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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 4
NEW SEMINAR FOR SPRING 2004
CHINA HUMANITIES SEMINAR
in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences harvard university
Chairs: Mauro Calcagno, Anne Shreffler No longer considered an exclusively musical genre, opera is studied today as a literary, dramatic, and visual phenomenon as well. To create a forum devoted to this most hybrid art, the seminar invites interdisciplinary scholars who cross the boundaries among musicology, theater and film studies, literature, art history, psychoanalysis, cultural and gender studies.
Chair: Paul Rouzer Michael Szonyi (Huron College). “Mothers, Sons, and Lovers: Fidelity and Property in the Overseas Chinese Divided Family before 1949” Co-sponsored with the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.
Monday, February 23, 4:00 p.m., Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue.
CIVILIZATIONS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME
Chairs: Albert Henrichs, Richard F. Thomas Brian Bosworth (University of Western Australia). “Mountain and Molehill? Cornelius Tacitus and Quintus Curtius”
Thursday, February 5, 4:15 p.m., Room 133.
Chair: Doris Sommer Jorge Mario Munera (Art Forum). “Daring to Shoot: Views of Colombia”
Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 p.m., David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 61 Kirkland Street.
COGNITIVE THEORY AND THE ARTS
ASIAN CULTURAL STUDIES WORKSHOP
Chair: Daniel Botsman, Eileen Cheng-yin Chow Naoki Sakai (Cornell University). “Translation and Subjectivity: A Discussion with Naoki Sakai”
Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m., Room 114. Reception to follow.
Chairs: Alan Richardson, Elaine Scarry Ellen Winner (Boston College) and Gottfried Schlaug (Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital). “Effects of Instrumental Music Training on Children’s Brain and Cognitive Development” There will be a pre-circulated paper. (For details go to www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr/)
Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m., Room 133.
DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS BUDDHIST STUDIES FORUM
DIRECTOR Marjorie Garber ADMINISTRATOR Mary Halpenny-Killip OFFICE MANAGER Shannon Greaney EVENTS COORDINATOR Mary Elizabeth Wilkes
Chair: Robert Gimello Alan Klima (University of California, Davis). “Buddhist Globalism: National Replies to the Currency Crash in Thailand”
Monday, February 23, 4:15 p.m., Room 133.
Chairs: Julie Buckler, Marjorie Garber “Seeing Double: Co-Teaching, Collaborative Work, and Joint Appointments Across Disciplines” A panel session with Harvard University faculty members J.D. Connor, Virginie Greene, James T. Kloppenberg, Elizabeth Lyman, and Afsaneh Najmabadi.
Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 p.m., Room 133.
CELTIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Chairs: Patrick K. Ford, Tomás Ó Cathasaigh Tomás Ó Cathasaigh (Harvard University). “Táin Bó Cúailnge and Early Irish Law” BARKER CENTER 12 QUINCY STREET CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138
Friday, February 20, 4:30 p.m., Room 133. Reception to follow.
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. February 24. Kay Kaufman Shelemay. It presently sponsors thirty-four ongoing faculty/graduate student seminars.m. “Experience and Meaning in Indian Raga Performance” Wednesday. February 9.m. Chairs: Ann Blair. Hall. Lakes. Christoph Wolff Thomas Peattie (Boston University). Barbara Johnson Louis Menand Gregory Nagy Stephen Owen Katharine Park Leah Price Eric Rentschler Judith Ryan Kay Kaufman Shelemay Susan Suleiman Richard F. Anne Shreffler Daniel Albright (Harvard University). Leah Price THE BAROQUE ARCHITECTURAL BOOK: BETWEEN BUILDINGS AND BUYERS Miroslava Benes (Harvard University)..m. workshops. “Reading the Rabbis: Nicholas of Lyra. Chairs: Beverly Kienzle Deeana Copeland Klepper (Boston University). OPERA Chairs: Mauro Calcagno. ETHNOMUSICOLOGY Chairs: Virginia Danielson. “What Are We Reading? ‘Recuerdos de provincia’ as a National and Editorial Game of Dice” with response from Jeronimo Pizarro (Harvard University). are welcome.NEWSLETTER FEB 04R3. Karen Painter. “The Witches and the Witch: Evil Epigrams in Verdi’s Macbeth” Thursday. 4:00 p. 6:00 p.m. MUSIC AND ITS AUDIENCE Chairs: Sean Gallagher. 6:00 p. and the Mantle of Jewish Authority in the Later Middle Ages” Monday. February 9. 4:00 p. Room 133. February 25. “Graphic Invention in Claude Perrault’s Vitruvius” Monday. Room 114. Mary Gaylord Elizabeth Garrels (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Room 133. 5:00 p.. conferences. Room 133. Building. All faculty and students from Harvard and other area institutions.m. Richard Wolf Martin Clayton (Open University). Reception to follow. and graduate students in a variety of fields. Mari Ruti Kimerer LaMothe (Harvard University). MEDIEVAL STUDIES GENDER AND SEXUALITY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Homi Bhabha Julie Buckler Joaquim-Francisco Coelho Tom Conley Patrick K. 2 . Jr. 5:00 p. and Buyer in Papal Rome: The Making of the Veduta of the Baroque Villa and Garden. February 12. Monday. February 23. February 26.. Room 133..” Alice Jarrard (Harvard University). David D. 4:15 p. “Mountains..m. “Big Timber: Imaging Ecological Nature-Cultures in the New American West” Tuesday.. Reception to follow. Room 133. and Spas: Mahler’s Summer Retreats and Fin-de-siècle Tourism” Friday. it also supports lectures. HISPANIC CULTURES Chairs: Luis Cárcamo-Huechante. faculty from other area institutions. “‘Li Giardini di Roma’ and their Audience: Book. and independent scholars in the greater Boston area. “A Feminist Nietzsche” Thursday. February 20.m. OFM. 12:00 p. T HE HUMANITIES CENTER ECOLOGY/TECHNOLOGY/ CYBERNETICS HISTORY OF THE BOOK provides a locus for interdisciplinary discussions Chair: Verena Conley Lucien Taylor (Harvard University).Thomas Jan Ziolkowski Chairs: Brad Epps..m.qxd 1/12/04 12:14 PM Page 2 The Humanities Center F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 4 ABOUT THE HUMANITIES CENTER among Harvard faculty. Room 114. Room 133. and informal occasions for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of scholarly work. Ford Henry Louis Gates.
Berkeley). “Eviscerating Identification: Charlotte Brontë’s Villette” Thursday. Sixteenth Century to the Present” Monday. February 23.m. 2003-2004 The Americas American Literature and Culture Chairs: Martin Cohen.. AND RELIGION SOUTH ASIA HUMANITIES SEMINAR HUMANITIES CENTER SEMINARS. Room 133. February 27. and Religion Politics. Reception to follow. 8:00 p.. “Bibliographia Literaria: Thomas Frognall Dibdin and the Romantic Origins of Book History In Britain. Gender. 4:00 p.. “City Maps and Their Meaning: The Case of Paris. Room 133. “Bollywood: A People’s History of India” Friday. February 12. 5:30 p.m. 1797-1814” Thursday.. “Cruel and Nurturing Mothers: The Construction of Motherhood in Early Modern Tuscany” Co-sponsored with the Early Modern History Workshop and the Committee on Degrees in the Study of Women.m.m. Poetry. Peter Sacks Bettina Bergo (Duquesne University). “Rhetoric. and Sexuality.m. VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE China Humanities Seminar Chairs: James Buzard. POETRY. John Picker Laura Green (Northeastern University). and the Theatricality of Everyday Life in Elizabethan Grammar Schools” Friday. Modern Greek Literature Music and Its Audience Philosophy.qxd 1/12/04 12:14 PM Page 3 PHILOSOPHY. February 2. “Is Levinas’s a Tragic Philosophy?” Monday. Discipline. Reception at 5:30 p. February 20. Tuesday.m.NEWSLETTER FEB 04R3... Frances Restuccia SEMINAR THEME FOR SPRING 2004: TRAUMA AND THE HOLOCAUST “Tramatic Memory: The Holocaust” A roundtable discussion There will be a pre-circulaed paper. Reception at 7:00 p. 6:00 p. Asian Cultural Studies Biography Buddhist Studies Forum Celtic Literature and Culture PSYCHOANALYTIC PRACTICES Chairs: Humphrey Morris. Literature.m. 7:30 p. February 3. Room 133. 6:00 p.m. and the Arts Psychoanalytic Practices Opera Renaissance Studies Romantic Literature and Culture Shakespearean Studies South Asia Humanities Victorian Literature and Culture Visual Representation and Cultural History Women and Culture in the Early Modern World 3 harvard university F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 4 . Marina Leslie Giulia Calvi (University of Siena).m. Room 133. History of the Book WOMEN AND CULTURE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD Italian Studies Medieval Studies SHAKESPEAREAN STUDIES Chairs: William Carroll.m.) Monday. Ann Wierda Rowland Jon Klancher (Carnegie Mellon University). 7:00 p. February 9. Room 133. Chair: Sharmila Sen Priya Joshi (University of California. Civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome Cognitive Theory and the Arts Cross-Cultural Poetics and Rhetoric Discipline Problems Ecology/Technology/Cybernetics VISUAL REPRESENTATION AND CULTURAL HISTORY Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Ethnomusicology ROMANTIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE Chair: Ewa Lajer-Burcharth Antoine Picon (Harvard University). Room 133. February 19. Film Theory/Film History French and Francophone Studies Gender and Sexuality Hispanic Cultures Chairs: Sonia Hofkosh. Room 114. 6:00 p.. Chairs: Diana Henderson. (Please call the Humanities Center at 617-495-0738 for details. Coppélia Kahn Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University).
Lower Level Library.edu. and Quincy Streets. Bathing. Humanities Center webpage http://www.harvard.. February 2. 4 . John Knowles Paine Concert Hall..m. “Silly Rituals and Shows for Little People: Opiate or Stimulant.m. Barker Center. SPRING 2004 “Folk and Ritual Music of Pakistan and India” Friday.m.m. 4:00 p. “Examining the Industrial Revolution: Technical Progress or Collapse of a Pre-Industrial Political Economy?” Monday. Cultural Agency: Religion. 4:00 p. Barker Center. Bathing as Representation” Tuesday. February 27. opposite the Lamont Gate. GRADUATE WORKSHOP IN THE HUMANITIES LECTURE Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire) and Michael Bernstein (UC San Diego). All are open to faculty. Harvard Business School. 8:00 p.m. Please call 617-495-0738 for information about upcoming events including any cancellations or changes. WORLD MUSIC AT HARVARD NORTON LECTURE SERIES. 4:00 p. February 12. Seminar meetings take place at the Humanities Center unless otherwise indicated. Politics. graduate students. Humanities Center email address is humcentr@fas.. March 2. Sanders Theater.qxd 1/12/04 12:14 PM Page 4 The Humanities Center F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 4 GENERAL INFORMATION of the Humanities Center includes listings of seminars and other events sponsored by the Humanities Center. Lower Level Library. Cotting Lounge. Title to be announced. Bodies. Title to be announced. February 9. February 23. Ron Schatz (Wesleyan University). February 12... Enter the courtyard from Quincy Street.fas. 8:00 p. DIRECTIONS The Barker Center is bordered by Prescott.. and other interested individuals. 6:00 p.. 4:00 p.m.edu/~humcentr T HE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OTHER HUMANITIES EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE CHARLES WARREN CENTER WORKSHOPS IN AMERICAN HISTORY Please note that parking is not available free-of-charge for these events. Room 114. The Humanities Center administrative offices are located on the first floor in rooms 136 and 135. please consult the postings in the Barker Center main lobby. To locate Humanities Center seminar events. Robinson Hall. 4:00 p. Jill Lepore (Harvard University).m. Beauty: The Visceral Eye Linda Nochlin (New York University) “Renoir’s Great Bathers: Bathing as Practice.harvard.The Barker Center is the large brick building facing the Faculty Club. February 24. “Fixing Meaning: War and Slavery in Early America” Thursday. Co-sponsored with the Harvard Business School Seminar on “The Institutional Foundations of Capitalism” Monday.. Robinson Hall. Sanders Theater. Room 110. HISTORY AND LITERATURE LECTURES Pierre Gervais (Université de Paris VIII).NEWSLETTER FEB 04R3. “Manet’s Le Bain and the Death of the Historic Landscape” Tuesday. Monday. in Pursuit of the Ideal?” Thursday.m. Harvard. and the Arts presents Theodore McDonald (Harvard University).
February 9.. Bunting Quadrangle. 34 Concord Avenue. Please visit www. Agassiz Theatre.m..harvard..m. All pre-circulated papers will be available on our website free of charge.m. February 26. Agassiz Theatre. 4:00 p. Senam Okudzeto (independent artist). Susanna Blumenthal (University of Michigan Law School) “Law and the Modern Mind: The Problem of Consciousness in American Legal Culture” Wednesday. February 19. “Anna Deavere Smith: A Performance” Thursday. February 4. If the garage is full. 4:00 p. Radcliffe Yard. February 12. February 9. Bunting Quadrangle. 5 harvard university F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 4 . February 11.edu/~humcentr for further details. please contact us at 617-495-0738 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Loeb Drama Center.. February 25. 4:00 p. and Emergence” Thursday. CULTURAL CITIZENSHIP: VARIETIES OF BELONGING “Citizenship.m. Agassiz Theatre.harvard. and the Remaking of Cuba” Wednesday.. 9:00 a. Austin). December 20. which is more likely prior to 4:00 p.m.m.. American Repertory Theater. 4:00 p. at the Broadway Garage.. Appian Way. Radcliffe Yard. Money. “Ghana Must Go” Monday.. 2:30 p. on a space available basis. Radcliffe Yard. Miami.. ask the attendant to direct you to another Harvard parking facility. Bunting Quadrangle. Papers are only available for those seminars which advertise a pre-circulated paper in the monthly newsletter. February 18..m. PRE-CIRCULATED PAPERS Tandy Warnow (University of Texas. Agassiz House. “A Conversation: Avishai Margalit and Sari Nusseibeh” Jennifer Cole (University of Chicago). and Intergenerational Transformation” Wednesday. 4:00 p. 34 Concord Avenue. Susan Eckstein (Boston University). located on Felton St. “On Rebuilding a Free Culture” Thursday.The garage closes at midnight. Agassiz Theatre. CHANGES IN ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE If your address or zip code has changed.m. “Fresh Contact in Toamasina Madagascar: Sex. 4:00 p.NEWSLETTER FEB 04R3. 5:30 p.. “New Computational Approaches for Evolutionary History Reconstruction” Wednesday. 4:00 p. “On Belonging: Citizenly Ethics and Affect” Friday.m.. “Ties That Bind and Transnational Transformations: Cuban Migration.m. RADCLIFFE FELLOWS’ PRESENTATION SERIES: EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTIST’S TALK VOICES OF PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS: DEMOCRACY’S RESPONSE TO THE TERRORIST THREAT Louise Richardson (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study). All parkers should identify themselves as participants in a seminar at the Humanities Center (the guard’s list of events does not include the names of individual seminars) and should arrive close to the time that the seminar begins. between Cambridge St.. December 20. 6 Ash Street. and Broadway.m. Radcliffe Yard. 11:15 a.fas.edu. A Conversation with Martha Clarke Monday. Parking is available at no charge for Humanities Center seminars only. 3:00 p.qxd 1/12/04 12:14 PM Page 5 PARKING RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY PRESENTS RADCLIFFE FELLOWS’ PRESENTATION SERIES RADCLIFFE DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES Lawrence Lessig (Stanford University). 5:00 p. 34 Concord Avenue. Exclusion. “Urban Myths and Civic Conduct” Friday. Radcliffe Yard. Cronkhite Living Room.. Friday. December 20.m. Askwith Hall in Longfellow Hall. Bunting Quadrangle. Agassiz Theatre.m. Baker Room. February 19. 34 Concord Avenue. “The Nature of the Terrorist Threat” Thursday. Radcliffe Yard. Please contact the Humanities Center for information on parking for conferences and weekend events.
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