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September 2008

Warsaw Polish Writers-Diarists Witnessing the Holocaust: An Inquiry into the Capacity for Empathy – The Case of Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz

September 23, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Seminar: Rachel Feldhay Brenner Senior Fellow (2008-2013) Hebrew Studies, UW-Madison

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Who is the Superior God?: Contending Religious faiths in South India in the 13th and 16th centuries

September 29, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: V. Narayana Rao Senior Fellow (2005-2010) Languages and Cultures of Asia, UW-Madison

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October 2008

Heaven is Round: Earth is Square. French Sinology and Chinese Travel Accounts Linking Mountain and Sea in Early China

October 7, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Robert André LaFleur Honorary Fellow (2008-2009) History and Anthropology, Beloit College

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African Politics in African Literature: A Cultural History

October 13, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: Tejumola Olaniyan English; African Language and Literature, UW-Madison Senior Fellow (2007-2011; 2012-2013)  

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Mimetic Failure and Moral Autonomy in a Schubert Song

October 27, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Brian Hyer Resident Fellow (2008-2009) Music, UW-Madison

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November 2008

Jewish Networks at the University of Wisconsin, 1865-1924

November 4, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Seminar: Jonathan Z. S. Pollack Madison Area Technical College Fellow (2008-2009) History, MATC

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Feminine Sanctity in Imperial Spain: Diego Velazquez’s Portrait of Mother Jeronima de la Fuente

November 10, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Tanya Tiffany UW System Fellow (2008-2009) Art History, UW-Milwaukee

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Seminar with Ellen Amster

November 17, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Ellen Amster Art History, UW-Milwaukee

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December 2008

“Like very honest and substantial citizens”: Performance and Identity in Early Modern Cony-Catching Pamphlets

December 8, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Anupam Basu English, UW-Madison Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow (2008-2009)

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Babylon and Degeneracy: Traditions of Descent and Racial Difference in the Early Middle Ages and Beyond

December 8, 2008 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Andrew Scheil Solmsen Fellow (2008-2009) English, University of Minnesota

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February 2009

Forgery, Faith, Fact, and Fiction

February 2, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Robert F. Berkhofer Solmsen Fellow (2008-2009) History, Western Michigan University   The seminar examines two types of sources, forgery and historical writings, and discusses the relationship between them in Europe circa 900-1200 and…

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Bodily Desire – Desired Bodies: Gender and the Body in Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Christian Schad, and Egon Schiele

February 9, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Esther K. Bauer UW System Fellow (2008-2009) Foreign Languages, German, UW-Stevens Point   The seminar proposes that early-twentieth-century authors Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka and artists Christian Schad and Egon Schiele created characters…

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Conflations of Memory at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

February 23, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Michael Bernard-Donals Resident Fellow (2008-2009) English, UW-Madison   The US Holocaust Memorial Council and the designers of the US Holocaust Museum attempted to ensure, through the museum's design, that visitors would remember the…

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March 2009

The Myth of Religious Wars

March 2, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: David Chan Honorary Fellow (2008-2009) Philosophy, UW-Stevens Point   Are religious wars more violent than imperialistic wars, civil wars and wars of liberation? Would the world be more peaceful if people did not…

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Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: School Foodservice and Public Health Nutrition in Early Twentieth-Century America

March 9, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Andrew Ruis William Coleman Dissertation Fellow (2008-2009) History of Science, UW-Madison

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Catholic and Reformed: John Milton and Italian Religion

March 23, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Catherine Martin Solmsen Fellow (2008-2009) English, University of Memphis   The paper asks a question that hasn't been addressed for over 50 years: how and why did a young, virtually unknown, and staunchly…

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Clothing Saints in the Carolingian World

March 30, 2009 @ 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Valerie Garver Solmsen Fellow (2008-2009) History, Northern Illinois University   Both religious and laypeople wished to clothe saints appropriately in the Carolingian world. Whether describing the appropriate dress of saints in vitae, making…

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April 2009

Plato’s Noble Lie

April 6, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: David Lay Williams Honorary Fellow (2008-2009) Political Science and Philosophy, UW-Stevens Point   The tradition of the political lie infamously commences with Plato's Noble Lie in the Republic. The lie is woven with…

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An Introduction to Chester Himes’s Detective Fiction Series

April 13, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Norlisha F. Crawford UW System Fellow (2008-2009) English and African American Studies, UW-Oshkosh   From 1957-1993 Chester Himes's ten-volume crime fiction series was published, set in a place he called Harlem. In nine…

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Getting What You Want

April 20, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Russ Shafer-Landau Resident Fellow (2008-2009) Philosophy, UW-Madison   Many have thought that a person's quality of life is determined by the extent to which his or her desires are satisfied. The paper considers…

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Transposed Signs of Modernity: German Orientalism and the Indian ‘Timespace’

April 27, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: B. Venkat Mani Resident Fellow (2008-2009) German, UW-Madison   The paper intervenes in recent scholarship on modernity, to diagnose a specific kind of insularity promoted in registers of "self-referentiality" (Luhmann: 1998) and "singularity"…

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May 2009

The Fleshly School: Matter in Books and Bodies in the Work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

May 4, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bradley Memorial Building, Room 204, 1225 Linden Drive
Madison, 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Nancy Rose Marshall Resident Fellow (2008-2009) Art History, UW-Madison   Focusing on one case study, a picture by British poet-painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, this talk explores the rapidly shifting understandings of the mind-body…

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September 2009

Autonomy in Relation

September 21, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar Andrea Westlund UW System Fellow (2009-2010) Philosophy, UW-Milwaukee   In recent years feminist philosophers have offered trenchant critiques of traditional, individualistic ideals of autonomy and have developed alternative relational conceptions that highlight social…

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The Ambassador’s Household: Sir Henry Wotton, Domesticity, and Early Modern Diplomatic Writing

September 28, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Mark Netzloff UW System Fellow (2009-2010) English, UW-Milwaukee   Netzloff's paper examines the social and material life of the early modern embassy. In his discussion of the career and correspondence of Sir Henry…

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October 2009

Post-Race Pop? Interrogating Strategies for Ethnic Diversity in Millennial Media Culture

October 5, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Mary Beltrán Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2009-2010) Communication Arts and Chicana/o & Latino/a Studies, UW-Madison   This paper will focus on ethnic representation in U.S. television and media culture with respect to…

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Communist Baiting and the Politics of National Belonging

October 12, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Cindy I-Fen Cheng Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2009-2010) History; Asian American Studies, UW-Madison   Cindy I-Fen Cheng is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Program in Asian American…

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Roomscape: Reading Space in the British Museum

October 19, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Susan David Bernstein Resident Fellow (2009-2010) English, UW-Madison   This talk examines a specific site — the Reading Room of the British Museum — as a space of imaginative and historically generative potential…

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“Martial Acts Virtuously Enacted by Women”: Gender and Violence in the French Wars of Religion

October 26, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Monday Seminar: Brian Sandberg History, Northern Illinois University Solmsen Fellow (2009-2010)   This paper concerns the gendered nature of violence and political culture in early modern French history. Religious identities and animosities sharply divided…

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November 2009

The Fullness of Time: Tocqueville and the Democratic Moment

November 2, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Richard Avramenko Resident Fellow (2009-2010) Political Science, UW-Madison   This paper examines the concept of time in Tocqueville’s thought through the lens of the philosophy of internal time-consciousness. While Tocqueville himself offers no…

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National Colors: Race, Nation, and the Census in Latin America

November 9, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

Monday Seminar: Mara Loveman Resident Fellow (2009-2010) Sociology, UW-Madison   Why do some states classify their populations by race in censuses while other states do not? What purpose have race queries on census forms served…

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