Works in the Works: Beyond Broadcasting presented by Professor Robert Redding


Veteran broadcaster for over 20 years, Professor Robert Redding has been heard in all 50 states. This best-selling music artist and author of seven best-selling books has now brought his innovative art to the largest art market in the world. Our newest adjunct explains how and why he keeps looking beyond broadcasting. Faculty, Staff, and

Works in the Works: Cathy Santore


Delight in Disorder "A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness;... Do more bewitch me, than when art Is too precise in every part." Sixteenth-century Venetian painters catered to the niche market for pictures of “disheveled” women, a new genre of portraiture—half-length, close-up, pictures of women with hair and clothing in slight

Humanities Department presents Works in the Works:A Talk by Sarah Standing

A631 as Localized Trans-Global Performance

On a single “Day of Climate Action” in 2009, created over 5,000 eco-actions in 180 countries around the world. The next year, they initiated the "Planet-Scale Art Project." In this talk, Professor Standing investigates the implications of 350’s trans-global activism as art and performance.

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Humanities Department presents Works in the Works: Truth in Health and Safety Messages


Truth in Health and Safety Messages Communication campaigns are important parts of public health interventions, raising awareness about health and safety. More than just transmitting facts, health and safety campaigns usually ask audiences to do things: See a doctor, quit smoking, wear safety gear, etc. Using examples from posters and science museum exhibits, I show

Works in the Works: Straight Acting:The Changing Image of Queer-Masculinity in Media Representation


A Talk by Dr. Zheng Zhu This talk investigates the mainstream media’s discursive construction of Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas, with a specific focus on the construction of his masculinity as an out gay celebrity. Existing critical scholarship has discussed media representations of gay figures, but has not examined how unconventional queer representation interacts with

Works in the Works: The Phonologist’s Craft—and Obligation


A talk by Ann Delilkan After determining the number of meaning-creating sounds (also known as ‘phonemes’) in a language, generative phonologists aim to formulate the abstract rules understood by native speakers that govern how those sounds combine to generate words. In this presentation, I describe a set of such rules and outline the empirical testing

Works in the Works:Internet Metaphors and Arabic Translation by Khalid Lachheb


In this talk Khalid Lachheb draws on cognitive semantic studies to explore the cognitive dimension of metaphor and the metaphoric structure of internet terminology. This presentation also sketches recent terminological studies that analyze the role of metaphor in scientific communication. Dr. Lachheb will suggest strategies and guidelines to translate metaphorical internet terms from English to

Weaving Fragments: On The Connoisseurship of Italian Renaissance Tapestry Cartoons


The Humanities Department cordially invites you to October's Works-in-the-Works event   In this talk Prof. McAuliffe will examine the design of sixteenth-century European tapestries and the cartoons, or full-size colored drawings, that were used as models in the workshops of Flemish weavers. The artists Raphael (1483–1520) and Giulio Romano (1499–1546) were the most influential Italian

Works in the Works: Resisting State Domination: Exploring Hong Kong’s Press Coverage of the Sino-Africa Trade

Speaker: Zheng Zhu, Humanities Department This talk analyzes a Hong Kong-based newspaper's representation of African countries and how it constructs the mainland government's neo-imperialistic domination of Sino-Africa trade relations. The findings reveal that The South China Morning Post, a privately-owned Hong Kong newspaper, criticizes the Chinese government's exploitation of the African continent by adopting the