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22 April 2015, Wednesday   [12:00pm - 1:00pm]    Ferguson, Food, and Freedom: Reflections on Intersectional Inequalities in Urban Spaces
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
In this presentation, I examine the ways inequalities intersect in the everyday lives of black folks in urban spaces. Drawing from eighteen months of ethnographic research in Washington, D.C., community organizing in Ferguson, and the nationwide Show Me $15 campaign, this presentation highlights the connections between the struggle for racial justice, the fight for a living wage, and food access in urban areas. ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [3:30pm - 5:00pm]    Common Core -- seminar with John Guillory
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
John Guillory (NYU) will discuss a pre-circulated essay on “The Common Core and the Evasion of Curriculum." Guillory is widely recognized as an authority on the history of curricula in English literary studies. His 1993 book "Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation" explored how the ‘canon’ debates of the 1980s were misconceived by critics across the political spectrum. This session is open to all, but should be of especial interest to current or future teachers of English. RSVP to Scott Newstok to receive an advance copy of the paper ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [4:30pm - 6:45pm]    Politics, Religion and Freedom: The Supreme Court Case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
The Delta Tau chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, is hosting a public reception and panel discussion of the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. Featured panelists include Professors Dan Cullen, Mark Pohlmann, and Steve Wirls of the Political Science Department at Rhodes College. The Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby engages many aspects of politics, freedom, and religion including the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the practice of the separation of church and state, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, the Affordable Care Act, and the lega ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Humanities Lecture by John Guillory
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John Guillory (NYU): "Monuments and Documents: On the Object of Study in the Humanities," will reflect upon Erwin Panofsky's use of the terms 'monument' and 'document' to describe the works of art studied by the art historian or critic, and on the utility of these terms in describing the object of study across humanities disciplines generally. Guillory (NYU) is best known for his book "Cultural Capital," which applied Bourdieu's sociology of aesthetics to debates about canon formation in literary studies. More recently, he published a widely-discussed essay on the genesis of the concept of "media," a series of philological annotations fro ...

17 September 2015, Thursday   [5:00pm - 7:30pm]    Moss Guest Lecture Series
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Jim Williamson ...