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Fall 2009


SEPTEMBER

Thursday, September 24 12:15 pm Francisco Valdes, University of Miami School of Law "Culture, Knowledge, and the Law: The Crisis of Justice"  Ashe 427 (Inaugural Meeting of the Hemispheric Studies IRG)

Wednesday, September 30 8:00 pm Anne J. Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki, The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe, Books & Books, Coral Gables

OCTOBER

Thursday, October 8  6:00 pm  Stanford Distinguished Professor Daniel Mato,  "Interculturalitys: Contexts, Usages and Meanings" (Latin American Studies) CAS Gallery

Friday, October 9   3:30 pm   Introducing and Welcoming New Humanities Faculty: Suzanne Braswell (Modern Languages & Literatures); Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (Classics); Stephen Halsey (History); James Nickel (Philosophy). Reception to follow, CAS Gallery

Saturday, October 10   7:00 pm David Luis-Brown, Waves of Decolonization: Discourses of Race and Hemispheric Citizenship in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S, Books & Books, Coral Gables

Tuesday October 13   8:00 pm   Festival Miami: Six Operas in Sixty Minutes. “The Sisters Antipodes": Thomas Sleeper, composer; Jane Alison, librettist and "The Marriage of the Sea": Raina Murnak, composer; Jane Alison, librettist, Gusman Concert Hall

Wednesday, October 21 6:30 pm Martin Nesvig, Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Modern Mexico. Books and Books, Coral Gables.

Friday, October 30  3:30 pm  Marlee Wasserman, Director, Rutgers University Press, "A Publishing Primer: Nuts and Bolts for Scholarly Books in an Era of Change" Ashe 427

NOVEMBER

Wednesday November 4  6:00 pm   Center for the Humanities Inaugural Lecture:  "Shakespeare, the Humanities, and Modern Culture" Stanford Distinguished Professor Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, featured speaker, Storer Auditorium

Thursday November 5  12:30 pm   Center for the Humanities Inaugural Lunch Seminar:  "Animal Moment: The Visual and Verbal Animal"  Stanford Distinguished Professor Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, featured speaker, CAS Gallery

Thursday November 5  3:30 pm   Center for the Humanities Inaugural Lecture:  "After the Humanities"  Stanford Distinguished Professor Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, featured speaker, CAS Gallery

Friday November 6  12:30 pm   Center for the Humanities Inaugural Lunch Seminar:  "The Future of the Profession: From Nuts & Bolts to Rumors & Theories"  Stanford Distinguished Professor Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, featured speaker, CAS Gallery

Friday November 6  3:30 pm   Center for the Humanities Inaugural Lecture:  "A Tale of Three Hamlets: Repetition & Revenge"  Stanford Distinguished Professor Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, featured speaker, CAS Gallery

Friday-Sunday November 13-15  Third Annual Conference: Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (Women's and Gender Studies)
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DECEMBER

Monday, December 7 8:00 pm  Maria Stampino, Enrico; Or, Byzantium  Conquered: A Heroic Poem, Books and Books, Coral Gables


Spring 2010


JANUARY

Tuesday, January 26 3:30 pm  Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado-Boulder, "Animal Passions and Wild Justice: The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals and Why They Matter" (Animal Studies Research Group; Philosophy), CAS Gallery

Wednesday, January 27 8 pm  Laura Giannetti, Lelia's Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex, and Marriage in Italian Renaissance Comedy,Books and Books, Coral Gables

Thursday, January 28 3:30 pm Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh, “Rethinking the AMISTAD Rebellion" (History), Wolfson 3053

Friday, January 29 4:30 pm Yeidy Rivero, University of Michigan, "All in the Cuban-American/Sit-Com Family: 'Que Pasa USA?' (1975-1980)" (Hemispheric Studies Research Group) The Cuban Heritage Collection, Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, 2nd Floor Richter Library

FEBRUARY

Thursday – Friday, February 4-5 Symposium: “Atlantic Narratives” (Atlantic Studies Research Group; English; American Studies; FIU College of Arts & Sciences, Departments of English and History, African and African Diaspora Studies, Atlantic History Colloquium). Sunil Agnani, University of  Illinois-Chicago; Anna Brickhouse,  University of Virginia; Christopher Hodson, Brigham Young University; Christopher Iannini, Rutgers University; Jose Jouve-Martin, McGill University; James Sweet, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Lisa Voigt, Ohio State University

Wednesday, February 10  4:30 pm   Laura Lomas, Rutgers University, "The Unbreakable Voice in a Minor Language:  José Martí and the Literature of the Latin American Diaspora in New York"  Lecture & Reception,The Cuban Heritage Collection, Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, 2nd Floor Richter Library (Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries)

Thursday, February 11  3:30 pm   Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Cosmopolitanism, Women, and War: From Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas to Marjane Satrapi'sPersepolis," CAS Gallery

Friday, February 12  3:30 pm Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “The Rise of a Superpower China,” CAS Gallery

Friday, February 26 3:30 pm   EVENT CANCELLED Gail Kern Paster, Folger Shakespeare Library, "Thinking About Thinking: Memento Mori Skulls in Holbein, Hamlet, Vesalius, and Fuller" (Early Modern Studies Research Group; Richter Library) 3rd Floor Conference Room, Richter Library

MARCH

Monday– Friday, March 1-5 Stanford Distinguished Professor Bas van Fraassen, San Francisco State University

Monday, March 1  3:30 pm:  "Against  Naturalism: a Parting of the Ways"  CAS Gallery 

Wednesday, March 3  3:30 pm: "Will the Real Anti-Realist Please Stand Up?"  CAS Gallery 

Friday, March 5  3:30 pm: "The Self: Beyond the Illusions of Reason" (Philosophy)  CAS Gallery

Tuesday, March 23  5:00 pm Anthony Cascardi , University of California – Berkeley, "Free Speech:  Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics" (Modern Languages & Literatures)

Wednesday, March 24  Noon - 2:00 pm Alice Conklin, Ohio State University "From Race to Culture: The Museum of Man in Interwar France" (History) Frances L. Wolfson Communications Building, Rm. 5063

Thursday, March 25 Geoffrey Parker, Ohio State University "The General Crisis of the 1590s. Climate and Catastrophe" (History)

Monday, March 29  National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop.  Ann R. Meyer, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Division of Research Programs, Executive Boardroom, School of Nursing and Health Studies

APRIL

Thursday, April 1  3:30 pm John Paul Russo, "Poetry at the End of the World" (English Faculty Colloquium) Ashe 427

Friday, April 2  9 am - 6:30 pm  Symposium: “Trans Global/Global Trans” (Queer Studies Research Group; Modern Languages & Literatures, English, Women's and Gender Studies), Judith Halberstam, University of Southern California; Jarrod Hayes, University of Michigan; Neville Hoad, University of Texas-Austin; MLL Conference Room, Merrick Bldg. and Shoma Hall, Wolfson Comm. Bldg.

Thursday, April 8 Cooper Fellow Lecture (College of Arts & Sciences)

Thursday, April 15  3:30 pm Derek Attridge, York University (UK), "Once More with Feeling:  Affect and Literary Form," (English) Richter Library 3rd Floor Conference Room

Friday, April 16 4:30 pm Roundtable: “ World Literature in the United States” (American Studies), Edwidge Danticat, Mitchell Kaplan, Walter Lew, R. Zamora Linmark, Becka McKay, Pamela Thompson, CAS Gallery

Thursday April 22  3:30 pm  Laura Giannetti, "Food and the Senses: Pleasure, Sin and Guilt in Sixteenth-Century Italian Literature and Art" (Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, Villa I Tatti Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence) CAS Gallery