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Events 2009

  • IMPERIAL CLASSICS: An international conference addressing the intertwined histories of imperialism and classical learning. Organized by Margaret Williamson and the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialism. In collaboration with the Department of Classics, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the Office of the Provost. November 20 and 21, 2009.
  • HOMI BHABHA Harvard University. WHAT IS A POSTCOLONIAL CLASSIC? Leading post-colonial theorist of our time discusses the legacy of the Classics. Thursday November 19, 2009. 4.15pm.  Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall. First Annual Fannie and Alan Leslie Lecture in the Humanities. Keynote lecture of the Conference, IMPERIAL CLASSICS. In collaboration with the Department of Classics and Institutional Diversity and Equity
  • PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP/Good Conscience of European Philosophy. Wednesday November 18, 2009. 6.30pm. Haldeman 246. BLANCHOT ON PASSIVITY.
  • The Medieval Colloquium. JEFFREY HAMBURGER Harvard University. THE HAND OF GOD AND THE HAND OF THE SCRIBE: CRAFT, COLLABORATION AND INSPIRATION IN THE SCRIPTORIUM OF ARNSTEIN ABBEY.D. VANCE SMITH Princeton University. LOVE WITHOUT OBJECT: MARGUERITE PORETE AND THE SOUL BROUGHT TO NOTHING. Saturday November 14, 2009. Kreindler Auditoriums  Haldeman 041
  • PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP/Good Conscience of European Philosophy. Haldeman 246. LEVINAS ON RESPONSIBILITY. Thursday, November 5, 2009. 6.30pm.
  • PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP. Haldeman 125.  CASE MATERIAL ON TRAUMA IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. Wednesday November 4, 2009 5.00pm.
  • KEITH A. SANDIFORD Louisiana State University. THE MONK, THREE-FINGERED JACK, AND THE DEMON KING: MATTHEW LEWIS' NIGHTMARE OF SLAVERY AND EMPIRE. Friday October 30, 2009. 4.00pm Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman 041.
  • PHILOSOPHY STUDY GROUP/Good Conscience of European Philosophy. Haldeman 246. DERRIDA ON DECISION. Thursday October 22, 2009 6.30pm.
  • ULRIKE OTTINGER. Screening of THE KOREAN WEDDING CHEST and a discussion with the  filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses on Asia. 35mm, 82 min., color, Dolby SR, Germany 2008. Friday October 16, 2009 7.00pm Loew Auditorium
  • JUDITH BUTLER University of California, Berkeley. KEEPING COMPANY WITH ONESELF: HANNAH ARENDT ON RESPONSIBILITY. Friday October 16, 2009. Fielen Auditorium, Moore Hall . The Annual Gramlich Lecture, Department of Philosophy.
  • JUDITH BUTLER University of California, Berkeley. Adventurous post-structuralist philosopher whose powerful voice shapes contemporary debates about identity, ethics, and politics. JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND THE CRITIQUE OF STATE VIOLENCE.  Thursday October 15, 2009 Rockefeller 3..
  • LOURDES PORTILLO. THE FILMS OF LOURDES PORTILLO: A PERSONAL JOURNEY. Mexico-born and Chicana identified, Portillo makes films that focus on the search for Latino identity. She has worked in a richly varied range of forms, from television documentary to satirical video-film collage.Tuesday October 13,2009  5.00pm 105 Dartmouth Hall.
  • PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP meet in Haldeman 125. THE SOCIAL SOURCE OF SUFFERING: THE IRRECONCILABLE CONFLICT BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY IN FREUD'S CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS. Wednesday October 7, 2009 5 - 7pm.
  • CAROLYN COOPER University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica. "WELCOME TO JAMROCK": REGGAE TOURISM AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY IN JAMAICA. Jamaica. Inspiring writer, teacher, and cultural critic, whose work focuses on Caribbean music. Friday, October 2, 2009, 4:00pm.Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman 041.
  • MANUSCRIPT REVIEW- October 1, 2009.  Shalene Vasquez - Teck Bad Sinting Mek Laugh: Black Diasporic Humor and the Negotiation of Western Canonical Strategies.
  • CRISTOBAL TORAL. Spanish painter famed for his alluring realism. CRISTOBAL TORAL Y SU VISION DE LA PINTURA (in Spanish with a written English translation). Spanish painter famed for his alluring realism Before the talk, Marisa Oropesa will offer a visual introduction to Toral's oeuvre. Thursday October 1, 2009, 4.30m Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman 041.
  • STIH & SCHNOCK. THE ART AND POLITICS OF REMEMBRANCE IN NEW BERLIN. Approaching the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, conceptual artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock speak about their critical interventions addressing urban space, memory, and new media. Wednesday September 23, 4.30pm.  Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman 041.
  • Dartmouth Summer Arts Festival - 2009 - eMotion - June - August 2009
  • Manuscript Review -  July 27, 2009. Soyica Colbert - From Repetition to Reproduction: African American Performance, Drama and History. External reviewers  - Daphne Brooks and Kim Benston.
  • Rei Terada. Rethinking the Worst. Thursday, June 4, 2009. 4.30pm - 6.00pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy Lecture for the Humanities Institute 2009. Free and open to the public.
  • Maria Tatar. The Mysteries of Beauty and Horror in Fairy Tales. Friday May 29, 2009. 4.00pm Carson Hall L01. Part of "New Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Fairy Tale" a Colloquium.  Sponsored by The Ramon and Marguerite Guthrie Fund of the the Dept. of French and Italian, Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Office of the Provost and the Associate Dean of Faculty for Arts and Humanities.
  • Gioia Timpanelli - An Evening of Folktales. Thursday May 28, 2009. 8.00pm Collis Common Ground.  Part of "New Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Fairy Tale" a Colloquium.  Sponsored by The Ramon and Marguerite Guthrie Fund of the the Dept. of French and Italian, Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Office of the Provost and the Associate Dean of Faculty for Arts and Humanities.
  • Irene Kacandes. What a Paramemoir is and Why I Wrote One. A Humanities Forum event. Wednesday May 27, 2009. 4.30pm.  Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041.
  • Ishamel Reed.  Ishmael Reed and William W. Cook's Dartmouth Collaborations.  Tuesday May 26, 2009. Filene Auditorium  4.30pm.  A William W. Cook Inaugural lecture co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, English Department and MALS.
  • Martin Puchner. The Meaning of Alain Badiou. Thursday, May 21, 2009. 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009. Free and open to the public.
  • Andrew Norris. The State of Exception as a Political and a Logical Problem. Part of States of Exception,Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009. Thursday, May 21, 2009. 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and open to the public.
  • Dorothy Figueira. Are You the Puerto Rican Girl Who Wants to Study Sanskrit? Race Affirmative Action and the Study of the Other. Thursday, May 14, 2009. 4.30pm . Silsby 113 .  Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities and Comparative Literature Program at Dartmouth.
  • Edith Grossman. Translating Cervantes.  Award winning translator. Wednesday May 13, 2009. 4.30pm Kreindler Auditorium , Haldeman Center 041. Co-sonsored by The Department of Spanish & Portuguese,  The Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Dickey Center for International Understanding,  the Comparative Literature and LALACS programs at Dartmouth College.
  • Lubaina Himid. Naming the Money. Zanzibar-born British artist, curator and theorist. Tuesday, 12 May, 2009. 4:30pm 13 Carpenter Hall. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Co sponsored by the Department of Art History and Dean of the Faculty Research Fund.
  • Elaine Scarry. Nuclear Sovereignty. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009.  Thursday, May 7, 2009. 4.30pm - 6.00pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and open to the Public.
  • Michal Shapira - War Welfare and Psychoanalysis:  Child Psychoanalysis in Postwar Britain. Wednesday May 6, 2009. 5.00pm - 7.00pm  Haldeman Center Room 125. Part of the Psychoanalysis Study Group supported by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.  Free and open to the public.
  • Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer. School Pictures and Their Afterlives. The 2009 Zantop Lecture. Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4.00pm. Steele 006. Followed by the Zantop Garden Groundbreaking and Dedication: 5.15pm dedication speeches in Steele 006 with Jim and Susan Wright; 6.00pm groundbreaking ceremony, with Provost Barry Scherr, at the Zantop Garden; and a reception in Fairchild Atrium, from 6pm. Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Comparative Literature Program at Dartmouth. Free and open to the public.
  • Michael Hardt - On an Apocalyptic Tone Recently Adopted in Politics. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009.  Thursday, April 30, 2009. 4.30pm - 6.00pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and open to the public.
  • Jules Feiffer.In collaboration with Center for Cartoon Studies. Tuesday, April 21 2009. 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and open to the public.
  • Stephen Fallon. Inspired with Contradiction': Milton's Conflicting Certainties. Friday April 17, 2009 4.30pm Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Professor at Notre Dame University Stephen Fallon's most recent book is Milton's Peculiar Grace: Self-Representation and Authority (Cornell) and he is an editor (along with  William Kerrigan and John Rumrich) of The Complete Poetry and  Essential Prose of John Milton.  This lecture is part of a meeting of the Northeast Milton Seminar and is sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Department of English and the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning.
  • Albrecht Koschorke. Homo Sacer and the Problem of Counter-Sovereignty. Wednesday, April 15, 2009. 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and Open to the Public. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009.
  • Jörn Münkner. The Art of Defying the Enemy:  Fortification as militarizes in the Early Modern Period. Wednesday, April 15, 2009. 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and Open to the Public. art of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009.
  • Burkhardt Wolf. The Captain. Establishing Sovereignty at Sea. Wednesday, April 15, 2009. 4.30pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and Open to the Public. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009.
  • Early Modern Colloquium. Saturday, April 4, 2009. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Please email the Administrator if you wish to attend.
  • Eric Santner. The People's Two Bodies: Reflections on the Somatic Sublime. Part of States of Exception, Sovereignty, Security, Secrecy for the  Humanities Institute 2009. Thursday, April 2, 2009. 4.30pm - 6.00pm. Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman Center 041. Free and Open to the Public.
  • Class Discussion with Lynn Nottage. Tuesday March 3, 2009 2.00pm and 4.00pm 219 Wilson. Open to all interested students. Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Dickey Center, The Rockefeller Center, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, the Kingsdale Fund in Drama, the English Department, the African and African American Studies Program and the Dartmouth Theater Department's VOICES program.
  • Lynn Nottage - Ruined. A Bench Reading of a new play by this acclaimed playwright.  Monday  March 2, 2009. 8.00pm Moore Theater. Free and open to the public.  Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Dickey Center, The Rockefeller Center, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, the Kingsdale Fund in Drama, the English Department, the African and African American Studies Program and the Dartmouth Theater Department's VOICES program.
  • Humanities Forum Lunch Discussion - Humanities/Research. Follow-up discussion on practicality of Humanities Research.  Thursday February 26, 2009. Please contact Isabel Weatherdon to register and secure a seat.
  • Psychoanalysis Research Group Meeting - The Theme of the Three Caskets and On Transcience.  A light hearted exploration of some of Freud's musings on death and mourning.  Part of the meeting will be devoted to organization  and group focus. Wednesday February 25, 2009. Haldeman Center Room 124  5pm - 7pm.   Please contact Isabel Weatherdon to register and receive a paper.
  • Robert JC Young - Migration and Globalization, from Benjamin to Fanon. Thursday February 19, 2009. 4.30pm.  Kreindler Auditorium (Room 041) Haldeman Center. Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the James Hoffman Memorial Lecture Fund and The John Sloane Dickey Center for International Understanding and presented by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • Humanities Forum Lunchtime DiscussionWhat is interdisciplinary research in the Humanities? Thursday January 29 2009.  12 - 2pm  Haldeman 246.  If you wish to attend please contact the Administrator.

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