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Nicholson Fellowship 2024 Awarded to Kei Kato and Tai Wakabayashi

Kei Kato (PhD student, Geography) and Taisuke L. Wakabayashi (PhD student, Landscape Architecture) have been awarded 2024 Nicholson Fellowship to attend School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University.  In an intensive six-week course of study,...

Marcel Proust

Professor: Francois Proulx   Meets: Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:50pm   Seminar on Marcel Proust's multivolume novel A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, 1913-1927). Readings include excerpts from each volume of the novel and related critical texts from approaches including genetic criticism, digital humanities, Jewish and queer studies, philosophy, art history, musicology, and cognitive theory. Taught in French; seminar discussions will be conducted in French or English; students from graduate programs other than French Studies are welcome to read the...

Gopashis Biswas “G’Son”

G'Son is a PhD student in the Department of Communication. His interests traverse through social media, media effects, and political communication. His research dissects the consequences of affective...
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Can the Puerto Rican Parrots Speak?

On November 7, 2023, the croak of a coqui greeted me as I entered the lecture hall for Ramón E. Soto-Crespo’s Modern Critical Theory talk, “Environmental Humanities and the Caribbean.” According to Soto-Crespo, the coqui and the Puerto Rican parrot are only two of the animals who fill the soundscape in the El Yunque National Forest. Both animals are on the verge of being silenced due to deforestation. In the 1940s and 50s, Puerto Rico switched gears from sugar cane monoculture to a manufacture-based industry that would generate more wealth for the nation. Such modernization, Soto-Crespo...

Paul Un

Paul Un is a Ph.D. student in Political Science, studying international relations. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Puget Sound, and an M.A. in International Relations from the...
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Kei Kato

Coming from Japan, Kei (pronounced kay-ee) joined UIUC in 2023 as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography and Geographical Science. His research interests lie at the...
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