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Strategies for a Sense of Place: Taking Advantage of Location September 25, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Discussion with John Bryson, Planning & Public Affairs, and Pat Nunnally, River Life The University of Minnesota occupies a unique location: on one of the great rivers of the world, and a land grant university […]
Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowships Wednesday, October 1, 12:20-1:10 p.m. 5-545 Diehl Hall Learning Commons >>Thurs, Oct. 2, Northrop >>Wed, Oct. 8, McNeal Hall Join us for an information session on applying for an IAS Faculty Fellowship for 2015-16. Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence at […]
North Korea’s Female Factor: How women push for positive change in the DPRK October 1, 2:30-4:00pm Location TBD A talk by Nils Weisensee, Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator, Choson Exchange Even today, North Korea remains an extremely secluded society which has only limited contact with the rest of the world. That lack of exchange, and the international […]
Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowships Thursday, October 2, 12-1:30 p.m. Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop >>Wed, Oct. 1, Diehl Hall >>Wed, Oct. 8, McNeal Hall Join us for an information session on applying for an IAS Faculty Fellowship for 2015-16. Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence […]
The World According to the Bank: an Analysis of World Bank Reports, 1946-2010 October 2, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Franco Moretti, English, Stanford University, gives a semantic, stylistic study of World Bank reports. Like the post-world-war-II capitalism which it contributed to reorganize and transform, the World Bank seems to have gone […]
Information Sessions on IAS Faculty Fellowships Wednesday, October 8, 12-1:30 p.m. 274 McNeal Hall (Fireplace Room) >>Wed, Oct. 1, Diehl Hall >>Thurs, Oct. 2, Northrop Join us for an information session on applying for an IAS Faculty Fellowship for 2015-16. Up to twelve faculty fellows are selected annually to spend a semester in residence at […]
Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help October 9, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Sandra Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law, University of Nebraska. It’s seductively deceptive to call floods and other catastrophes “natural.” They are anything but. Storms may well be natural phenomenon, but humans have an uncanny ability […]
Rosas danst Rosas: A Panel Discussion of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Dance-Theater Work October 16, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop Philip Bither of the Walker Art Center discusses the Midwest Premiere of Rosas danst Rosas with the performers. Join Philip Bither, Walker Art Center’s Senior Curator of Performing Arts, and performers from […]
Transnational Genders Onscreen October 17-18, 2014 35 Nicholson Hall A conference organized by the IAS Critical Asian Studies Collaborative Transnational Genders on Screen: Queer and Feminist Cinema in East and Southeast Asia, our first international symposium and film series, examines the representation of gender and identity in the films of East and Southeast Asia. A […]
Postwar U.S. Homes and Suburban Development October 23, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Dianne Harris, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois, U-C; Director, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Dianne Harris is a historian who specializes in studies that focus on the built environment. Her most recent scholarship […]
A Network Grows in the Internet: Feminist Publishing in the Cracks of a Broken System Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 3:00-4:30pm 125 Nolte Center A talk by Carol Stabile, Journalism/Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Oregon; Editor, The Fembot Collective The 2008 market collapse’s impact on academic publishing in the US was swift: university presses […]
The Presence of the Past: Memory, Fiction, and the Contemporary Landscape October 30, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Panel with Mary Relindes Ellis, author of The Bohemian Flats (2014), Catherine Watson, memoir and travel writer, and Scott Vreeland, Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner. Faulkner said the past is not even past. David Lowenthal among […]
Cracks in the Walls: 25 Years After Berlin Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop On November 9th, 1989 the Berlin Wall cracked open and unleashed a problematic ahistorical narrative of celebratory “re-unification”. This narrative makes less visible contradictions around the wall’s pre-Cold War history as “anti-fascist protection”. Thus, while walls can […]
To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. November 13, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop The Brecht’s America: Rehearsing Failure collaborative is an examination of the “ghostly presence” of America in the life and work of Bertolt Brecht. “Ghostly” because we do not look for American themes, real events or persons, but for […]
Shakespeare In Love November 20, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop A talk by Anatoly Liberman, German, Scandinavian and Dutch, University of Minnesota Shakespeare’s sonnets tell us a story of his love for a “fair youth” and an adulterous woman. The characters are also entangled in a love triangle. Attempts to guess […]
Near Stars: Analytic Scale and the Literary Object December 4, 2014 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Penn State University. What happens if we describe the current situation of literary criticism as a “crisis in largeness”? For one, recent theories of “world” literature and of quantitative textual analysis […]
The Once and Future River: Imagining the Mississippi in an Era of Climate Change April 8-10, 2015 The John E. Sawyer Seminar Spring Symposium Our fundamental question for exploration is this: Given that we cannot “go back” in any real sense to restore the ecology or the cultural meaning of the Mississippi River, what conditions […]
Michael Leja, Jennifer Greenhill, and Jennifer L. Roberts.