Events

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>
December 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture: "Pattern and Process: Charles Dickens's Working Notes and Serial Form"

Anna Gibson (PhD, Duke University) will lecture on on the relationship between the novel and the Victorian sciences, particularly psychology and physiology.  Read More>
December 1, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Why did a PhD in English Just Speak to 500 Health Scientists"

Dr. George Gopen will be hosting a colloquium on The Importance of Stress: How to Indicate to Your Reader the Most Important Words in a Sentence.    Read More>
November 17, 2016 (All day) to November 18, 2016 (All day)

Life, Death and Play: Philosophy in Literature, Sport and Psychoanalysis

Duquesne University's Phenomenology Center presents: The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center 35th Annual Symposium, a Seminar with Professor Simon Critchley. Read More>
November 15, 2016 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: Cosmopolitan Crossings: The Architecture of Begum Samru

Mrinalini Rajagopalan will discuss her work on "Cosmopolitan Crossings: The Architecture of Begum Samru" with respondents Emanuela Grama (CMU's History Department) and Susan Andrade (University of Pittsburgh's English Department). Read More>
November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture: Retrofitting the Theory of the Novel

Priya Joshi (Temple University) will host a lecture on Retrofit: "A modification made to a product or structure to incorporate changes and developments introduced since manufacture” (OED). Read More>
November 10, 2016 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: The Trial of the Scrub Sire, or How to Use Biopolitics in Environmental History

Gabriel N. Rosenberg will present on his essay "The Trial of the Scrub Sire, or How to Use Biopolitics in Environmental History" with responses by Molly Warsh (Department of History) and John Soluri (CMU). Read More>
November 8, 2016 - 12:30pm

Visiting Fellow: Lorraine Daston

Lorraine Daston studied at Harvard and Cambridge Universities and was awarded her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University in 1979. She has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, Göttingen, and Chicago and since 1995 has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.  Read More>

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