Our faculty are highly active in their research and engaged with international scholarly discussions on a broad range of topics and approaches to cultural studies.
Featured Research News
Dr. Malakaj Publishes Article on Free Fall in GLQ
Dr. Ervin Malakaj, Assistant Professor of German Studies, published an article in the most recent issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. The article is titled “Queer Time and the Cinematic Pleasures of the Locus Amoenusin Free Fall.”
Claudia Breger on “Negativity and Resilience, Fantasy and Hope: Multivectoral Dialogues between Laurent Berlant and German (-émigré) Critical Theory”
Last week, a keynote traced multidirectional influences and resonances between Berlant's thought and German studies through a larger project of rethinking political aesthetics for our current moment. The larger project undertakes dialogues
Ann Cvetkovich on “Grappling with Care”
In the “Thinking with Lauren Berlant,” workshop last week, this keynote explored the proliferation of discourses of care -- including self-care, collective care, and radical care -- as well as critiques of those discourses, both of which have gained additional momentum and urgency in activist and academic contexts during this time of pandemic.
Our graduate students have successfully completed theses as part of their program and are available to view on cIRcle, UBC’s institutional repository.