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Course Details:

SLN 11302

English 200B: Utopian/Dystopian societies in contemporary fiction Summer (A term) 
VLPA and W credit
Professor John O'Neill -
M, T, W, Th, 10:50am - 1:00pm
A term, June 22 - July 22

As Fox TV cast a "reality" series titled "Utopia," an article in the Seattle Times chronicled "the current craze for post-apocalyptic and dystopian stories." What accounts for this interest, evident in both popular culture and literature, in alternative communities or societies, whether these are anarchic or authoritarian, reminiscent of the state of nature or suggestive of a surveillance state?

In this class we will read three recent novels, set in the recent past, a recognizable present, or the near future, that experiment with different mixes of utopian, anti-utopian, and dystopian elements. We will...

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Cultivating and Connecting Resources: A Workshop for Emerging Disability Studies Scholars and Activists. We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of disability studies.

Eligible submissions include research, advocacy, theoretical, or creative work. Completed projects, class projects, or works in progress are acceptable. Abstracts should be submitted in English. Limit one submission per author.

The abstract deadline is Friday, May 1st.

More info can be found below: 

Jamie Barnhorst | Academic Advisor 
C21: Disability Studies, Diversity Minor, & ELS Minor
University of Washington | Padelford B-507 - 5th floor
Box 354380 | 206.616.2352
SPR 2015 Drop-in Office Hours: M & W 9-11 

Event Details
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Categories: Advising, Student Success

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If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, 
get the business know-how
with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduates.

Copyright © 2015 University of Washington/Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, All rights reserved.
You're a UW undergraduate who is passionate about the startup scene, starting your own company and/or being your own boss one day. THE UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship offers great opportunities - like BYOB - for you to explore your ideas!

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It's spring time which means the ASUW is hiring! This is an on-campus paid employment for students. As long as you will be a student at the UW for the 2015-2016 academic year, you are eligible to apply. All you need to do is submit a resume and a cover letter.

Please visit to find out about the positions that are available. Different positions close on different weeks but our first round closes this Sunday, April 12 at 11:59pm.

Please contact KK Saha at if you have any inquiries.

Thank you!

Categories: Advising, Jobs

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will once again be offering workshops this spring on finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation for undergraduate students wanting to get a head start on graduate school applications (and scholarship applications, and really any kind of applications). Please share this information with your undergraduate students who may be interested. These workshops are geared toward current undergrads and alumni. All UW undergrads are welcome to attend any session of interest (even if not considering grad school yet, but working on scholarship applications, etc.).

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Final Year Workshop for F-1 International Students
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2:30-4:00pm

Students will learn important information on maintaining their F-1 status in regards to enrollment, graduation, employment, travel and more! Guest speakers from the Counseling Center, Career Center, and Registrar’s Office will come talk about the next steps and expectations after graduation for students. We highly encourage graduating students to attend the Final Year Workshop to get information on how to smoothly transition from the UW.

Please check in first with the ISS Office in Schmitz Hall Room 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited! Sign up will start at 2:00pm on the day of the workshop.

For more information about other quarterly ISS workshops, please visit,

Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Political Science is sponsoring a faculty panel on the Politics of Global Climate Change.

Event Details
When: Wednesday, April 8, 4:30-6:00pm
Where: Odegaard 220

Please join us for a discussion of the political challenges of addressing global climate change and ideas about how the current debate can be reframed and revisioned. Participating faculty are:

  • Aseem Prakash on Climate Inaction: The Problems of Elite Politics
  • Lance Bennett on Economy vs. Environment: Why Is It So Hard to Strike a Balance?
  • Karen Litfin on Planetary Citizenship: Being the Change in a Changing Climate

The panel and question and answer session will be moderated by Professor Christine Di Stefano.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

ASIAN 498: Violence and Humor in Contemporary Korean Literature and Film
Instructor: Emily Hall
5 Credits
MWF 1:30-2:50

This course explores the different theories and usage of violence and humor within Korean literature and film, and how these works reflect the cultural narratives of Korean society. In particular, we will analyze the effect of war, division of North and South Korea, and government violence on literature and film and how these experiences shaped memories of historical events and the depictions of violence within particular genres. In conjunction, the course explores humor and violence as a genre and how Korean literature and film uses humor and violence as satire, critique, and escape.

This course is designed as a seminar with a significant portion dedicated to discussion and close reading of Korean films and literature. Subject topics and historical background will be introduced throughout the course so, while useful, no background in...

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