2013-2014 Events

FALL

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Lecture: Wlad Godzich (UC Santa Cruz, Senior Fellow), "Rolling Secularism Back."

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Colloquium: Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology), "The Arab Spring between Three Enlightenemts." With responses by Ronald Judy (English) and John Beverley (Hispanic)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Lecture: Vaughn Rasberry (Stanford University, Early Career Fellow), "The Right to Fail: On the Cold War Career of Shirley Graham and W.E.B. Du Bois."

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
Colloquium: Eric S. Downing (UNC-Chapel Hill) and John B. Lyon (German), "Out of Place. Displacement, Modernism, and Prehistory in 19th Century Germany." With a response by William Scott (English).

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Dudley Andrew (Yale University)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
Lecture: "Malraux-Benjamin-Bazin: A Triangle of Hope (Espoir) for Cinema."

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
Colloquium: "Evolution of Cinematic Language and of Cinema as Medium." With responses by David Pettersen (French and Italian) and Lucy Fischer (English and Film Studies).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
Colloquium: Thora Brylowe (English), "The Sister Arts as Cultural Practice: 1760-1820." With responses by Drew Armstrong (HAA) and Pinar Emiralioglu (History).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
Colloquium: Mazviita Chirimuuta (HPS), "Outside Colour: Perceptual Science and the Revision of Color Ontology." With a response by James Lennox (HPS).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17-20
NWAV Conference

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Martha Hodes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Lecture: "Catastrophic Events and Everyday Life: Personal Responses to Lincoln's Assassination."

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Colloquium: "The Challenges and Limits of Imagination in the Writing of History." With responses by Laura Gotkowitz (History) and Scott Sandage (CMU).

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
Lecture: Raffaele Laudani (Bologna), "Sea and Land: On the Relationship between Disobedience and Sovereignty in Modern Political Thought."

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Symposium: The Poetry (-/+ Critical) Playlist

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Colloquium: Wlad Godzich (Senior Fellow), "A European Literature?" With responses by Nancy Condee (Slavic, Global Studies) and Ronald Judy (English)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
Colloquium: Joshua Lund (Hispanic), "From Fitzarrald (1897) to Fitzcarraldo (1982): Ecstasy, Travel, and the Political Unconscious." With a response by S. Aguilera Skvirsky (University of Illinois)

SPRING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Lecture: Aren Aizura (Arizona State University), "Thailand as Transgender 'Mecca': Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment."

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m. 
Colloquium: David Keplinger (American University), "Collaborations Across Languages and Time." With responses by Piotr Gwiazda (Humanities Center) and Carol M. Bové (English).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Paula Kane (Religious Studies), "Catholic Mysticism in Modern America." With a response by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (French and Italian) and Timothy Kelly (St. Vincent College).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m. 
Location: 4500 Posvar Hall
Lecture: Uma Narayan (Vassar College), "Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?"

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Uma Narayan (Vassar College), "The Politics of Rescue and the Politics of Forgetting: Exploring the Contemporary Allure of Rescue Agendas in Feminist Politics."

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Seminar: Noah Heringman (University of Missouri), "Winckelmann Cyclops: Time on Vesuvius." (Contact: Holger Hoock)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Ryan McDermott (English), "The Drama of Vernacular Theology: The Bible, Literature and the Genealogies of Modernity." With responses by Kevin Mongrain (Duquesne) and Bill Scott (English).

Visit of Short Term Fellow David Wellbery (University of Chicago)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: David Wellbery (University of Chicago),"Kafka and the Art of Interpretation."

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: David Wellbery (University of Chicago), "Endogenous Form: Goethe's Theory of Art and its Idealist Unfolding." With responses by Nicholas Rescher (Philosophy) and Randall Halle (German). 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m. 
Colloquium: Vincent Leung (History), "An Empire without a Past: Legalism and Bureaucratic Amnesia in Early China." With responses by Katheryn Linduff (History of Art and Architecture) and Daniel Asen (History, Rutgers University).

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Workshop: "Keeping your PhD Versatile." Organized by Anupama Jain and Alexandra Oliver. This is a morning of lightning talks, focused brainstorming, and networking about diverse career applications for the research and other skills gained while earning a PhD. Please contact Anupama to register and for more information.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m. CANCELED 
Colloquium: Vaughn Rasberry (Humanities Center Early Career Fellow, Stanford University), "Race and the Totalitarian Century." With responses by William Scott (English) and Autumn Womack (English).

FRIDAY, MARCH 28  AND SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
Colloquium: "Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities." Contact: Shalini Puri (English).
Note: This two-day colloquium will take place in 3911 Posvar Hall.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Neil Doshi (French and Italian), "Staging the Novel: Performance Cultures and Contemporary Francophone Algerian Fiction." With responses by R.A. Judy (English) and Mohammed Beymeh (Sociology).

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, AND SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
Symposium: "Public Praxis: Performing, Race, and History." Contact: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Theatre Arts).

Visit of Short Term Fellow Ruth Hung (Hong Kong)

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m. 
Lecture: Ruth Hung (Hong Kong), "Red Nostalgia: Commemorating Mao in Our Time."

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m
Colloquium: Ruth Hung (Hong Kong), "How Global Capitalism Transforms Deng Xiaoping."
With responses by Paul Bové (English), Nancy Condee (Slavic, Global Studies), and Vincent Leung (History)

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014 to FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
Faculty Seminar with Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago).

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014, 4:30 P.M.
Lecture: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago)
English Commons Room, 501 Cathedral of Learning