Lal is a professor of History at University of California, Los Angeles. He writes on a wide variety of subjects for periodicals in the U.S., India and Britain. Some of his recent essays have been collected in The Poetics and Politics of Dissent: Essays on Indian History and Culture. Other publications include Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in a New Global Economy and the forthcoming History of History: The Career and Politics of a Form of Knowledge in Modern India. His talk will focus on the context and latent politicization of Gandhi's death.
Dennis King Keenan
Irigaray and the Sacrifice of Sacrifice
February 5, 2012
Keenan, currently Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University, Fairfield Connecticut, is the author of The Question of Sacrifice (Indiana University Press, 2005). In this concentrated and detailed look at questions surrounding the act of sacrifice, Keenan discusses both the role and the meaning of sacrifice in our lives. Building on recent philosophical discussions on the gift and transcendence, Keenan covers new ground with this exploration of the religious, psychological, and ethical issues that sacrifice entails. His lecture will be a close reading of Luce Irigaray’s seminal essay "Women, the Sacred, Money".
Karl Kirchwey reads Paul Verlaine's "Poems Under Saturn"
November 13, 2011, Swift Hall, University of Chicago
Released in the spring of 2011 to glowing reviews, Kirchwey’s is the first complete English translation of Paul Verlaine’s Poèmes saturniens. Kirchwey is Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College. He is also the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007); The Engrafted Word (1998), a New York Times Notable Book; and A Wandering Island (1990), recipient of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Stoned Soul Picnic: The 1960s, the Cold War, and the Age of Personal Apocalypse
a lecture by Carl Raschke
Sun, Apr 10, 2011
Raschke is Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Denver University. His book The Interruption of Eternity (Nelson-Hall, 1980), is regarded as a standard reference work on the origins of the New Age movement. Since then he has gone on to write several books, most recently GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn (The Church and Postmodern Culture), 2008.
Rachel Harrison, sculptor
Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History, UCLA
James Meyer, Associate Professor of Art History, Emory University
David Raskin, Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
This panel puts the issue of Minimalism’s morphology and relevance to a noteworthy cast of scholars and artists. Harrison has exhibited internationally in leading venues. Kwon is the author of One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2002). Meyer is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the 1960s (Yale University Press, 2001). Raskin is the author of Donald Judd (Yale University Press, 2010).