Challenge a Colleague to Disciplinary Duel!

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The Dueling Disciplines series offers differing disciplinary perspectives on a subject, theme or issue. Faculty members and graduate students from ‘opposing’ theoretical viewpoints present varying ways to think about topics such as God, a university education, yoga, Shakespeare and water. The resulting ‘duel’ is lighthearted but academically rigorous and respectful. […] Read more »

MCS New Chair Erika Suderburg Produces New Film

A warm welcome to MCS’s new chair Professor Erika Suderburg! A filmmaker and writer, Prof. Suderburg’s most recent feature-length film “Wunderkammern: The Private Life of Objects” screened this past summer at the Los Angeles Film Forum. To find out more about Prof. Suderburg’s work navigate to her website:http://erikasuderburg.com/index.html Images: Stills […] Read more »

MCS Faculty’s Book Wins Award

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We are thrilled to announce that Troubling Borders, an anthology of Southeast Asian/diasporic women literature and art, was awarded the Bronze Award for Best Book of 2015 by the Association for Borderland Studies. Congratulations to Professor Lan Duong, one of the co-editors!       Read more »

MCS Media Festival Presents a Hulu Original–East Los High

Celebrity Panels room INTS 1109: May 21st 11:00am to 12:30pm Featuring Hulu and East Los High; 2:00 to 3:30 Featuring Executive Producer; 3:30 to 5:00 Featuring Independent Film Maker; freeand open to Public But Registration is Required for Celebrity Panels for more informationcontact: MCSFILMFESTIVAL@GMAI.COM or RUHIKHAN@UCR.EDU   Register for workshop […] Read more »

MCS professor Derek Burrill Publishes New Book

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Suffering from “manopause,” underemployed and unwilling to grow up, the “other guy” has emerged as an important figure in modern media masculinity. In his new book, MCS professor Derek Burrill documents how this “new breed of man is desperately attempting to change with the times, but is often unable (or […] Read more »

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Discussion facilitated by Setsu Shigematsu, associate professor, UC Riverside Media and Cultural Studies Department. WHY HAS WONDER WOMAN ENDURED OVER TIME? HOW HAVE PORTRAYALS OF FEMALE HEROINES EVOLVED? ARE FEMALE HEROINES SEXIST OR EMPOWERING? For a preview of the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” navigate to: […] Read more »

Congratulations to Professor Lan Duong!

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A book edited by MCS Professor Lan Duong, along with Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014. This prestigious list reflects the best titles reviewed by Choice in […] Read more »