Calendar of Events

Humanities and Beyond: Council Funding Information Session

16 Joseph Henry House

Do you have an “outside the box” idea for a new project or course in the humanities? How about a collaborative research or teaching idea in an emerging or underrepresented humanities field? Join Humanities Council Chair Esther Schor (English) and Executive Director Kathleen Crown for an overview of funding opportunities offered by the Council, including […]

What is the Value of Literature in the Internet Age? Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium as a Guide to Meaningful Digital Communication

A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

In his Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Italo Calvino offers a critical synthesis of his work, a rich appraisal of the Western literary tradition, and a forward-looking vision of the value of literature in the 21st century. In this presentation, Dr. Luca Cottini investigates Calvino’s Lezioni americane as a prophetic description of the internet age, […]

Jonah, or the Prophet At Sea: Hélène Cixous On Prophecy

100 Jones Hall

Hélène Cixous has reflected on prophecy in general, and on the calling, craft, and destiny of prophets in several texts, with a predilection for Jonah, starting with her first book, God’s First Name. In one of the stories of the collection, “Jonah’s Whale,” she takes up and rewrites the Biblical Book of Jonah, in which […]

Manuscript and the Human in Modern China

202 Jones Hall

While the stylus, or handwriting tool, is typically left out of narratives of technologization, I am interested in the ways in which manuscript was expressive of modernity. Through an examination of representations of pens and brushes in print media and cinema from the Republican and Socialist eras, this talk will explore how the stylus served […]

The Poetics of Reading: In Conversation with Maureen N. McLane and Rowan Ricardo Phillips

60 McCosh Hall

Maureen N. McLane is a poet, scholar, and critic whose work often arises from the conjunction of romanticism and/or now. She has published seven books of poetry: Same Life (FSG, 2008); World Enough (FSG, 2010); This Blue (FSG, 2014); Mz N: the serial (FSG, 2016); Some Say (FSG, 2017); What I’m Looking For: Selected Poems […]

“Reconnection, Resistance, and Land Back”

219 Aaron Burr Hall

Tara Houska, Couchiching First Nation, will present “Reconnection, Resistance, and Land Back.” This is the third talk in the fall 2023 Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium. An indigenous perspective on climate and frontlines action. What can we do, how do we heal, how does connectivity play a role in movement? The colloquium is co-funded by […]

“Tricks of the Light”

Room N107, School of Architecture Room N107, School of Architecture, Princeton

Graduate Program in Media + Modernity | Princeton University Jonathan Crary "Tricks of the LIght” Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @5pm ET N107 (School of Architecture) :: Please note that this event will take place on Wednesday, instead of Tuesday :: Jonathan Crary, internationally known for his groundbreaking and widely admired studies of modern Western visual […]

“The State”

Labyrinth Books 122 Nassau Street, Princeton

The future of our species depends on the state. Can states resist corporate capture, religious zealotry, and nationalist mania? Can they find a way to work together so that the earth heals and its peoples prosper? Two eminent writers and thinkers -- one a philosopher, one a journalist -- consider these questions and their answers. In […]

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