Current Events

Current Events, 2018-2019

 Fall 2018

Tuesday, October 11, 2018
Barbara Cassin, Member, Académie française (Elected, 2018); Director of Research Emerita,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
"Untranslatables as a Method"
Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Pembroke Hall, 305
Free and open to the public.

Monday, October 15, 2018
The Andrea Rosenthal Memorial Lecture 
Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Shore-shaped Story:  How Coast, Colony, and Custom House Conduct Literature"
6:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St 
Open to the public 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Dimitris Vardoulakis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Western Sydney University, Australia
"Authority and Utility in Spinoza: From Epicureanism to Neoliberalism?"

5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Open to the public

Thursday and Friday, November 15-16, 2018
"Forrest Fete: A Two-Day Celebration of poet, translator and Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor Emeritus Forrest Gander"
Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell Street

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Jane Magnusson ('92), Director, with Henrik von Sydow('82), Associate
Bergman: A Year in A Life(2018)
Film screening, Q & A, reception
Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell Street, Martinos Auditorium
Open to the public

 Spring 2019 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Reinhard Kuhn Memorial Lecture
Biodun Jeyifo, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
(Title, Time & Location TBA)

 Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Alexis Tadié, Professor of English Literature, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
(Title, Time & Location TBA)