Professor Luise von Flotow, Director of the School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa, delivers a lecture on women in translation studies. von Flotow's research traces and describes the movement of Canadian writing, both fiction and non-fiction, into Latin America via translation. It examines the scope of this cultural transfer, the trajectories along which it moves, the agents and networks that promote it, and the images of Canada circulated as a result.
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Chicana por Mi Raza is a digital humanities project that involves the collection, digitization, and display of archival materials and oral histories related to the development of Chicana Feminis
The financial crisis lay bare how the financial system failed the nation but left hidden the many ways in which that system still fails the most vulnerable Americans. In No Slack, Michael S. Barr explores how low- and moderate-income households cope with financial stress, use financial services to make ends meet, and often come up short.
The Pussy Riot affair divides Russia. While polls show that many Russians, especially Orthodox believers, approve the severe punishment the band members received, others denounce it. What explains this mixed response to the two-year sentences that thousands around the world are protesting? Are there social or feminist issues that divide Russia?
Human infants are wizards of word-learning. This talk will describe the conceptual and linguistic capacities that underlie their success.
Solly Greenfields, the first of the taxi poets, has been shot dead.
April is poetry month, and at the University of Michigan poetry is abundant.