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Asian reflections on trauma and healing: Weapons and Children (1954) by Badr Shakir al-Sayyab translated by Professor Levi Thompson

April 12, 2021

Professor Levi Thompson offers a translation of the poem Weapons and Children . Weapons and Children (1954) by Badr Shakir al-Sayyab The Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab (d. 1964) published this poem in a chapbook in 1954 after originally composing it in 1953. 1953 was a tumultuous year in Sayyab’s...

Event Wednesday - Global Counterhistories of Cambodian Cassette Culture

April 5, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 at 4:30pm MDT Register for the ZOOM Meeting here Part of the Sound and Noise in Asia Speaker Series. In this talk, I trace the contemporary circulation of “golden era” 1960s and 1970s Cambodian popular music recordings as a global media archeology. I seek to contextualize and...