Events

October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Lecture: “Timings: On Stand-up Comedy”

Visiting Fellow: Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center, Philosophy) Read More>
October 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Panel Discussion: Reflections on Romero

Part of The Legacies of George A. Romero: Genre, Politics, and Independent Film series Read More>
October 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Brown Bag Session with the Author: Priya Satia

Brown Bag Session with the Author: Priya Satia (Stanford University). This session is part of the series ‘What do Early Modernists have to say about Gun Violence?’. Read More>
October 22, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Priya Satia: ‘Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution’

‘Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution’ with Priya Satia (Stanford University). This talk is part of the series ‘What do Early Modernists have to say about Gun Violence?’. Read More>
October 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lecture: “Jews, Whiteness, and the Broadway Musical”

Warren Hoffman (Executive Director, Association of Jewish Studies) Warren Hoffman has worked in the areas of theater, Jewish arts and culture, and nonprofit management for over 14 years and received his PhD in Literature from UC-Santa Cruz. His most recent book is The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical.  Abstract: Jewish Americans served as the main creators behind the growth of the Broadway musical in the U.S., but what does the Broadway musical have to say about issues of race, especially the racial identities of its Jewish creators? In this talk, we'll look at four musicals: Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, and West Side Story to see how the musical art form engaged with the concept of race in different time periods, looking particularly at the question of "white racial identity" and the ways in which musicals themselves helped Jews assimilate into the white mainstream. Read More>
October 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Hollywood in the French Projects: Peripheral Spaces, Minority Genres, and the Redefinition of National Cultures”

David Pettersen (Film and Media Studies), with responses from Adam Lowenstein (Film and Media Studies) and Jeannette Jouili (Religious Studies) Read More>
November 1, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Memory Battles: The Potential and Limits of Academic Practice"

Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin, Hispanic Studies), with responses from Shalini Puri (English) and Paul K Eiss (CMU, History) Read More>
November 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lecture: “Historical Memory in Spain and Other Iberianist Challenges”

Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin, Hispanic Studies) Read More>
November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm

Environmental Humanities Colloquium “The Bay Trees Are All Wither’d”: Ecological Trauerspiel in Shakespeare’s Richard II”

Natalie Suzelis (CMU, Doctoral Student in English), with a response from Michael Goodhart (Political Science) Read More>
November 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Debating the Literary Cosmopolis”

November 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

“How to Write a Global History of Literature”

Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina, Classics and Comparative Literature) Read More>
November 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Medical Mondays Lecture: "Discussion of In Shock: How nearly dying made me a better intensive care doctor"

November 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Staging the Movement: El Teatro Campesino’s Participatory Democracy”

Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder (English), with responses from Bill Scott (English) and Mike Sell (IUP, English) Read More>
December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Medical Humanities Lecture: “On Half-Blood, Half-Breeds, and “The So-Called Purity of Blood’: an Examination of the Role of Genetics in the Magical World of Harry Potter”

Peter Blier, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate   Read More>
December 6, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: The Education of Henry Adams and the Intellect’s Contributions to Freedom”

Paul Bové (English), with responses from Ronald Judy (English) and Jen Waldron (English)  Read More>

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