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The Chicago Linguistics Society 48

CLS 48
April 19-21, 2012

Invited Speakers
Main Session
Marcel den Dikken
Kai von Fintel
Alan Yu

Adam Albright
Sandra Chung
Nausicaa Pouscoulou

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Andrei Rublev at Doc Films

Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm • 186m (Doc Films)
Andrei Rublev
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966
If you only see one black and white, nearly three-hour-long film about a medieval Russian icon painter this quarter, make it this one. A meditation on the artist’s response to the atrocities of his time, scenes of shocking brutality meld with flashes of transcendence, as in the famous opening scene when an inventor sets sail in a makeshift hot air balloon, eventually crashing to his death. As the viewer watches, Andrei Rublev suffers warring principalities and Tartar invasions, characterizing medieval Russia. Andrei Tarkovsky crafts a large statement about a society that was kept from seeing his film for years.
Archival 35mm

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Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism

Student Forum on Political Thought invites you to:

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire:
Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism

A Panel Discussion Featuring: Tariq Ramadan, Glenn Greenwald, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Jennifer Pitts
Event information and flyer appear below.

Saturday, April 14
5:45 (Doors Open)
Rockefeller Chapel Continue reading →

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A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madzirov

The University of Chicago’s Poem Present Reading and Lecture Series and the Poetry Foundation are pleased to present…

Nikola Madžirov

A Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:30 PM
Social Sciences Tea Room 201
Reception to Follow Continue reading →

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Screening: Ivan’s Childhood

Doc Films
Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm • 95m
Ivan’s Childhood
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962
Tarkovsky’s first feature film and winner of the Golden Lion at Cannes in 1962, Ivan’s Childhood tells the story of a young boy’s resistance to Nazi aggression through a devastating alternation of atrocity and lyrical imagery, a structure driven by Ivan’s too-old-too-young attempts to understand the war. Drowned forests, hollow, bombed-out buildings, and desperate missions of espionage punctuate this mytho-poetic examination of the tolls that violence takes on the innocent. It is notable as one of the first Soviet films to depict war in negative terms rather than as jingoistic nationalist propaganda.
Archival 35mm

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Screening: Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky


Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky

An Evening with Dmitry Trakovsky
Introduction by Robert Bird, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College.
Saturday, April 7, 7pm

Death doesn’t exist, declared the late Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky. In Meeting Andre Tarkovsky, filmmaker Dmity Trakovsky delves into this enigmatic assertion in a series of interviews that take him from Los Angeles, through Europe and South America, to Tarkovsky’s childhood home in rural Russia, documenting the lingering impact of the much loved director twenty years after his death.

Meeting Andre Tarkovsky has screened in over 100 festivals throughout Europe and the US, including at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, and has been included in two Andrei Tarkovsky DVD collections. Trakovsky is currently at work on his second film, Arctic Cross, a documentary about Alaska’s Yup’ik people.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

(2010, DVD, 90 min, subtitled in English)

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Elena Boeck: “Wicked Woman of Constantinople: Constructing the Memory of Empress Theophano”

The first spring quarter meeting of the Workshop on Late Antiquity & Byzantium will take place on Tuesday, April 3 at 4.30pm in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 152 (5540 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL).

Professor Elena Boeck from the Department of the History of Art & Architecture at DePaul University will be presenting a paper, entitled, “Wicked Woman of Constantinople: Constructing the Memory of Empress Theophano.”

Persons in need of assistance, contact Kristine Larison (

The schedule of upcoming speakers is available on the workshop’s website:

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Jo-Ann Gross: “The Motif of the Cave and the Narrative Tradition of Nāṣir-i Khusraw in Badakhshan”

The Motif of the Cave and the Narrative Tradition of Nāṣir-i Khusraw in Badakhshan

Professor Jo-Ann Gross (Professor of Middle Eastern and Central Eurasian History, The College of New Jersey)

April 11, 2012
Social Sciences Tea Room

This paper draws attention to the important role of oral tradition in Badakhshan through an analysis of the motif of the cave in narratives concerning Nāṣir-i Khusraw’s exile and burial in Yumgān, where Naṣir-i Khuraw spent the last fifteen to twenty years of his life and where his mazār is located. Utilizing a risāla and its various recensions dating from the fifteenth-century to the present, along with stories collected during the course of field research in Badakhshan between 2004-2008, the author will analyze the motif of the cave and the symbolic elements of enclosure related to parallel Islamic, Iranian and Central Asian traditions.

Co-sponsored by CEERES, MEHAT, and the Shi’ism Discussion Group.

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Teacher Workshop, The Common Core: Getting There Globally

University of Chicago Teacher Workshop

The Common Core: Getting There Globally
A professional development workshop designed to provide resources for globally-minded educators.

Monday, May 14
University of Chicago
Pick Hall, Room 105
5828 South University Avenue
Chicago IL, 60637

The Common Core’s skill-based standards provide ample opportunity – and encouragement – for educators to engage with global content and cultures. What they don’t offer is practical ideas about how to do so. In this workshop led by Primary Source, we will explore the range of global literary and informational texts and learn about ways to find such texts for different grade levels and pair or cluster them to support different Common Core skills. Activity ideas for various grade levels will be featured in breakout sessions, and participants will leave with specific ideas and resources for addressing the Common Core reading and writing standards while enhancing students’ global knowledge and engagement.

Designed for K-12 teachers and administrators of the humanities subjects.

2 CPDUs offered

Registration required.
Register at:

Attendees will receive a copy of “Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World.”

If you are unable to attend this workshop, but would like to learn more about Primary Source. Please visit their webpage at or contact Deborah Cunningham at or 617.923.9933 x29

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“Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom” Steven Zipperstein

Steven Zipperstein, “Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom: How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History;”

3/29/2012, Rosenwald 405, 1101 E. 58th St. at 4:30 p.m. (free)

Steven J. Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, has published widely in European Jewish history and literary biography. Among his books are: Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism (1993); Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity (1999); and Rosenfeld’s Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing (2008). Continue reading →

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