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Dora-Heita (Alley Cat)

Linda Ehrlich, Stephen Prince

9/22/01

 

Linda Ehrlich, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CWRU, and Stephen Prince will lead an informal discussion after the film.Sponsored by the Cleveland Cinematheque.

 

With support from:

The Cleveland Cinematheque


 

Data Dada: An Experiment in Digital/Analog Film

Kasumi Minkin

9/26/01

 

A presentation by Kasumi Minkin


 

On the Twenty-Fourth Hour of My Day: An Anthology of Last Works

John Ciofalo

10/11/01

 

A discussion with John Ciofalo.


 

Violence in Art and Literature: September 11, 2001: A Humanities Response

Martin Helzle, David Carrier, Heather Meakin

10/25/01

 

Martin Helzle (Classics): Aeneas in the Whitehouse

David Carrier (Art History): Representations of Violence in Visual Art

Heather Meakin (English): Speculations on Terrorism in Milton’s Samson

This event is part of the “September 11, 2001: A Humanities Response” series. The events of September 11 and since have affected all of us at CWRU in different and lasting ways. To explore how academic disciplines may interpret and be interpreted by the current climate, the Baker-Nord Center presents three interdisciplinary faculty discussions intended to offer humanities’ perspectives on recent events, and to engage the campus community in dialogue.


 

Media Response and Responsibility: September 11, 2001: A Humanities Response

Ted Gup, Mary Step, Steve Litt, David Kordalski, Leon Bibb

10/29/01

 

This event is part of the “September 11, 2001: A Humanities Response” series. The events of September 11 and since have affected all of us at CWRU in different and lasting ways. To explore how academic disciplines may interpret and be interpreted by the current climate, the Baker-Nord Center presents three interdisciplinary faculty discussions intended to offer humanities’ perspectives on recent events, and to engage the campus community in dialogue.


 

Religion and Violence: September 11, 2001: A Humanities Response

Tim Beal, Julie Exline, Peter Haas, James Pfeiffer

10/30/01

 

This event is part of the “September 11, 2001: A Humanities Response” series. The events of September 11 and since have affected all of us at CWRU in different and lasting ways. To explore how academic disciplines may interpret and be interpreted by the current climate, the Baker-Nord Center presents three interdisciplinary faculty discussions intended to offer humanities’ perspectives on recent events, and to engage the campus community in dialogue.


 

Watteau’s Pilgrimage to Cythera, Louis XIV, and the Subversive Utopia

Georgia Cowart

11/1/01

 

Dr. Cowart will discuss her explication, published in the latest issue of The Art Bulletin, that Antoine Watteau’s well-known painting The Pilgrimate to Cythera may be traced to a set of subversive opera-ballets at the Paris Opera House. Satirizing roles actually danced by Louis XIV in the earlier court ballet, these works posit Venus, Cupid, and their island home of Cythera as a pacifist and egalitarian counterutopia to Louis’s court.


 

Beyond Swords and Samurai: Another Look at the Films of Kurosawa

Linda Ehrlich

11/7/01

 

A discussion with Linda Ehrlich.


 

The Jewish Messiah Who Became a Muslim: Shabbetai Zvi and His Disciples from the 17th Century Through Today Yom Tom Assis

Yom Tom Assis

11/14/01

 

When Shabbetai Zvi, the mystic Jew from Izmir, Turkey, proclaimed himself the messiah in the second half of the 17th century, almost the entire Jewish population of the world accepted him as such and began preparations for the return to their homeland.

The shock and embarrassment were great, therefore, when under Turkish pressure, Shabbetai converted to Islam as Mehmet Efendi. He was followed by his most loyal supporters who also converted and became known as the Donmeh – a crypto-Jewish sect which survives in Turkey today.


 

Equality: A Problematic Object of the Imagination

Laura Hengehold

12/6/01

 

A discussion with Laura Hengehold.


 

Healing and the Human Condition: Scenes from the Present Moment in Navajoland

Thomas Csordas

1/24/02

 

A discussion with Thomas Csordas.


 

Christoph von Dohnanyi

1/28/02

 

Christoph von Dohanyi, Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, in conversation with Donald Rosenberg, Classical Music Critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.


 

“Princess Mononoke”

2/10/02

 

This event is part of “Disney in the World Week.”


 

Private Spaces, Public Places: Women’s Altars as a Sign of Lived Religion

Alice Bach

2/21/02

 

A discussion with Alice Bach.


 

How to Get a Book Published:

William Germano

3/1/02

 

William GermanoVice-President and Publishing Director at Routledge and author of “Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books”, will speak about preparing and producing an academic book.


 

Roundtable Discussion

James Badford

3/18/02

 

This lecture is part of the Susie Gharib Distinguished Lecture Series in Journalism.


 

Open Class Discussion

Leonard Downie, Jr.

3/21/02

 

This lecture is part of the Susie Gharib Distinguished Lecture Series in Journalism.


 

The Body Electric: Stories of Shock Therapy

Jonathan Sadowsky

3/21/02

 

A discussion with Jonathan Sadowsky.


 

Transfer of Knowledge in the Medieval Mediterranean: A New Approach

Alain Touwaide, Ph.D.

3/25/02

 

Dr. Touwaide will discuss some new developments in his current studies.


 

Roundtable Discussion

Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan

4/1/02

 

This lecture is part of the Susie Gharib Distinguished Lecture Series in Journalism.


 

Infections & Inequalities: The Modern Plagues:

Paul Farmer, MD

4/4/02

 

A Lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer.

 

With support from:

College Scholars Program


 

Violence, Natality & Mortality: Sectarian Conflicts and the Claims of the Other

Veena Das, Ph.D.

4/8/02

 

A discussion with Dr. Veena Das.

 

With support from:

Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion and Culture, Department of Anthropology, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities


 

Just Cause

Catherine Pinkerton

4/12/02
Keynote Presentation: “Justice and ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ.

Saturday, April 13 will feature a series of workshops to choose from covering Hunger and Homelessness, After 9/11, Jobs with Justice, Race & the Death Penalty, and Welfare Reform. Featured luncheon speaker will be Elizabeth McAllister, “Speaking Truth to Power.”

“All fees will be donated to the St. Augustine Hunger Center. ”

 

With support from:

The Hallinan Project


 

Queers and Jews: Questions of Community and Diaspora in France

David Caron

4/13/02

 

This talk is held in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio French Studies Colloquium.

 

With support from:

Program in French Studies, Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Art History, and History at CWRU


 

The Beginning of Tourism in the U.S.

Christine Cano

4/25/02

 

A discussion with Christine Cano.

 

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