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
C. Riley Snorton PNCA MA in Critical Studies Lecture
Friday, September 7, 4pm
PNCA Critical Studies students have the opportunity to join scholars and artists from throughout the institution each summer in creative inquiry by participating in Global Studios, Berlin.
Assistant Professor in PNCA's Critical Studies and Visual Studies Graduate programs, Taylor Eggån publishes new research in English Studies.
Q+A Projects is a collaborative endeavor launched in 2018 by Critical Studies MA candidate Alex Andreotti and dual MA/MFA candidate Qamuuqin Maxwell. The group curated a show featuring work by eight PNCA graduate students exhibited at the 2018 Oregon Fringe Festival in Ashland, OR.
Julian Adoff presented his paper, "A Common Language of Cultural Provocation: Problematizing the Categorical Taxonomies of Art and Design Research" at the 2018 Popular Culture Conference in March.
Allan deSouza, Associate Professor and Chair of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley, has been announced as the keynote speaker of PNCA's 2018 Graduate Symposium taking place October 12th and 13th.
PNCA's MA in Critical Studies program is a proud sponsor of The English Institute 77th Annual Conference, Truth Telling: Seven talks, one conversation, taking place September 21-23, 2018 at Yale University.