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Silent film musicians and a benshi with Hamilton's performers
"The Sound of Silent Film" Resonates with Packed House

“The Sound of Silent Film: A Two-Part Benshi Event,” the second 2014 F.I.L.M. Series program, offered a packed house a multi-faceted event featuring a unique musical collaboration between international artists from Japan, France and Canada on Sunday, Sept. 28. The audience, which included numerous local Utica community members, were treated to a world premiere of a Western-style composition with traditional Japanese instruments brought together for the purpose of accompanying Japanese silent movies.  More ...

Benshi Ichiro Kataoka
Benshi Event Will Feature Music, Film

Hamilton’s FILM series will host a Benshi Event featuring benshi Ichiro Kataoka, composer Gabriel Thibaudeau and musicians from Japan, Canada and France on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ.  More ...

John C. O'Neal
O'Neal Questions Facebook Connection for Rousseau Studies

In a recent article, Professor of French John C. O'Neal wonders how Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a great champion of radical individualism and authenticity, would have reacted to Facebook, one of our most prevalent forums today for talking about the self.  More ...

De Bao Xu
Xu Receives Grant for CLT Work

De Bao Xu, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor and chair of East Asian Languages and Literatures, received a special grant from the Hakka Foundation for his endeavors with the Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (JTCLT) and the International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT).  More ...

Meredith Nuber '14
Meredith Nuber ’14 Awarded Fulbright ETA to Germany

Meredith Nuber ’14 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany, where she will teach English. A German studies and world politics major at Hamilton, she studied at Ludwig Maximilians University in Germany in 2013, and at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2012.  More ...

John O'Neal
O'Neal Publishes Review of Rousseau Literature in Oxford Journal

Undertaking a time-honored tradition in French bibliography known as the état présent, Professor of French John C. O'Neal reviewed the past 15 years of Rousseau scholarship at the invitation of the editors of French Studies, published by Oxford University Press.  More ...

Hong Gang Jin
Hamilton Awarded STARTALK Grant for 5th Year

For the fifth year, Hamilton College is the recipient of STARTALK funding to operate two programs for Chinese language this summer—a Chinese teacher development program and a week-long intensive Chinese immersion program for students in grades 8 and 9.  More ...

Kyoko Omori
Omori Awarded Japan Foundation Grant

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Kyoko Omori has been awarded an $11,000 grant from the Japan Foundation for a project titled “Reconstructing and Creating a New Japanese Silent Film Experience: Benshi, Music and Film.”  More ...

Mary Sisler
Sisler Presents Paper at Renaissance Conference

Mary Sisler, visiting assistant professor of Italian, recently presented a paper titled “Leonardo’s Early Experiments in Writing” at the Renaissance Society of America Conference in New York. She was on a panel composed of scholars who had participated in the 2012 NEH Institute in Florence “Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science.”  More ...

Kyoko Omori
Omori Presents at New York University

Associate Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori presented a paper, “Reinvesting Nuclear Capital: Hiroshima, Cinema, and Global Circulation of Witness,” at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference on March 22 at New York University.  More ...

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