Past Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series
"Whatever Happened to Elivira? Slavery and Citizenship in Robert Aldrich's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane"
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7 PM
Harvey Young, Jr.
"A Racist Love Note: Stereotypes and Caricatures on Early 20th Century Valentine’s Day Cards"
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7 PM
"The Eight Animals in Shakespeare: Notes on the Long History of How We Talk about Animals”
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7 PM
"Sex, Science, and Cancer: The Politics of HPV Vaccination"
October 26, 2010
"Four Blocks from Barack: Race, Class and Neighborhood Change on Chicago's South Side"
January 13, 2011
"What Was So Victorian About the Victorians?”
February 8, 2011
"Chicana Poetry and the Specter of La Malinche”
April 28, 2011
"People Who Believe in Nothing:" Intolerable Thoughts in Late Renaissance Italy"
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Edward Muir, is the Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University where he teaches in the Departments of History and Italian.
"Contra Burnham: Why We Need More Little Plans"
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Bill Savage is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Northwestern University.
"Exchanging Hearts: Reflections from Patients, Mystics, and Poets"
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Barbara Newman is Professor of English, Religion, and Classics and John Evans Professor of Latin at Northwestern University.
"The Holocaust: Myths and Misconceptions"
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Peter Hayes is the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History at Northwestern University.
"Latin America's Urban Slums: Dead-End Ghettoes or Cities of Hope?"
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Brodwyn Fischer specializes in modern Brazil and Latin America, with an emphasis on histories of law, cities, migration and social inequality. Fischer has also published on issues of race, criminal justice, and urban inequality in the United States and Brazil. At Northwestern, Fischer directs Undergraduate Studies in History and the Program on Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
"How has the post-Civil Rights Movement perspective of intellectuals reshaped narratives of "black dance" in the U.S.?”
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Susan Manning is the Chair of the Department of English and Professor of English, Theatre and Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She specializes in the interdisciplinary field of dance studies.
"Screams and Smiles: The Cultural Anthropology of Children’s Book Illustration"
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Jeffrey Garrett is the assistant university librarian for special libraries at Northwestern.
"Transatlantic Americans: Artists in Paris, 1870 to 1914"
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Hollis Clayson is Professor of Art History and History; Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities; and Director of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University.
"The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City"
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Carl Smith is Professor of English, American Studies, and History at Northwestern University.
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