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Friday, October 4, 2013

The Hive Project: Three New Plays about Bees

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

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A presentation of the Padua Playwrights in conjunction with the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). Free admission.

Henri Bergson described human intelligence as a spotlight accompanied by a fringe of instinct. In going from the human to the animal, we leave the light, pass through the penumbra, and then find ourselves in a dark - a dark what? These three plays ask what if animals could travel in the opposite direction, after watching us for a long time, from the dark to the light, with sudden access to human language? As an art-form involving high-level social collaboration, theater provides an ideal medium in which to probe the human-bee interspecies boundary. A collaboration with composer-musicians April Guthrie, Theo Goddell and Sarah Holtschlag and a gifted ensemble of performers, these three playful and darkly comedic plays make the theater space, at least temporarily, into a hive. …

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Subhankar Banerjee Lecture: "Long Environmentalism"

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Location: 101 DeBartolo Hall

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The keynote address of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). 101 DeBartolo Hall.

Subhankar Banerjee is a photographer, author, activist, scientist, who has exhibited across the USA, Europe, Australia, and Mexico. Banerjee's work addresses ecocultural urgencies, including resource wars and global warming in the Arctic and in the desert. Banerjee's books include Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land (2003; the accompanying Smithsonian exhibit was censored by the Bush Administration, revived by the California Academy of Science, and travelled throughout the US); and Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point (2012). He received a 2012 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Timothy Morton Lecture

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

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A plenary address of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). McKenna Hall Auditorium.

Timothy Morton is Professor and Rita Shea Guffy Chair in English at Rice University, author most recently of Ecology Without Nature (2007) and The Ecological Thought (2010). Earlier work includes Shelley and the Revolution in Taste: The Body and the Natural World

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rachel Blau DuPlessis: Duffy Lecture 2013

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2013 Duffy Lecturer is Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Professor Emerita of English at Temple University. Her lecture, titled "The Cosmological Long Poem of Long Modernity," will take place in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 8. A reception will follow.…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rachel Blau DuPlessis: Reading

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Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall

The English Department is pleased to announce a poetry reading by our 2013 Duffy Lecturer, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Professor Emerita of English at Temple University.

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DuPlessis (PhD, Columbia University) is known as a poet and essayist, and as a critic and scholar with a special interest in modern and contemporary poetry.  From 1986 until 2012, she has been engaged in a long poem project, collected in several book-length installments from Wesleyan University Press and Salt Publishing. The newest book, Surge: Drafts 96-114

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Richard Strier: Religion & Literature Seminar

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Location: 202 McKenna Hall

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Richard A. Strier, Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and the 2013-2014 Religion and Literature lecturer, will offer a seminar entitled “God and the Social: Reading Herbert’s ‘Love’ (3).”  Additional poems to be considered include “Dialogue,” “The Holdfast,” “Unkindness,” and “Ungratefulness,” all from Herbert’s The Temple

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Richard Strier: Religion & Literature Lunchtime Discussion

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Location: 202 McKenna Hall

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Richard A. Strier, Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and the 2013-2014 Religion and Literature lecturer, will offer an informal lunchtime discussion on “Historicism: New, Old, and Otherwise.”  There will be two readings for this discussion: chapter four from Prof. Strier’s book Resistant Structures

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Richard Strier: Religion & Literature Lecture

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Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

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We are pleased to announce that Richard A. Strier, Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, is the 2013-2014 Religion and Literature lecturer.

Professor Strier will give a lecture entitled “Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter’s Tale

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Laurie Arnold Lecture

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Location: 131 Decio Hall

Join us for the upcoming lecture by Dr. Laurie Arnold, former director of Notre Dame’s Native American Initiatives. Her lecture is open to all students, faculty, staff and interested members of the community:

“Community Stories as Biography: Exploring Native American Narratives”

Dr. Laurie Arnold
Monday, November 4, 11:00-12:15, 131 Decio…

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Matt Wilkens: "Literature, Geography, Computation"

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Location: 1024 Flanner Hall

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The 2013-14 Department of American Studies Colloquium Series presents Matt Wilkens, Department of English.

“Literature, Geography, Computation”

Friday, November 8, 2013
12:15pm
1024 Flanner Hall

Lunch will be provided.…

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