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2004-2005 Past Events Archive

How American is Globalization?

William Marling

9/9/04

 

A discussion with William Marling.


 

Imagined Homelands: Re-Mapping Clutural Identity

Ernst van Alphen

10/6/04

 

In light of the video installation “Facing Forward” by the artist Fiona Tan, van Alphen will discus the connection between place, history and migrancy. It explores how migrant identity, seen as an imagined, identificatory relation to an originating place (the so-called homeland) is at the same time predicated on time, and hence, on history. The act of imagining homeland identity is always framed by the historical dimensions of that place and of the migration that started from there, but its is also inflected by those acts of imagining that produce the cultural identity in the present. van Alphen will discus Tan’s “Facing Forward” as a theoretical object, which contends that the act of imagining homeland identity is radically framed by the historical dimensions of the place where the imagining act takes place.


 

Truth, Trust and Change

Caroline Whitbeck

10/7/04

 

A discussion with Caroline Whitbeck.


 

History or Rhetoric?: The Case of Ovid’s Exile Poetry

Martin Helzle

11/11/04

 

A discussion with Martin Helzle.


 

Nature in Art, Art in Nature, Great Britain, c. 1870-1920

Anne Helmreich

12/2/04

 

A discussion with Anne Helmreich.


 

Notes on the Concept of Economic Hegemony: Material Insecurity and Working-Class Political Expression in the New South

Lisa Gayle Hazirjian

1/20/05

 

A discussion with Lisa Gayle Hazirjian.


 

What Will Your Dissertation Do When It Gets Out of Graduate School?

William Germano

1/27/05

 

A discussion with William Germano.


 

Uncanny Bodies: The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre

Robert Spadoni

2/24/05

 

A discussion with Robert Spadoni.


 

From Cover to Cover: Words and Music on Barcelona’s Streets

Antonio Candau

3/24/05

 

A discussion with Antonio Candau.


 

Seeing the Difference: Envisioning Illness, Death, and Dying through the Arts, Humanities and Technology

Elizabeth Dungan, Christina Gillis

4/21/05

 

We live in a moment within the arts, humanities and human sciences where the visual has taken a dominant role. Medicine is not exempt from this trend. Christina Gillis and Elizabeth Dungan examine the implications of looking — through the lenses of different disciplines and technologies — for the fields of medicine generally and, more particularly, for our understanding of death and dying. How do the arts and humanities help us explore the terrain of ambiguity, and enable us to bridge the gap between empathic and scientific looking?


 

War and Remembrance in Classical Athens

Jenifer Neils

4/21/05

 

A discussion with Jenifer Neils.


 

Patronizing the Arts

Marjorie Garber

4/28/05

 

Majorie Garber’s longstanding engagement with the visual arts has been demonstrated in her public lectures and in her books and essays. She has spoken on topics in visual culture at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, as well as at a number of universities and colleges in the United States, England, Germany, and Italy.

 

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