2019-20 Working Group Activities across the Corridor

Collaborative Research Activities by Campus – Fall 2019

During Fall 2019, there are 54 collaborative research activities and events happening across seven of the 11 CNY Humanities Corridor campuses.


September 13-14, 2019
Re-Imagining the Discipline: German Studies, the Humanities, and the University(LLC28)
This international conference will examine the disciplinary and institutional contexts that make up Anglo-American German Studies in our day.
September 27, 2019
Language Documentation in Multilingual Communities (LIN9)
Workshop: Celebrating Indigenous and Refugee Language Communities in New York State
In this workshop we are focusing on the state of indigenous and refugee languages in New York State and on linguistic tools for documenting and analyzing under-resourced languages.

October 4-5, 2019
Interdisciplinary Approach to Discourse (LIN6)
7th Cornell Workshop in Linguistics and Philosophy: Meaning and Practice
This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, linguists, and others to explore a range of approaches to the meaning of natural language.
October 5, 2019
Academic Publishing Workshop and Planning Meeting
This is a planning meeting for the April 4-5, 2020 symposium/conference at Cornell on Border Environments. Later in the day, we will host a publishing workshop with Beth Bouloukos (Amherst College Press and Lever Press) and Rebecca Colesworthy (SUNY Press).

October 8, 2019
Critical Theory and the Global: The Politics of Translation (LLC9)
Poiesis and the Black Pacific: On the Translation of Time and Race--a Diptych
A discussion of literature of the Black Pacific in relation to cross-cultural conceptions of time and race.

October 10, 2019
Scientific Norms and the Concept of the Normal (HS1)
Breath, Pneumatics, and the Limits of the Human: Stage Machines and Uneasy Humanity in Early Modern Theatre
This workshop will be led by Stephanie Shirilan (Syracuse University) and Alison Calhoun (Indiana University).

October 16, 2019
Feminist Praxis in Architecture and Design (VAC28)
Mabel Wilson (Columbia University) joined the working group for a workshop.
October 18, 2019
Performance/History (MMH22)
Seminar with Joseph Roach
October 19, 2019
Athena in Action (PHI15)
Planning Meeting

November 2, 2019
Language Sound Structures (LIN10)
Lab Exchange
The goal of the event is an introductory meeting with participants from each of our participating institutions offering a brief overview of their current projects.

November 7-9, 2019
Media and the Premodern (AM6)
Conference: Siren Echoes: Sound, Image, and the Media of Antiquity
Speakers will explore the media operations of sound and image within Greco-Roman culture, the reception of such models in later periods, and the role of ancient models of media within media theory.

November 15-18, 2019
Performance/History (MMH22)
Fall Writing Retreat
December 2, 2019
Feminist Praxis in Architecture and Design (VAC28)

Date TBD

Teaching Exchange (MMH17)
Date TBD
Teaching Exchange (MMH17)

Date TBD
Continental Philosophy (PHI6)
Fall Lecture

August 21-23, 2019
Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy/ Creighton Club (PHI1)
Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy
This is a political philosophy conference.
August 29, 2019
Spanish Poetics (LLC13)
Those Unique Survivors Called Books
Independent writer/scholar Irene Vallejo Moreu will discuss how books and other printed matter preserve and transform our understanding of subversive politics and historical social movements.

September 5, 2019
Visual Studies (VAC3)
Putting "Rebecca" on Trial: Daphne du Maurier's Novel and the Negotiation of Genre Replay and Originality in the Dark Female Gothic in 1940s Hollywood
British film scholar and historian Helen Hanson (University of Exeter) presents on women and film.

September 7, 2019
Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy/ Creighton Club (PHI1)
Creighton Club's 165th Annual Meeting
A general philosophy conference organized by the Creighton Club, the New York State Philosophical Society.

September 15, 2019
Central New York Religious Studies Consortium (PHI13)
Inaugural Workshop with faculty and graduate students
This professional retreat includes a brainstorming session on the direction the group would like to take, close reading groups, and plans for future events.

September 20-21, 2019
Bringing Latin to Life: Transforming Latin Pedagogy for Maximal Inclusion and Impact (LLC29)
A Teaching Workshop with Justin Slocum Bailey (Indwelling Language)
This teaching workshop aims at exchanging ideas of teaching practices geared toward Latin as target language.
September 25, 2019
Jewish Studes (LLC17)
Conference Planning Meeting
October 5, 2019
Social and Cultural Sustainability in South Asia (LLC23)
Decoding Sustainability through an Ethnography of Seeds
Using the lens of organic farming in India, we will explore the multifaceted nature of sustainability in South Asia.

October 5-6, 2019
Culture and Democracy in 19th-century New York (LLC30)
Initial Planning Retreat
A retreat to establish the mission of the group and to plan the next year's activities.
October 9, 2019
Small Press Reading Series (LLC24)
Small Press Reading Series & Workshop
Joe Pan (Operating Systems, Spork Press 2019) will lead a poetry writing workshop. Later in the day, Joe Pan, Lori Anderson Moseman (darn, Delete Press, 2019), and Jesi Bender (The Book of the Last Word, Whisk(e)y Tit, 2019) will give a reading.

October 11, 2019
Community-Engaged Public Humanities (LLC27)
Placing Research & Teaching: A Workshop
This workshop focuses on community-engaged approaches to research and teaching in and outside settings of formal education.

October 23, 2019
Modernist Geographies
Transatlantic Abstraction
A panel discussion with Megan Sullivan (University of Chicago) and Amy Chun Kim (Cornell University) on the relations of abstract artists in Europe and the Americas at midcentury.

October 25, 2019

Perspectives on Europe from the Periphery (LLC11)
Perspectives: Centers, Margins, Boundaries
This one-day symposium explores the complex relationships between centers and peripheral spaces, as well as boundaries and borders that define our world and how they are represented in literatures and the visual arts.

October 26, 2019
Theorizing Italy (PHI11)
Dante Politico: Organizational Meeting
November 5, 2019
Urban Humanities (HS3)
Transmedia Historical and Architectural Reconstructions: Forensic Traces of Apartheid-Era Human Rights Violations in Soweto’s Built Environment, 1976-1989
This lecture from Angel David Nieves (San Diego State University) looks at the ways scholars and community leaders in South Africa have used new digital technologies too tell the complex histories of the anti-apartheid movement.

November 6, 2019
Voces Teatrales with Bárbara Colio
In this public lecture, Mexican playwright Bárbara Colio will read scenes from her work and discuss the role of women in Mexican theater today.

November 7, 2019
Social and Cultural Sustainability in South Asia (LLC23)
Water and Land: Words that Contain Worlds, A Talk by Luisa Cortesi (Cornell University)
Informed by multidisciplinary long-term ethnographic fieldwork, this paper reveals how in North Bihar land and water are in intimate correspondence with each other.

November 8, 2019
Global Digital Humanities (DH3)
Intersectionality in/and the Digital Humanities Workshop
This one-day workshop will share work that addresses how digital technologies, online contexts, and/or analog or digital media remediate gender, race, disability, identity, and their intersections. 

November 8, 2019
Spanish/Latin American Studies Student Colloquium
Graduate and advanced undergraduate students from Syracuse University, University of Albany, Colgate University, and Skidmore College will share their research during a day-long colloquium.

November 18-19, 2019
Improvisation in Theory and Practice
Masterclass Workshop with Bruce Neswick
Bruce Neswick (Canon for Music at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon) will lead a series of workshops for organists and keyboardists on incorporating improvisation into daily practice, over the course of a 2-day residency.

December 6, 2019
Health Humanities: Medicine, Disease, Disability, and Culture (LLC22)
Health Humanities Methodologies
This even will provide participants with opportunities to explore varied methodologies for research and teaching in the health humanities.
Date TBD
Feminist Praxis in Architecture and Design (VAC28)
Wikipediathon Event and Working Group Meeting

September 26, 2019
LLC10 Sound and Media (LLC10)
Primary Sources as Pedagogy in the Music History Classroom
This workshop, moderated by Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (University of North Texas) and Darren Mueller (Eastman School of Music), considers the use of primary source documents in the music history classroom.

October 25-26, 2019
Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective (LLC21)
Gender and Sexuality Writing Collective
The aim of the collective is to create an intimate space for emerging scholars of gender and sexuality to share their work with a focus on preparing the paper for publication. This event is intended as an opportunity for graduate students to consider issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability.
October 25, 2019
Composition, Labor, and Embodiment (LLC26)
Mapping to Understand What we Know
The workshop, with Tony Scott (Syracuse University) is intended to acknowledge the tensions created by the often precarious terms of work in composition education while also seeking site specific means of identifying and valuing the intellectual expertise and agency of teachers.
November 21-24, 2019
South Asian Media and Performance Cultures (MP1)
Signature Event: Filmi Worlds: A Festival of Indian Cinema
Filmi Worlds” combines movie screenings, scholarly talks, and public conversations about Indian films over the course of one film-filled weekend. Featuring films containing star actors, directors, and music directors, panels of film experts, and an audience of Indian cinephiles, “Bollywood” novices and longtime fans alike will find something of interest! Held in collaboration with the Eastman Museum of Film and Moving Image in Rochester, NY, the festival will feature four films from the Museum’s South Asian film collection, currently the largest collection of contemporary South Asian films in the world. Each screening will be preceded by a panel featuring three scholars of South Asian film offering brief framing talks on topics ranging from geopolitics to production practices to film music. A public reception offers an opportunity for audience members to speak with the panelists about the films they have seen over Indian snacks. The festival will close with a panel featuring members of the Indian diaspora reflecting on what it means to grow up with Indian cinema.
November 22-23, 2019
Premodern Transmedia (VAC26)
Brainstorming Session
December 12-19, 2019 (tentative date)
History and Technology of the Book (HS6)
Workshop: Introduction to Codicology
Date TBD
South Asian Media and Performance Cultures (MP1)
Symposium Planning Meeting 1
Date TBD
South Asian Media and Performance Cultures (MP1)
Symposium Planning Meeting 2

Date TBD
Teaching Exchange (MMH17)

Theorizing Italy (PHI11)
Encountering Italian Philosophy: Giacomo Marramao

September 14, 2019
Ancient Philosophy (PHI7)
Symposium: Plato and Platonism
This workshop has a focus on moral psychology and epistemology.

September 19, 2019
Apostolic Legends: Imagining Early Christianity from the Local to the Global (HS7)
Fall Brainstorming Meeting
The group seeks to build scholarly connections and collaborative relationships among faculty who study the creation, transmission, and significance of apostolic legends in medieval culture.

November 9, 2019
Gender and Class in the Novel (LLC25)
The group will read and discuss ongoing work-in-progress by graduate students and faculty centered on the novel as an archive for addressing questions of class and gender across national and epochal boundaries.

August 20, 2019
Global Digital Humanities (DH3)
Kickoff and Brainstorming Meeting
This first planning meeting will be a discussion around our umbrella theme, intersectionality and/in digital humanities.

August 29, 2019
Spanish Poetics (LLC13)
Those Unique Survivors Called Books
Spanish novelist and newspaper columnist Irene Vallejo will give a lecture on her forthcoming book, El infinito en un junco (Siruela, 2019), a narrative essay on history of books and reading.

September 3, 2019
Visual Studies (VAC3)
Women in Early American Film History
British film scholar and historian Helen Hanson (University of Exeter) will present on women directors and below-the-line female workers in early Hollywood.