News

Tea Party

November 15, 2017
The Sewanee Asian Organization along with the Healthy Hut invite you to a tea party on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Social Lodge. Enjoy tea and snacks while learning about the cultural significance and health benefits of tea.

3rd Annual International Karaoke Night

November 8, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members got together for a fun night of international music, food, and culture. There were over 35 acts singing in 8 languages taught at Sewanee: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! Judges awarded prizes to the 3 best solo and group acts. Read more to find out who won.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

October 3, 2017
The traditional Chinese holiday Mid-Autumn Moon Day is coming on October 4th (Wednesday). On this holiday, Chinese families gather together, eat mooncakes, and appreciate the beauty of the moon. Chinese students are invited to take pictures of the moon on our campus on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening and participate in a Mid-Autumn Day photo contest. A small "award ceremony" at which we will vote for the best photos, eat Chinese mooncakes, and talk a bit about the traditions of the Mid-autumn Day is planned for Saturday, October 7 at the Language Reso

Dr. Nuffer Speaks at MGF Conference on Space and Place

April 13, 2017
Dr. Laura Nuffer delivered the address, "Hell on Earth: How the Realms of Torment Became a Tourist Destination in Early Modern Japan" at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary conference, "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives" organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, which was held at the University of the South, April 6-8, 2017.

Dr. Yang Receives MFG Travel Grant

January 12, 2017
Dr. Yang has been awarded the Mellon Globalization Forum Conference Travel Grant to present a paper at the 2017 conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Toronto in March

Dr. Yang's Article Published

January 12, 2017
Dr. Shu Yang's article, “I Am Nora, Hear Me Roar: The Rehabilitation of the Shrew in Modern Chinese Theater” was recently published in "Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China" 18, no.2 (2016).

2nd Annual Karaoke Night a Big Success!

October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!

"I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" poster
"I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" Screening at the SUT

March 22, 2016
The Mellon Globalization Forum hosted the fifth screening in its "About the Body: A World Film Series" titled "I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone" (dir. Tsai Ming-liang, 2006, Taiwan and Malaysia), with introduction and Q&A with Brandon Kemp and Dr. Casey Schoenberger on Monday, March 21st at the SUT.

Japanese Table set for the semester

October 22, 2014
The Japanese Table will be meeting every Thursday at 12:15 in the refectory side of McClurg. You don't have to be fluent in Japanese. You just need to share an interest in Japan and Japanese.

Chinese Table Commences

September 18, 2014
The Chinese Table has started for the Fall Semester. It will be every Wednesday at noon on the balcony of McClurg. You don't need to know how to speak Chinese to attend, just an interest in Chinese language and culture.