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Fellows' Seminars 2009-10

Cogut Center Fellows meet on a regular basis to discuss their works-in-progress. Pre-circulated papers are distributed a week ahead of time and then discussed at the seminar.

In 2009-10, Fellows' Seminars are open to Cogut Center Fellows and invited guests only.

All 2009-10 Fellows' Seminars will be held in Pembroke Hall 202.


Fall 2009

Tuesday, September 22
An examination of 'The Feeling of What Happens" by Antonio Damasio and 'Philosophy as a Way of Life' by Pierre Hadot
Michael P. Steinberg
Director
Cogut Center for the Humanities

Tuesday, September 29
"People or Not: The Ideology of Character in Six Modern Italian Novels"
Silvia Valisa
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Italian Studies

Tuesday, October 6
"Scarred Landscapes: 'Renzhen' and the Anxious State in Northeast China"
Yukiko Koga
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
East Asian Studies

Tuesday, October 13
"The Empire, the State and the Fate of a Language:
Patagonia in Welsh and Argentine Culture"
Esther Whitfield
Faculty Fellow
Comparative Literature

Tuesday, October 20
"Inner Voice’s Interiority?"
Denise Riley
Visiting Professor in the Humanities
Cogut Center

Tuesday, October 27
"Undead: On Vital Indices and the Uncanny Life of Media"
David Bering-Porter
Graduate Fellow
Modern Culture and Media

Tuesday, November 3
"Furniture Music: A Musical Irresolution by Erik Satie"
Hervé Vanel
Faculty Fellow
History of Art and Architecture

Tuesday, November 10
"The Performance and Orchestration of Gestural Computer Music Instruments"
Kevin Patton
Graduate Fellow
Music

Tuesday, November 17
"Brazil under Construction: Literature, Public Works, and Progress"
Sophia Beal
Graduate Fellow
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Tuesday, November 24
"Tolerating Tensions: Cosmopolitan Jews in Istanbul since 1992"
Marcy Brink-Danan
Faculty Fellow
Judaic Studies/Anthropology

Tuesday, December 1
"Viry, or the Perraults in the Countryside: Literary Sociability and Textual Representation in the Seventeenth Century"
Oded Rabinovitch
Graduate Fellow
History

Tuesday, December 8
"Song, Sadness, Subjectivity: Orphaned Children and Performance of Grief in a Botswana Village"
Bianca Dahl
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Anthropology/Population Studies


Spring 2010

Tuesday, February 2
"Geography of Distinction in the Cinematic Archive of Memory"
Ipek Tureli, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
History of Art and Architecture

Tuesday, February 9
"Provocative Texts: Li Zhi, Montaigne, and the Promotion of Readers’ Discernment in the Sixteenth Century"
Rivi Handler-Spitz
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Classics

Tuesday, February 16
"Sex, Reproduction and Family in Sotiris Dimitriou’s Europe"
Ipek Celik
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Comparative Literature

Tuesday, March 2
"Genocide in a Multiethnic Town: Event, Origins, Aftermath"
Omer Bartov
Faculty Fellow
History

Tuesday, March 9
"Disastrous Speed: Thrill Rides, Screens, and Fear of Flying"
Stephen Groening
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Modern Culture and Media

Tuesday, March 16
"The Rebirth of Racial Bioscience: Identification in Genomics"
Rina Bliss
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Africana Studies

Tuesday, March 23
"Geophagia and Slavery in the Age of Revolution"
Adrián López Denis
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Hispanic Studies

Tuesday, April 6
"And What About the Human? The Politics and Literatures of Freedom in Radical Anti-Colonial Thought"
Barrymore A. Bogues
Faculty Fellow
Africana Studies

Tuesday, April 13
"Scientia Sapphica"
Gretchen Schultz
Faculty Fellow
French Studies

Tuesday, April 20
"Sonic Navigation and Electric Songlines"
Betsey Biggs
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Music/MEME

Tuesday, April 27
"The Power of the Pen in the Service of the Nation: Mirza Malkum Khan and Qanun"
Shiva Balaghi
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities
Cogut Center for the Humanities

Tuesday, May 4
"Experimental Animals"
Thalia Field
Faculty Fellow
English/Literary Arts Program