Monthly Archives: October 2015

Invitation to the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium

We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the Women’s Leadership Symposium at the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College in Oxford University.

Our Fall Symposium will be held 7, 8, and 9 December 2015 in Oxford, UK.

Our Spring Symposium will be held 14, 15, and 16 March 2016 in Oxford, UK.

The Symposium will be held at Somerville College- a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of Women’s Studies or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member.

Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or in sponsored academic journals.

The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women’s leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. See our website for suggestions on topics.

For more information, please see our website.

Fri Oct 30, 11:30 am-6:30 pm: Symposium in conjunction with For a New World to Come at Grey Art Gallery

Friday, October 30, 11:30 am–6:30 pm
For specific times and locations, see below


Collapsing Disciplines and Distance: Experiments in Japanese Arts in the 1970s

Focusing on their interdisciplinary research into a wide range of art practices in Japan from 1968 to 1979, speakers in this symposium will discuss their experiments and methodologies in positioning their work from a global perspective. They will examine the emergence of new approaches to the arts during this period—often referred to as “contemporary” or “information era” and mediated by advanced technology
as well as new materialism.

Gallery Conversations

With Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

11:30 am–1:00 pm: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street
Private tour with bento box lunch. Tickets: $30 non-members/$25 members
Capacity limited. Required RSVP to:

2:00–3:00 pm: Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East
Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited.

NYU Silver Center, Room 208
(Enter at 32 Waverly Place)

3:15–4:15 pm: Session 1: New Ways of Seeing: Art, Photography, and Literature

With speakers Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Reiko Tomii, independent scholar and co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon, a listserv group;
and Brett de Bary, professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University.

4:30–5:30 pm: Session 2: New Ways of Sensing: Technology, Sound, and Urbanism

With speakers Ann Adachi, executive director, Collaborative Cataloguing Japan; Miki Kaneda, lecturer in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Boston University; Thomas Looser, associate professor of East Asian Studies, NYU; and Jonathan M. Reynolds, professor of Art History and Architecture, Barnard College.

5:30–6:30 pm: Roundtable discussion moderated by Thomas Looser and Yasufumi Nakamori.
Respondent: Pepe Karmel, associate professor of Art History, NYU.

Co-organized by NYU’s Department of East Asian Studies and Grey Art Gallery,
and co-sponsored by Japan Society.

Free of charge, no reservations, programs subject to change.
Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.


Offered in conjunction with the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments
in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979,
presented in New York City in two parts:
at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University (September 10–December 7, 2015)
and Japan Society Gallery (October 9, 2015–January 10, 2016).

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit


Grey Art Gallery, NYU:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays, greyartgallery[at], 212/998-6780

Japan Society Gallery:
Tuesday–Thursday, 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Friday: 11 am–9 pm
with free admission 6 pm–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Closed Monday/Major holidays, 212/832-1155

For a roster of the Grey’s upcoming public programs, visit our website at

Today & Tomorrow at NYU: Speech unbound / Ungebundene Rede: On prose and the prosaic

Speech unbound / Ungebundene Rede: On prose and the prosaic

Thursday, October 29 – Friday, October 30

Deutsches Haus at NYU

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU Department of German present the conference “Speech unbound / Ungebundene Rede: On prose and the prosaic.”

A two-day symposium with Christopher Wood, Shira Brisman, Richard Halpern, Florian Fuchs, Avital Ronell, Moritz Bassler, Christiane Frey, Adrian Renner, Doreen Densky, Eyal Peretz, Juliet Fleming, Susanne Lüdemann, Lydia Goehr, and Anastasiya Osipova.


Thursday, October 29
2:00   Christopher Wood, NYU
Introductory remarks
2:30   Shira Brisman, University of Wisconsin
“The Unassembled Grammar of the Drawing in the Era of Reform”
3:15   Richard Halpern, NYU
“The Skin of Prose”
4:00   break
4:15   Florian Fuchs, Yale University
“The Prose Act”
5:00   Avital Ronell, NYU
“Phrasal Regimens”
5:45   break
6:00   Moritz Bassler, University of Münster
Keynote address, “The Semiotics of Prose and the Problem of Realism”
Reception following talk

Friday, October 30
9:30   Christiane Frey, NYU
“Prosaic distinctions: Hegel contra Schlegel”
10:15  Adrian Renner, Yale University
“‘Like a painting’: Picturing Prose”
11:00  break
11:15  Doreen Densky, NYU
“Sea, Stream, and Overflow: Alfred Döblin between Verse and Prose”
12:00  Eyal Peretz, University of Indiana
“The Messiah of the Mute – Chaplin and the Birth of Cinematic Speech”
1:00   lunch break
2:15   Juliet Fleming, NYU
“Font Cise”
3:00   Susanne Lüdemann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
“Binding the Unbound: Prose and the Problem of Form”
3:45   break
4:00   Lydia Goehr, Columbia University
“The Tendency to Prose: From New Music to Laconic Wit”
4:45   Anastasiya Osipova, NYU
“Theory of Adventure: Victor Shklovsky’s Autobiographical Prose”
6:00   Christopher Wood, NYU

Speech unbound / Ungebundene Rede: On prose and the prosaic is a DAAD-supported event.

A Short History of the Italian Renaissance Book Launch — TOMORROW, October 29th at 6PM

The Department of Italian Studies will be hosting a book launch tomorrow evening at 6:00PM. Professor Virginia Cox will be presenting her newest book, A Short History of the Italian Renaissance, in conversation with Drs. Stefano Albertini (NYU) and Chris Celenza (Johns Hopkins University). Please see below and attached for more information – we hope to see you there!


Scholarship Announcement: Oxford-Prince’s Foundation Scholarship for the part-time DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded scholarship to undertake the part-time Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development.

The successful applicant will undertake research on the economic impact, broadly considered, of the Coed Darcy oil refinery conversion project and the associated Swansea University Bay Campus development.  Potential research themes include: economic sustainability of brownfield redevelopment projects; economic sustainability assessment methodologies; urban design and economic sustainability; sustainable regional development; R&D and growth poles; regeneration of economically vulnerable regions; green growth strategies and shrinking regions; institutional factors in sustainable economic competitiveness; corporate social responsibility and urban sustainability; or any other theme(s) of the candidate’s choosing.

This scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and is only tenable at Kellogg College. Further details regarding the scholarship, including a background to the project and eligibility, can be found on the DPhil website

Scholarship application deadline: 22 January 2016.

To find out more about the DPhil and how to apply please visit or get in touch via or +44 (0)1865 286953.