Events

January 22, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Constructions of Time”

Shahzad Bashir (Brown University, Middle Eastern Studies)   Reading is available here.  Read More>
January 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: "What Can Blindness Teach Us About Seeing? Molyneux, Neuroplasticity, & Technologies of Sensory Substitution"

with Mark Patterson (Sociology) Read More>
January 23, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Lecture: “Fictional Narrations of Islamic Pasts: The Novels of Jurji Zaidan and Nasim Hijazi”

Shahzad Bashir (Brown University, Middle Eastern Studies) Read More>
January 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

Lecture: "How Can the Stateless Be Free? The Concept of Liberty in a World of Porous Borders"

John Christman (Penn State University, Philosophy and Humanities Institute)   Abstract available here. Read More>
January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Fatigue, Physiology, and the Human Motor: Jules Amar, Alberto Mosso, and the Measurement of Industrial Fatigue, 1891-1945”

Colloquium: “Fatigue, Physiology, and the Human Motor: Jules Amar, Alberto Mosso, and the Measurement of Industrial Fatigue, 1891-1945” Read More>
January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Lecture: "Biopolitics, Mobility, and the Politics of Migrant Dispersal"

Martina Tazzioli, [Swansea University, Geography] Read More>
February 1, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Studying Working-Class Culture and the History of Social Movements—Challenges and Possibilities”

Sabine Hake (University of Texas at Austin, German Literature and Culture)   Reading available here.  Read More>
February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lecture: “Conversion Stories: Turning Communists into Nazis”

Sabine Hake (University of Texas at Austin, German Literature and Culture) Historians have long argued about the relationship between the workers and the Nazis. Did the Nazis betray the German working class or did they offer solutions to their problems? Answering these questions as part of a larger debate about politics and emotions means to pay close attention to the grievances and resentments that made possible the shift from class to race as the main category of identification. This lecture uses a little-known genre from the early 1930s known as Bewegungsromane (novels about the Nazi movement) to reconstruct the social(ist) imaginaries mobilized in the name of National Socialism. Today these Nazi conversion stories not only shed light on the politics of emotion that turned Communists into Nazis; they also model the symbolic convergence of nationalism, socialism, and populism in modern mass movements. Bio: Sabine Hake is Professor and Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture in the Department of Germanic Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. A cultural historian working on nineteenth and twentieth century Germany, with a special emphasis on film, she is the author of seven monographs, including Topographies of Class: Modern Architecture and Mass Society in Weimar Berlin (2008) and Screen Nazis: Cinema, History, and Democracy (2012). Since 2011, she serves as the editor of German Studies Review, the journal of the German Studies Association. The Proletarian Dream: Socialism, Culture, and Emotion in Germany 1863–1933 appeared in fall 2017. She is currently working on the second volume, titled The Workers’ States: Socialism, Culture, and Emotion in Germany 1933–1989.   Read More>
February 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Book Launch for Medieval Romance: The Aesthetics of Possibility

James Knapp (English) and Peggy Knapp (CMU, English) With responses from Daniel Selcer (Duquesne, Philosophy) and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (French and Italian) Read More>
February 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: "Disabled Bodies and Genetic Enhancement: A Phenomenological Critique"

with Tom Sparrow (Slippery Rock University, Philosophy) Read More>
February 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Colloquium: “An Ecology of Sensing: Tracking Embodied Processes for Science, Fun, and Profit”

Mark Paterson (Sociology) With a response from Jesse Stiles (CMU, Music) Read More>
February 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “(Un/Re-)Making Monty: A Documentary Intervention into the Star Image of Montgomery Clift”

Robert Clift (Film Studies) With a response from Mark Anderson (Film Studies) Read More>
February 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Workshop: “Looking Elsewhere: Creative Methodologies in Historical Media Research”

Workshop on Intersectional Methodologies by Mary Celeste Kearney (Notre Dame). Read More>
February 13, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Lecture: “‘Against a Sharp White Background’: Toward Intersectional Research in Girls’ Media Studies”

General Lecture by Mary Celeste Kearney (Notre Dame) Read More>
February 15, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “The Place of the Baltic in the Early Modern French Colonial Empire”

Pernille Røge (History) With responses from Niklas Frykman (History) and Allyson Delnore (European Studies Center) Read More>

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