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Fellows' Seminars 2005-06

Spring 2006

Thursday, May 11th
"Political Liberalism and the Politics of the Personal"
Professor Corey Brettschneider
Brown University, Department of Political Science
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, May 4th
"On Masculinity and the 'Civilizing Process' in Seventeenth-Century France: The Honnête Homme and Women"
Professor Lewis Seifert
Brown University, Department of French Studies
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, April 27th
"From Witness to Neighbor: Arendt's Eichmann, Legal Memory, and Historical Accountability "
Professor Ravit Reichman
Brown University, Department of English
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Tuesday, April 18th
“Wagner's Revisions of the Myth of Siegfried and Brunnhilde ”
Professor Wendy Doniger
University of Chicago, Divinity School
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, April 13th
“Lost in Space”
Professor Mieke Bal
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Tuesday, April 4th
“Culture and Language in Cinematography”
Flora Gomes
Independent Filmmaker (Guinea-Bissau)
Visiting Professor of Africana Studies and Artist-in-Residence
Brown University, Department of Africana Studies
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Cogut Center for the Humanties
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Sharpe Refectory, President's Dining Room
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, March 23rd
“Colorizing Mesoamerica”
Professor Stephen Houston
Brown University, Department of Anthropology
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum
Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
(Lunch provided)

Tuesday, March 7th
“Genealogies of Total Domination: Arendt, Adorno, and Auschwitz”
Professor Dana Villa
University of Southern California
Department of Political Science
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, February 23rd
"Rethinking Jewish/Muslim Relations in Contemporary France: A Focus on 1967"
Professor Maud Mandel
Brown University, Program in Judaic Studies
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, February 16th
“Some Differences Between the Opera Landscapes of
Europe and the U.S.”

Pamela Rosenberg
Cogut Center Visiting Fellow
General Director, San Francisco Opera
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Brown Faculty Club
(Lunch provided)

Thursday, February 9th
“Studies in Movement: History, Drama, and Emplottment in a Multimedia Opera ”
Professor Joseph Rovan
Brown University, Department of Music
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum
W atson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
(Lunch provided)

Past Seminars

October 20, 2005
“On Being Looked At”
Bernard Reginster
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Brown University

October 25, 2005
"The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and
the Abstention from Philosophy"

Peter Fenves
Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Northwestern University

November 10, 2005
"Voicing Dissent: Everyday Articulations of Arabism and Islamism in a Sudanese Displaced Community"
Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
Senior Research Associate
Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

November 17, 2005
"Truth and Truth in Fiction: Authorial Authority and Making it So"
Jonathan Ichikawa
Ph.D. Student (Philosophy)
Brown University

December 1, 2005
"Some Thoughts on Academic Autobiography”
Jeremy Popkin
Charles H. Watts II Visiting Professor in Historical
Bibliography and the History of the Book, Brown University
Professor of History, University of Kentucky