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October 2013

A Conversation with G. Willow Wilson

October 21, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

G. Willow Wilson Author and journalist   G. Willow Wilson is the acclaimed author of graphic novels and comics published by Vertigo, Marvel, and D.C. Comics. She spent her early and mid-twenties living in Egypt…

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The Husband’s Message and Early English Epistolarity

October 21, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jordan Zweck Resident Fellow (2013-2014) English, UW-Madison   What makes early medieval English epistolarity unique is that it is not merely about letters but about what I am calling epistolary acts, the moments…

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Aquilombando: Rebellious Landscapes and Colonial Visuality

October 28, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Matthew Francis Rarey Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2013-2014) Art History, UW-Madison   Quilombos – communities of self-emancipated or fugitive slaves – were ubiquitous accompaniments to Brazil’s history of plantation slavery. Nearly every quilombo that…

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Poetics of Resistance: Women Between Aesthetics and Politics

October 31, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - November 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

The 2013 Germaine Brée International Symposium:   Speakers: Sahar Elmougy, Cairo University Shereen Abouelnaga, Cairo University Souad Halila, University of Tunisia May Telmissany, University of Ottawa Aili Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison   Increasing confrontations with…

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November 2013

Sovereignty, History, and Papal Monarchy: Political Theory in the Age of Innocent IV

November 4, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Brett Whalen Kingdon Fellow (2013-2014) History, UNC-Chapel Hill   A former canon lawyer, Pope Innocent IV (1243-1254) declared that all peoples—rulers and the ruled, believers and non-believers—came under the Roman Church’s spiritual and…

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The Worlding Work of the Cigarette: Tracking the Modern Girl Assemblage in the U.S. and China

November 11, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Nan Enstad Resident Fellow (2013-2014) History, UW-Madison   In the early 20th century, consumers in China considered the cigarette a foreign import from the west, but consumers in the U.S. saw it as…

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2013 Workshop on Publication Strategies in the Humanities

November 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Panel Discussion and Workshop: Helen Tartar, Editorial Director, Fordham University Press Gwen Walker, Editorial Director, University of Wisconsin Press Steve Stern, Alberto Flores Galindo and Hilldale Professor of History, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff,…

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Atreus and Thyestes in Greek and Roman Tragedy

November 18, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Anne Duncan Solmsen Fellow (2013-2014) Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln   There was a saying in imperial Rome: "The worst actor plays the king." Officially, this aphorism pointed out the tendency…

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Claiming Continuity: Family Planning, Political Dynasties and Narrative Form in the Indian Emergency

November 25, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Ayelet Ben-Yishai Honorary Fellow (2013-2014) English Department, University of Haifa, Israel   Imposed by India’s “Greatest Prime Minister,” from June 1975 to January 1977, the State of Emergency is usually presented as an…

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December 2013

Tragedy of Reason: Natural Law and Literature in Early Modernity

December 2, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Ben LaBreche Solmsen Fellow (2013-2014) English, University of Mary Washington   The sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries saw a renewed interest in natural law, which offered a means of rationalizing political relations and…

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Resentment

December 9, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Benedict Robinson Solmsen Fellow (2013-2014) English, Stony Brook University   The word resentment and its cognates made their first appearance in the English language around 1600; but at that moment the word meant…

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January 2014

Machiavelli at 500

January 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am - May 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Spring 2014 Faculty Development Seminar:   Kristin Phillips-Court French and Italian   Daniel Kapust Political Science   Machiavelli’s Prince was completed 500 years ago, and it – along with its author and his works –…

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Discourses of Debt and Lending in Medieval Iberia

January 27, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Gregory Milton Solmsen Fellow (2013-2014) History, University of South Florida   The moral language of debt in medieval Iberia delineated a wide range of activity for Christians and Jews. People and communities attempted…

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February 2014

Introducing Absurd Literature: Defining without Reducing

February 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Michael Y. Bennett UW System Fellow (2013-2014) English, UW-Whitewater   There is the common notion that while someone may not be able to define absurd literature, one clearly knows absurd literature when one…

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Asian Fetish: Race and the Politics of Fantasy

February 10, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Leslie Bow Senior REI Fellow (2013-2017) English and Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   If, as psychoanalyst Robert Stoller asserted, “a fetish is a story masquerading as an object,” what is the story underlying…

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Half Century Miyamori: Performing Peace in Postwar Okinawa

February 17, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Valerie Barske UW System Fellow (2013-2014) History, UW-Stevens Point   On June 30, 1959, a U.S. military jet crashed into Miyamori Elementary School killing 12 students, 6 citizens, and injuring 200 others in…

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The American Ways of Wisdom and Wonder: Seeking the Good Life in the 20th-Century United States

February 24, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen Resident Fellow (2013-2014) History, UW-Madison   What would the writing of American intellectual history look like if it sought to capture the longing for wisdom and wonder shaping so much of…

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March 2014

Patronage and Reception of Medieval Churches in 14th-Century Cyprus

March 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Justine Andrews Solmsen Fellow (2013-2014) Art and Art History, University of New Mexico   The modern image of the country of Cyprus is one that is fraught with banking crises, communities divided, and…

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Re-emerging Superpowers: Turkey, Iran, India, and China in the 21st Century

March 5, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Lecture: André Wink Professor of History and Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison   Turkey, Iran, India, and China are historical superpowers. All four were dramatically…

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Piecemeal Emancipation and Black Freedom in Rhode Island, 1770-1842

March 10, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Christy Clark-Pujara Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2013-2014) Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison   During the Revolutionary period, enslaved people throughout British North America used the rhetoric of freedom and the chaos of war to…

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The ‘New’ Sappho: A Symposium

March 13, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Symposium: Join us for a discussion facilitated by Patricia Rosenmeyer (Classics, UW-Madison) of two newly discovered Sappho papyri.

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Biblical Behind/Corinthian Citation: Queering Figures of Androgyny and Female Masculinity

March 24, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Joseph Marchal Kingdon Fellow (2013-2014) Religious Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, Ball State University   Paul’s letters have often been cited as straightforwardly dictating both heteronormativity and gender conformity, yet the figures…

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A Moral Economy of Curative Violence

March 31, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: Eunjung Kim Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Madison Resident Fellow (2013-2014)   Is cure the end of disability? This presentation examines the transactional aspect of cure, imagined in a way involving power, resources,…

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April 2014

Signs of Disquiet — Portuguese Cultural Politics in the 1980s

April 7, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Ellen Sapega Resident Fellow (2013-2014) Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison   This talk will discuss a series of political and cultural events celebrating the life and work of modernist poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) that…

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Grieving Alone, Grieving Together: Psychological and Social Mourning in Film

April 11, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - April 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Burdick-Vary Symposium Event:   The phenomena of individual mourning and collective mourning have both attracted a good deal of critical attention in literature and film studies, but what are the similarities and differences that…

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Enchanted Modernities: Akha Inventions of Religion in Upper Mainland Southeast Asia and Southwest China

April 14, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Micah Morton Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellow (2013-2014) Anthropology, UW-Madison   Much is being made of a dramatic resurgence in the political influence of religion the world over. Contrary to claims that modernization…

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“What I write I do not see”: The Place of Invisible Ink in English Civil War Correspondence

April 21, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Karen Britland English, UW-Madison Resident Fellow (2013-2014)   Abraham Cowley’s poem, “Written in juice of lemon,” draws attention to the dangers of writing’s reception, likening a love poem written in secret ink to…

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Sushi, Otters, and Mermaids: Race at the Intersection of Food and Animal Studies

April 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160, 750 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2014 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities: Anne Cheng English and the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University   What do sushi, food, race, and anthropology have to do with each other? Taking…

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Ireland’s Memorial Records, 1914-1918: The Fantastic Imagery of Harry Clarke

April 28, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Marguerite Helmers UW System Fellow (2013-2014) English, UW-Oshkosh   In 1919, Sir John French, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, brought together representatives from throughout Ireland to establish a national war memorial that would commemorate…

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May 2014

Last Seminar

May 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Final Panel Discussion of 2013-2014 Year:   Speakers: Valerie Barske, History, UW-Stevens Point Ayelet Ben-Yishai, English, University of Haifa Christy Clark-Pujara, Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison Anne Duncan, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Joseph Marchal,…

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