Humanities Dialogues @ Poly: Stop Motion Animation, Juvenile-Lit Censorship, Transnational Feminist Activism
The fall 2020 Humanities Dialogues online @ ASU Poly concludes on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., with presentations and dialogue about the work of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication scholars:
Wendy Williams, Assistant Professor of English
"Visual Storytelling: A Closer Look at Stop Motion Animation"
This presentation will consider how visual and multimodal literacies are at work in students' stop motion animation projects. This research is part of a multi-year study investigating how college students interpret and compose visual narratives such as picturebooks, comics, animation and short films.
Kendall Dawson, MA student in Narrative Studies
"Molded Youth: The Implications of Children's Literature Censorship"
This presentation will focus on commonly challenged juvenile fiction books and the material deemed 'inappropriate' for our youth.
Rafael Martinez Orozco, Assistant Professor of Southwest Borderlands
"Undoing Global Paradigms:&npsb;Transnational Feminist Activism and Spiritual Exercise"
In 2006-2007 Elvira Arellano, a single mother, migrant, deportee and asylum fighter, circumvented the law to advocate for human rights. I’ll analyze the ways in which immigrant women like Elvira Arellano use spiritual activism as a component of global immigrant rights movements to produce new feminist discourses that de-center nation states and complicate colonial models that uphold racialized and gendered borders.
The series is coordinated by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' Faculty of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication.