February 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

Monica Popescu Colloquium: "Rethinking Postcolonial Studies through a Cold War Lens"

Monica Popescu (Department of English at McGill University) will discuss Postcolonial Studies during this Humanities Center Colloquium.  Read More>
February 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

Monica Popescu Lecture: Literary Battlegrounds: African Literature and the Cold War

African Studies, Diversity, Humanities Center and English Department present: Literary Battlegrounds: African Literature and the Cold War. Read More>
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

John Durham Peters Reading Group

The reading group in anticipation of the Spring Faculty Seminar, led by John Durham Peters, will meet on February 24th from noon-1:30pm in 1517 CL. The discussion will focus on Peters’s book The Marvelous Clouds: Towards a Philosophy of Elemental Media.  Read More>
March 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Brian Edwards Colloquium: “After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East”

Brian Edwards (Crown Professor in Middle East Studies, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, and Director, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University) will be reading and discussing his book "After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East" (Columbia University Press) during this Humanities Center Colloquium.  Read More>
March 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Vising Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates Colloquium: "Mythic Register: Political Contradictions and the Battle Between Good and Evil in Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther"

Ta-Nehisi Coates recently wrote eleven issues of Marvel Comics's Black Panther series, which when it first appeared in the 1960s was the first comic book to feature a black superhero. This series will be the topic of discussion during the colloquium.  Read More>
March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

Visiting Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates Lecture: "Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates"

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, which won the 2015 National Book Award, the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and was a finalist for the Book Critics Circle Award. Read More>
March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Visiting Fellow Dana Gioia Colloquium: "Dana Gioia"

Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet who will be sharing selected poems during his Humanities Center colloquium.  Read More>
March 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Vaughn Rasberry Lecture and Book Reading

Vaughn Rasberry is Assistant Professor to Stanford University Department of English. He will be discussing and reading portions of his book "Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination" during this public lecture.  Read More>
April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

Aaron Cowan Lecture: "History Happened Here: Heritage Tourism and Modernist Renewal in Postwar Pittsburgh"

Dr. Aaron Cowan (Associate Professor of History and Coordinator, Stone House Center for Public Humanities) will give a public lecture on postwar Pittsburgh.  Read More>