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Belonging in a House Divided

Wednesday, Nov. 30

4:30 p.m. 

Wyckoff Center 

Please join the Department of Anthropology, Asian Studies Program, and International Affairs Program for a book talk and conversation with Assistant Professor of Anthropology Joowon Park. “Belonging in a House Divided” (2022) chronicles the everyday lives of North Korean refugees in South Korea and their experiences with violence and ethnic boundary making. Through ethnographic research, Park documents the emergence of cultural differences and tensions, as well as new transnational practices that connect family members across the Korean demilitarized zone. The book weaves in Park’s own military experience to provide a vivid analysis of the multiple overlapping layers of violence that shape the embodied experiences of belonging. 

Joowon Park book cover

Looking Back in Style: Orpheus & Eurydice in Haute Couture & Beyond

Tuesday, Dec. 6

6:30 p.m.

Emerson Auditorium

Stacie Raucci (Classics, Union College) discusses the legacy of Orpheus and Eurydice in the high fashion and cosmetics industries as part of “Eurydice Turning,” a collaborative, semester-long series of events considering the long reception of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth in a variety of media and supporting this fall’s JKB Mainstage production of “Eurydice,” written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Marie Glotzbach. The series is supported by the Classics, Dance, and Theater departments and the Tang Teaching Museum. Contact Dan Curley for more information

Eurydice Rising