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Bean Headshot
January 13, 2020
We are delighted to announce that associate professor Jennifer Bean is the recipient of the new Robert Jolin Osborne Professorship in Cinema and Media Studies. The endowed professorship was established with a $500,000 gift from the Robert Jolin Osborne Trust in memory of UW alum, film historian, and television host, Robert Osborne (1932-2017). Jennifer’s contributions to the study of film at the University of Washington have been fundamental in building the program into what it is today: a... Read more
Four Horsemen of Asian-American Literature
December 31, 2019
Professor Shawn Wong is mentioned in "The Asian-American Canon Breakers" from the January 6th issue of The New Yorker magazine.  Article available on the New Yorker website
Casey Moore
November 13, 2019
Casey Moore Class of 2007 Co-founder of High Council, a film marketing firm, and The Beacon, a new movie theater in Seattle Favorite movie of all time:The Passion of Joan of Arc What led you to study film at UW? I grew up on Roosevelt Way, so UW campus and the U-District have always felt like home to me. My parents moved here from New Jersey, so my mom could go to grad school at UW in 1980. Ever since, the UW lived in our minds as an almost sacred... Read more
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November 8, 2019
John Okada’s “No-No Boy” captures the injustice of incarcerating Japanese-Americans during World War II — and serves as a warning today for our own fractured society.
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October 30, 2019
Doctoral student Ellen Chang shared her audio walk project titled “Untitled Vignettes: Multisensory Encounter, Audiovisual Symphony, and the Contemporary Multimedia Art of Taiwan,” at the Simpson Center Summer Fellows Showcase on October 29th.  Several recipients of the 2019 Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship gave short talks on projects developed over the summer.  More... Read more
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October 23, 2019
Sebastian Lopez Vergara (CLCM) and Lydia Herberling (English) were selected as Collaborative Learning and Interdisciplinary Pedagoy (CLIP) Fellows for their proposal "Unsettling Knowledges: Trans-Oceanic and Indigenous Studies" for the 2019-2020 academic  year.  The CLIP Fellows Program is designed to support graduate student participation in innovative, collaborative teaching and research that incorporates a diverse learning community of faculty, graduate students and... Read more
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October 10, 2019
This week in the arts, attend a Washin Kai recital in classical Japanese, listen to the musical musings of Indigo Mist, converse over coffee, and more. Featured on UW News 
Ellen Chang profile
August 2, 2019
Ph.D. student Ellen Y. Chang discusses the film Crazy Rich Asians in a UW Graduate School student profile.  Check out the profile here
Dynamite Reads 2019
August 1, 2019
First offered in autumn 2017, our 200-level World Literature course (Dynamite Reads: World Literature and the Nobel Prize) which focuses on winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be offered for the third year in a row with a new selection of Nobel Prize winning writers.  This year's featured authors include: T.S. Eliot (USA, laureate 1948), Albert Camus (France, 1957), Ivo Andrić (Yugoslavia, 1961), Camilo José Cela (Spain, 1989), Gao Xingjian (China, 2000),  Seamus Heaney (Ireland,... Read more
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July 3, 2019
A dispute arose over Penguin's republished edition of John Okada's novel 'No-No Boy'.  University of Washington's Shawn Wong calls into question the book's copyright status.  Read about the controversy in the New York Times article: Dispute Arises Over 'No-No Boy,' a Classic of Asian-american Literature With a Complex History