How American is Globalization?

William Marling

Sep 9 2004

A discussion with William Marling.

Imagined Homelands: Re-Mapping Cultural Identity

Ernst van Alphen

Oct 6 2004

In light of the video installation “Facing Forward” by the artist Fiona Tan, van Alphen will discus the connection between place, history and migrancy. It explores how migrant identity, seen as an imagined, identificatory relation to an originating place (the so-called homeland) is at the same time predicated on time, and hence, on history. The act of imagining homeland identity is always framed by the historical dimensions of that place and of the migration that started from there, but its is also inflected by those acts of imagining that produce the cultural identity in the present. van Alphen will discus Tan’s “Facing Forward” as a theoretical object, which contends that the act of imagining homeland identity is radically framed by the historical dimensions of the place where the imagining act takes place.

Truth, Trust and Change

Caroline Whitbeck

Oct 7 2004

A discussion with Caroline Whitbeck.

History or Rhetoric?: The Case of Ovid’s Exile Poetry

Martin Helzle

Nov 11 2004

A discussion with Martin Helzle.

Nature in Art, Art in Nature, Great Britain, c. 1870-1920

Anne Helmreich

Dec 2 2004

A discussion with Anne Helmreich.

Notes on the Concept of Economic Hegemony: Material Insecurity and Working-Class Political Expression in the New South

Lisa Gayle Hazirjian

Jan 20 2005

A discussion with Lisa Gayle Hazirjian.

What Will Your Dissertation Do When It Gets Out of Graduate School?

William Germano

Jan 27 2005

A discussion with William Germano.

Uncanny Bodies: The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre

Robert Spadoni

Feb 24 2005

A discussion with Robert Spadoni.

From Cover to Cover: Words and Music on Barcelona’s Streets

Antonio Candau

Mar 24 2005

A discussion with Antonio Candau.

Seeing the Difference: Envisioning Illness, Death, and Dying through the Arts, Humanities and Technology

Elizabeth Dungan, Christina Gillis

Apr 21 2005

We live in a moment within the arts, humanities and human sciences where the visual has taken a dominant role. Medicine is not exempt from this trend. Christina Gillis and Elizabeth Dungan examine the implications of looking — through the lenses of different disciplines and technologies — for the fields of medicine generally and, more particularly, for our understanding of death and dying. How do the arts and humanities help us explore the terrain of ambiguity, and enable us to bridge the gap between empathic and scientific looking?

War and Remembrance in Classical Athens

Jenifer Neils

Apr 21 2005

A discussion with Jenifer Neils.

Patronizing the Arts

Marjorie Garber

Apr 28 2005

Majorie Garber’s longstanding engagement with the visual arts has been demonstrated in her public lectures and in her books and essays. She has spoken on topics in visual culture at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, as well as at a number of universities and colleges in the United States, England, Germany, and Italy.