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Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation

Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Ann Waltner discusses creativity and collaboration with Jacqueline Schwab. They will talk about Schwab’s collaborations with Ken Burns, her work with the durable (and fabulous) band Bare Necessities, […]

Dream of the Red Chamber and women’s literary culture in late imperial China

Dream of the Red Chamber and the evolving shape of women’s literary culture in late imperial China Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Chinese women’s literary culture shows considerable evolution between the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries. Communications grow […]

Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom

Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. In 1920 the Czech writer Karel Čapek experienced an early success with the play R.U.R., which posed interaction and conflict between human capitalists and a […]

Black Life/Schwarz-Sein

Black Life/Schwarz-Sein Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 4:15pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. The talk focuses on the complex ways gender and sexuality function in the barring of Black flesh from the category of the human-as-Man by investigating inhabitations of the flesh that […]

Environmental Humanities on the Schuylkill River

Environmental Humanities on the Schuylkill River: From Botanical Garden and Oil Refinery to DataRefuge Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Bethany Wiggin is the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. Her research interests lie in the […]