Thursday September 20, 2012, 4.30pm: KISSING IN AUGUST 1945: TWO VISIONS OF THE MOMENT: Alexander Nemerov(StanFord). Haldeman 041. Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor of Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, Alexander Nemerov teaches and writes about American visual culture from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, focusing on painting, sculpture, photography and film. Free and open to all.
Friday September 21, 2012, 12pm - 1.30pm:STUDENT SEMINAR with Alexander Nemerov: Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer. Please contact the Administrator if you wish to attend.
Friday September 21, 2012, 3pm - 5.30pm:PANEL DISCUSSION: CROSSING CULTURES with Michael Gilchrist and Brenda L Croft, Hetti Perkins, Christian Thompson and Sonia Smallacombe. Coinciding with the Crossing Cultures exhibition of Indigenous Art from Australia, this symposium features leading Indigenous artists, curators, activists and lawyers who will discuss critical issues surrounding the reception and recognition of Indigenous art, and the politics of Indignity in an increasingly globalized world. Organized by the Hood Museum of Art and cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Dickey Center for International Understanding, The Provost's Office, and Native American Studies.
Friday September 21, 2012 8pm: FACULTY SEMINAR:THE CAULDRON: PAINTING AS CREATIVE ART: Alexander Nemerov. Booking Essential. Please contact the Administrator if you wish to attend.
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12pm - 1.30pm: THEORY SEMINAR LUNCHTIME MEETING. Text:Michel Foucault on biopolitics; Moderator: Mary Coffey. Haldeman 246. Open to Dartmouth faculty. RSVP Administrator required as seating is limited
Friday September 28, 2012, 3 - 5pm: WELCOME RECEPTION: The Leslie Center welcomes faculty for the new year. New faculty especially welcome. Haldeman 246
Thursday October 4, 2012, 4pm: ANONYMOUS VS ZETAS: The Collapse of the Katechon and the Anomie of the Earth: Gareth Williams (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Kemeny 105. Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, LALACS and Spanish Department.
October 5 and 6, 2012: MILITARY SERVICE AND NATIONAL OBLIGATION: A SYMPOSIUM. Presented by the Department of History and cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Monday October 15, 2012, 4.30pm: A XICANA CODEX OF CHANGING CONSCIOUSNESS WRITING 2000 - 2010. CherrieMoraga. Carpenter 13. Free and open to all. Cherríe Moraga, a playwright, poet, and essayist will talk about her most recent publication. Co-sponsored and made possible with funding and collaboration from: The Leslie Center for the Humanities; The Women & Gender Studies Program; Interdisciplinary Studies; Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies; The Office of the Dean of Humanities; Department of Theater; The Comparative Literature Program; The Native American Studies Program; Department of English, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.
Tuesday October 16, 2012, Noon: LUNCH WITH CHERRIE MORAGA. Rockefeller 193s Room. Space is limited. RSVP email@example.com. Selections of Ms. Moraga's writings will be sent ahead of time for seminar participants. Co-sponsored and made possible with funding and collaboration from: The Leslie Center for the Humanities; The Women & Gender Studies Program; Interdisciplinary Studies; Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies; The Office of the Dean of Humanities; Department of Theater; The Comparative Literature Program; The Native American Studies Program; Department of English, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.
Thursday October 18, 2012, 4.30pm -6pm: DID YOU KISS THE DEAD BODY? VISUALIZING ABSENCE IN THE ARCHIVE. Rajkamal Kahlon. Kemeny 008. Free and open to all. Working with U.S. military autopsy reports, death certificates and torture related government documents from Iraq and Afghanistan, Rajkamal Kahlon, current artist-in-residence at the American Civil Liberties Union, will speak about her ongoing project Did You Kiss the Dead Body? The talk will address the role of empathy in constructions of memory when addressing the bureaucratization of death exemplified by the archive. In a self-reflexive gesture towards the artist's own practice, the talk will be marked by a dialectical structure moving between different authorial voices - between the subjective and the official and between the intimate and the clinical. Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 12pm - 1.30pm: THEORY SEMINAR LUNCHTIME MEETING. Text: Jonathan Kramnick, "Against Literary Darwinism" (from "Critical Inquiry"); Moderator: Colleen Boggs. Haldeman 246. Open to Dartmouth faculty. RSVP Administrator required as seating is limited.
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 12pm - 2pm: MEDICAL HUMANITIES IN THE ARTS AND SCIENCES: Lunchtime Discussion. Haldeman 246. Booking essential. RSVP Isabel Weatherdon by October 17, 2012.
Friday October 26, 2012: MANUSCRIPT REVIEW FOR YULIYA KOMSKA: Curtain Calls: Aesthetics at the Cold War Frontline, 1949-1989. By invitation only.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 , 5.30pm - 7.30pm: OEDIPUS IN MIDIAN: William H.C. Propp (UC San Diego) . A PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246. Please contact the Administrator to book your spot and receive a reading.
Tuesday November 6, 2012: NOON - 1.30PM GENDERING HUMANITARIAN PERFORMANCE: Facilitator; Maral Yessayan (Theater and Women & Gender Studies). FIRST TUESDAY LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION. Haldeman 246. The discussion will introduce a performance paradigm with a focus on gendered, bodily discourses & practices, to interrogate the role of celebrity advocacy & mediation of distant others. Please contact Administrator if you wish receive a reading and book your spot for lunch as seating is limited.
Thursday April 12, 2012: 4.30pm: EXPLORING THE PUBLIC LIFE OF THE IMAGINATION: LEWIS HYDE: Kemeny 008. The Leslie Center for the Humanities in cooperation with the Center for Cartoon Studies. Book signing to follow. Free and open to all.
April 25 - April 29: UNDUE INFLUENCE: DARTMOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLEwith Ford Evans and Peter Hackett. A repeat engagement of the DDTE's original dance-theater work examining the impulse, incidence and implications of sexual assault in a college social environment. The culminating performance event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Centers Forum and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Friday April 27, 2012: 4.15pm:(** NOTE NEW TIME ) NAYAN SHAH: STRANGER INTIMACY, TRANSIENCE, AND ASIA/PACIFIC/AMERICA. Wren Room Sanborn House. Part of the Asian American Conference Series. Free and open to all.
Thursday May 3,2012: 4.30pm: THE PSYCHIC LIFE OF DIGITAL MEDIA: LYDIA LIU (Columbia) will speak on an aspect of critical translation theory. Carpenter 013. This is the 2012 annual Zantop Lecture cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and The Comparative Literature Department at Dartmouth, and the Charles & Elfrieda Collis Professorship in History. Free and open to all.
May 22, 2012 12pm - 1.30pm: BOOK PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP FOR JUNIOR FACULTY presented by Richard Pault UPNE. Haldeman 124. Please contact the Administrator if you are interested in attending.
May 22 - May 24 2012: ICONS, CHARTS, AND TALISMANIC SCRIPTS: Daoist Visual Culture: A Workshop led by Gil Raz (Religion). Haldeman 246. By invitation only please contact Administrator if you wish to attend the workshops. Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, John Sloane Dickey Center for International Understanding, Department of Religion and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program at Dartmouth.
Wednesday May 23, 2012 5.30 - 7.30pm CONFERENCE PANEL : ICONS, CHARTS AND TALISMANIC SCRIPTS: Arthur M. Loew Auditorium, Hood Museum of Art. Panelists: Mark Meulenbeld, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Dancing with the Gods: Village Daoists in China"; Maggie Wan, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, "Image and Power: Visual Representations of Gods in Daoist Scriptures"; David Mozina, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, "The Life of a Ritual Artisan in Today's China" Moderator: Gil Raz, Associate Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College, and conference organizer. Reception to follow in Kim Gallery. Part of the Icons, Charts and Talismanic Scripts Workshop co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Department of Religion, the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, and the Hood Museum of Art. Free and open to all.
Friday May 25, 2012: MANUSCRIPT REVIEW FOR KLAUS MLADEK: Walter Benjamin and the Idea of Justice. By invitation only.
Friday June 1, 2012: MANUSCRIPT REVIEW FOR PRAMIT CHAUDHURI: Theomachy: The War with God in Roman Imperial Poetry, By Invitation only!
Tuesday January 10, 2012: DEADLINE FOR CRITICISM THEORY FELLOWSHIP. We are pleased to announce that the Dean of Faculty office has agreed to fund two colleagues for participation in this year's School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell. If you are interested in attending, please email the Leslie Humanities Center by January 10.
Friday January 20, 2012: 3pm - 5pm: LESLIE CENTER OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION. Haldeman 246. The new Director of the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Colleen Glenney Boggs, cordially invites colleagues to attend a reception at the Center.
Monday January 30, 2012: 4.30pm: LATE WORK: PETER BROOKS (Yale) The intriguing issue of aging writers, thinkers and artists whose work seems to leap in the final years into something radically new. Haldeman 041. Annual James Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Comparative Literature cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Comparative Literature Program, Departments of Art, Art History, French and Italian and German. Free and open to all. Reception to follow.
Monday February 13, 2012: 4pm: MAKING TROUBLE WITH THE GUERRILLA GIRLS - First Angela Rosenthal Distinguished Lecture. 105 Dartmouth Hall. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Art History, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the Hood Museum of Art
Friday February 24, 2011: 5:30pm - 7:30pm: FRED BUSCH Ph.D.: THE TRANS-FORMATIVE FUNCTION OF THE ANALYST'S WORDS.Haldeman124 ( PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE). Join us in discussion with esteemed psychoanalysts, Fred Busch and Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau. Dr. Busch is highly regarded psychoanalyst and a prolific writer (with over 60 articles and two books). His writing focuses on the theory of analytic technique. In a pre-circulated paper, he will explore the question of whether the analyst's words still matter. A Psychoanalysis Study Group Meeting. Please contact the Administrator if you wish to attend to book your spot and receive a reading.
Monday February 27, 2012 4.30pm: ANNUAL RUDELSON LECTURE:Novelty and the Architectural Culture of Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century Speaker by Shirine Hamadeh. Carpenter 13. Sponsored by the Rudelson Family Fund of the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Friday March 2, 2012: MANUSCRIPT REVIEW FOR GERD GEMUNDEN:Continental Strangers: German Exile Filmmakers in Hollywood. By invitation only.
Thursday March 8, 2012 4pm-5pm MEETING OF THE TRANSATIONAL ASIAN/AMERICAN WORKGROUP. Haldeman 125. This working group seeks to convene faculty interested in developing a scholarly conversation about "Asia" and "America." If you are interested in attending please contact the Administrator. Supported by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and Asian American Studies.