Calendar of Events

A Talk About Theater and Performance in the 60s and 70s

216 Aaron Burr Hall

In this conversation, artist Leopoldo Maler and art historian Agustín Díez Fischer will discuss Maler’s performances, films, and plays of the 1960s and 70s. As part of a generation of artists who participated in the activities of the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Maler was at the center of experimental artistic practice in the […]

Experiments in Euphemism Detection

1-S-5 Green Hall 1-S-5 Green Hall, Princeton

To fully understand human language, machines need to be able to recognize and interpret expressions that contain hidden meanings. This project concentrates on euphemisms, mild or indirect phrases used in place of harsher or more offensive ones. Euphemisms are often used to mask profanity or refer to sensitive topics such as death, sex, religion, disability, […]

On: Ontology and its Glitches

010 East Pyne Princeton

Abstract: My dream is to give an extensive talk on a single very simple word, 'on'. Here are some dimensions that coincide in this word: 'on' is Greek for being; 'on' is an injunction to go on (as in Beckett); 'on' is an imperative and touches upon the dimension of Lacan's claim 'ontology is the […]

LLL: Teaching White Supremacy-America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity

Labyrinth Books and Livestream 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

Henry Louis Gates calls Yacovone’s new book “the most profoundly original cultural history in recent memory.” We are thrilled that Eddie Glaude, one of the nation’s most prominent scholars and public intellectuals, will be joining the author to discuss the clear and damning evidence assembled by Yacovone of white supremacy’s deep-seated roots in our nation’s […]

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