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Near Stars: Analytic Scale and the Literary Object. Eric Hayot: Thursdays at Four, Dec. 4, 2014

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. Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video or original. What happens if we describe the current situation of literary criticism as a “crisis in […]

African Diaspora Histories and Contemporary Well-Being, December 3, 2014

On history, documentary, and well-being: A call and response about the ways African American & Afro-diaspora histories inform contemporary well-being December 3rd, 2014, 6:30pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop A discussion with filmmaker Dan Bergin and Profs. Keith Mayes & Yuichiro Onishi. Download: audio, small video, or original. Daniel Pierce Bergin is an award-winning television producer, […]

Shakespeare in Love. Anatoly Liberman: Thursdays at Four, Nov. 20, 2014

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 Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Shakespeare’s sonnets tell us a story of his love for a “fair youth” and an adulterous […]

Triage without Borders. Peter Redfield, November 20, 2014

Triage Without Borders November 20, 2014, at 3:00pm 125 Nolte Center A talk by Peter Redfield, Anthropology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original. The humanitarian variant of triage acts in the name of saving lives rather than other interests, e.g., furthering social cohesion, […]

Surviving Forced Disappearance: Identity and Meaning. Gabriel Gatti, University of the Basque Country, Nov. 20, 2014

Surviving Forced Disappearance: Identity and Meaning Thursday, November 20, at 3:00pm Room 710 Social Sciences (Spanish with translation) A Conversation with Gabriel Gatti, Prof. of Sociology, University of the Basque Country Download: audio, small video, or original. Due in large part to humanitarian law and transitional justice, the categories of detained-disappeared and forced disappearance are […]

To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. Panel: Thursdays at Four, Nov. 13, 2014

To Embrace Failure? A Multi-disciplinary Re-thinking. November 13, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room — 240 Northrop Panel discussion organized by the IAS Collaborative Rehearsing Failure: Brecht’s America. Download: small video, audio, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Our point of departure is the “productive” failure of single authorship and of representation […]