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Public Events

Fall Semester 2016

Sept 14, 12:00-1:30, Center for Humanities
"No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"
Sarah Haley, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UCLA

Oct 6, 6:00-8:00, Rabb Room
Poets Series

Monica Youn - Reading
Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre, Ignatz, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Barter. Her poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies, including The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry. She has been awarded the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and the Witter Bynner Fellowship of the Library of Congress and has previously taught poetry at Bennington College, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Oct 11, 5:00-7:00, Rabb Room
Annual Asian Studies Lecture: "The Cow in the Elevator and Other Stories of Wonder from South Asia"
Tulasi Srinivas, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College
Tulasi Srinivas is currently a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism Through the Sathya Sai Movement (Columbia University Press 2010) and the award-winning Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (University of California Press 2012)

Nov 10-11, Center for the Humanities
"The Italian Roots of Modernity: Machiavelli and Galileo
This international conference includes panel presentations by prominent scholars on Machiavelli and Galileo, both protagonists of a conceptual revolution that tried to understand the relationship between the human and scientific worlds without appealing to God’s authority. The conference will probe the meaning of that revolution as well as unanswered questions about it.

Nov 15, 4:30-6:30, Center for Humanities
"Social Justice, Responsibility, and Respect"
Benedetta Giovanola, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Macerata (Italy)

Nov 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, Braker Hall, Room 222
"We Come as Friends" Film Screening
Cécile Winter
Cécile Winter is a medical doctor at the Centre hospitalier intercommunal André Grégoire in the Paris suburb of Montreuil. She specializes in the treatment of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses. In addition to her medical research, she has published essays on Palestinian-Israeli politics, the Chinese cultural revolution, and the novels of Alain Badiou. She has also co-authored and edited numerous tracts and brochures in the context of her work as a political activist. Co-Sponsored by the Tufts Department of English, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, the Toupin-Bolwell Fund, and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora.

Nov 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, Center for Humanities
Poets Series
Dana Levin - Reading
Dana Levin’s new book of poetry is Banana Palace (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). Previous books include In the Surgical Theatre, which was chosen by Louise Glück for the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, and Sky Burial (2011), which The New Yorker called "utterly her own and utterly riveting." Recent poetry and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, The New York Times, Boston Review, and Poetry. Her honors include those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, as well as the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations. Levin currently serves each Fall

Nov 17, 8:00-10:00 pm, Cabot ASEAN Auditorium
"Reflections on the Election of Trump"

Alain Badiou, Philosophy, École Normale Supérieure
Alain Badiou is one of the most important and influential philosophers in the world today. Emeritus professor of philosophy at the École normale supérieure in Paris, he is also a novelist, playwright, and political activist. His major books of philosophy are Theory of the Subject (1982; English translation 2009), Being and Event (1988; English translation 2005), Logics of Worlds (2006; English translation 2009), and The Immanence of Truths, now in progress. He has also published dozens of books and innumerable articles on politics, film, literature, music, ethics, mathematics, and many other topics. Co-Sponsored by the Tufts Department of English, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, and the Toupin-Bolwell Fund.

Nov 18, 4:00-6:00 pm, Braker Hall, Room 001
"Toward a Revival of Pan-Africanism" Public Lecture

Cécile Winter
Co-Sponsored by the Tufts Department of English, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, the Toupin-Bolwell Fund, and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora.

Nov 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, Cabot ASEAN Auditorium
"'Modern' Art and 'Contemporary' Art: A False Distinction?"
Alain Badiou, Philosophy, École Normale Supérieure
Co-Sponsored by the Tufts Department of English, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, and the Toupin-Bolwell Fund.

 
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