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NEW SEMINAR FOR SPRING 2004


OPERA

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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

THE AMERICAS

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 Childrens 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, Toms Cathasaigh Toms Cathasaigh (Harvard University). Tin B Cailnge 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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ABOUT THE HUMANITIES CENTER

among Harvard faculty, faculty from other area institutions, and graduate students in a variety of fields. It presently sponsors thirty-four ongoing faculty/graduate student seminars; it also supports lectures, conferences, workshops, and informal occasions for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of scholarly work. All faculty and students from Harvard and other area institutions, and independent scholars in the greater Boston area, are welcome.

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ECOLOGY/TECHNOLOGY/ CYBERNETICS

HISTORY OF THE BOOK

provides a locus for interdisciplinary discussions

Chair: Verena Conley Lucien Taylor (Harvard University). Big Timber: Imaging Ecological Nature-Cultures in the New American West
Tuesday, February 24, 4:00 p.m., Room 133.

Chairs: Ann Blair, David D. Hall, Leah Price THE BAROQUE ARCHITECTURAL BOOK: BETWEEN BUILDINGS AND BUYERS Miroslava Benes (Harvard University). Li Giardini di Roma and their Audience: Book, Building, and Buyer in Papal Rome: The Making of the Veduta of the Baroque Villa and Garden. Alice Jarrard (Harvard University). Graphic Invention in Claude Perraults Vitruvius
Monday, February 9, 5:00 p.m., Room 133.

ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

Chairs: Virginia Danielson, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Richard Wolf Martin Clayton (Open University). Experience and Meaning in Indian Raga Performance
Wednesday, February 25, 12:00 p.m., Room 133. Reception to follow.

MEDIEVAL STUDIES

GENDER AND SEXUALITY


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Homi Bhabha Julie Buckler Joaquim-Francisco Coelho Tom Conley Patrick K. Ford Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Barbara Johnson Louis Menand Gregory Nagy Stephen Owen Katharine Park Leah Price Eric Rentschler Judith Ryan Kay Kaufman Shelemay Susan Suleiman Richard F.Thomas Jan Ziolkowski

Chairs: Brad Epps, Mari Ruti Kimerer LaMothe (Harvard University). A Feminist Nietzsche
Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m., Room 133.

Chairs: Beverly Kienzle Deeana Copeland Klepper (Boston University). Reading the Rabbis: Nicholas of Lyra, OFM, and the Mantle of Jewish Authority in the Later Middle Ages
Monday, February 23, 4:15 p.m., Room 114.

HISPANIC CULTURES

Chairs: Luis Crcamo-Huechante, Mary Gaylord Elizabeth Garrels (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). What Are We Reading? Recuerdos de provincia as a National and Editorial Game of Dice with response from Jeronimo Pizarro (Harvard University).
Monday, February 9, 6:00 p.m., Room 114. Reception to follow.

MUSIC AND ITS AUDIENCE

Chairs: Sean Gallagher, Karen Painter, Christoph Wolff Thomas Peattie (Boston University). Mountains, Lakes, and Spas: Mahlers Summer Retreats and Fin-de-sicle Tourism
Friday, February 20, 6:00 p.m., Room 133.

OPERA

Chairs: Mauro Calcagno, Anne Shreffler Daniel Albright (Harvard University). The Witches and the Witch: Evil Epigrams in Verdis Macbeth
Thursday, February 26, 5:00 p.m., Room 133.

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PHILOSOPHY, POETRY, AND RELIGION

SOUTH ASIA HUMANITIES SEMINAR

HUMANITIES CENTER SEMINARS, 2003-2004


The Americas

American Literature and Culture

Chairs: Martin Cohen, Peter Sacks Bettina Bergo (Duquesne University). Is Levinass a Tragic Philosophy?
Monday, February 9, 7:00 p.m., Room 133.

Chair: Sharmila Sen Priya Joshi (University of California, Berkeley). Bollywood: A Peoples History of India
Friday, February 27, 4:00 p.m., Room 133.

Asian Cultural Studies Biography

Buddhist Studies Forum

Celtic Literature and Culture

PSYCHOANALYTIC PRACTICES

Chairs: Humphrey Morris, 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. (Please call the Humanities Center at 617-495-0738 for details.)
Monday, February 2, 8:00 p.m.

VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

China Humanities Seminar

Chairs: James Buzard, John Picker Laura Green (Northeastern University). Eviscerating Identification: Charlotte Bronts Villette
Thursday, February 12, 6:00 p.m., Room 133.

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). City Maps and Their Meaning: The Case of Paris, Sixteenth Century to the Present
Monday, February 23, 6:00 p.m., Room 133. Reception to follow.

Film Theory/Film History

French and Francophone Studies Gender and Sexuality Hispanic Cultures

Chairs: Sonia Hofkosh, Ann Wierda Rowland Jon Klancher (Carnegie Mellon University). Bibliographia Literaria: Thomas Frognall Dibdin and the Romantic Origins of Book History In Britain, 1797-1814
Thursday, February 19, 7:30 p.m., Room 133. Reception at 7:00 p.m.

History of the Book

WOMEN AND CULTURE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

Italian Studies

Medieval Studies

SHAKESPEAREAN STUDIES

Chairs: William Carroll, Copplia Kahn Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University). Rhetoric, Discipline, and the Theatricality of Everyday Life in Elizabethan Grammar Schools
Friday, February 20, 6:00 p.m., Room 114. Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Chairs: Diana Henderson, Marina Leslie Giulia Calvi (University of Siena). 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, Gender, and Sexuality.
Tuesday, February 3, 5:30 p.m., Room 133.

Modern Greek Literature Music and Its Audience

Philosophy, Poetry, and Religion

Politics, Literature, 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

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GENERAL INFORMATION
of the Humanities Center includes listings of seminars and other events sponsored by the Humanities Center. All are open to faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals. Seminar meetings take place at the Humanities Center unless otherwise indicated. Please call 617-495-0738 for information about upcoming events including any cancellations or changes. Humanities Center email address is humcentr@fas.harvard.edu. Humanities Center webpage http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr

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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.
HISTORY AND LITERATURE LECTURES

Pierre Gervais (Universit de Paris VIII). Examining the Industrial Revolution: Technical Progress or Collapse of a Pre-Industrial Political Economy?
Monday, February 2, 4:00 p.m., Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall.

Jill Lepore (Harvard University). Fixing Meaning: War and Slavery in Early America
Thursday, February 12, 6:00 p.m., Room 110, Barker Center.

DIRECTIONS
The Barker Center is bordered by Prescott, Harvard, and Quincy Streets. Enter the courtyard from Quincy Street, opposite the Lamont Gate.The Barker Center is the large brick building facing the Faculty Club. The Humanities Center administrative offices are located on the first floor in rooms 136 and 135. To locate Humanities Center seminar events, please consult the postings in the Barker Center main lobby.

GRADUATE WORKSHOP IN THE HUMANITIES LECTURE

Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire) and Michael Bernstein (UC San Diego). Title to be announced. Co-sponsored with the Harvard Business School Seminar on The Institutional Foundations of Capitalism
Monday, February 9, 4:00 p.m., Harvard Business School, Cotting Lounge.

Cultural Agency: Religion, Politics, and the Arts presents Theodore McDonald (Harvard University). Silly Rituals and Shows for Little People: Opiate or Stimulant, in Pursuit of the Ideal?
Thursday, February 12, 8:00 p.m., Room 114, Barker Center.

Ron Schatz (Wesleyan University). Title to be announced.


Monday, February 23, 4:00 p.m., Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall.

WORLD MUSIC AT HARVARD NORTON LECTURE SERIES, SPRING 2004

Folk and Ritual Music of Pakistan and India


Friday, February 27, 8:00 p.m., John Knowles Paine Concert Hall.

Bathing, Bodies, Beauty: The Visceral Eye Linda Nochlin (New York University) Renoirs Great Bathers: Bathing as Practice, Bathing as Representation
Tuesday, February 24, 4:00 p.m., Sanders Theater.

Manets Le Bain and the Death of the Historic Landscape


Tuesday, March 2, 4:00 p.m., Sanders Theater.

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PARKING

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY PRESENTS


RADCLIFFE FELLOWS PRESENTATION SERIES

RADCLIFFE DEANS LECTURE SERIES

Lawrence Lessig (Stanford University). On Rebuilding a Free Culture


Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m., Askwith Hall in Longfellow Hall, Appian Way.

Susanna Blumenthal (University of Michigan Law School) Law and the Modern Mind: The Problem of Consciousness in American Legal Culture
Wednesday, February 4, 4:00 p.m., Bunting Quadrangle, 34 Concord Avenue.

CULTURAL CITIZENSHIP: VARIETIES OF BELONGING

Citizenship, Exclusion, and Emergence


Thursday, February 19, 3:00 p.m., Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard.

Susan Eckstein (Boston University). Ties That Bind and Transnational Transformations: Cuban Migration, Miami, and the Remaking of Cuba
Wednesday, February 11, 4:00 p.m., Bunting Quadrangle, 34 Concord Avenue.

Anna Deavere Smith: A Performance


Thursday, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard.

Parking is available at no charge for Humanities Center seminars only, on a space available basis, at the Broadway Garage, located on Felton St. between Cambridge St. and Broadway.The garage closes at midnight. All parkers should identify themselves as participants in a seminar at the Humanities Center (the guards list of events does not include the names of individual seminars) and should arrive close to the time that the seminar begins. If the garage is full, which is more likely prior to 4:00 p.m., ask the attendant to direct you to another Harvard parking facility. Please contact the Humanities Center for information on parking for conferences and weekend events.

A Conversation: Avishai Margalit and Sari Nusseibeh Jennifer Cole (University of Chicago). Fresh Contact in Toamasina Madagascar: Sex, Money, and Intergenerational Transformation
Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 p.m., Bunting Quadrangle, 34 Concord Avenue. Friday, December 20, 9:00 a.m., Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard.

CHANGES IN ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE

If your address or zip code has changed, please contact us at 617-495-0738 or via email at humcentr@fas.harvard.edu.

On Belonging: Citizenly Ethics and Affect


Friday, December 20, 11:15 a.m., Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard.

PRE-CIRCULATED PAPERS

Tandy Warnow (University of Texas, Austin). New Computational Approaches for Evolutionary History Reconstruction
Wednesday, February 25, 4:00 p.m., Bunting Quadrangle, 34 Concord Avenue.

Urban Myths and Civic Conduct


Friday, December 20, 2:30 p.m., Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard.

All pre-circulated papers will be available on our website free of charge. Papers are only available for those seminars which advertise a pre-circulated paper in the monthly newsletter. Please visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr for further details.

RADCLIFFE FELLOWS PRESENTATION SERIES: EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTISTS TALK

VOICES OF PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS: DEMOCRACYS RESPONSE TO THE TERRORIST THREAT

Louise Richardson (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study). The Nature of the Terrorist Threat
Thursday, February 26, 4:00 p.m., Cronkhite Living Room, 6 Ash Street.

Senam Okudzeto (independent artist). Ghana Must Go


Monday, February 9, 4:00 p.m., Baker Room, Agassiz House, Radcliffe Yard.

A Conversation with Martha Clarke


Monday, February 9, 5:00 p.m., American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center.

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