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Friday, January 19, 2018

Professors Pick: Mark Sanders on Carrie Mae Weems


Location: Snite Museum of Art

Join Professor Mark Sanders of English and Africana Studies for a discussion of Carrie Mae Weems’ 2014 print Untitled (Listening Devices). After the discussion, continue the conversation over lunch from Jimmy Johns in the atrium. 

The Professors Pick series is sponsored by the Snite Museum Student Advisory Group to bring students, faculty, art, and ideas together. This session in the series is organized in conjunction with Walk the Walk Week. …

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American Area Seminar: Aleksandra Hernandez


Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The first meeting of the 2018 American Area Seminar will take place on Friday, January 19, from noon to 1:00 pm in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Aleksandra Hernandez will give a talk titled "Wild or Domestic? Jack London's Sensuous Animality by Stream and Virtual Animality by Fire."

"Is there such a thing as animal imagination? And how might its nature change from a condition of wildness to the condition of domestication? American naturalist writer Jack London suggests an answer to these questions in his imaginative forays into the inner world of dogs. Writing alongside women advocates for animal welfare and the so-called nature fakers who believed in the reality of animal emotion and reason, London thinks about the imagination from a Darwinian perspective in Call of the Wild

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

SENS: Anna Kornbluh


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) in the Department of English is pleased to announce its first presentation of the semester, "Realism Redux: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Symbolic Logic of Social Space," by Anna Kornbluh, University of Illinois at Chicago. Please join us for the talk on Thursday, January 25, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall, with discussion and conviviality to follow.…

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