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Clark Esports Video Games Night – Just Dance and Mario Kart

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

Come show us your best moves in Just Dance! Toss some blue shells in Mario Kart! Spectators welcome. Feel free to hang out, have pizza, and watch the fun. Admission is free and open only to the Clark campus community. All guests are expected to comply with Clark’s most current vaccination and masking policies. Co-sponsored […]

Asian/American Gaming: Techno-Orientalism, Open World Empire, and The Race Card

Clark University, Traina Center for the Arts 92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA

Since the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985, Asia has remained the center of video game hardware manufacturing (China and Southeast Asia), the center of game innovation and the birthplace of most game genres (Japan), and the largest reliable resource of consumers (nearly half of game players reside in Asia). Game scholars Tara Fickle (University of […]

Sponsored by: Higgins School of Humanities

The Fitchburg Art Museum and Community Service

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

In the 21st century, American art museums are facing new challenges that demand significant institutional change. To ensure ongoing relevance, museums are being asked to be more responsive to, and reflective of, their immediate communities. The Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts has become a leader in this work. Director and Clark University alumnus […]

Sponsored by: Higgins School of Humanities

Trans Media and Its Futures

*This event was original scheduled for May 12, but is now on May 19 at 5pm EDT.* In this public panel discussion, Screen Studies' Rox Samer (they/them) and representatives of their “Gender and Film” seminar examine the current state of transgender media as well as visions for its futures with three distinguished guests: artist and […]

Makers, Identity, and the Lives of Objects: A Triologue

What stories do craft and design objects tell us—and tell about us? In this wide-reaching conversation, authors Glenn Adamson, Parminder Bhachu, and Kristina Wilson will explore connections between their recent books on makers and design as an expression of identity. Together, these scholars will discuss their circuitous paths of research, the delight of an unexpected […]

Disappearing Acts: Black Women In and Out of Early Modern Literature

While the near-absence of black female characters in early modern drama is a near-truism in the field by now, this lack of representation occurred during a period when their labor—domestic, agricultural, sexual—was becoming a prominent support of colonial enterprise in the new world. In this talk, Joyce Green MacDonald, Associate Professor of English at the […]

Translating ‘Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language’

A contemporary of Cervantes, Sebastián de Covarrubias wrote his encyclopedic dictionary Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language to explore the heterogeneous origins of words and their hidden connections to the moral, transcendental, and everyday meanings of the world. In her experimental translation, Janet Hendrickson dives deep into this influential, pre-Enlightenment text to cull a […]

‘No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks’ Screening and Discussion

"A production so weird and innovative, it's hard to describe... like being on the set of a Hollywood movie and watching it on-screen at the same time." - Chicago Magazine No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, co-written by poets Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall and featuring the music of Jamila and Ayanna […]

Design with Empathy and Curiosity


Design as a professional discipline has undergone a tremendous evolution in the last generation. It has transformed from a practice focused mainly on aesthetic style to one with a clear and explicit focus on users and their hopes, desires, challenges, and needs. By establishing empathy and curiosity with the user, designers can work toward outcomes […]