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December 2017

Queer Studies Research Workshop: World AIDS DAY/DAY With(out) Art “ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS”

December 1
112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room) + Google Map

Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell – to create short videos emphasizing Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic. Time to be announced.

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Scholars@Hallwalls: Katja Praznik, “”The Paradox of Unpaid Labor in the US: Radical Creativity vs. Social Security”

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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Free

Katja Praznik, Arts Management Professor Praznik will discuss the variegated forms of the paradox of unpaid artistic labor, which she defines as the contradiction between the prestige and perceived exceptionality of artistic work and the injustice of the precarious, often unpaid labor that sustains it. She examines specific historical regulation of artistic work in the United States and compares its consequent deconstruction after the WWII with the transformations of artistic labor in socialist contexts to demonstrate the undermining effects of…

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Juxtapositions Lecture: Jonathan Kramnick, “On Handsomeness, Considered as a Category of Aesthetics”

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
306 Clemens Hall + Google Map

Jonathan Kramnick is Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University, where his research and teaching focus on the literature, philosophy, and culture of eighteenth-century Britain, philosophical approaches to literature, and cognitive science and the arts. He is the author of three books: Making the English Cannon: Print Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770 (Cambridge UP, 1990), Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson (Stanford UP, 2010), and Paper Minds: Literature and Ecology of Consciousness, forthcoming from University of Chicago…

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Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: Marla Segol

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UB Gender Institute, 207 UB Commons - University at Buffalo - North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
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Marla Segol, Associate Prof. of Jewish Studies, will present “Sacred Sexuality in North America: Roots and Shoots,” a chapter in progress from her book project.

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February 2018

Scholars@Hallwalls-2017-5

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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New Faculty Seminar: Yan Liu

February 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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March 2018

Scholars@Hallwalls-2017-6

March 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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HI Conference: Humanities to the Rescue, An Evening with Margaret Atwood

March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts Mainstage + Google Map

BUY TICKETS The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce renowned author Margaret Atwood, as the 2017-18 Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Humanities. Recipient of the Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle (2017), Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty volumes of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Deeply engaged with history and prophetic about…

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Humanities to the Rescue: Environmental Film Festival

March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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SAVE-THE-DATES Location and speaker details forthcoming. This festival showcases work by five documentary filmmakers who have tried in very different ways to spark environmental activism. What works and what doesn’t? Curated by UB Professor Adam Rome, Department of History Saturday, March 10 3:00 pm | The Age of Stupid Dir. Franny Armstrong (2014), 1 hr. 29 mins. http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid Synopsis: The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a…

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Early Modern Research Workshop: Jonathan Davies, “Early Modern Studies: State of the Field”

March 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
532 Park Hall + Google Map

Jonathan Davies, University of Warwick (UK), "Early Modern Studies: State of the Field"  

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