Spring 2014 is almost over!

That’s right, folks—we’re already into March, and TNT Admin almost let a year slide before putting up a new post. But not to worry, TNT Admin is back and is ready to give you the scoop on what’s going on in research on Asia at UCSD and beyond.

Except…there isn’t any interesting news quite at this moment, so we’re going to instead sit here and ponder what’s happened to the search for the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature.


More May events!

1. May 4 & 5: Noor Iranian Film Festival at UCSD
2. May 4 & 5: La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, Old Worlds/New World
3. May 5: Asayake Taiko presents A Taste of Taiko
4. May 9: Frank Biess, “German Angst? Fear and Democracy in Postwar Germany”
5. May 10: Hussein Ibish, “Israel and the Palestinians in the Second Obama Term”
6. May 14: John Beverley, “The Literary Humanities and the Promise of Equality”
7. May 14: Camera Lucida: Beethoven and Bach
8. May 20: Jennifer Tuttle, “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the US West”

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Bit of April, Lots of May

A crazy collection of upcoming events!

1. 4/30: Latin@ Film Series: La Mission
2. 5/2: Scholarly Communication Program of Events with Timothy Mennel, U of Chicago Press
3. 5/2: Eugene M. Burke CSP Lectureship on Religion and Society presents James Kugel
4. 5/9: Sarah Pinto: “Love and Dissolution: Toward a Gendered Ethic of Psychiatric Care in India”
5. 5/9: UC Fellow Lecture with Frank Biess: “German Angst? Fear and Democracy in Postwar Germany”
6. 5/13: J.P. Daughton: “Colonies of Humanity? Violence and Humanitarianism in the Modern French Empire”
7. 5/17: Digital Humanities Lunch Speaker Series with Johanna Drucker, UCLA

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Fucking with Philosophers

Sounds like fun! (We have a Korean Studies Department?)

Kegels for Hegel presents

Fucking with Philosophers
Friday, April 19th
6:30–7:30 PM
University Art Gallery

an evening of love songs to philosophers, a book exchange, go-go dancers, music videos, and a brain eating contest.
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Linguistics Goes to Hollywood


In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, the UC San Diego Linguistics Department is hosting a free all-campus event on Friday, April 19th, featuring linguists who have created languages (“conlangers”) for Hollywood productions.

The event will be held in Price Center West Ballroom B and start at 7 PM.

Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language for the Star Trek movie series
Paul Frommer, creator of the Na’vi language for Avatar
David J. Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language for HBO’s Game of Thrones (David J. Peterson is an alumnus of the UC San Diego Linguistics Department who has featured prominently in popular media.

The event will be moderated by Prof. Grant Goodall, UC San Diego, Linguistics Language Program Director, and an expert on Esperanto.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists both during the event and in a following reception.


Friday, March 15: A Feminist in a Software Lab

This Friday is the last Digital Humanities speaker of the quarter, Tara McPherson, editor of the multimedia journal Vectors.

A Feminist in a Software Lab
Tara McPherson, USC

Friday, March 15, 2013
12:00–1:30 PM
Geisel Library, S & E Events Room (1st floor, Lower Level, East Wing)

Tara McPherson  (Associate Professor of Critical Studies and Gender Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, USC) is founding editor of the multimodal journal Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a New Vernacular and is a core member of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). She teaches courses in digital media, television, and popular culture and is author of Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South, co-editor of the anthology Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture, and has published numerous articles in journals and anthologies, including Camera Obscura, Race in Cyberspace, 24, The New Media Handbook, The Visual Culture Reader 2.0.