Dr. Sami Schalk will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester
Macarena Gómez-Barris to keynote PNCA's 2019 Graduate Symposium
Her lecture is Friday, November 22, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Mediatheque
Recent Critical Studies alum, Sean Yeager, just presented their research on Assata Shakur's autobiography at the 2019 International Conference on Narrative in Pamplona, Spain.
Many congratulations to the first graduating class of the MA in Critical Studies program! Having completed their thesis projects, the members of our graduating cohort are stepping out into the world.
This week, the first year MA candidates and dual MA/MFA students in the Critical Studies program proposed their thesis topics. We are very excited to have a cohort which will be covering such a wide variety of topics.
Class of '19 Critical Studies MA Candidate, Ellena Basada, has been selected for a Fulbright award to Germany
Follow Ellena on Twitter: @vaginihilism
Call for Proposals: Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2019 Graduate Symposium on Art and Environmental Justice
The documentary short film A Normal Girl produced by Shawna Lipton is a Finalist in The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Kate Baker Williams, Ashley Couch, and Laura Nash led the round table discussion Concerning Care in Institutions.
PNCA’s Critical Studies and Creative Writing Programs Sponsor AWP Conference in Portland, March 28-30
PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, BFA and Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing programs are Patron Sponsors of this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30th.
Opening Borders, Tearing Down Walls, With Alex Sager Chair of the Philosophy Department at PSU
Thursday April 4 11am-12:30pm, Room 413
Chair Shawna Lipton's write-up of Chris Kraus's visit to the Critical Studies Program on Oregon Arts Watch
You can read Lipton's article and watch the lecture video here:
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Mediatheque
Mohanad Elshieky is a stand up comedian based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Libya, Mohanad brings a unique perspective to the comedy scene, not afraid to say what on his mind, he discusses politics, racial issues and has an opinion on everything
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:00-12:30, Hammer
Jasmine Johnson will address and validate triggers, by offering coping mechanisms for sexual trauma; as well as for family, friends, and community allies wanting to provide support.
From The Spirituals to Hip-Hop, Friday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00pm in the Mediatheque
This presentation is a multimedia musical journey through the history of Black art, Black culture, and the Black experience in America led by renowned hip hop artist and community organizer Hasan Salaam.
Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm in the Mediatheque
Co-Presented with the MFA in Visual Studies Program
Author, publisher, and critic Chris Kraus joins the MA in Critical Studies program to talk about her new collection, Social Practices, which is described as “essays on and around art and art practices” published by Semiotext(e), the legendary radical imprint where Chris has been a driving force since the 1990s.
Chris Kraus (b. 1955) is a Los Angeles–based writer, art critic, and editor whose novels include I Love Dick (1997), Torpor (2006), and Summer of Hate (2012). Her writing navigates and mediates seamlessly between autobiography, fiction, philosophy, and art criticism. She teaches creative writing and art writing at The European Graduate School / EGS and has been a visiting professor at the Art Center College of Design, the University of California at San Diego, New York University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Los Angeles Contemporary Archives. Along with Sylvère Lotringer and Hedi El Kholti, Kraus is co-editor of the influential publishing house Semiotext(e), which has introduced much of contemporary French theory to an American audience, and published writers such as: Abdellah Taia, Veronica Gonzalez Pena, Mark Von Schlegell, Robert Gluck, Natasha Stagg, and Dodie Bellamy.
The second year Critical Studies cohort visits Caldera in Sisters, Oregon.
Mohanad Elshieky, Where is the joke in that? Lecture/Stand Up Comedy Workshop
Mediatheque, Date: October 10, Start Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
In this workshop will be exploring the art of looking within yourself for comedy. You might not think your life is interesting, but if you dig deep enough, the joke is somewhere there. We will be discussing joke structure, punchlines, but more importantly, how to have fun and be you.
Critical Studies MA Program Chair, Shawna Lipton will be featured as a Guest Scholar at the 2018 TBA Festival September 6-16, presented by PICA.
Join PNCA's Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies October 12th and 13th for the 2018 Graduate Symposium, "Pedagogy: Engage, Critique, Inspire."
Z. Nicolazzo holds a workshop sponsored by Critical Studies
Saturday, October 13, 11:45am-1:15pm, Mediatheque