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Event Date and Location Summary
Graduate Student Work-in-Progress: Illustrating Little Manhood & Erasing Black Boyhood in African American Picture Books  Thu. October 8th, 2015
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

Care Byrne, a graduate student in the Department of English, will examine the complexities of visualizing black male identity, especially for and about young black boys. There is a long legacy of picture books that teach young African American boys to become “little men,” leaving behind childish ways to demonstrate rigid maturity and asexual masculinity.  …Read more.

The 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony and Lecture: Human Development and the Capabilities Approach in Global Ethics  Thu. October 15th, 2015
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
at Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Road

The 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize will be awarded to celebrated philosopher and scholar Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. …Read more.

Inamori Ethics Prize Academic Symposium Fri. October 16th, 2015
12:30 pm-2:00 pm
at Reinberger Auditorium, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue

As part of the 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize events, prize recipient Professor Martha Nussbaum will participate in a lively, moderated discussion with international experts and audience Q&A on her groundbreaking Capabilities Approach to global ethics that gives practical direction for seeking justice and positive change for those who cannot access opportunities or enjoy the basic freedoms they need to flourish and unlock their potential.  …Read more.

“Lost” Between Memory and History: Writing the Holocaust for the Next Generation Thu. October 22nd, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
at Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Road

Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities at Bard College, draws upon his experience researching, writing, and then touring The Lost around the world. He explores the meaning of the Holocaust as both a historical and a literary event as time passes and the event belongs to a new generation of writers, and readers, who no longer have direct contact with the event itself. …Read more.

Faculty-Work-in-Progress: UPA and Modernist Cartoon Music Tue. October 27th, 2015
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

The United Productions of America (UPA) animation studio, which came to prominence on the big and small screen in the years following World War II, profoundly changed animation from the dominance of Disney’s naturalistic approach to a more modern, even avant-garde style, with cartoons like Gerald McBoing-Boing and the Mister Magoo series. …Read more.

Baker-Nord Faculty Lecture: Where Do Characters Come From? Wed. November 4th, 2015
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, 11038 Bellflower Road

Readers come to books in search of characters they can love, hate, empathize with or relate to. But how do writers create characters that are realistic and who remain with the reader after he or she is done with a novel? …Read more.

Humanities@Work: CEOs Mon. November 9th, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

During this event planned for undergraduate students, Cleveland area CEOs discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers.  Panelists include:
Marc S. Byrnes (Williams College ‘76) majored in history. …Read more.

Graduate Student Work-in-Progress: Black Entertainment in the Heart of Cleveland’s “Colored District,” 1922-30 Tue. November 10th, 2015
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

Peter Graff, a graduate student in the Department of Music, will discuss how Cleveland’s Globe Theater (Woodland avenue and E. 55th street), once a venue for live Yiddish entertainment, rebranded itself in 1922 to capitalize on the city’s burgeoning black population. …Read more.

Poetry Reading by Jorie Graham Fri. November 13th, 2015
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road

Due to family illness, this event has been CANCELLED.  Please watch the website for updates.
Jorie Graham, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, joins the English department’s colloquium for a poetry reading. …Read more.

Cuban Literature Today: Tendencies and Perspectives Mon. November 16th, 2015
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
at Clark Hall Room 309, 11130 Bellflower Road

In this talk, Francisco Zaragoza, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, will explore the current state of Cuban literature and the challenges it faces in this period of transition. …Read more.

A Talk in the Vineyard with Mansfield Frazier Wed. November 18th, 2015
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

Community activist and entrepreneur Mansfield Frazier leads The Vineyards and BioCellar of Château Hough, an urban vineyard located in Cleveland at the intersection of East 66th and Hough where grapes are grown for award-winning wines. …Read more.

Faculty-Work-in-Progress: Trash, Place, and Chinese Ecocinema: On Wang Jiuliang’s Eco-Documentaries Thu. November 19th, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

What does ecocinema mean for Chinese cinema? In his talk, Haomin Gong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, takes two documentaries, Beijing Besieged by Waste and Plastic China, made by the Chinese filmmaker Wang Jiuliang as examples, and investigates the issues of place and displacement in the forming of the discourse of trash in contemporary China.   …Read more.