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2013 Events

Fall 2013

    • August 30 - September 1: DARTMOUTH-TSINGHUA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE TSINGHUA MANUSCRIPTS: The Fourth International Conference on Excavated Chinese Manuscripts .
    • September 9 & 10: MATARIKI CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND THE HUMANITIES.  Co-hosted by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Dartmouth College Library.  By invitation only.
    • September 20: MS REVIEW FOR AIMEE BAHNG: SPECULATIVE ARTS:  By Invitation only.
    • October 3: RICHARD BLANCO American poet and teacher and  poet for Barack Obama's second inauguration. Filene Auditorium.  Book Signing to follow. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities,  Dickey Center for International Understanding, Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, English, AAAS, COLT, LALACS, MALS and WGST , Dean of Faculty, Office of the President and the Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities.
    • October 7: MEDICAL HUMANITIES WORKGROUP MEETING:  Dr. Byron Good will address a lunch with a selected reading. Haldeman 246. Booking essential. RSVP Administrator to book your seat and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • October 7: BYRON GOOD (Harvard): HAUNTED BY STORIES: DO THE MEDICAL HUMANITIES NEED A HAUTOLOGY? Haldeman 041. Professor and renowned scholar,  Byron Good will be giving a public lecture on Medical Humanities.  Beginning with Jacques Derrida's term "hauntology," from "Specters of Marx," this talk examines the place of "haunting" in medicine, the medical humanities, and the social sciences more generally. Free and open to all. 
    • October 8: THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. FACILITATOR: SEBASTIAN DIAZ-DUHALDE (Spanish and Portuguese): Culture's Stomach. The Visual and the Viscera.  Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • October 9: LACAN ON LOVE : Bruce Fink. PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING .  Haldeman 246. RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading.
    • October 10: BOOK PROPOSAL WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD PULT (UPNE). Richard Pult (UPNE) A lunchtime workshop on writing and successfully submitting book proposals to academic presses. Samples of successful proposals will be presented and a group discussion of book-proposals-in-progress. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • October 15: 19TH CENTURY STUDY GROUP MEETING. Inaugural Meeting.   Haldeman 246. RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • October 15: KARL MARX AND THE NINETEENTH CENTURY:  Jonathan Sperber (University of Missouri). Haldeman 041. Highly acclaimed author of Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life and celebrity guest on The Jon Stewart Show.   Free and open to all.
    • October 19: Mirage/Time: PHILOLOGY AND POST/HUMANISM. A full day conference directed by Michelle Warren (Comparative Literature). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dean of Faculty,  Department of French and Italian, Comparative Literature Program and the Department of Classics.  CONFERENCE PROGRAM
    • October 31: 4:00pm, Carson L02. "Mexico's Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis" by Prof. Louise Walker. Prof. Walker will speak about the fate of Mexico's middle class after the 1968 political crisis brought about by the government's massacre of students in October of that year. Walker's approach combines the study of political economy with cultural studies. She thus paints a picture of the middle class that is both informed by statistics and popular culture.
    • November 2: MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM.  By Invitation only.
    • November 5: THEORY STUDY GROUP MEETING. FACILITATOR: PAUL JACKSON: TEXT TBA. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • November 12: 19th CENTURY STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • November 12: MEDICAL HUMANITIES WORKGROUP. Haldeman 246 Hors D'oeuvres provided.
    • November 13: LESLIE CENTER AND MONTGOMERY ENDOWMENT LUNCH. The Leslie Center and Montgomery Endowment jointly invite you to a lunch in Haldeman 246.  We are honored to host philosopher, novelist, MacArthur and Montgomery Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein to discuss her forthcoming work.  Dr. Goldstein will give a sneak preview of her new book, "Plato at the Goggoleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away," which will be published in March.  Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and set out on a multicity speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News who challenges him on religion and morality?  How would he mediate a debate on the best way to raise a child between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a Tiger Mom?  How would he answer a neuroscientist who, about to scan Plato's brain, argues that all his philosophical problems can be solved by our new technologies?  What would he make of Google, and the idea that knowledge can be crowd-sourced rather than reasoned out by experts?  Please RSVP by Monday, November 11 to Ellen.Henderson@dartmouth.edu
    • November 13: APPLE HILL CHAMBER MUSIC CENTER: PLAYING FOR PEACE RESIDENCY, COMMISSION AND WORLD PREMIER: Sally Pinkas, Hopkins center Pianist-in-residence, with the Apple Hill Quartet, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and composer Kareem Roustom. This Hopkins Center residency is generously supported by Dartmouth's Music Department, The Leslie Center for the Humanities, and by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as part of Dartmouth's Year of the Arts initiative in collaboration with the Dean of the Faculty.

Summer 2013

      • July 1  - August 17: TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950: A Leslie Center Humanities Institute. Directed by Veronika Fuechtner (German) and Douglas Haynes (History).
      • July 2: Public Conference Keynote for Humanities Institute 2013:Travels Through a World of Difference: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Queer Narratives of Modern Sex Research: Heike Bauer (University of London, UK). Haldeman 041. Free and open to all.  Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • July 2: Public Conference Keynote for Humanities Institute 2013: Encountering the Past: Global Histories and the Interdisciplinary Culture of Sexual Science: Jana Funke/Kate Fisher (University of Exeter, UK).  Haldeman 041. Free and open to all.  Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • July 16: VIA SKYPE: The Science of Sexual Difference: Havelock Ellis, Ogura Seizaburō and EarlyTwentieth-Century Japanese Feminism: Michiko Suzuki (Indiana University) PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, DR. SUZUKI WILL NOT BE ON CAMPUS IN PERSON BUT WILL BE PRESENTING VIA SKYPE FROM JAPAN. Haldeman 041. Free and open to all.  Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • July 23: Takahashi Tetsu and the impact of popular sexology in early postwar Japan (1945-70): Mark McLelland (University of Wollongong, Australia). Haldeman 041. Free and open to all.  Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • July 25: Westermarck's Morocco: Sexology, Orientalism, & the Politics of Cultural Anthropology. Ralph Leck (Indiana State University). Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • July 30: Berlin's Institute of Sexual Science in Exile: Ludwig Levy-Lenz in Cairo: Jill Smith (Bowdoin College). Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • August 1: Sexology in the Southwest: Medical Opinions on a Sodomy Case in the German Colonies:  Robert Tobin (Clark University). Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • August 8: Negotiating Sexology and Subjectivity in Exile: Max Marcuse in Palestine/ Israel, 1933-1963:  Kirsten Leng (Northwestern University).Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:
      • August 13: The Machines of Sex Research: Gender and the Politics of Identity, 1945–1985: Donna Drucker (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany). Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Part of the Leslie Center Humanities Institute TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SEXUAL SCIENCE, 1880 - 1950:

 

Spring  2013

    • March 26: THEORY SEMINAR LUNCHTIME MEETING.  Text: "Biopolitics and the Molecularization of Life" by Bruce Braun; Moderator Mona Domosh (Geography). Haldeman 246. RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch provided.
    • April 1: DIANA RESTREPO: REMNANTS FOR COLOMBIAN DISPLACEMENT: THE HANGING CORPSE AND OTHER MEMORIES: Panel Discussion with Diana Restrepo, Mary Coffey, Silva Spitta and Ariana Ochoa Camacho. Haldeman 041.  Reception to follow in Russo Gallery.   Cartographies of Violence Lecture Series co-sponsored by Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Hood Museum of Art, The Leslie Center of the Humanities and The Dickey Center for international Understanding.  Free and open to all.
    • April 2: THE RHETORIC OF CITATION: AN ANCIENT PERSPECTIVE: Facilitator: Ayelet Haimson Lushkov (University of Texas and Visiting Fellow to the Leslie Center). FIRST TUESDAY LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION Haldeman 246. Please contact Administrator  if you wish receive a reading and book your spot for lunch as seating is limited. Lunch provided.
    • April 4: CUT/PASTE/SHARE: ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Scott McCloud: An interactive discussion with Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, Aden Evens (Dartmouth)and James Sturm (Center for Cartoon Studies). Life Science Center Room 100.  The Leslie Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Center for Cartoon Studies.  Will Eisner Spring Lecture .  Free and open to all.
    • April 9: DO WE NEED A THEORY OF TERROR? David Simpson (UCDavis). Wren Room. Organized by the Department of English and co-sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities.  Free and open to all.
    • April 10: CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY AND THE DEATH DRIVE: Amy Allen  (Philosophy). PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246. Please contact the Administrator to book your spot and receive a reading.
    • April 15: DAVID HENRY HWANG: LOST (AND FOUND) IN TRANSLATION: HOW I LEARNED TO WRITE WHAT I DON'T KNOW.  Filene Auditorium.   Best known for his play M. Butterfly, for which he won a Tony Award, David Henry Hwang is an American playwright who has risen to prominence as the preeminent Asian American dramatist in the U.S.  Free and open to all.   Sponsored by the Asian American Conference Series in cooperation with the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
    • April 19 - 21: THE ILLUSTRATION, COMICS AND ANIMATION CONFERENCE AT DARTMOUTH.  Directed by Michael Chaney (English). Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as part of the Dartmouth's Year of the Arts Initiative in Collaboration with the Dean of the Faculty. Free and open to all.
    • April 23: THEORY SEMINAR LUNCHTIME MEETING.   Text: Chapter Three of A Thousand Plateaus, "The Geology of Morals," by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari; Moderator Aden Evens (English) Haldeman 246 RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading. Lunch Provided.
    • April 30: SCHOLAR-TEACHER...ADMINISTRATOR? Dartmouth's scholar-teacher model links research and pedagogy. But the college doesn't run itself: where does administration fit in? How do professors balance their three roles, pre- and post-tenure? What are the rewards and difficulties of administrative work, how do they impact our scholar-teacher model, and expectations for advancement and promotion? What does it mean to "shift" into administrative work? Join the Leslie Center and DCAL for a shared luncheon discussion with Associate Deans Adrian Randolph, David Kotz, Nancy Marion, Lynn Higgins and Professor Frank Magilligan. Haldeman 125.  Booking essential.  Lunch Provided.
    • April 30: THE SCREAM - An Investigation of the Aesthetics of Screaming and the Human Voice with References to Media, Art and Literature: JOSEPH VOGL is a Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He is author of over hundred articles and book chapters on German literature, literary and media theory, on the history of knowledge and political thought. He also is permanent visiting professor at Princeton University. Last publications: Über das Zaudern (2007), Soll und Haben. Fernsehgespräche (2009 co-author: Alexander Kluge), Das Gespenst des Kapitals (2010). Haldeman 041.  Free and open to all. 
    • May 8: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND RACE: A Reading of James Baldwin's play, Blues for Mister Charlie with Professor Soyica Colbert. PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING. Haldeman 246. Please contact the Administrator to book your spot and receive a reading.
    • May 9: GRAND THEFT OVID: LITERARY STUDIES IN THE INTERNET AGE: DAVID DAMROSCH, Chair of the Comparative Literature Dept. at Harvard. Haldeman 041.  Annual Zantop Lecture cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities and The Comparative Literature Dept. Free and open to all.
    • May 16: KIERKEGAARD'S LEGACY IN THE ARTS: Celebrating 200 Years (Philosophy and Religion). Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Department of Religion.
    • May 17 - 18: MEDIA ECOLOGY PROJECT: Directed by Mark Williams ( Film and Media Studies).   Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth College Library and Dartmouth Research Computing. 
    • May 18: THE ARCHIVAL FILM FESTIVAL:  Part of the Media Ecology Project.  Loew Auditorium. Featuring materials from The Library of Congress, The UCLA Film and Television Archive, The Orphans Film Symposium, The University of South Carolina MIRC Archive, the WGBH Archive, Critical Commons, and our own Dartmouth Film Archive. Free and open to all.   Cosponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Department of Film and Television Studies, The Office of the Provost, The Dartmouth Library, and The Dean of Arts and Sciences.
    • May 21: WORK-IN-PROGRESS LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION with Michael McGillen (Visiting Fellows - Leslie Humanities Center) will discuss his work-in-progress Shipwreck of Language: Metaphor and the Limit of Knowledge in Blumenberg and Celan. Please contact Administrator.  if you wish receive a reading and book your spot for lunch as seating is limited. Lunch provided.

Winter 2013

      • January 18: VIdeo attachedHUMANITIES RESEARCH OPPORTUNITES FOR PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS. A reception for faculty and for students who are eligible to participate in the Presidential Scholar program in AY 2013-14. Presentation of current work, and reception for faculty and students to discuss future collaborations. Write up from Danielle Smith '15.
      • January 22: THEORY SEMINAR LUNCHTIME MEETING. Achille Mbembe, "Necropolitics"; Moderator: Andrew McCann.
      • January 23: READINGS FROM WILHELM REICH with Jonna Mackin (Institute of Writing and Rhetoric). A PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING.
      • January 29: FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES: AN OVERVIEW. Facilitators: Jane Carroll, Laura McDaniel. PREP Series.
      • February 5: ON ASSUMPTIONS - PLAY, ART, LIES AND  INQUIRY: Facilitator: Smaranda Aldea (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow - Philosophy) FIRST TUESDAY LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION. Alexius Meinong (Austrian phenomenologist who studied under Franz Brentano in Vienna during late 19th c.) thinks assumptions are at work in children's play, art-making, telling lies, and asking questions. What do these experiences and behaviors share in common? Our discussion will explore Meinong's answer: assumptions are experiences that allow us to place ourselves in someone else's position, which is a condition for the possibility of playing, art-making, lying, and inquiring.
      • February 8: THE PLACE OF MYTHOLOGY IN EUROPEAN ART: Paul Taylor Warburg Institute, London. [Co-Sponsored]
      • February 12: REMEMBERING CRISIS, OCCUPYING CITIES: BUENOS AIRES 2012. Part of "Cartographies of Violence" series [Co-Sponsored]
      • February 19:  THEORY SEMINAR LUNCHTIME MEETING. Roberto Exposito "Bios" (pp157-194) "Flesh"; Moderator: Klaus Mladek.
      • February 25: INTRODUCTORY MEETING OF THE FELLOWSHIP PROPOSAL WORKSHOP. Hosted by Maral Abrahamian (Dept of Theater and Mellon Fellow) this is an informal meeting of all and any faculty who wish to know more about the workshop and participate in the future.  
      • February 27: CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY AND THE DEATH DRIVE: Amy Allen (Philosophy). PSYCHOANALYSIS STUDY GROUP MEETING.
      • March 4: THE BURDEN OF THE NAZI PAST: ROMUALD KARMAKAR:  A discussion with renowned director and screenwriter and producer, Romauld Karmakar relating to the making of this documentary. [Co-Sponsored]
      • March 5: Screening of "HORSES OF GOD" followed by Q&A with Director NABIL AYOUCH. Directed by Johanthan Smolin (AMEL). [Co-Sponsored] Trailer. Related link.
      • March 5: THEORIZING MEDITERRANEAN LITERATURE. Facilitator: Yasser Elhariry (Dept. of French). FIRST TUESDAY LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION.
      • March 6: Screening of "MY LAND " followed by Q&A with Director NABIL AYOUCH: Directed by Johanthan Smolin (AMEL). [Co-Sponsored] Related link.

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