"Coordinating Continuities: Language and Sameness Across Time and Space"

The annual Michicagoan Conference focuses on the social and cultural analysis of semiotic forms centering on language, providing graduate students with an attentive forum in which to present their work and have it discussed by faculty and students from both universities. We welcome work from students at all stages, and encourage participants to submit formal conference papers as well as to discuss their dissertation proposals and research reports. Commentators for each panel are drawn from participating faculty.

Film Screening: The Coca-Cola Kid

On January 24th, there will be a screening of The Coca-Cola Kid. Inspired by the short stories of Australian fiction writer Frank Moorhouse, The Coca Cola Kid is a romantic-comedy about the misadventures of a Coca-Cola Co. executive in Australia. Played by Eric Roberts, the zealous corporate trouble-shooter combines evangelical fervor with a military mindset aimed at colonizing the last corner of Coke-free Australia.

Talk: The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide

On February 5th in Swift Hall Third Floor Lecture Room, Ian Kelly, a Senior Foreign Service Officer, will give a talk entitled “The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide.” He has spent much of his career dealing with U.S.-Russia relations. His most recent assignment was Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which grew from the Helsinki Process, set up in the seventies to help Europe manage the divisions between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.

Author Event: Kenan Trebincevic

Kenan Trebincevic will be discussing his new book, The Bosnian List. This event is sponsored by CEERES, Seminary Co-Op Bookstore and International House Global Voices Program. It will be held in the Home Room of International House at 6 PM on February 26, 2014. Visit www.kenantrebincevic.com to learn more about the author.

An Afternoon with Lev Rubinstein

One of the most visible Moscow Conceptualists, Lev Rubinstein is a central figure in contemporary Russian art and literature, notably as an avant-garde poet. Rubinstein has also emerged in the last few years as a leading voice in the political opposition to Vladimir Putin's ruling party. A discussion with him will take place at 3 P.M. on November 18th in Foster 103.

Alash Ensemble in Concert

The Alash Ensemble will be performing at International House on Sunday, November 17th. The event will begin with a 6 PM reception, followed by a 7 PM concert in the Assembly Hall. The Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music.

Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia

Elsie Dunin, Professor Emerita of Dance Ethnology at UCLA, will be giving a talk entitled "Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia." CEERES and EthNoise! Workshop are co-sponsoring this event, which will take place on January 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Event - Mircea Cărtărescu Reading and Discussion

The Central Europe Workshop welcomes world-renowned Romanian novelist Mircea Cărtărescu to the University of Chicago for a reading of his newly translated novel Blinding on October 15, at 4:30 at the Franke Institute, with an introduction and questions from Delia Ungureanu (Harvard University, University of Bucharest) followed by a more general discussion.

6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00am - 3:30pm


6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference


International House

1414 East 59th Street

Chicago IL, 60637



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