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September 2013

Environmental Studies in the Time of the Anthropocene

September 9, 2013
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Fall 2013 Faculty Development Seminar: Rob Nixon Senior Fellow (2009-2012) English; Center for Culture, History and Environment   This seminar has two goals. First, it will explore the vital role of the environmental humanities in…

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What’s the Place of “Place” in the Humanities?

September 9, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Panel Discussion: Speakers: Susan D. Bernstein, English, Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison Thomas Dale, Art History, UW-Madison Tomislav Longinović, Slavic Languages and Literature, UW-Madison Yi-Fu Tuan, Emeritus Professor of Geography, UW-Madison…

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Why Was Spinoza Excommunicated?

September 16, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Steve Nadler Senior Fellow (2013-2017) William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy, UW-Madison   In July of 1656, the twenty-three year old Baruch de Spinoza received the harshest writ of herem (excommunication)…

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Standard Deviation: The Calculus of Normativity in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Le Voyeur

September 23, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Richard Goodkin Senior Fellow (2009-2014) French and Italian, UW-Madison   What sort of narrative might result from the implausible marriage of mathematics and literature? As an example of such an unlikely union, in…

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Five Ways to Look at a Corpse: The Dead in Normandy, 1944

September 25, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  2013 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Lecture: Mary Louise Roberts Professor of History and Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison   We prefer to think of war as producing heroes, not…

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Zazous in Zoot Suits: Race, Jazz, and Resistance in Occupied France, 1940-1944

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

Monday Seminar: Kelly Jakes Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2013-2014) Communication Arts, UW-Madison   Derived from my dissertation project on popular music and resistance in German-Occupied France, this presentation investigates how upper-middle class Parisian youth, known as…

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October 2013

Thinking about Early Jewish Rewriting of Scripture

October 7, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Molly Zahn Kingdon Fellow (2013-2014) Religious Studies, University of Kansas   For most of Jewish and Christian history, "interpretation" has been regarded as secondary to "scripture," both chronologically and in terms of authority.…

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The Moth-Eaten Page: Animals and Language in Angela Rawlings’s Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists

October 14, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Sarah Groeneveld Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2013-2014) English, UW-Madison   Angela Rawlings’s experimental long-poem Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists evokes an insect collector’s dream in which the forms of moths and butterflies become confused with…

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Was There a Reformation in India?

October 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Concourse Hotel, Senate Room AB, 1 West Dayton Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2013 Burdick-Vary Symposium: Speakers: Muzaffar Alam, University of Chicago Munis Faruqui, University of California, Berkeley Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles Brendan LaRocque, Carleton College Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University Azfar Moin, Southern Methodist University…

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