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Documenting Revolution in Latin America

Organizer: Daniella Gitlin

Again and again, revolutions run up against representation trouble. Michel-Rolph Trouillot wrote that the Haitian Revolution “entered history with the peculiar characteristic of being unthinkable... more

Hermeneutics in/as Revision

Organizer: Ariel Lawrence

Hermeneutics—a term historically associated with biblical and/or philosophical exegesis—contends with the theory, method, and practice of interpretation regarding all manner of language, literature,... more

The Atmospheres of Nuance

Organizer: Jeffrey Peters

We are today often told that ours is a media landscape of rigid binarisms, of Manichean oppositions, of entrenched, increasingly violent confrontations. What better time than now to ask questions... more

Unredeemable Worlds: Environmentalism Beyond Salvation

Organizer: Antoine Traisnel

Who could argue with the plea to “save the planet”? From efforts to safeguard planetary resources in biobanks against the existential threats posed by climate change or other extinction events to the... more


Organizer: Moyang (Moya) Li

What forms of proof surface in literary fiction? Colloquially, proof is often understood as incontrovertible evidence of a thing or event, as the strongest form of evidence. Yet in pure math it... more

Assembling Sounds

Organizer: John Melillo

ASSEMBLING SOUNDS Organizer: John Melillo Co-Organizer: Michael Nardone In this seminar, we propose to concentrate on sound's expansiveness as a mechanism for producing various, fleeting, and... more

Aging and Ageisms across European Enlightenments

Organizer: Cynthia Laura Vialle-Giancotti

Old age is less the result of a biological reality, than the by-product of a cultural and social construction. Each culture and society determines its age and rites of passage relative to specific... more