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13th Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels
The 13th Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels on the theme of Transnational Comics will be held from April 8–10th, 2016. For more information, see this link.


Julian Go (Boston University) Discussion Session
Dauer Hall 219, 10:30am

Julian Go will discuss his paper “Colonialism’s Ends: Field Theory and the Contraction of the Imperial Repertoire of Power” with interested graduate students. The paper is available at this link.


Julian Go (Boston University) Talk
“Postcolonial Thought & Social Theory”
Dauer Hall 219, 2:30pm

Description: Postcolonial thought and social theory today stand in seeming opposition. Postcolonial thought emerges from anticolonial thought of the mid-twentieth century and now nestled within the academic humanities. Social Theory emerges from the culture of empires and is now settled in disciplines like Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, and Anthropology. Despite this seeming opposition, this talk considers some of the ways in which postcolonial thought and social theory share common ground and how they might fruitfully inform each other.

Julian Go is Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate in Asian Studies and New England & American Studies at Boston University. His interdisciplinary work examines global social formations, empires, colonialism, postcolonial thought and social theory. His first sole authored book, American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in Puerto Rico and the Philippines under US Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2008), won the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book from the American Sociological Association and was a Finalist for the Philippines National Book Award). His most recent book Patterns of Empire: the British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011), won prizes from the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and was one of Choice’s “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2012.
This event is sponsored by the departments of English, Sociology, Political Science, and the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.


MarketWise Workshop: Getting a Head Start on the Academic Job Market
Pugh 210, 1–2:30pm

For those planning on going or considering going on the academic job market this upcoming academic year, please attend MarketWise’s final 2015–16 workshop, “Getting a Head Start on the Academic Job Market.” The workshop, led by Dr. Jodi Schorb (with input from job seekers), will be held in Pugh 210 on Thursday, April 21, from 1–2:30pm. The workshop will discuss steps and things you can do in advance this summer to get ready for the long, time-intensive, and often ongoing job search process. Everyone is welcome, although the workshop will be framed around first-time academic job searches for those less familiar with the process.


Short Film Screening
The Wooly, 6:00pm

Please join us for a screening of short films made by the Film & Media Studies students of ENG 4136 Video Production and ENG 4146 Advanced Video Production. The event will begin at 6pm on Thursday, April 21st, at The Wooly, located at 20 N. Main St.

The evening will take the form of a mini film festival and feature experimental, nonfiction, and narrative films along with a Q&A with the filmmakers.

It's free and open to the public, so please come out to support filmmaking at UF, and help us spread the word!

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