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Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts


Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts proposes new considerations of realism on stage. Since its association with 19th-century innovations in European and American drama, theatrical realism has largely remained limited to Euro-American definitions. We explore conventions of realism in culturally-specific locations and times across East Asia, articulating alternative histories of realism that extend from the premodern into the present. Through our individual inquiries, we aim to broaden the term’s analytic power and shed collective light on the diversity and ...

Conference: Listening to Cumbia

Pollock Theater; McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Listening to Cumbia brings together scholars, filmmakers, artists, and archivists for a symposium, screening, and DJ event on the contemporary cultural and political history of cumbia music in Mexico and the United States. Cumbia – as transnational record circulation and as local sound system dance scenes – is a living culture that provides insight into the cross-border effects of this popular music as force of social identity and mode of communication among Latinx communities. APRIL ...

Symposium: Edible Insect Art Exhibition

Glass Box Gallery UCSB Art Department, Building 534 (Space 1328), Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The Edible Insect Art Exhibition event is a community celebration of insect cuisine and a critical exploration of food futures. The event will take place April 4th, 2024 from 5:00–7:30 PM at UCSB's GlassBox Gallery and will feature student artwork, organization tabling, delicious food, insect-inspired tastings, and panel conversations with community members and edible insect experts, including Monica Martinez, founder of Don Bugito, Aly Moore, founder of Bugible, and MacKenzie Wade, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of ...