Past Events

2001


27th Chicano/Latino Literary Prize Awards Ceremony, November 2, 2001

Jose T. Espinosa-Jacome, Iris Gomez, Keiselim A. Montas 
 

2002


Chicanismo, June 4, 2002

Luis Alfaro 

Satan and Golem, inc, October 30, 2002

Laurence Rickels 
 

Voices en Aztlan, Fall 2002-Spring 2003 


Latin America as Historic-Philosophical Relation, February 25, 2002

Neil Larsen 
 

Queer Serbs, April 16, 2002

Branka Arsic 
 

Psychoanalysis, Territoriality, Politics, April 12-13, 2002

Gabriele Schwab, Branka Arsic, Greg Lambert, Dina Al-Kassim, Steven Miller, Mark Poster, Paul Patton, John Barton, Jesper Lohmann, Jeff Atteberry, Catherine Malabou
 

An Evening with Wole Soyinka and Bei Ling; April 4th, 2002 

 

2003


Writing Poetry in Praise of the Endangered: Aesthetics of Rage, October 20, 2003 

Aderemi Raji-Oyelade  
 

The Indifferent Vampire (How Bloodsucking Lost it’s Bite), October 30, 2003 

Michael Du Plessis 
 

From Here to There: Languages in Conversation, January 30, 2003

Haunani-Kay Track, Simon Ortiz, Greg Sarris, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gabriele Schwab
 

Tibi’s Law, April 21, 2003
Jean Verdun, Robert Cohen, Mohammed Ben-Abdallah, Bryan Reynolds  

 

Out of Africa: The Challenges of Publishing in African Languages, May 9, 2003

Henry Chakava, Kassahun Checole, Wambui Wa Nyambura
 

African American Speech in Global Culture, May 29, 2003

Sonia Sanchez, Robin D.G. Kelly, Geneva Smitherman, Fred Morten 
 

Indigenous Voices in North American Culture, January 30, 2003
Haunani Kay Trask, Simon Ortiz, Patricia Penn Hilden, Greg Sarris 

 

Vernacular straight outta the mainstream, June 2, 2003
Robin Kelley, Sonia Sanchez, Fred Moten, 

 

Elvis in the Third World, October 2, 2003

Peter Nazareth 
 

2004


Diasporic Avant-Gardes, November 19-20, 2004

Bruce Andrews, Kamau Brathwaite, Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Christian Bok, Michael Davidson, Brent Edwards, Bernard Heidsieck, Lyn Hejinian, Nathaniel Mackey, Mark McMorris, Tracie Morris, Fred Morten, Aldon Nielsen, Edwin Torres, Rodrigo Toscano
 

To Honor John Carlos Rowe, May 27-28, 2004

Donald  Pease, John Carlos Rowe, Lindon Barrett 
 

The Political Viel: On Bourkas and Head-Scarves in American and European Discourse, February 9, 2004

Gabriele Dietze  

ALTA in Las Vegas, October 27-30, 2004

Douglas Unger
 

The Maori Shakespeare, January 29, 2004

Don, C. Selwyn, Merimeri Penfold, Michael Neill, Hugh Roberts
 

Translating Women: Africa and Asia, March 1, 2004

Meena Alexander, Abena Busia, Susie Tharu, Ketu Katrak 
 

Cinema, Theater, and the Written Word, May 5-6, 2004

Richard Schechner, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Manthia Diawara, Assia Djebar
 

Island Voices in World Culture, November 18, 2004

Sia Figiel, Epeli Hau’ofa, Witi Ihimaera, Kamau Brathwaite

2005

The Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World, March 3, 2005 

R. Howard Bloch 
 

De-stabilizing Signs: A Poetics of Deliberation in Decameron 3.2, April 21, 2005

Robert Hanning 
 

Translating America to Itself, May 13, 2005 

Karen Shimakawa, Kandice Chuh, Martin Manalansan, Susan Koshy, Ibish Hussein, S. Shankar, Anita Mannur, Sunaina Maira, Gayatri Gopinath
 

Multiculturalism, Art, and Law, May 31, 2005

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 
 

Arts Both Ways: Translation, Restoration, and Re-creation, October 27-30, 2004

Colette LaBouff Atkinson, A.J. Collins, Alex Espinosa, Sunyoung Lee
 

VIFF: Beyond Boundaries, April 10-14, 2005
Yse D. Le, AnThu Vuong, Jenni Trang Le

 

Home: A Vision Studies Conference, March 3-5, 2005
Britta Sjogren, Alan Trachtenberg, Im Kwon-Taek 

 

On Poetry- Out of English, April 7, 2005

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Kofi Anyidoho, Hwang Chi-Woo

Language and Human Rights, June 2, 2005

Robert Philipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, E Ann Kaplan, Oyeronke Oyewumi
 

2006

Pacific Moderations: Museum Culture and Civic Engagement, March 10-11, 2006

Catherine Liu, Donald Preziosi, Edward Dimendberg, Michiko Kasahara, Jonathan Hall, Hee-Young Kim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Joyce Liu, Simon Leung, Erhard Schuttpelz, Ava Hsueh, Chin-Tao Wu, Andrew McNamara, Felicity Scott, Melissa Chiu, James Herbert, Peter Krapp 
 

New Media, Technology, and the Humanities, February 17-18, 2006

Barbara Cohen, Peter Krapp, Lev Manovich, Erkki Huhtamo, Tara McPherson, Jennifer Urban, Mark Poster, Jeffrey Schnapp, Eyal Amiran, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Mark Hansen, Andrew Herman, Robert Nideffer, Henry Lowood    
 

Wangari Maathai, March 20, 2006


The News in Many Languages: Journalism in Southern California October 5, 2006 

Fatima Atiya, Geoff Chin, Julian Do, Rodrigo Lazo
 

Global Conversations: A Festival of Marginalized Languages, October 24-26, 2007

Kofi Anyidoho, Charles Cantalupo, Henry Chakava, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Ronald Snake Edmo, Joseba Gabilondo, Elham Gheytanchi, Chege Githiora, Susan Harris, Thomas Keenan, Rita Kothari, Geert Lovink, Gutua Wa Mgubwa, Walter Mignolo, Ntongela Masilela, Simon Ortiz, Robert Philipson, Anita Ratnam, Freya Schiwy, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Catherine Walsh, Ofelia Zepeda  

2007

VIFF Sharing Visions, April 12-15, 2007

Charlie Nguyen, Tuan Nguyen, Bui Kim Quy, Vu Bao, Huy Chheng, Nadine Truong


Global Conventions [A Festival of Marginalized Languages], October 24-26, 2007

Vicki Ruiz, Ronald Snake Edmo, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Bei Ling, Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Philipson, Joseba Gabilondo, Timothy J. Reiss, Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Adriana Johnson, Sara Castro-Klaren, Freya Schiwy, Anita Ratnam Sudipto Chatterjee, Charles, Cantalupo, Peter Cole, Patricia Penn Hilden, Simon J. Ortiz, Ofelia Zepeda, Kofi Anyidoho, Henry Chakava, Kassahun Checole, Chege Githiora, Gatua Wa Mbugwa, Elham Gheytanchi, Thomas Keenan, Geert Lovink, Susan Harris, Kofi Anyidoho, Gabriele Schwab, Sholeh Wolpe, Ofelia Zepeda, Achille Mbembe, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Satoshi Ukai,  
 

2008 

An Evening at the Opera; October 3, 2008 Screening of U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha in Xhosa 
 

2009

VIFF: Into View, April 2-5, 9-12, 2009

Yse Le, Linda Trinh Vo, Tam Nguyen