All events held in 602 Cathedral of Learning, unless otherwise indicated.
Faculty and graduate students in Pitt Humanities departments can access colloquium papers two weeks before the event by logging in to <my.pitt.edu>, clicking on the tab “My Resources,” clicking on “Humanities Center,” and then clicking on “Colloquium Series” where there is a link to the pdf file. Anyone else wishing to access the readings may request the reading at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Wlad Godzich (UC Santa Cruz, Senior Fellow), “Rolling Secularism Back.”
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology), “The Arab Spring between Three Enlightenments.” With responses by Ronald Judy (English) and John Beverley (Hispanic).
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Symposium:"Perspectives on Haiti"
Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt presents John Walsh (Assistant
Professor of French) and Vanessa Mongey (A&S Postdoctoral Fellow,
History). Chair: Marcus Rediker (Distinguished Professor of Atlantic
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 5:00 p.m.
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, 5:00 p.m.
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, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: “Malraux-Benjamin-Bazin: A Triangle of Hope (Espoir) for Cinema.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: “Evolution of Cinematic Language and of Cinema as Medium.”
With responses by David Pettersen (FRiTS) and Lucy Fischer (English and Film Studies).
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Neil Larsen (University of California-Davis) "'Our' Machado? or, The Pertinence of the Critical Theory of Roberto Schwarz for the North American 19th Century"
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
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, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Mazviita Chirimuuta (HPS), “Outside Colour: Perceptual Science and the Revision of Color Ontology.”
With a response by James Lennox (HPS).
Thursday, 17 – 20: NWAV Conference (Co-Sponsorship; for further information see www.nwav42.pitt.edu)
Visit of Short Term Fellow: Martha Hodes (NYU)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: “Catastrophic Events and Everyday Life: Personal Responses to Lincoln’s Assassination."
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
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, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Lecture: Raffaele Laudani (Bologna), “Sea and Land: On the Relationship between Disobedience and Sovereignty in Modern Political Thought.”
FRIDAY, NOVERMBER 1: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Symposium: The Poetry (-/+ Critical) Playlist
Terrance Hayes (University of Pittsburgh), Lynn Keller (University of
Wisconsin, Madison), Dawn Lundy Martin (University of Pittsburgh),
Christopher Nealon (Johns Hopkins University), Brian M. Reed (University
of Washington, Seattle)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 5:00-6:30pm:
Workshop: Marcy Norton (George Washington): “Aristocratic Hunting, Neo-Feudalism, and Animal Intersubjectivities.“
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Wlad Godzich (Senior Fellow), “A European Literature?” With responses by Nancy Condee (Slavic, Global Studies), Ronald Judy (English) and Dennis Looney (French and Italian).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15: 5:00 p.m. and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16:
Conference: "Mimicry and Decolonial Performance."
(Organizers: Armando Garcia and Gonzalo Lamana (Hispanic).
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: Joshua Lund (Hispanic), “From Fitzarrald (1897) to Fitzcarraldo (1982): Ecstacy, Travel and the Political Unconscious.”
With a response by S. Aguilera Skvirsky (Univ. of Illinois).