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Princeton French Film Festival

Various Princeton

The French and Francophone Society, along with its generous partners at Princeton University and beyond, are thrilled to invite you all to the first-ever Princeton French Film Festival, happening from April 16th to 28th at various venues across our campus. A unique opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of Francophone cultures through the magic […]

PLAS Graduate Workshop | Alex Diaz-Hui & Julia Kornberg

3rd Floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Princeton

PRESENTER: Alex Diaz-Hui, Ph.D. candidate, Department of English "Anticolonial Ensembles in the Américas: Collective Voice and Authorship in the Late Twentieth-Century" Anticolonial Ensembles in the Américas: Collective Voice and Authorship […]

Global Existential Challenges: The Art(s) of Domination and Resistance

A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

The PIIRS Director’s Seminar Series focuses on Global Existential Challenges; this academic year, the seminar features panels of Princeton faculty who deliberate core questions from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. Speakers: Karen Emmerich, associate professor of comparative literature and the director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication Chika Okeke-Agulu, Robert Schirmer Professor of […]

Leaping Clear of the Many and the One

219 Aaron Burr Hall

The apparent duality of “the universal” and “the particular” arises from what a Buddhist might call “primal confusion”: the sensory-cognitive delusion that phenomena exist as distinct, individual entities whose existence is separate from everything and everyone else. Like many confusions and delusions, this one often encodes real power and creates real-world conflict. And yet, there […]

Maritime Buddhist Art of the East Asian “Mediterranean,” ca. 900–1200

010 East Pyne Princeton

How did maritime connectivity reconfigure the cultural boundaries of Buddhist East Asia during the medieval period? What is the role of seafaring ports in object mobility and in forming a Buddhist art different from that derived from the land routes of transmission? This lecture examines how the interwoven networks of ports and intermediaries facilitated the […]

The Form that Thinks: The Essay-Film from Inside

216 Aaron Burr Hall

Andrés Di Tella argues that the essay-film is a hybrid, stemming from the complex heritage of experimental cinema, documentary, and the literary essay. The essay-film is the result of personal exploration, through which we learn to think with images and sounds. The talk will include the screening of work-in progress. ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER Andrés […]

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