Performance and Protest in Saving the Whales: A Talk by Sarah Standing

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The Humanities Department presents…………… A Talk by Sarah Standing

Beginning in the mid-1970s, Greenpeace’s “Save the Whales” Campaign became a successful weapon against international whaling.

Today, oceanic warming causes shifts in whale migration, uncertain feeding patterns, and the consequent loss of vitality. In this presentation, I investigate the efficacy of the “Save the Whales” campaign to see ways in which this potent combination of performance and protest might be re-deployed to combat the current threat.

Una cita con la cita. The Cross-cultural Values of Citations in Postgraduate Research Works

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Citation processes are shaped in a textual context that characterizes the academic discourse within each genre, such as disciplinary community or cultural framework

The interplay between the citation processes and context in turn generates new knowledge between the writer and reader. In this presentation, I discuss the cross-cultural differences in citations used in their research by post- graduate students writing in Spanish and in English.

Cross-Cultural Practice: Recent Works by Chinese Artists in New York

The Humanities Department at New York City College of Technology, CUNY is proud to present “Cross-cultural Practice: Recent Works by Chinese Artists in New York,” curated by Dr. Zhijian Qian, Assistant Professor of Art History and scholar of Asian and Chinese art.

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The exhibition features a group of Chinese artists who have been living and working in New York City since the 1980s and are known for their cross-cultural artistic practices. Employing a wide range of media, technology, methods and approaches, their works demonstrate a multi-leveled investigation of themes such as tradition, self, identity, values and living conditions, as they relate to the highly cosmopolitan environment of New York.  Exhibited artworks include sculpture, paintings in ink, oil, and acrylic, xuan paper assemblages and paper-cut collages, and also multi-media and interactive installations, video art, digital art and live performance.

Featured artists:

Xiangdong Chen, Yihan Chen, Yuan Fang, Zhen Guo, Heizi, Weixian Jiang, Catherine Lan, Xiaofei Li, Yan Lin, Jing Lin, Shuishi Liu, Mei Lu, Biwei Niu, Chen Shen, Xin Song, Yang Wang & Zhenzhen Qi, Tao Wei, Jiannan Wu, Jin Xu, Weixin Xu, Lei Zhang, Wenzhi Zhang, Dodo Xinyu Zhang, Shiling Zhou, and Fengyi Zhu.

Location: New Academic Complex, 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

On view:  April 5th to May 2nd, 2019

Hours:     Monday through Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York will perform live during the opening, 6:30 – 7:30pm. All are welcome.

Love in the Poetry of St. John of the Cross and Antonio Machado

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The Humanities Department cordially invites you to March’s Works-in-the-Works event

Two Spanish authors propose different ideas of love.

St. John of the Cross, a 16th-century mystic, is devoted

to spiritual, divine love. Antonio Machado, a 20th-century secular writer, focuses instead on the experience of physical, human love. Examined together, their poems dramatize the eternal conflict between body and soul.

A talk by Prof. Rigofredo Granados

Please note new location

1:00pm, Thursday March 21, 2019 in Room A209 (New Academic Complex)

Faculty, staff, and students are invited. Refreshments served.

The City Performs: An Architectural History of NYC Theatre

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The Humanities Department cordially invites you to February’s Works-in-the-Works event

A talk by Profs. Ting Chin and Christopher S.

The City Performs: An Architectural History of NYC Theatre.

In this presentation, we will discuss our teaching collaboration in the interdisciplinary course History of the Theatre: Stages and Technology.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited. Refreshments served, no RSVP needed.

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

Works in the Works - Internet Metaphors and Arabic Translation

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 Arabic, taking into consideration pioneering work on metaphor in general language.

All Welcome.

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 how facts warrant behavior change recommendations. Since truth-claims often appear within this prescriptive sequence, what are the implications for our so-called “post-truth” era?

Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments served.

Works in the Works David Lee

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

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350.org as Localized Trans-Global Performance

On a single “Day of Climate Action” in 2009, 350.org 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.

All Welcome.