Third Space Lab – DKU Multilingual Storybook

Launched on May 11th, DKU Multilingual Storybook is an intercultural project initiated by the Third Space Lab in which DKU students create, translate, and illustrate. The children’s stories are written in Professor Stephanie Anderson’s LIT109: Writing Stories for Children classes and translated in Professor Emmanuelle Chiocca’s French102: Beginning French 2 classes, with illustrations from a small number of DKU student illustrators and CISK students. This is a non-profit project and the content contained in it is licensed and not for commercial use.

You can find the DKUY Multilingual Storybook here.

Bonne lecture!

The Superdeep Workshop

The Workshop is Superdeep‘s work-in-progress workshop for DKU’s philosophical community (students, faculty, guests), allowing participants to present, workshop, and refine their philosophical projects (essays, presentations, signature work, etc.). Generally meetings involve a participant’s brief presentation followed by general Q&A. The workshop usually meets Thu around 6pm in IB 2026; snacks and refreshments are served. The Workshop is both a forum for focused intellectual engagement and a space for students to socialize and share their thoughts and interests. Everyone is welcome to attend; no prior knowledge of philosophy required.

If you are interested in presenting or otherwise getting involved in the workshop, follow this link; for other feedback, follow this one.

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Superdeep is DKU’s extracurricular philosophical* ecosystem.
It currently comprises:

    • the Workshop: a work-in-progress research workshop for DKU’s philosophical community (students, faculty, & guests). Presentation followed by Q&A (& snacks & refreshments). The Workshop typically meets on Thursdays around 6:30pm in IB 2026. More info here.
    • the Philosophers’ Cave: a shared quiet space for writing & other Superdeep work (& coffee, tea, & snacks). The Cave opens Mondays 9am till late in IB 2026, to start the week on a Superdeep high note. More info here.
    • the Nighthawks: a space for late birds to take Superdeep respite after a week of classes. The Nighthawks assemble on Thursdays at 9pm, currently for a screening series on dreams (& food & drink). More info here.
    • Party: self-explanatory, for our community, happening roughly once a semester. Like this one.

* If you ask yourself who qualifies as philosophical, you already do 😉

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Superdeep Nighthawks: “Being John Malkovich” (Jonze 1999) | Thu Apr 20, 9pm

IB 1008 (IB Auditorium)

Superdeep Nighthawks Malkovich Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich Spike Jonze‘s 1999 Being John Malkovich (Malkovich & food & drink…Malkovich). Malkovich Malkovich Thu, Apr 20, 9 pm, IB Auditorium. Malkovich.

HRC Superdeep Nighthawks Malkovich Thu eve (9pm till late, Malkovich). Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich HouTu Research Malkovich Unforgotten Dreams. Malkovich Malkovich.

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The Humanities Research Center Religion+ Group is pleased to announce its forthcoming conversation, Religion+Violence, featuring DKU professors Bryce Beemer and Hyun Jeong Ha.

Where: Water Pavilion
When: Tuesday April 18, from 6-7:30pm.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Registration for the Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

The Humanities Research Center invites all members of the DKU community to participate in its Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, China and the World, which will be held in person at Duke Kunshan University from April 28-29, 2023. The conference features approximately 40 undergraduate research papers from DKU and universities across China including:

  • Chinese Academy of Art
  • CUHK Shenzhen
  • Fudan University
  • NYU Shanghai
  • Tianjin Foreign Studies University
  • Wuhan University
  • University of Nottingham, Ningbo

Students will present their papers on panels chaired by DKU professors, and cover the following themes:

  • Chinese and Japanese Literature
  • Contemporary Chinese Culture
  • Gender, Media and Technology
  • Histories and Environments
  • Identity, Psychology and Society
  • Literature, Borders and Boundaries
  • Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
  • Visual Media and Society

Scan to Register

Students who attend the conference are also invited to sign up for an exclusive seminar with one of the keynote speakers, as well as a gala dinner with the speakers on Saturday April 29. 

See the conference program

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Suzhou Tanci Event Series

We invite you to the Suzhou Tanci Event Series taking place on April 10 and April 12!

On April 10th, join the launching party for our Zaishengyuan (Destiny of Rebirth) translation website on at 7:30 pm at the Water Pavilion.

On April 12th, come to the Suzhou pingtan performance and workshop with artist Zhu Jiang on starting 7:30 pm at the Water Pavilion.

Zoom room: 970 8923 2450 (107)

Superdeep Nighthawks: “A Metamorfose dos Pássaros” (Vasconcelos 2020) | Thu Apr 6, 9pm

IB 1008 (IB Auditorium)

Superdeep Nighthawks unchangingly converge on Thu night, this week for Vasconcelos’s 2020 A Metamorfose dos Pássaros (& food & drink…). Thu, Apr 6, 9 pm, IB Auditorium.

HRC Superdeep Nighthawks meet on Thu eve (9pm till late). Their current screening series, revolving around dreams in film, is hosted in collaboration with the HouTu Research project Unforgotten Dreams.