“Design to Build Participation: Latino Art in Minnesota”
Maria Cristina Tavera, artist and independent curator
Pierre Bayard Reading Group, Winter 2010.
Following last term’s discussions of Pierre Bayard’s How to talk about Books You Haven’t Read, you are invited to participate in the sequel which will address Bayard’s Sherlock Holmes was Wrong. In this volume the author engages in a fascinating analysis of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Bayard’s reading broaches compelling questions about practices of reading.
Dialogos 1 – Faculty Research Exchange “Rembrandt’s Male Nudes”
Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, will present her work on Rembrandt’s Male Nudes, which have been rarely studied (and she has theories about why this is the case!).
Comments by Carol Donelan, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and Seth Greenberg, Professor of Psychology
Lucia, 1968. A film by Cuban director Humberto Solas. This Revolutionary-era film charts women’s roles during three periods in Cuban history. With introductions by Carol Donelan, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and Yansi Pérez, Assistant Professor of Spanish
“’The American Public’s Encounter with One Muslim and One Muslim’s Encounter with American Political Life: Reflections by Congressman Keith Ellison”
Keith Ellison, Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota and the first Muslim elected to Congress. Mr. Ellison will give a talk followed by a question session and reception.
“From the Inside Out: Letters to Young Men and Other Writings, Poetry and Prose from Prison”
Deborah Appleman, Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies and Chair of Educational Studies, presents her anthology of incarcerated writers, many of whom are serving life sentences. The book is the culmination of a creative writing course that Professor Appleman taught last year at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. Inspired by the desire to reach out to young men who may be in danger of incarceration themselves, the men offer heartfelt letters written to their younger selves, their sons, their nephews, and associates still on the street, as well as short stories and memoir kernels, poetry, and colored illustrations.
Dialogos 2 – Faculty Research Exchange
“Tragedy and Contending Truths”
Angela Curran, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, “Aristotle on Tragic Truth and the Emotions”
Clara Hardy, Professor of Classical Languages, “Tragic Rhetoric: Contending Truths in Euripides’s Trojan Women”
Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, Moderator
“Stalin and his Team: A New Look at Soviet High Politics”
Sheila Fitzpatrick, University of Chicago, will present the Carleton College History Department Winter 2010 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture. Sponsored by the History Department and the Herbert P. Lefler Lecture
“Angels in America: Part One”
Carleton Players, Directed by David Wiles, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a play in two parts by the American playwright Tony Kushner.
The Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture. “Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America” G. Eduardo Silva, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, and Research Fellow, Center for International Studies, UC San Diego. Professor Silva specializes in Comparative Politics, Latin American political economy, and environmental policy in developing countries.
“Giorgio Vasari’s Life of Filippo Lippi: A Renaissance Tale of Captivity and Creativity on the Barbary Coast”
Cristelle Baskins, a distinguished scholar of Italian art and Professor of Art History at Tufts University. Her talk positions Giorgio Vasari’s fictional anecdote about the young Filippo Lippi’s capture and enslavement by Moorish pirates in the context of North Africa’s significance for Renaissance Italy. Professor Baskins is the author of Cassone Painting, Humanism, and Gender in Early Modern Italy (1998), a book on medieval marriage (2005), a book on early modern visual allegory (2007), and numerous articles. An Edwin L. Weisl Lecture in the Arts.
“Post-Katrina Symposium – New Orleans, Katrina, and the Road to Recovery: Three Perspectives”
Three speakers – Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University; John Bardes ’08, teacher, Arthur Ashe Charter School, New Orleans; and Kimberly Smith, Associate Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies, Carleton College – reflect on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the city’s road to recovery. Michael Hemesath, Professor of Economics and organizer of two post-Katrina Carleton service trips to the Gulf Coast, will be the moderator.