This & That


December 17, 2009

1–2:30 p.m., BRK 708: Two invited papers:

- "The New Woman, Marriage, and Individualism in the Novels of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Lucas Malet," Tapanat Khunpakdee

- "Re-Packaged and Re-Sold: Shakespeare as a Cultural Product," Poonperm Paitayawat


The M.L. Ananchanok Prize: Awarded annually to original unpublished creative writing in English.  See details. LIFE: A Journey Through Time

See the interactive slideshow (with music) made from Frans Lanting's gorgeous photographs taken for a book of the same name.  The journey is a photographic history of life on Earth.

TED Talks  Welcome to World Lit

By Mark Alden Branch

Comparative literature once limited its comparisons to the Western tradition. An experimental course in world literature is trying to give students a glimpse of a whole new world of literary traditions--from Akkadian to Zulu.

A Master Shape-Shifter of the Literary World
Peter Ho Davies once thought he was 'too strange' for fiction. Turns out he was wrong

By Leslie Stainton


"Peter's fiction has always incorporated cultural materials that collide in interesting ways," says his novelist friend and former U-M colleague Charles Baxter. "One feature of Peter's fiction is an enormous breadth of reference, both to history and geography—he's writing what you might call World Literature. The range is astonishing."

OSISU produces functional art that integrates local crafts and skilled carpentry with contemporary aesthetics. Each model of OSISU is pure passion, hand-crafted from materials left to waste at construction sites or discarded from manufacturing processes. OSISU's creations exemplify a commitment to environmentally responsible design while meeting functional requirements. Our design innovation adds value to overlooked resources and extends life cycle of natural materials.

แพทย์ที่ดีในสายตาของแพทยสภา อาจารย์ และประชาชน

โดย ศาสตราพิชาน นายแพทย์พินิจ กุลละวณิชย์

Plastic Bags, 2007

Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the US every five seconds.
Plastic Bags, 2007

Detail at actual size

Chris Jordan

Interview with Chris Jordan

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait

This new series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 426,000 cell phones retired every day. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.

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