Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor History, Columbia University,
Monday, February 3, 2014
Place: FA 258
Financially assisted by: The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.
Co-sponsored by: The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Institute for Asian and Asian Diasporas, History Department, and the Center for Korean
About the author: Carol Gluck received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she is now the George Sansom
Professor of History. Her field is the history of modern Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to the
present. She writes and teaches about the political, social, and cultural history of Japan in transnational
perspective, World War II, history-writing and public memory in Asia and the West. Her books include
Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (1985); Showa: the Japan of Hirohito (1992);
Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon (2009); Thinking with the Past: Modern Japan and History
(2012); Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory (forthcoming); and, in Japanese, Rekishi
de kangaeru (Thinking about History, 2007). Her most recent article is "The End of Elsewhere: Writing
Modernity Now," American Historical Review (June 2011).
About the talk: More than sixty-five years after it ended, the Second World War remains a contested issue in history
and memory. How do examples from Europe, Asia, and North America help us to understand both how
public memory operates in contemporary societies and how entrenched national war stories change—
or do not change—over time? And what are the challenges posed by the present surge of memory for
what we used to call history?
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Lecture Hall 7
Sponsored By: The Binghamton University Sound Studies Collective, the Office of the Provost, Harpur Dean’s Office, the English Department, the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Cinema.
Host: Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman (Binghamton, English)
Moderator: John Cheng (Binghamton, Asian and Asian American Studies)
Damien Keane (SUNY Buffalo, English): "The War of the Words: Propaganda Monitoring and Radio Pages”
Tom McEnaney (Cornell, Comparative Literature): "Journey Into Fear: Welles, Latin America, and Heart of Darkness”
Shawn VanCour (NYU, Media, Culture, and Communication): “"Spectral Radio: for the Love of a Dead Medium”
Join us later in the evening for the "War of the Worlds" 75th Anniversary Broadcast on Binghamton's WHRW 90.5 from 7-10 p.m.
During the 7:00 hour we will kick off the evening with a new original "War of the Worlds" documentary produced by Aaron Trammell (Rutgers) and Sounding Out! and hosted by Brian Hanrahan (Cornell New Media and Performance). It features top radio and media scholars such as Kathleen Battles, Kate Lacey, Alex Russo, Elena Razlogova, Josh Sheppard, Paul Heyer, and BU's own Brian Wall (Cinema) and John Cheng (AAAS). From 8-9 p.m. we will rebroadcast Welles' original "War of the Worlds" (the exact time of its first broadcast 75 years ago) and from 9-10 p.m. Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman (English) will host a live show from Binghamton University's Listening Party at the Mountainview Common Room that will feature sounds produced by Monteith McCollum's Cinema 352 "Performance Processes" course and the Binghamton-area band The Short Waves. There will also be a social media event tying in listening parties across the globe. . .we'd love for you to Tweet during the broadcast using the hashtag #WOTW75
All are welcome at the listening party! Come and be a part of #WOTW75! Please invite your classes to listen and Tweet in!
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