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Sanford Distinguished Professor Justin Gifford will give a public lecture titled “The Politics of Apocalypse: Why Zombies Matter to the Future of the Humanities” on Tuesday, November 19, at 4:00 pm in JTB 100. The lecture is free and all faculty, students, and interested community members are welcome to attend (if you dare!)
Crowley Distinguished Professor Charles Tshimanga-Kashama will give a public lecture titled “Hip Hop Culture and Its Contribution to the Ongoing Conversation on French National Identity” on Thursday, November 7, at 4:00 pm in LLC 141. The lecture is free and all faculty, students, and interested community members are welcome to attend.
Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor Leah Wilds will give a public lecture titled “Saving Pyramid Lake” on Wednesday, October 30, at 4:00 pm in AB 102. The lecture is free and all faculty, students, and interested community members are welcome to attend.
A recent report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences highlights the centrality of the humanities in preparing young people for twenty-first century careers and challenges. You can read the report or a summary of it on their website, linked here. The report is accompanied by a short film produced by Ken Burns and George Lucas featuring prominent Americans talking about the value of the humanities in the lives of individuals and societies.
The Core Humanities program welcomes Eda Dedebas Dundar as our new postdoctoral fellow beginning in Fall 2013. Dr. Dundar holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Connecticut. Her research examines adaptations of the female wanderer and storyteller figure in Middle Eastern literature, and she has taught courses in world literature, languages and cultures, and writing at the University of Connecticut and the State University of New Jersey. We look forward to working with Dr. Dundar and hope this will be a rewarding and enriching experience for her and for our program.