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Upcoming Event: Bridging the Two Cultures

September 15th, 2017

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Humanities Small Seminar Guide – Fall 2017

September 1st, 2017

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Attached is a brochure advertising seminar-style courses that will be offered in the Division of the Humanities for the Fall 2017 semester. Please click the link below for the full list:




Upcoming Event: Black Lives Matter: Local Movements, Global Futures

February 28th, 2017

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Find information about speakers and registration here.

Book Announcement: Olga Broumas and T Begley, “Jamais Vu”

October 5th, 2016

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Jamais Vu is a sounding of individual joints and social folds — the phrasal body creaking, the integral body singing its connections, wave after wave, in the particular mode:

“like a sail I found myself
in material I could carry”

Mneme tremors in the wall-dust of ruined stars. Or we can be literal: Jamais Vu is a series of image and breath-centric lyrics that seek, in the space between voices, the deeper reaches of personal memories, where recollection becomes a reinvention (a re-breathing) of historical figments and figures. From the introduction by april joseph:

“Ancient and (music)noteworthy mystics appear throughout this pureland reminding us of ancestral roots’ voice, of its seekers, seers, mourners and singers. As we sail through the ‘hour of revelation’ we discover a ‘sonar alphabet’ and ‘two language reservoirs.’ (What does your alphabet sing like?) Broumas and Begley ask us to engage in deep play, allowing us to seek the oracle in nature, revealing the imaginary. One reservoir holds a ‘hurricane of sound’ while the other contains ‘bits of god black ribbon | hundreds unseen and outspread on the sand.’ We stand on the shore and feel the tide’s call, its pull so alluring, we only sink deeper into shore becoming ocean.The collaboration carefully articulates what is unknown. Broumas and Begley’s practice of titration gives us a momentary glimpse of what we do not know and reveals the ghost: ‘…darkness gathers | this small corner of silence…’ We enter unrealized space through their anatomy of poetics — placing awareness on the breath, we rest before we take another step further through.”

To find out more about the book click here.

Announcement: Berislav Marušić Awarded the Sanders Book Prize

August 25th, 2016

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The APA is pleased to announce that Berislav Marušić has been awarded the 2016 Sanders Book Prize for his book, Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving (Oxford University Press).

Marušić will receive the $7,000 award at the 2017 Eastern Division meeting in Baltimore, MD.

The Sanders Book Prize is awarded to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition published in English in the previous five-year period. This prize is funded through the generosity of the Marc Sanders Foundation.

For more information on this prize, visit the Sanders Book Prize page.

Upcoming Event: Osip Mandelstam and Visual Experience

November 12th, 2015

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Upcoming Event: Qiao Guo Qiang Lecture

September 26th, 2015

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Qianglecture Poster

Upcoming Event: Wendy Doniger, “Memoirs of a Jewish Girlhood”

September 17th, 2015

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Wendy Doniger Lecture

Announcement: Stephen McCauley’s Novel “The Easy Way Out” To Be Adapted As A French Film

April 22nd, 2015

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Associate Director of Creative Writing Stephen McCauley’s 1992 novel, The Easy Way Out, has been adapted into a French film. L’art de la Fugue was directed by Brice Cauvin and stars Laurent Lafitte and Agnès Jaoui.

The Easy Way Out, McCauley’s second novel, was praised by Publishers Weekly as a “beautifully written, heartbreaking book” and “an eloquent depiction of the compromises lovers and families make to keep relationships alive.”

L’art de la Fugue will be released in France on March 4th, 2015. The trailer can be viewed here.

Read a Q&A with Prof. McCauley about the upcoming adaptation here.

Upcoming Event: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms

April 19th, 2015

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German Music Night

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