Events

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>
March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

CANCELLED: The Department of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh Series on “Queering Religion” presents Ann Pellegrini

In addition to her groundbreaking Love the Sin with Janet Jakobsen (2003, 2004), Ann Pellegrini is author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (1997); coauthor of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico (2013); coeditor of Secularisms with Janet Jakobsen (2008) and Queer Theory and the Jewish Question with Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz (2003). Pellegrini coedits the Sexual Cultures Series (NYU Press) and is currently completing a book on “queer structures of religious feeling.”   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>
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 16, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Visiting Fellow Heonik Kwon Colloquium: "Peace Under The Orange Tree: Civil War and The Amity of Kinship”

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow, Heonik Kwon will discuss his work, "Peace Under The Orange Tree: Civil War and The Amity of Kinship” during this Humanities Center colloquium.  Read More>
February 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Visiting Fellow Heonik Kwon Lecture: "Remembering the Cold War"

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow, Heonik Kwon will lecture on his book "Remembering the Cold War" during this public lecture.  Read More>
February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Lecture: "What is Authority? Speaking from the Museum"

Join us for an evening of devastating insights and ironic affirmations with Avital Ronell, considered "one of the most original, bold and surprising" thinkers "in the contemporary academy." Followed by a Q&A with life-long colleague and collaborator, Christopher Fynsk. Read More>
February 9, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Complaint: Grievance Among Friends”

Avital Ronell (Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and English at New York University) will read and discuss the Introduction and one chapter to her new book in progress, “Complaint: Grievance Among Friends.”  Read More>

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