2014-2015 Events


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Arif Dirlik, "Crisis and Criticism: The Predicament of Global Modernity"

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 12:30 p.m. 
Colloquium: Arif Dirlik, "The People's Republic of China in the Perspective of Global Modernity." With responses by Paul Bové (English), Nancy Condee (Global Studies), and Michael Goodhart (Political Science).

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Magali Armillas-Tiseyra (Early Career Fellow, U of Mississippi), "Fathers of the Fatherland: On Writing the Dictator"

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Ron Bush (Oxford), "How Great Poems Survive the Accidents of Their Creation." With responses by Dan Balderston (Hispanic) and James Knapp (Senior Associate Dean, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences)

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Nancy Struever (Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: "Philosophical Revisionism and the Evidence of Art"

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: "Collingwood, Modernizing Vico." With responses by Don Bialostosky (English) and Chris Nygren (History of Art and Architecture).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Nikil Saval (Stanford), "Theory and Design of the Second Machine Age." With responses by David Shumway (Carnegie Mellon University Humanities Center) and Terry Smith (History of Art and Architecture).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Jason Stevens (Early Career Fellow, U of Maryland, Baltimore County), "Religion and American Film, 1934-Present" 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014, 12:30 p.m. 
Colloquium: Magali Armillas-Tiseyra (Early Career Fellow, U of Mississippi), "Adulterated Realisms: Narrative Deformations in the Dictator-Novel of the South Atlantic." With responses by Dan Balderston (Hispanic) and John Walsh (French).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Jonathan Platt (Internal Fellow, Slavic). "Memory, Longing, and the Last Soviet Militant." With responses by Randall Halle (German) and Ronald Zboray (Cultural Studies).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 12:30 p.m. 
Colloquium: Armando Garcia (Internal Fellow, Hispanic). "Rehearsals of the Damned: A Tempest Between Freedom and Damnation." With responses by Yolanda Covington-Ward (Africana Studies) and Bruce McConachie (Theatre Arts).

Colloquium: Alain Mabanckou (UCLA), "Afropean Narratives of the 21st Century." With response by John Walsh (French).

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Randall Balmer (Darmouth)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: "His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, the Religious Right, and the 1980 Presidential Election"

Colloquium: "The Historian's Pickaxe: Uncovering the Origins of the Religious Right." With responses by Paula Kane (Religious Studies) and Kristin Kanthak (Political Science).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Jason Stevens (Early Career Fellow, U of Maryland, Baltimore County), "Is Film Noir Really Godless? Thrillers, Theologies, and the History of a Critical Concept." With responses by Lucy Fischer (Film) and Paula Kane (Religious Studies).


THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Molly Warsh (History), "The Changing Nature of Dominion, c. 1638-1660." With responses by Gayle Rogers (English) and John Soluri (CMU History).

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 12:30 p.m. 
Colloquium: William Scott (English), "The Poetic Function and Thomas Sayers Ellis's Skin, Inc. Identity Repair Poems." With responses by Charles Legere (Humanities Center) and Dawn Lundy Martin (English).

Seminar: Keywords Project

Symposium: "'Mere' Comparisons: Theory and Methodology from a Global Perspective." Organized by Magali Armillas-Tiseyra (Early Career Fellow, U of Mississippi) and Gayle Rogers (English), featuring Natalie Melas (Cornell) and Joseph Slaughter (Columbia).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Gavin Stenigo (Music), "Storage and Transmission in South African Electronic Music." With responses by Susan Andrade (English) and Patrick Manning (World History Center).

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Robert Hariman (Northwestern)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: "Photographic Realism and the Imagination"

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: "Photography: The Abundant Art." With response by Lester Olson (Communication).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture: "Seeing Society: Sociological Optics in Public Culture"
Held in 208B Cathedral of Learning.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Gayle Rogers (English), "Negro and negro: Translating American Blackness in the Shadows of Spanish Empire." With responses by Jerome Branche (Hispanic) and Imani Owens (English).

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Gary Tomlinson (Yale)

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: "Sign, Affect, and Musicking." With response by Gavin Steingo (Music).

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: "A Million Years of Music"

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Olivia Landry (German), "'Black Bismarck' and the Circum-Mediterranean Performance of Black/Afro-German Theatre." With responses by Neil Doshi (French) and Randall Halle (German).

Visit of Short-Term Fellow John Brewer (Cal Tech)

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: "Depicting Vesuvius and Pompeii: Painting, Panorama, and Performance, 1770-1860"
Held in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 6:00 p.m.
Cultural Studies Core Seminar: A discussion on John Brewer's "Microhistory and the Histories of Everyday Life" and "Closeness and Distance in the Age of Enlightenment"

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: "What Was Scientific Connoisseurship? Giovanni Morelli, Cultural Patrimony, and Art Attirbution in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuryies." With responses by David Marshall (Communication) and Terry Smith (History of Art and Architecture)

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Ben Lerner (Brooklyn College)

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 12:30 p.m.
Colloquium: "The Hatred of Poetry." With response by Paul Bove (English)

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 5:00 p.m.
A reading by Ben Lerner

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 12:00 p.m.
"Poetry and the Novel: A conversation with Ben Lerner"

Symposium: "Producing the Sacred in Modern U.S. Literature and Visual Culture: Sites of Religious and Secular Interaction." Organized by Jason Stevens (Early Career Fellow, U of Maryland Baltimore County).

Faculty Seminar with Michael Wood (Princeton): "Crime and Crime Again."