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2013 Spring Lecture Series

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Presented annually by the Division of the Humanities, the Spring Lecture Series features University faculty members and brings distinguished scholars, writers, and critics to Chicago. For more information or to request assistance, please contact humanities@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7423.

Department of English Lecture Honoring Retiring Faculty Members
April 10, 2013 – 5:00 p.m.

“Shakespeare’s Private Linguist: Coriolanus
Sarah Beckwith
Professor of English, Theater, and Religion
Duke University
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
1101 East 58th Street


Committee on Creative Writing
April 15, 2013 – 5:00 p.m.

Reading and Interview
David Shields
Author
Franke Institute for the Humanities, Joseph Regenstein Library, Room S-102
1100 East 57th Street


Nicholson Center Faculty Lecture
April 18, 2013 – 4:30 p.m.

“Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter’s Tale
Richard Strier
Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor of English Language and Literature
University of Chicago
Classics Building, Room 110
1010 East 59th Street


Department of Music Visiting Committee Colloquium Series
April 19, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.

“Towards Functionality/Dysfunctionality and the Autonomy of Music in Film”
Martin Zenck
Professor of Musicology, University of Würzberg
Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
5845 South Ellis Avenue


Sigmund H. Danziger Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Literature
April 26, 2013 – 4:00 p.m.

“Plato’s Ideal Society and Utopia”
Julia Annas
Regents Professor of Philosophy
University of Arizona
Social Science Research Building, Room 122
1126 East 59th Street


Department of Music Visiting Committee Colloquium Series
April 26, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.

“Sounds, Shadows and Songs”
Lei Liang
Composer and Associate Professor of Music
University of California, San Diego
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
5845 South Ellis Avenue


Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts
April 28, 2013 – 5:00 p.m.

An Interview with William Pope.L about Forelesen
William Pope.L
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
University of Chicago
Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107
1020 East 58th Street


Department of Classics Modern Greek Culture Lecture
April 29, 2013 – 5:30 p.m.

“Cavafy’s Debt”
Stathis Gourgouris
Professor of Classics
Institute of Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University
Social Science Research Building, Room 122
1126 East 59th Street


Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture
April 30, 2013 – 4:30 p.m.

“Dismantling Print Culture, Decentering Media”
Lisa Gitelman
Professor of English and of Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University
Special Collections Research Center, Joseph Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th Street


Franke Institute for the Humanities – Chicago Humanities Forum
May 1, 2013 – 5:15 p.m.

“A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers”
Elaine Hadley
Professor of English Language and Literature
University of Chicago
Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 621, Chicago, IL


Department of Music Visiting Committee Colloquium Series
May 3, 2013 – 4:30 p.m.

“Earthly Renunciation, Heavenly Rewards: Anna Magdalena Bach and Songs of the Widow”
David Yearsley
Professor of Musicology and Performance
Cornell University
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
5845 South Ellis Avenue


Kestnbaum Family Writer-in-Residence
May 9, 2013 – 5:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Eugenides
Reading & Conversation
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
915 East 60th Street


CANCELLED

Department of Art History Smart Lecture Series
May 16, 2013 – 4:30 p.m.

“Ethnography and Architecture in the City at War”
Sheila Crane
Assistant Professor of Architectural History
University of Virginia
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 157
5540 South Greenwood Avenue


Department of Music Visiting Committee Colloquium Series
May 17, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.

“Envisioning Modern Portugal, Music and Nation”
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Professor of Ethnomusicology, New University of Lisbon
Tinker Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
5845 South Ellis Avenue


Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts
May 20, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.

Artist Talk
Frances Stark
Assistant Professor of Fine Art
University of Southern California
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 201
915 East 60th Street


Georges Lurcy Lecture
May 31, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.

“Beyond Suspicion: Musics, Spatialities, Socialities”
Nicholas Cook
1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge
Lurcy Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
5845 South Ellis Avenue


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