Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts proposes new considerations of realism on stage. Since its association with 19th-century innovations in European and American drama, theatrical realism has largely remained limited to Euro-American definitions. We explore conventions of realism in culturally-specific locations and times across East Asia, articulating alternative histories of realism that extend from the […]

Interdisciplinary Conference on “Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster”

Zoom CA

The interdisciplinary virtual conference Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada), when an international slate of speakers representing a variety of disciplines will share their insights on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.    The day before, an associated Carsey-Wolf […]

Women in Chinese Silent Cinema

SSMS 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

In this lecture, Paul Pickowicz will screen compelling clips from Chinese silent-era films of the 1920s and 1930s.  Pickowicz will emphasize the diverse roles played by women and ask questions about why the women seen on screen, including such iconic figures as Ruan Lingyu, Li Lili, and Wang Renmei, were far more important than men […]