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September 2016

Agency: What Does It Mean Across the Humanities?

September 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Panel Discussion:   What are the meanings of “agency” in various disciplines and interdisciplines of the humanities? To what extent is it theorized or assumed? Does agency mean the freedom to act? To think? To…

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Kawaii: Fraught Innocence in Asian (American) Commodity Culture

September 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2016 Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities: Christine Yano Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii   Pink globalization, the spread of cute goods from Japan to other parts of the world, has been a…

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The Trial Nobody Expected: A Tale of Torture, Music, and Human Rights in the Americas

September 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Steve Stern Senior Fellow (2015-2017) History, UW-Madison   This is an extraordinary true-life story.  It's a tale of murder, human rights, and social justice in the Americas.  It's about the power of music…

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History, Time, and Mass Atrocity in Cambodia

September 26, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Anne Hansen Resident Fellow (2016-2017) History, UW-Madison   Buddhist prophesies about the end of our time and the dawning of a new era tied to the enlightenment of the fifth buddha in our…

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October 2016

Plato’s Phaedo: The Initiation of a Philosopher

October 4, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: David Ebrey Solmsen Fellow (2016-2017) Philosophy, Northwestern University   Plato’s Phaedo is one of his literary and philosophical masterpieces, set on the last day of Socrates’ life. How should we understand Socrates’ reference…

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Madison’s Asian American Media Spotlight

October 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Burdick-Vary Events, Organized by Dr. Lori Kido Lopez: Join us for a weekend celebrating brand new Asian American documentaries and filmmakers, brought to you by the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison. All films are…

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Book Publishing in the Humanities of Today

October 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University Club, Banquet Hall (lower level), 803 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States

Publication Workshop Ken Wissoker Editorial Director, Duke University Press   PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is open to graduate students, faculty, and academic staff. Registration is required: rsvp@humanities.wisc.edu. The reservation deadline is 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 5.…

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Queer Velocities: Untimely Matter in Racine’s Andromaque

October 10, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Jennifer Row Solmsen Fellow (2016-2017) Romance Studies, Boston University   From “one’s ticking biological clock” to “grow up, be a man,” sex and gender norms are often seamlessly intertwined with temporality in our…

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Gendered Dynamics in Hmong American New Media Cultures

October 17, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Lori Lopez Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2016-2017) Communication Arts, UW-Madison   For over 260,000 Hmong Americans living in the U.S., mobile media now play a key role in maintaining connections and identities.…

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Fantasy as Microaggression?: Racial Caricature, Kawaii-style, and the Anthropomorphic Asian

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2016 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Leslie Bow Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Professor of English and Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   How does the mundane object serve as…

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“Signing in the Seraglio”: Global Disability in European Spatial Representations of the Ottoman Court

October 24, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Elizabeth Bearden English, UW-Madison Resident Fellow (2016-2017)   Drawn from the fourth chapter of her current book project, Monstrous Kinds: Body, Space, and Narrative in Renaissance Representations of Disability, this talk analyzes European…

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: An Evening with Writer Charles Yu

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191, 600 North Park Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2016 Burdick-Vary Event: Charles Yu Author and Screenwriter   What do cowboy robots, hapless yeomen, time machine repairmen, and third class superheroes have in common? They all issue from the imagination of Charles Yu. Charles Yu is…

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