May 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Lecture by Lynn Arner (Brock University): “Who Teaches English Doctoral Students?: Pedigree and the Professoriate”

Lynn Arner (Associate Professor of English at Brock University) will discuss David Colander's article “Where Do PhDs in English Get Jobs?: An Economist’s View of the English PhD Market” during this public lecture, organized by Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow with an assignment in Film & Media Studies, Diana Anselmo-Sequiera.    Read More>
May 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

John Durham Peters Lecture: “Projection and Protection: On the Deep Optical and Ballistical Intersections of Screens”

This public lecture by John Durham Peters is part of the Humanities Center Spring Faculty Seminar "Atmospheres and Inscriptions".    Read More>
April 20, 2017 (All day) to April 22, 2017 (All day)

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies & the Department of Africana Studies Present the Symposium: DIVERSE SPIRITUALITIES

The 3 LECTURES listed are part of the Diverse Spiritualities Symposium. These lectures are open to the public and all welcome!    Read More>
April 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Robert Pippin Lecture: The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness

Robert B. Pippin, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago, will discuss Alfred Hitchcock during this Humanities Center Lecture.   Read More>
April 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

John Durham Peters Reading Group

This reading group is in anticipation of the Spring Faculty Seminar, led by John Durham Peters. Read More>
April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Lecture: "Between Haiti and Europe: A Literature of Migration"

Haitian poet and novelist, Louis-Philippe Dalembert will discuss select passages from his novels during this Humanities Center Colloquium.    Read More>
April 6, 2017 - 11:00pm to April 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Faculty Colloquium: Masculinity and Affect

This hands-on colloquium will feature a discussion-based session on precirculated readings, methodological papers, and case studies.   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>
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

Robert Romanchuk Lecture: "Gogol’s Mirgorod: Four Ways to Write a Perverse Symptom"

Robert Romanchuk of Florida State University will discuss Gogol’s Mirgorod during this Humanities Center Lecture.    Read More>
March 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Lisa Wakamiya Lecture: "Philology and Mimicry: Vladimir Nabokov’s The Song of Igor’s Campaign"

This presentation by Lisa Wakamiya (Florida State University) treats the “philologization” of Nabokov’s practice of translation.    Read More>
March 29, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Colloquium with Professor Huey Copeland

Huey Copeland (Department of Art History, Northwestern University) will read and discuss selected essays during this 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>
March 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-1:30 pm in 501 Cathedral of Learning. The discussion will focus on Peters’s book Optical Media by Friedrich Kittler.    Read More>
March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Lecture by Laura Doyle: "Reframing Political Subjectivity:Inter-Imperial World, Interdisciplinary Method"

Join the Humanities Center and the Global Studies Center for Laura Doyle's Lecture, part of the "Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human" lecture series.    Read More>
March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

CANCELLED: Visiting Fellow Dana Gioia Colloquium: "Poetry Reading and Conversation with Dana Gioia"