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, TBA
Annual Asian Studies Lecture

Tulasi Srinivas, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College “The Cow in the Elevator and Other Stories of Wonder from South Asia”

Nov 10-11
"Italian Roots of Modernity"


Nov 15, 4:30-6:30, Center for Humanities
Title TBA

Benedetta Giovanola, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Macerata (Italy)

Nov 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, Center for Humanities
Poets Series
Dana Levin - Reading
Dana Levin is the author of four books of poetry: Banana Palace, Wedding Day, Sky Burial, and In the Surgical Theatre, which won the APR/Honickman Award. A teacher of poetry for over twenty years, Levin splits her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Maryville University in St. Louis, where she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence.

Nov 17, 8:00-9:30 pm, Location TBA
"Destinies of Finitude"

Alain Badiou, Philosophy, École Normale Supérieure

Nov 18, 4:00-6:00 pm, Location TBA
"Reviving Pan-Africanism"

Cécile Winter

Nov 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, Location TBA
"On Contemporary Art"

Alain Badiou, Philosophy, École Normale Supérieure

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