go online.

By Jennifer S. Borrero, JD

Mandiberg Maps Wiki Contributors in “The Atlantic”

Michael Mandiberg has created the first maps of Wikipedia contributors for The Atlantic, revealing both reassuring and troubling patterns: high contributions across the most politically consequential battle-ground states, low contributions from a set of very religious counties in the Plains and the West, and low contributions from the predominantly Black rural South and Native American reservations. These last two absences are particularly troubling, as the maps point to a set of intersecting systems of inequality preventing people from contributing: poverty, education, Internet connectivity, and racial inequality.

Read more in The Atlantic.

By Cynthia Chris

Tournées Film Festival: “Mrs. Hyde”

Join us as we screen the second film in the Tournées Film FestivalMrs. Hyde, on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:10am in Building 5S, Room 125. More information is available online.

We hope you can see some terrific film making while attending a CLUE event.

Look forward to seeing you.

By the Tournées Festival Team, the Department of Media Culture, and the Department of World Languages and Literatures

Brim Publishes “Poor Queer Studies”

Matt Brim has recently published “Poor Queer Studies.”

Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies and English, has written a new book titled Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University, published by Duke University Press (2020).

Poor Queer Studies shifts the academic field of queer studies away from its familiar sites of elite education and toward poor and working-class people, places, and pedagogies. Brim shows how queer studies also takes place beyond the halls of prestigious colleges and flagship universities: in night school; after a three-hour commute; in overflowing classrooms at no-name colleges; with no research budget; without access to decent food; with kids in tow; in a state of homelessness.

Drawing on the everyday experiences of teaching and learning queer studies at the College of Staten Island and CUNY, Brim outlines the ways the field has been driven by the material and intellectual resources of those institutions that neglect and rarely serve poor and minority students. Poor Queer Studies jumpstarts a queer-class knowledge project committed to anti-elitist and anti-racist education. https://www.dukeupress.edu/poor-queer-studies