Schedule of Lectures & Conversations

Feb 24

Carleton Connects: Scott Carpenter & Katie Ryor, French & Art History

Carleton's Global Engagement Initiative.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Carleton Connects: Global Engagement Initiative
Professor Scott Carpenter
Professor Katie Ryor

This program took place on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carleton students have long had transformative experiences abroad, but it hasn’t always been easy to fold those experiences back into on-campus work. Join Professors Scott Carpenter (French) and Katie Ryor (Art History) to learn about the College’s new Global Engagement Initiative—a three year plan to shape the student experience through courses, internships, and even comps research.

About the Speakers

Scott Carpenter teaches in the Department of French & Francophone Studies and currently serves as the director of Carleton's Global Engagement Initiative. He offers courses on the representation of “otherness,” nineteenth and twentieth-century poetry, the aesthetics of falseness, and literary theory. He has published extensively (sometimes with students) on such authors as Charles Baudelaire, George Sand, Honoré de Balzac, and Prosper Mérimée. In addition to Acts of Fiction (1996, on political representations in nineteenth-century literature) and Reading Lessons (2000, an introduction to literary theory), he has co-edited an intermediate French reader (Vagabondages littéraires). His most recent book focuses on literary and cultural mystifications: Aesthetics of Fraudulence in Nineteenth-Century France: Frauds, Hoaxes and Counterfeits (2009). He also writes fiction, with works appearing in a number of literary journals.

Kathleen Ryor teaches courses on Asian art history and the Introduction to Art History. Her primary area of research is Chinese painting of the late Ming dynasty. Her other research and teaching interests include interactions between different modes of representation in the Ming and Qing periods, Chinese gardens, 20th-century Chinese art and Japanese prints. Her position was sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. She is currently a board member of the Society for Ming Studies and serves as co-director of Carleton's Global Engagement Initiative.


How does this work? You call the phone number provided to connect to the audio part of the presentation. At the same time, you'll have a link to a web-based presentation, a webinar, that goes along with the audio. The talk is enhanced by the webinar images, so please connect by both web/telephone for this experience.

Sponsored by Carleton Connects. Contact: Catherine K. Gardner, +1 641 777 7288