The ICS Archives contain recorded talks, articles, links to websites, and digital art from former ICS fellows and visiting scholars along with other materials produced with support from ICS that are of general interest to the community.
Faculty Fellows 2013-2014
Dr. Christopher Frey, Assistant Professor in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy, kicked off the 2013-2014 Faculty Fellows Lecture Series on September 26th with his presentation titled Benevolent Care, Education, and the Ainu in Japan's Colonial North, 1853-1880. The lecture explored the relationships between the indigenous Ainu and the Japanese government as Japan implemented its first modern colonial education policy called "benevolent care" or "buiku" toward the Ainu.
The 2013-2014 Faculty Fellows Lecture Series continued on Wednesday, October 23rd with Dr. Ted Rippey, Associate Professor of German and a faculty affiliate of the American Culture Studies Program at BGSU. Dr. Rippey's talk, The Anxious Ear: Aural Experience and German Modernity, examined the interactions among sound, media, and culture during the creative volatility of the Weimar Republic and the catastrophic coordination of the early Third Reich.
ICS ended the fall semester on Thursday, November 11th with Dr. Pedro Porbén, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, presenting "Cuba's Desired Revolution: Cinema and the Micro-Politics of Affect. Dr. Porbén's lecture drew from the works of Deleuze and Guattari to focus on the micro-politics within the Cuban Revolution, emphasizing the positional or affective connections between bodies (individual and collective) that massive social and revolutionary changes required.
Summer Institute 2013
On May 13-17, 2013, ICS co-sponsored Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data, a transdisciplinary summer institute. Keynote speakers included Lev Manovich (CUNY) and Katherine Hayles (Duke University). Materials and information from the institute can be found at
Lecture Series 2012-2013
Dr. Brenna Munro visited BGSU on November 5, 2012 and held a session on the process of revising a dissertation for publication as a book. Below we have provided sample book proposals from several disciplines and related materials to help those in the process.
Faculty Fellows 2012-2013
Dr. Sharona Muir, Professor of Creative Writing and English at BGSU, presented Naked Men, Naked Women, and Invisible Beasts: Tales of the Animals that Go Unseen Among Us on September 25, 2012. Dr. Muir's work is a series of related stories about imaginary animals based on intriguing facts of real science. She discussed her project's roots in the ancient genre of the bestiary, in current posthumanist thought, and in her own encounters with nonhumans.
On October 30, 2012, Dr. Kristen Rudisill, Assistant Professor in the Department of Popular Culture at BGSU, presented Second Honeymoons, Jurassic Babies: Identity and Play in Chennai's Post-Independence Sabha Theater. Dr. Rudisill's work examines two popular Tamil-language plays from the Sabha Theater which is based in Chennai, the capital of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Clayton Rosati, Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunications, presented Infrastructure of Feeling: Media, Materialism, and Struggles for the Geographies of Culture, on January 29, 2013. Dr. Rosati's lecture explored the geographic nature of cultural struggle and the spatial relations of media culture in our contemporary moment of ubiquitous electronic media.
Faculty Fellows 2011-2012
On March 20, 2012, Dr. Kimberly Coates presented her work which examines the “hysterical” female body as it moves, and in some cases literally dances, through the pages of women’s fiction published between 1930 and 1937, Dancing with Freud: Female Sexuality, Modernist Women, and the Intoxication of Movement. (pdf)
Dr. Ruth Herdon, Associate Professor in BGSU's Department of History, presented her paper Children of Misfortune: Growing up Poor in Early New England (pdf) on November, 1, 2011.
Heather Elliott-Famularo, Associate Professor in the BGSU School of Art, presented the progress on her documentary video project about Toledo-area Holocaust survivors, Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors on October 4, 2011. A DVD of the documentary will be available soon. To view a trailer visit www.bearingwitnesstoledo.com
On September 14, 2011, Dr. Ellen Gorsevski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at BGSU, presented her work on Chasing Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (pdf of Powerpoint) which was later published in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Cultureas Wangari Maathai’s Emplaced Rhetoric: Greening Global Peacebuilding.
Lecture Series 2011-2012
Dr. Gregory Seigworth visited BGSU campus for the ICS Visiting Scholars Lecture Series on February 16, 2012. The following is the paper he presented at the lecture (due to be published later this year in the journal Theory, Culture, and Society).