Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Davis Auditorium at Schapiro Hall

Americans use ‘like’ as a seasoning and say ‘epic fail’ instead of ‘epic failure.’ Linguists tell us that we are witnessing emergent complexity and that even Ebonics is legitimate language. Is this truth or hype? What do linguistic science and social history reveal about the nature of real language—from Shakespeare to ‘I know, right?’

 

This event is free and open to the public

Sponsored by
Center for American Studies
Core Curriculum
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Program in Linguistics
 

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Room TBD

This meeting will be dedicated to work-shopping dissertation prospectus drafts. If you are preparing a dissertation prospectus on an Americanist topic, and interested in receiving feedback on your prospectus draft, please contact us about participating in this workshop. We can workshop up to three prospectuses in our meeting. Drafts to-be-workshopped will be sent to the Americanist Colloquium e-mail list a week in advance of the meeting.

If you are not on that list and would like to be added to it, please contact one of the colloquium coordinators (e-mail addresses are below).

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
628 Kent

Please join the eighteenth-century colloquium in the Department of English and Comparative Literature for a guest lecture by distinguished visiting professor Isabelle Bour of the Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Professor Bour will speak on the following topic:

"A New Wollstonecraft: The reception of /A Vindication of the Rights of Woman/ and /Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman/ in revolutionary France"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Faculty House

Peter Balakian, Department of English, Colgate University

(Author of Black Dog of Fate and The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response)

“Terror and Taboo: Going to Turkey”

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Butler Library Room 523 535 West 114th St. New York, NY

Joseph Howley, Assistant Professor of Classics, Columbia University
"How to Read Books Doing Things in Imperial Rome
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:30pm
622 Dodge Hall

The talk explores the body and the production process of popular culture and literature in Egypt during the times of the Jan 25th and June 30th  revolutions. The talk will consider political and cultural issues in graffiti, jokes, satire, poetry, popular theatre, and fiction of the period. I will explore how such creative outlets allowed the protesters to forge a community and create a unity capable of overturning the Mubarak and Morsi regimes.

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Barnard Hall Room 409

William Peace (Syracuse University) will discuss his new paper, "Assisted Suicide and at Risk Populations: From Jack Kevorkian to Christina Symanski." Stephen Kuusisto (Syracuse University) will respond. Closer to the date, we will be sending you a copy of Bill's paper to  read in advance. 

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
754 Schermerhorn Ext. West 119th Street and Amsterdam Ave.

A book talk with author Guthrie Ramsey

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ding Dong Lounge (929 Columbus Ave., b/t 105th and 106th St.)

The GSC invites faculty from all disciplines and graduate students from all stages of the program to mingle at the Ding Dong Lounge for the GSC's second graduate student and faculty happy hour! Faculty participation is highly encouraged.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Faculty House

Sonja Hegasy, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

“Contemporary History and its Discontents: Memory Politics in Morocco”

 

(Co-sponsored with The Middle East Institute of Columbia University)

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