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March 2020

Postponed: Humanities to the Rescue: Mary Grace Sullivan and Hanyu Liao present “I have a baby whose name is no one”

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
500 Seneca, 500 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14204 United States
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I have a baby whose name is no one is an interdisciplinary convergence of mixed-media and performance vignettes conceived by Mary Grace Sullivan (UB Department of Theatre and Dance MFA candidate) and Hanyu Liao (UB Department of Media Study MAH candidate). The work will be presented off-site at 500 Seneca, where the audience, artists, and performers will dwell and transition through a series of dreamlike moments–moments that inflict emotional recall within the recesses of the mind. The reconnaissance of a…

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POSTPONED: Environmental Humanities Research Workshop: Lecture | Yanoula Athanassakis, “Environmental Humanities and Animal Studies”

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
306 Clemens Hall

Yanoula Athanassakis (NYU), “Environmental Humanities and Animal Studies” Yanoula Athanassakis is Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Co-founder of the NYU Environmental Humanities Series at New York University, and Instructor in English and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching interests include American literature, the environmental humanities, animal studies, food studies, race and ethnic studies, gender studies, globalization, and environmental justice. Athanassakis’ book (2017), Environmental Justice in Contemporary U.S. Narratives is part of Routledge’s Environmental Humanities series. She teaches courses on…

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Sovereignty Lab Research Workshop: Lecture | Dalia Antonia Muller, “As Free Men and As Foreigners: African Political Imaginaries in Early 20th-Century Cuba.”

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
904 Clemens

Former HI faculty fellow and associate professor of history Dalia Antonia Muller will present the talk, "“As Free Men and As Foreigners: African Political Imaginaries in Early 20th-Century Cuba.”

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CANCELLED: Just Theory Lecture Series: Eugenio Donato Seminar | Jayne Svenungsson, “Theology after Religion: Retrieving the Sense of Wonder”

March 31 @ 3:30 pm - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
640 Clemens Hall

Jayne Svenungsson, Lund University, Sweden Tuesday, March 31 | 3:30 pm “Romanticism: Rethinking Religion as an Aesthetic Category” Wednesday, April 1 | 3:30 pm “Phenomenology: Rethinking Metaphysics through Experience” Thursday, April 2 | 3:30 pm “Return of Religion or End of Religion? Beyond the Religious-Secular Divide”

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Dept of Jewish Thought: Lecture | Robert Bernasconi, “Two Responses to National Socialism: Hannah Arendt and the Failure of Ethics, Emmanuel Levinas and the Failure of Politics”

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
708 Clemens Hall

Professor Robert Bernasconi, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Penn State University, is one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of the thought of Jacques Derrida and of Emmanuel Levinas, and a leading scholar in African-American Studies.   Besides editing three academic journals (Eco-ethica, Levinas Studies, and Critical Philosophy of Race), and having co-edited several scholarly books, and authored two books on Heidegger and a book on Jean-Paul Sartre (which has been translated into Korean and Chinese),…

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POSTPONED: Modernisms Research Workshop: Reading session (on recent work by Nico Israel)

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
904 Clemens

As a lead-up to Nico Israel's April 7 visit, the Modernisms Research Workshop will hold a reading group session. Refreshments will be provided.

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POSTPONED: 2019-20 HI Conference: Global Gender and Sexuality Studies presents, “Democracy Wide Open: Critiquing the Present, Imagining a Feminist Future”

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - April 3 @ 5:00 pm
403 Hayes Hall – South Campus,

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND Globally, there is rising concern over the future of liberal democracies. Far-right politicians and political parties are gaining power, often threatening the institutions, norms and practices of democratic governments. Building a politics of resentment that targets racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ communities, women and feminists, religious minorities, immigrants and the poor, they question the legal and economic rights that were hard won by these groups. Thus, the current political situation demands renewed attention to…

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POSTPONED: Modernisms Research Workshop: Lecture | Nico Israel, “Samuel Beckett and the Colonial Gag”

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
930 Clemens Hall
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Environmental Humanities Research Workshop: Reading Group | Teresa Shewry, Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
538 Clemens

In anticipation of Teresa Shewry's April 16th lecture, the reading group will meet to discuss Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Teresa Shewry is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a PhD in Literature from Duke University and a BA in English and Japanese from Victoria University, New Zealand. Her research areas include Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures, environmental humanities, and water and the ocean. Her book, Hope at Sea:…

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Just Theory Lecture Series: Juan Manuel Garrido & Andrés Claro, “Humanities, Science, and the Production of Knowledge: A Conversation”

April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
640 Clemens Hall

Juan Manuel Garrido, Universidad Alberto Hurtado & Andrés Claro, Universidad de Chile

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