2018 - W.J.T. Mitchell

Wednesday April 18




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




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






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




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

Introduction: Rich Feldman and Lihong Liu

Hoyt Auditorium  






Humanities Center,  lounge

Saturday April 21





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

Leader: Larry Guttmacher


Morey 524

Sunday April 22




Panel/Conversation  w/ Javier Tellez