Events

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"

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 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 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Lecture by Jane Ward (UC Riverside): "The Tragedy of Heterosexuality"

Jane Ward is associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UCR, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She has published on a broad range of topics including: feminist pornography; queer parenting; gay pride festivals; gay marriage campaigns; transgender relationships; the social construction of heterosexuality; the failure of diversity programs; and the evolution of HIV/AIDS organizations. Her first book, Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations was named by The Progressive magazine as a best book of 2008. Her second book, published by NYU Press, is titled Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men.      Read More>
March 16, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Allen MacDuffie Colloquium: "Seriality and Sustainability in Breaking Bad"

Allen MacDuffie (University of Texas at Austin) will discuss "Seriality and Sustainability in Breaking Bad" during this Humanities Center Colloquium.    Read More>
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Discussion-based Colloquium with Prof. Jane Ward on her Book "Not Gay"

Jane Ward is associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UCR, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She has published on a broad range of topics including: feminist pornography; queer parenting; gay pride festivals; gay marriage campaigns; transgender relationships; the social construction of heterosexuality; the failure of diversity programs; and the evolution of HIV/AIDS organizations. Her first book, Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations was named by The Progressive magazine as a best book of 2008. Her second book, published by NYU Press, is titled Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, which she will discuss during this Humanities Center Colloquium.    Read More>
March 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

CANCELLED: Lecture: Blues and Verse

Blues and Verse focuses on the legacy of the blues in African American poetics.      Read More>
March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm

Brian Edwards Lecture: "Trump, Twitter, Circulation: American Politics as Global Entertainment"

On March 2, Professor Brian T. Edwards of Northwestern University will give a talk titled "Trump, Twitter, Circulation: American Politics as Global Entertainment". 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>

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