Events

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>
February 3, 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 3rd from noon-1:30pm in 602 CL.  Read More>
February 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Visiting Fellow Robert Reid-Pharr Colloquium: "Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique"

Robert Reid-Pharr is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work, Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique, which he will be reading and discussing during this colloquium.  Read More>
January 30, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Visiting Fellow Robert Reid-Pharr Lecture: “Effective/Defective James Baldwin”

Robert Reid-Pharr is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work, Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique. Copies of this book will be available for signing following the lecture.   Read More>
January 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Digital Peacekeeping in Sonic Diasporas: Liberians Creating a Transnational Community of Reconciliation through Online Radio”

Yolanda Covington-Ward, Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will be reading and discussing her work in progress, "Digital Peacekeeping in Sonic Diasporas: Liberians Creating a Transnational Community of Reconciliation through Online Radio".  Read More>
January 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “The Infrastructural Commons: The Creative Commons Licenses”

Johanna Hartelius, Assistant Professor to the University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication, will be reading and discussing Chapter 2 of her work, "The Gifting Logos: Expertise in the Digital Commons". Read More>
December 9, 2016 - 8:00pm

Michael Chabon in Conversation

Michael Chabon will be speaking with Dan Kubis, Assistant Director of the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center and host of Pitt’s “Being Human” Podcast.       Read More>
December 6, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lecture: "The Theory of the Gimmick"

Sianne Ngai will lecture on The Theory of the Gimmick.   Read More>
December 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting"

Sianne Ngai author of Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Ugly Feelings (Harvard University Press, 2005) will host a colloquium.    Read More>

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