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March 7, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: Mark Morris Dance Group, Psychology Seminar, Screening Queer Hong Kong, and more

This week, head to Meany Hall for The Look of Love performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group, learn about recent research at a clinical seminar hosted by the Department of Psychology, tune into a book talk with the Japan Studies Program, and more.

March 12, 11:30 am – 12:50 pm | Psychology Cross-Area Clinical Seminar with Tyler Jimenez, Ph.D., University of Washington, Kincaid Hall

The Department of Psychology invites Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tyler Jimenez, to talk on Neoliberal Distress: Examining the Relationships between Neoliberalism, Precarity, and Mental Health. The conversation centers on recent research that has begun identifying political determinants of mental health, with neoliberalism theorized to be one such determinant.

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March 13, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | ‘Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan’ with Gennifer Weisenfeld, Duke University, Thomson Hall

The UW Japan Studies Program invited author Gennifer Weisenfeld to talk about her book Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan. The book was awarded the 2024 Prize for Outstanding Book from the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. It explores the multilayered construction of an anxious yet perversely pleasurable culture of Japanese civil air defense through a diverse range of artworks and media.

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March 13, 3:30 – 5:30 pm | Screening Queer Hong Kong: A Screening and Conversation with Kit Hung, Allen Library

Join the Department of Asian Languages and Literature Literature for “Screening Queer Hong Kong,” a screening of two short films: Always My Child and Forever 17.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Kit Hung, moderated by professor Ungsan Kim. A film director, producer, media artist, and educator based in Hong Kong and London, Hung has made films and video works about LGBTQ+ people in Hong Kong and its diasporas.

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March 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Faith and Doubt in Modernity: Nikos Kazantzakis’ Loss of Faith in a European Context, Zoom

The Jackson School lecturer with Hellenic Studies and the Center for West European Studies, Nektaria Klapaki, is featured as the 2024 Nikos Kazantzakis Endowed Lecturer at UC Berkeley. Klapaki will address two new perspectives a seminal episode in Kazantzakis’ life, the loss of his Christian faith after his introduction to Darwin’s theory of evolution, and Copernicus’ heliocentric theory.

Hosted by the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley.

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March 14 – 16, 8:00 pm | Mark Morris Dance Group: The Look of Love, Meany Hall

The Look of Love is a wistful and heartfelt homage to the chart-topping songs of the late Burt Bacharach. A towering figure of popular music, Bacharach is known for his soaring melodies and unique orchestrations influenced by jazz, rock, and Brazilian music — his longtime lyricist Hal David providing unsentimental, poignant lyrics. This evening-length work features original choreography by Mark Morris and new musical arrangements by Ethan Iverson, performed by an ensemble of piano, trumpet, bass, and drums, with singer, actress, and Broadway star Marcy Harriell on lead vocals.

Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Kathrine Braseth (kbraseth@uw.edu).