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Seminars

Concretism: A Global Dialogue II

Organizer: Patrick Greaney

In 1960, Max Bill curated the exhibit “Concrete Art, 50 Years of Development” in Zürich. Showing work by over 100 participants from two dozen countries, he also positioned himself as leader of this... more

Crime Fiction and Global Spaces Part II

Organizer: Patrick Deer

The transnational “turn” in crime fiction and studies of the genre has produced a new understanding of the complex interplays between crime, policing and security. Just as crime is increasingly... more

Polyglot Minds and Bodies Politic II

Organizer: Marlene Hansen Esplin

Translators live polyglot lives. Our languages may serve different social functions, they may allow us to access different economies, or even to inhabit different selves, ontological statuses, or... more

Ghostpitality II

Organizer: Elizabeth Wijaya

What is the relation between the hospitable house and the haunted house? In a haunted house, who or what extends a welcome? Who invites whom in? When Jacques Derrida devoted his seminars to the... more

Toward New Theories and Histories of Romance

Organizer: Joel Childers

For many scholars of the twentieth century, “romance” has proved an enticing genre by which to narrate the advent of (literary) modernity. In the twelfth- and thirteenth-centuries, “romans” signified... more

Environment and Loss

Organizer: Chris Malcolm

Today the thought of the environment is tied to the thought of loss. At times, the economy of loss is synonymous with the environment. Concerns about populations displaced by changing conditions... more

Polyglot Minds and Bodies Politic I

Organizer: Isabel Gómez

Translators live polyglot lives. Our languages may serve different social functions, they may allow us to access different economies, or even to inhabit different selves, ontological statuses, or... more

The Child, the Parent: Ethics, Politics, Race

Organizer: Cynthia Quarrie

The child is a figure onto whom mythic pasts and anxious futures are regularly projected, and as such often bears much mystifying affective weight. Sentimentalized and innocent, but also demonic and... more

Hej, Sloveni, Let's Remember Yugoslavia!

Organizer: Anita Lukic

The current strains of right-wing nationalism that are troubling the EU and NATO consensus in the US and Europe require us to reflect not only on their historical origins but on their rhetorical and... more

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