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Brown Bag Biography Spring 2019 Schedule

 

Every semester, this series feels groundbreaking in the diversity of life writing projects and approaches it showcases. Save the dates, bring your lunch, and join us!

BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY
DISCUSSIONS OF LIFE WRITING BY & FOR TOWN & GOWN
THURSDAYS, 12:00 NOON–1:15 PM • KUYKENDALL 409A
All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Center for Biographical Research at 956-3774 or biograph@hawaii.edu

SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

Jan 24: “At the Edges of Empathy: Journalistic Ethics and Reporting from Conflict Zones in Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Gorazde and Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts
Eva Karpinski, York University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Biographical Research
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Jan 31: “Gaucho Legacies: El Sosneado, My Home of Yesteryear (Antonio Entre Ríos)”
Lissi Entre Ríos, Former Dean and Professor of Dance, Instituto Superior de Artes, and Joy Logan, Dept. of Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies at UH Mānoa

Feb 7: “Hawaiʻi Stories of Change: Kōkua Hawaiʻi Oral History Project”
Gary Kubota, freelance journalist/playwright/poet
Cosponsored by the Center for Oral History at UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Feb 14:How I Protested the Vietnam War as a Soldier in the Army”
David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame

Feb 21: “Writing after Murder: Literary Reportage from Metro Manila”
Laurel Flores Fantauzzo, Dept. of English at UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Feb 28: The Carceral Continuum: Apparitions of World War II at the Wai’anae Boat Harbor”
Laurel Mei-Singh, Dept. of Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa
Mar 7:The Body Speaks: Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike, Treaty Dialogue, and Mixed Media Storytelling”
Sarah Wiebe, Dept. of Political Science at UH Mānoa

Mar 14: Documenting Extinction: The Making of A Paradise Lost
Laurie Sumiye, Hawaiʻi-based artist and documentary filmmaker
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Mar 28: “Biography on the Body: Decoding Soviet Prison Tattoos”
Helena Goscilo, Chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University
Cosponsored by Russian Studies, Dept. of LLL at UH Mānoa

Apr 4: “The Art of Disappearing: Exploring the Filmmaker’s Process and Presence in Documentary Storytelling”
Ciara Lacy, director and producer of Out of State
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Apr 11: “Biography of a Merchant”
Derrick Higginbotham, Dept. of English at UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Apr 18: “Being Boricua”
Sashily Kling, creative writer with an MA from the Dept. of English at UH Mānoa

Apr 25: “My Daughter Alice: Stalking Behavior and Victims’ Legal Protections”
Clive Ruggles, Professor Emeritus of Archaeoastronomy, University of Leicester

Fall 2018 Brown Bag Biography

Every semester, this series feels groundbreaking in the diversity of life writing projects and approaches it showcases. Save the dates, bring your lunch, and join us!

BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY
DISCUSSIONS OF LIFE WRITING BY & FOR TOWN & GOWN
THURSDAYS, 12:00 NOON–1:15 PM • KUYKENDALL 409A
All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Center for Biographical Research at 956-3774 or biograph@hawaii.edu

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

Sept 27: “Writing About Other People’s Memories.”
Ellen G. Friedman, English Dept., The College of New Jersey
Cosponsored by U H Fund for the Promotion of Jewish Life and Studies and the UHM Dept of English
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Oct 4: “Techniques for Conveying Unusual Personal Experience (Such as Growing Up with Psychics): Readings from Two Short Sections of River Stone Running.”
Kathy Phillips, Dept. of English, UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Oct. 11: “Hawaiʻi Okinawan-Owned Restaurant Project: Oral History and Community Archives.”
Gene Kaneshiro and Howard Takara, Project Leaders
Cosponsored by the Center for Oral History

Oct. 18: “Kihawahine: Shapeshifting Life and Afterlife of Maui’s Famous Akua Mo’o.”
Māhealani Ahia, Dept. of English, UH Mānoa

Oct 25: “Return to Kahiki: Native Hawaiians in Oceania.”
Kealani Cook, Dept. of Humanities, UH West-O‘ahu

Nov. 1: “Jewish Childhood Recollections in Post-Soviet Autobiographical Discourse.”
Marina Balina, Russian Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University
Cosponsored by Russian Studies, Dept of LLL at UH Mānoa

Brown Bag Biography Cosponsored Event on Nov 1st: 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Lecture in KUY 410: Ramzy Baroud, “Give the Palestinian People the Right to Tell Their Own Stories.” Response from Gaza by Yousef AlJamal (via Skype).
Cosponsored by UH-Students and Faculty for Justice in Palestine and the UHM Departments of English and Political Science

Nov 8: “‘Aumua Mata’itusi Simanu: The Lifestory of a Ninety-Seven-Year-Old Samoan Orator and Educator in Diaspora.”
Fata Simanu-Klutz, Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, UH Mānoa

TUESDAY Nov 13: “The ‘intimate sphere of poetry’ of Ștefan Baciu, Jean Charlot, and Larry Kauanoe Kimura in the literary magazine MELE: International poetry letter from Hawaiʻi.”
Yoshiro Sakamoto, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Visiting Researcher at the Center for Biographical Research UH-Mānoa

Nov 29: “Art for Life.”
Don Ed Hardy, Tattoo Artist, Author, and Curator

TUESDAY Dec 4: “Nā Wāhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization.”
Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, Indigenous Politics, UH Mānoa
*this session will be held in KUYKENDALL 410

Spring 2018 Brown Bag Biography Series

We are happy to announce our Spring 2018 Brown Bag lineup. All are welcome to attend.

BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY
DISCUSSIONS OF LIFE WRITING BY & FOR TOWN & GOWN
THURSDAYS, 12:00 NOON–1:15 PM • KUYKENDALL 409A
For more information, please contact the Center for Biographical Research at 956-3774 or biograph@hawaii.edu

SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE

Feb 1 “Themes in the Narratives by Escapees from the Holocaust in WWII Italy.”
Luciano Minerbi, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UH-Mānoa

Feb 8 “Constructing Post-Soviet Stardom: Auteur and the state in the case of Renata Litvinova.”
Olga Mukhortova, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, UH Mānoa

Feb 15 “Writing With Not About: Constellating Stories in Auto-ethnography.”
John Gagnon, Dept. of English, UH-Mānoa

Feb 22 “Masters of the Currents: Theater, Community, and Social Change.”
Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng, TeAda Productions

Mar 1 “Island Soldiers: Living with Militarization in Micronesia.”
Pacific Island Student Panel
Co-organized by the Marianas Club, for Mes Chamoru and Nuclear Remembrance Day
Moderated by Craig Santos Perez
*This session will be held in Kuykendall 410*

Mar 8 “Hulahula and Learn Something: Expressing Culture and Science.”
Kiana Frank, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, UH-Mānoa

Mar 15 “Selling It Like It Is: The Value of Narrative in Business and Policy.”
Amanda Rothschild, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UH-Mānoa

Mar 22 “An Introduction to the Jon Van Dyke Archive at the UHM Law Library.”
Ellen-Rae Cachola, William S. Richardson School of Law, UH-Mānoa

Apr 5 “Losing Don Belton: Meditations on Friendship, Murder, and Race, and the Ethics of Life Writing.”
Mara Miller, Visiting Scholar with the Center for Biographical Research and Dept. of English, UH-Mānoa

Apr 12 “Al Harrington: Reflections on Genealogy, Acting, and a Polynesian Revue.”
Al Harrington, Educator, Actor, and Entertainer

Apr 19 “Filling the Void: Creating Playing Space for Today’s Pacific Islander.”
Kiki Rivera, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, UH-Mānoa

Apr 26 “Exploring the Vā in the Oral Sharing of Poetry.”
Grace Teuila Taylor, Visiting Writer in Residence, Dept. of English, UH-Mānoa
*this session will be held in Kuykendall 410*