Due to globalization, technological innovations and other factors that directly affect our life interdisciplinary programs are on the rise in institutions of higher learning. Villanova is also moving in this direction by introducing a new major in CULTURAL STUDIES applicable to any geographical area or cultural phenomena, national or transnational in scope.
A versatile interdisciplinary major that complements a disciplinary study giving students an edge to compete in an increasingly tight market for graduate programs, employment, or other forms of intellectual engagement.
From the Mines to the Streets, a Bolivian indigenous activist's life. Book presentation by Félix Muruchi, a Bolivian author. October 21 at 5:00pm Saint Augustine Center 300. Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of History and the Latin American Studies Program.
Native Peoples Today. a lecture by Susan Harjo, Native American poet, writer and policy advocate of the Cheyenne nation. November 6 at 4:30pm Driscoll Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the History Department and co-sponsored by CST
In God's Land. Screening of a documentary with director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar. November 7 at 4:30pm Bartley Hall 1010. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and co-sponsored by CST
CULTURAL STUDIES WEEK November 11-15, Falvey Library 204/205 Co-sponsored by Writing and Rhetoric, Peace and Justice, Department of History and the Latin American Studies Program.
The Making of Poems for the Millenium: North African Literature, Volume 4. Multi-media presentation by Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte. December 4 at 6:00pm Connelly Cinema. Co-sponsored by the Writing and Rhetoric Program, Africana Studies, the Arab and Islamic Studies Center, by Global and Interdisciplinary Studies.
'A Pig's Diet" will be shown on September 5th and 6th at 7:00PM and September 7th at 2:00PM In Spanish with English Subtitles. The play is Free and Open to the Public.
Dr. Wassim Daghrir, Université de Sousse, Tunisia, Fulbright scholar hosted by the Cultural Studies Program gave a lecture on the Challenges of Democratic Transition in Tunisia
"[These new programs] will give our students an edge to compete in an increasingly tight market for graduate programs and other forms of intellectual engagements or employment."
Director - Cultural Studies Department
“What [do] cultural changes amount to? [Are] there new emergent cultural forces and tendencies? Above all, how [are] these historical processes to be qualitatively undestood and assessed?
Cultural Studies [is] a set of disciplines addressing relevant issues about contemporary society.”
Stuart Hall, cultural theorist,
founding figure of British Cultural Studies.