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Distinguished Visiting Humanist

2018 - W.J.T. Mitchell

Wednesday April 18

 

 

11:00-12:00

Undergrads meeting/seminar, “THE IDEA OF AMERICA” - selected second-semester first years and HRIG students

Leader: Joan Rubin

Humanities Center Conf Rm A

12:30- 1:45pm

Lunch with junior faculty

 

Douglass Dining, Faculty Club 

2:00 – 4:00

 

Reading Group I meeting on the theme of “Space, Place, Landscape”

Leaders: Stewart Weaver, Tatyana Bakhmetyeva

Robbins library , main reading room

 

5:30-7:30

 

Screening panel discussion, (Rachel Haidu, Jeffrey Tucker, and Onfilm Group). Theme: “Crazy Talk: Madness and Montage in Film”

Film curators and panel moderators: Taryn Ely, Patrick Sullivan

Introduction: Allen Topolski

 

1400 Wegmans Hall

 

Friday April 20

 

 

 

10:00-11:30

 

Panel discussion (with breakfast) on the topic of the state of the Humanities and Critical Inquiry (Morris Eaves, Joan Rubin, Robert Doran, Paul Duro)

Leader: Morris Eaves

 

Humanities Center, Conf Rm D

Noon- 2:00

 

PBS/WXXI noon broadcast with WJT Mitchell

 

 

4:00

Main public lecture. Title: “American Psychosis: Trump and the Nightmare of History”

Introduction: Rich Feldman and Lihong Liu

Hoyt Auditorium  

 

5:30-7pm

 

Reception 

 

Humanities Center,  lounge

Saturday April 21

 

 

11-1pm

 

Reading Group II meeting with Medical Humanities and Bioethics on the theme of  “Madness”

Leader: Larry Guttmacher

 

Morey 524

Sunday April 22

 

 

2-4pm

Panel/Conversation  w/ Javier Tellez

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