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Trapped by History: the Past and Future of the Upper Mississippi River September 9, 2014, at 7:00pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop John O. Anfinson, Superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area The Mississippi River today has become an artifact of human construction, because of what humans have done to it over the past […]
Brown Bag Discussion on University Symposium on Strategy Wednesday, September 10, 12-1:30 p.m. Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop The University Symposium for 2014-16 will focus on the topic Strategy. We are interested in provoking thoughtful conversations about all aspects of the concept of strategy, from strategic thinking through strategies that organisms employ to survive. We […]
Dancer as Driver: SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellows in Dance September 11, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop – Best Buy Theater Panel discussion with Taryn Griggs, Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, Greg Waletski, and Kari Mosel Northrop’s McKnight Artist Fellowship program funds the commission of solo works for McKnight Dance Fellows from […]
The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation September 18, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Internationally recognized urban planner and designer Weiming Lu discusses public/private partnerships, how to build a livable, creative urban village, and his new book, The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation. Weiming Lu recently retired as president of Lowertown Redevelopment Corporations in St. […]
Strategies for a Sense of Place: Taking Advantage of Location September 25, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Panel Discussion among University of Minnesota Faculty The U of M is a world class teaching, research, and engagement institution located on the banks of one of the great rivers of the world in a […]
Information Session on IAS Faculty Fellowships Thursday, October 2, 12-1:30 p.m. Crosby Seminar Room, 240 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 the Institute, where they can benefit from the community […]
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 […]
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. What is the nature of disasters? How do human social and economic aspirations interact with the environmental imperatives of water and water bodies? Can the acknowledgement […]
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. Rosas on Northrop Events Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker Rosas on Walker Art Center Calendar Beyonce’s […]
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 […]
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.