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Fellows Seminars


Fall 2011

Tuesday, September 13
Readings from Emily Apter's Translation Zone
Michael P. Steinberg
Director
Cogut Center for the Humanities

Tuesday, September 20
"Introduction / Great Expectations: Humanitarianism and the Invention of AIDS Orphans in Botswana"
Bianca Dahl
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Anthropology

Tuesday, September 27
"Genealogies of Gede: Notes on the Religious History of Death in Urban Haiti"
Katherine Smith
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
History of Art and Architecture/Africana Studies

Tuesday, October 4
"The Lost Generation: Iran's Intellectuals in the Intra-War Years"
Shiva Balaghi
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Cogut Center for the Humanities

Tuesday, October 11
"Magic and Memory in Late Medieval Iberia"
Maud Kozodoy
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Judaic Studies

Tuesday, October 18
"Politics and Authority in Islamic Law and Society"
Nancy Khalek
Faculty Fellow
Religious Studies

Tuesday, October 25
"The Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century Black Spanish Caribbean"
Pablo Gomez
ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow
Cogut Center for the Humanities

Tuesday, November 1
"Theorizing Energy Development: Polanyian Analyses of Social Movements for Environmental Justice"
Stephanie Malin
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Environmental Studies/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Tuesday, November 8
"The Atlantic, Obliquely: Eugène Sue's Atar-Gull, a Nineteenth-Century Novel of the Sea, Slavery, and Transoceanic Revenge"
Clint Bruce
Graduate Fellow
French Studies

Tuesday, November 22
"Making Sense of Ourselves"
Chiwook Won
Graduate Fellow
Philosophy

Tuesday, November 29
"Why Fanon was Never 'Black Lacan,' but Lacanian before Lacan: Race as Language in Black Skin White Masks"
Ani Maitra
Graduate Fellow
Modern Culture and Media

Tuesday, December 6
"The Reluctant Moneylender: Microfinance Loan Officers and the Ethical Risk of Commercialized Debt"
Sohini Kar
Graduate Fellow
Anthropology

Tuesday, January 31
“Excerpts from Contemporary Arab Thought”
Elizabeth Kassab
Visiting Professor in the Humanities
Cogut Center for the Humanities

February 7
“Generic Failure: On DV and T'ongil (Reunification) Documentary”
Michelle Cho
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
East Asian Studies/Modern Culture and Media

February 14
Terroir-izing History”
Kevin Goldberg
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
German Studies

February 28
“Difficulties in Sharing Medical Knowledge: Chinese Medicine in Early Modern Europe”
Harold Cook
Faculty Fellow
History

March 6
“Animal Alibi : Chevillard, Poe, etc.”
Thangam Ravindranathan
Faculty Fellow
French Studies

March 13
“Beyond Comparative Religious Ethics”
Thomas A. Lewis
Faculty Fellow
Religious Studies

April 3
“Necessity and Greed: Unlocking the Spirit of the Hispanic Slave”
Felipe Gaitan-Ammann
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Anthropology/Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

April 10
“Thinking with the South”
Madhumita Lahiri
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
English

April 17
“'Following the Thing' in the Land of the Magic Mushroom: Text, Talk, and the Politics of Ethnic Authorship”
Paja Faudree
Faculty Fellow
Anthropology

April 24
“Bernard Lazare: Radical Modernism and Jewish Identity” Nathaniel Berman
Faculty Fellow
Cogut Center for the Humanities

May 1
“A Tragedy of Post-colonial Enlightenment? Some Caribbean and Arab Thoughts"
Elizabeth Kassab
Visiting Professor in the Humanities
Cogut Center for the Humanities

May 8
Undergraduate Symposium
Elizabeth Caldwell, Gabriella Ferrari, Juan Ruiz, Sabrina Skau  
Undergraduate Fellows
Cogut Center for the Humanities