Accessing, capturing, and representing experimental performance art is no easy feat. However, Visiting Assistant Professor Emily Capper is working hard to bring this transitory art to new audiences in novel, interactive ways—in a book, the classroom, and a web application.
Senior Elizabeth Schleisman is the recipient of 4 scholarships this semester. The College of Liberal Arts, The Tower, and the University of Minnesota Press all helped towards making her dreams come true. “It’s going just fantastic so far, I’ve definitely learned more than I could have just by sitting in a classroom, so I’m really grateful for that opportunity,” says Schleisman about her internship experience.
A history of film class changed the direction of Dylan Mohr’s dissertation, leading to a search for information about the creators of a lantern slideshow in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia in World War I. The search has led him to archives across the US and Europe and made him reflect on previous experiences as an archivist.
The relationship between music and philosophy has been a topic of discussion since the emergence of ancient philosophy. Recently named a McKnight Presidential Fellow, Michael Gallope explores how the ineffability of music inspires philosophers to address strange and perplexing questions relevant to modern social life.
The role of culturally appropriate food practices and traditionally practiced indigenous and immigrant gender roles are Madeline Brennan’s focus for research in American Studies. She is a senior in her final semester and is pursuing a career that helps enact change to support these populations.
Laurie Ouellette has spent her career viewing popular culture through an academic lens. “Things that appear trivial at first glance, like a reality TV show, might actually be circulating certain norms or prejudices or values,” she says. “If we can think critically about the cultural and media environment that we’re immersed in, that’s an important step toward being engaged citizens.”
“I think any department that should survive needs to evolve because the world doesn’t stand still,” says Regents Professor Emeritus Richard Leppert. Leppert discusses the evolution of the CSCL department over time and his love for teaching.
“When you are teaching literature, there is no set of truths that everybody adheres to,” says Assistant Professor Christian Uwe. He was born in Rwanda, studied in France, and now made his way to Minnesota. See how his background has influenced his field of study: sub-Saharan and Caribbean Francophone literatures.
Marianna Mattes has a passion for film and a love for making sense of the world around us. Now under the guidance of award-winning filmmaker Melody Gilbert, Mattes credits CLA with giving her the skills to pursue a career in film.